Local Services in San Rafael

Half Off Frames at Cheap Pete’s

Cheap Pete’s

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

(399)

Custom framing, ready-made frames, and framing supplies for concert posters, photos, and artwork

49% Off Computer Repair

Miracle Mile Computer Repair

San Anselmo

$85 $43

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51% Off a First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

Five-hour American Heart Association class teaches CPR, defibrillator use & basic first-aid techniques; certification is valid for two years

Up to 73% Off at Vally Oak Wealth Management

Valley Oak Wealth Management

Novato

$100 $29

Veteran financial planners help everyday people prepare for their future with portfolio stress tests and wealth management plans

60% Off Video-Transfer Services in Novato

AMR Productions

Novato

$100 $40

(7)

Footage from VHS, VHS-C, MiniDV, or Hi8 Digital8 formats makes its way onto long-lasting DVDs

JCPenney Portraits – Up to 88% Off Photo Shoots

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

$129.93 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

$120 $55

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

45% Off Photo Printing

Le Boxy

San Francisco

$40 $22

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Up to 96% Off Stock-Trading Course

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

C$499 C$29

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

52% Off a Couples Massage Class at The Love Lab

The Love Lab

Cow Hollow/ Marina

$135 $65

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

Up to 51% Off at Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Inner Sunset

$80 $40

Expert sewing and vacuum technicians clean up or repair hard-working household appliances

79% Off a Career Assessment and Academic Planning Session

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

$215 $45

After assessing career interest, personality, and academics, director creates academic program designed to address needs of K–12 students

45% Off 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

$820 $451

Pretend you're going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil by learning Portuguese in this six-week course.

60% Off Intro to Filmmaking Workshop

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

$199 $79

(24)

The one-day intensive workshop covers the basics of filmmaking such as screenwriting, directing, producing, lighting, shooting, and editing

67% Off Group Spanish Class

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

$60 $20

(25)

Experienced bilingual instructors teach group Spanish classes at six levels, taking students from basic present tense to fluency

Up to 62% Off Tarot-Card and Aura Readings

Sf City Psychic

Inner Sunset

$60 $24

A psychic with 25 years of experience gives insight into finance, romantic relationships, and more during intuitive readings

45% Off Music Lessons

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

$300 $165

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

Up to 61% Off Custom Framing

Paul Mahder Gallery

Presidio Heights

$125 $49

(8)

Custom framers preserve a wide range of keepsakes and offer complementary onsite consultations

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Guitar Cities

Downtown

$70 $33

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

75% Off Photo Session with Print Credit

Checkerbox Photography

Multiple Locations

$320 $79

(4)

Lifelong photographer makes sure his clients have fun as he renders their portraits at photogenic locations across the city

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Exploring Music

Inner Richmond

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

45% Off a 45-Minute Psychic Reading

Psychic Visions By Isabella

Multiple Locations

$100 $55

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Up to 75% Off Mixology Class at SF Mixology

SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

$199 $69

(39)

A cocktail guru helms courses in a nightclub setting, teaching the history of cocktails and techniques for mixing and preparation

Up to 70% Off Online Website Building Class

Express Website Course

Online Deal

$197 $59

Video course teaches students the ins and outs of creating a website and working with the WordPress platform

Up to 81% Off a Marketing Consultation

Grow Your Local Business Right

On Location

$500 $99

Susan Callender, an author and business expert, shows professionals at independently owned firms how to maximize their profits

50% Off Speed Dating

Match-maid

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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63% Off Photo-Booth Rental from A Vanity Affair

A Vanity Affair

On Location

$1,200 $450

Unlimited color or black-and-white snapshots reel out of the mobile photo booth set up by a friendly attendant

Up to 89% Off Dog Grooming or Bath

Wag Hotels

Mission

$130 $25

Dog groomers bathe, brush, and dry dogs, or can additonally cut hair into a breed-specific cut with a grooming service

54% Off Mixology 101 Class

San Francisco Bartending Academy

Mission Bay

$195 $89

Students learn how different flavor notes complement each other while creating eight staple cocktails and tasting exotic cordials

50% Off Academic-Tutor Services

First Rate Tutors

Redeem from Home

$30 $15

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50% Off Psychic Readings

Psychic Palace

Pacific Heights

$60 $30

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Up to 76% Off Photo-Shoot Package

Dekker Photography

San Francisco

$405 $99

(23)

Photo shoots staged outdoors at local spots, such as Baker Beach or the Lyon Street Steps; boudoir shoots embrace ladies' sultry sides

44% Off Pet Care

Le Chien Dog Sitting

Redeem from Home

$50 $28

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45% Off Pet Care

Outdoor Petcare Dog Walkers

On Location

$125 $69

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45% Off Computer Repair

East Bay Computer Repair

On Location

$95 $52

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50% Off Financial Consulting

Business Plan Network

Redeem from Home

$998 $499

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Up to 88% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

Celebrate Your Sexy

SoMa

$250 $29

Strut your stuff in four of your favorite outfits and turn one pose into a retouched 8"x12" print and digital image

45% Off Beauty-School Classes

Womack Salon Academy

Excelsior

$999 $549

Join the cosmetology field, learn to specialize in haircuts for both men and women, invest your time, and develop a new skill

59% Off Photography Classes

Lisa K. Cheney Photography

On Location

$495 $203

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67% Off Résumé & Cover-Letter Services

JC Résumés

Online Deal

$260 $85

Professional résumé writers craft job-search documents for range of positions with 99.4% client-satisfaction rate

50% Off Life Coaching

Peijman Kouretchian

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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70% Off Tutoring at Sylvan Learning

Sylvan Learning

On Location

$502 $149

Skills assessment gauges student’s knowledge and study needs, allowing teachers to tailor tutoring classes to build academic confidence

45% Off Photo-Booth Rental

Cortes Special Events - Photo Booth And Photography Services

Redeem from Home

$999 $549

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61% Off Framing at Back to the Picture

Back to the Picture

SoMa

$100 $39

(15)

Framing experts set artwork within custom frames complete with mats and glass

75% Off a Couple's Photo Shoot from Daughtry Photography

Daughtry Photography

On Location

$200 $50

At location of the couple's choice, photographer Jenny Daughtry captures natural poses, preserving select shots as digital images & a print

83% Off Online Guitar Lessons

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

65% Off Professional Resumé and Cover Letter

StaResume

Online Deal

$228 $79

With a virtual customer service interface, professional writers help applicants with insightful resumé editing, design, and cover letter

$6.99 for a Customized Framed Canvas from FramedUp.com

FramedUp.com

Online Deal

$74.95 $6.99

Favorite snapshots printed on archival-quality mounted and framed canvas; a wall-ready work of art that can last for more than 75 years

90% Off Microsoft Office Training Bundle

IT University Online

Online Deal

$399 $39

Exercises, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in Microsoft Office certification, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

50% Off Boudoir Photography

San Francisco Boudoir Photography

On Location

$249 $125

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Up to 70% Off Video-to-DVD Conversion

Memories on Media

Online Deal

$99.90 $39.99

Video-duplication experts transfer video onto DVD, updating the medium and making its content more accessible

78% Off Photo Shoot with Prints

YtyPhoto

On Location

$320 $69

Passionate, experienced photographer captures candid, natural shots by making subjects feel at ease

50% Off Marketing Consulting

Lense And Co

Redeem from Home

$299 $150

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Up to 51% Off from Arabic Language Service

Arabic Language Service

San Francisco

$200 $99

Experienced tutors can travel to pupils' homes for in-person Arabic lessons, video chat via Skype, or meet at a Starbucks coffee shop

83% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints

Alloria Winter Photography

SoMa

$568 $99

(70)

45-minute photo shoot captures ethereal-looking boudoir poses; clients get access to designer accessories

Up to 51% Off at Knet Karaoke

Knet Karaoke

Inner Parkside

$19.50 $12

(36)

Groups of friends croon tunes in small room, which holds between two and six people, or medium room, which holds between six and nine people

55% Off Pet Care

Busy Bodies Dog Walking

Redeem from Home

$150 $68

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50% Off Personal-Stylist Services

Jill Siefert - Personal Styling

On Location

$150 $75

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45% Off Life Coaching

Neil Aaron Life Coaching

Diamond Heights

$125 $69

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Up to 54% Off Digital Photography Class

Image Light Photography

On Location

$49 $24

Small classes cover how to use your DSLR to set up a shot, use the manual function, take advantage of the auto functions, and focus

Up to 61% Off Matchmaking Services

The Dating Ring

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

Hand-selected groups based on an initial matchmaker meeting meet for first-date drinks

Up to 87% Off Mobile-App Development Classes

Startup Saturdays Online

Online Deal

$225 $35

Online classes give beginners an overview of mobile app development

Up to 50% Off Singles Events

The Society of Single Professionals

On Location

$60 $30

(8)

Dance parties, wine tastings, and mixers for single professionals in the Bay Area

Up to 51% Off Computer Repair

Computer Mobile Max

Redeem from Home

$79 $39

Computer technicians set up wireless networks, back up data, remove viruses, and run full diagnostics

45% Off Financial Consulting

Freedom Credit Solutions

Redeem from Home

$699 $384

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Up to 59% Readings at SF Psychic

SF Psychic

Inner Richmond

$45 $22

Psychic practioners seek answers to life, love, or career in tarot cards, Chinese fortune-telling methods, or clients' electromagnetic auras

97% Off Online Database Admin Training

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

45% Off Uplighting Rental for Events

Penguin Productions

Redeem from Home

$899 $494

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45% Off Online Traffic-School Course

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

$21.95 $12

DMV approved online traffic course helps resolve traffic citations; written by DMV-licensed instructors

55% Off CPR, AED, and First-Aid Training

Aikane Care

On Location

$110 $49

Licensed instructors teach onsite safety classes

57% Off iPhone 3G or 3GS Screen Repair at Citicomm Wireless

Citicomm Wireless

SoMa

$58 $25

(97)

Skilled technicians replace defunct iPhone 3G or 3GS screens and service charging ports, batteries, and essential components

51% Off In-Home Private Guitar Lessons

University of Rock

Redeem from Home

$120 $59

Trained instructors tailor in-home guitar lessons so students build knowledge and improve their skills; RockStarter kit with music book

53% Off Photo-Booth Rental

Fototales Photo Booth

On Location

$750 $349

Indoor-outdoor photo booth commemorates events with color and black-and-white photos

64% Off Photo Shoot

Quotidian Photography

On Location

$220 $79

Expert photographer takes photos of you and yours during location photo shoot

$251 Off On-Location Pet Pawtrait Shoot

PawPawrazzi Pet Photography

On Location

$350 $99

Upon arrival, a photographer gets to know pets and their owners, before snapping 30–50 shots indoors or amid outdoor settings

60% Off Singing Lessons

Lawley Lessons

Redeem from Home

$55 $22

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Up to 66% Off Boudoir or Portrait Photography

DVpix.NET

Downtown

$100 $49

Photographer gives consultation, waits for styling, and directs clients through in-studio holiday, boudoir, engagement, or wedding sessions

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At Bay West Ballroom, students learn how to tango alongside their identical twin, whether they were actually born with one or not. The studio's eastern wall of mirrors stretches for 60 feet, ensuring that students’ reflections are always visible as they spin on the sprung beech-wood floor. On the opposite side, windows admit sunlight and scenic views of the hills, creating an ethereal space where seasoned instructors demonstrate ballroom, Latin, and swing dance styles. Drawing from a diverse curriculum, these instructors cover a broad spectrum of disciplines that range from the cha-cha to the country two-step, encouraging practice in both the classroom and social settings. For example, lessons on popular salsa steps prepare pupils to spin at nightclubs, and wedding courses customize choreography to match a chosen song at elegant receptions.

Directors Mark and Andrea Nelson-Novak have both earned championship titles, and Andrea draws on a degree in biology to better inform her protégés on anatomy, movement, and the location of the body’s rhythm glands. The pair enlists other experts—including US Country and Swing Champion Tony Gutsch and Grand National Latin Finalists Dima and Olga Sukachov—to helm specialized and regular classes. The team also hosts holiday parties each year.

1133 Francisco Blvd E
San Rafael,
CA
US

After spending years as a salesman for top mattress lines, Steve Shore needed a new mattress himself. Rather than opt for a steep employee discount on one of the mattresses he sold, the enterprising Mr. Shore collected various natural materials and had them assembled into a mattress that met his exacting specifications: a comfy sleep cushion made with no potentially toxic components. The result was such an improvement over the big-name mattresses he sold that Mr. Shore and his son eventually decided to produce a line of organic mattresses based on the prototype, on which Mr. Shore slept soundly for more than a decade.

Now, the Shore men sell their mattresses under the Eco-Cloud name in The Natural Mattress Store. Made from high-quality steel coils topped with natural latex, Eco-Cloud mattresses resist accumulating allergens and nightmare blueprints and retain their shape and support for years. Organic wool and cotton covers help keep sleepers cool and snug in bed by deflecting body heat and wicking away moisture. Each Eco-Cloud mattress comes with a 12-year, nonprorated warranty. In addition to the Eco-Cloud line, The Natural Mattress Store carries more than 20 organic mattresses, as well as eco-friendly, solid wood bedroom furniture from Pacific Rim Woodworking, Bedworks of Maine, and Vermont Furniture Designs.

816 4th St
San Rafael,
CA
US

Over the past 25 years, Cheap Pete’s framers have honed their technique to a science, creating high-quality framing for any type of artwork, document, or object. Four Bay Area locations stock a huge selection of ready-made frames, including environmentally friendly options crafted from sustainably harvested pine or bamboo. Collage frames display a multitude of photos, showcasing favorite family memories or charting the development of a tiny infant into an adult-size infant. Customers can also create DIY frames with a large selection of framing tools and supplies.

Cheap Pete’s custom-framing services give customers the choice of more than 300 styles of mouldings, five types of glass, and a rainbow of mat colors. Shadowboxes display three-dimensional objects such as sports jerseys, matchbox cars, or exhibitionistic human beings. The shop also stretches canvases onto canvas bars, readying them to be hung at home or on the walls of a gallery.

221 3rd St
San Rafael,
CA
US

Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them to firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.

430 Las Gallinas Ave
San Rafael,
CA
US

Over the last decade, Lynne Klein has worked with hundreds of clients across the San Francisco Bay Area to create portrait art that entire families can cherish forever. A mother herself, Lynne falls back on her own life experiences to pluck fleeting moments from the passage of time and accentuates the importance of those moments with her photography. She often travels to picturesque sites to conduct on-location shoots, but her San Rafael boutique studio—complete with a skylight that brightens sessions with the sun's gleam and grins of on-looking spacemen—also drapes poses in a great deal of elegance. When the last bulb has flashed, Lynne turns the results into unique wall art, collages, canvas portraits, and more.

526 3rd St
San Rafael,
CA
US

Big Jim’s BBQ entrances diners with a menu of tempting contemporary and barbecue cuisine arranged by chef Jim Modesitt. Like the annual westward migration of wood-smoking grills, the sauce-slathered bill of fare unites gourmet California treats with rustic southern cooking traditions, pairing juicy pulled pork, chicken, ribs, and brisket with hearty risottos, traditional cornbreads and beans, assorted cheeses, and crostinis. As clients sup on the tasty bounty or enroll in courses to learn the dark arts of cookcraft from the kitchen’s professional chefs and caterers, rich flavors and aromas lavish the nose and palate with a sensory celebration of fine food.

454 Las Gallinas Ave
San Rafael,
CA
US