Local Services in Summit

$49 for 1040 Tax Preparation Service at Flash Tax Service ($100 Value)

Flash Tax Service

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Experts navigate tax issues with the aim of providing accurate returns and fast refunds

Grooming Services from Natashas Dog Grooming (37% Off)

Natashas Dog Grooming

Bridgeview

$30 $19

Full grooming and bathing services available for small and large breeds

500 or 1,000 Full-Color Business Cards or $25 for $50 Worth of Custom Printing at FBS Prints

FBS Prints

Oak Brook

$100 $50

Two-sided, full-color business cards on 16-point card stock with a UV coating on both sides

$349 for One Broker Pre-License Course from Inland Real Estate School ($649 value)

Inland Real Estate School

Oak Brook

$649 $349

90-hour course prepares students for the state exam

$250 for $500 Worth of Boudoir Photography at Brittany Lynn Studios

Brittany Lynn Studios

La Grange

$500 $250

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$20 for $40 Worth of Laundry Services at The Spin Cycle. Two Locations Available.

The Spin Cycle

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Laundromat staff washes and folds laundry, charging customers by the pound

Portrait Packages with Three-Image CD and Prints or Gallery-Wrap at JCPenney Portraits (Up to 88% Off)

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

$129.93 $25

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

$69 for Computer Performance Package at Alan's One Stop Computer Repairs ($170 Value)

Alan's One Stop Computer Repairs

Berwyn

$170 $69

Techs keep computers running at full speed by finding and eradicating viruses, and tuning up operating systems

$79 for a One-Hour Boudoir Photo Shoot Package with Prints and Digital Images at Allure Boudoir Studio ($530 Value)

Allure Boudoir Studio

Willow Springs

$530 $79

Boudoir photo shoot emphasizes the female form for playful snapshots that are turned into prints and digital images

$10 for $20 Worth of Engraving Services from Ambees Engraving

Ambees Engraving

Proviso

$20 $10

Personalized engraving services give everything from plaques and trophies to glassware an extra special touch

$79 for a Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning (a $395 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

$395 $79

Personal, detailed help with test prep, math, writing, or reading during tutoring sessions.

$18 for Six Self-Serve Dog Washes at Pet Supplies Plus ($40 Value)

Pet Supplies Plus

Oak Lawn

$40 $18

Shampoo and groom pups at pet-supply store's self-serve dog wash

Foam-Mattress Sets or Mattresses at Discount Mattress (Up to 85% Off). Six Options Available.

Discount Mattress

Multiple Locations

$1,398 $399

Mattress and box spring sets come in a variety of sizes and two firmness levels to increase comfort and back support

$31 for $70 Worth of Counseling — Integrative Psychotherapy Associates

Integrative Psychotherapy Associates

Oak Park

$70 $31

Three initial assessment sessions for individuals or couples. Mark Pedigo helps men work on relationships.

$25 for $50 Worth of Financial Consulting — A.K. Services in Oak Park

A.k. Services In Oak Park

Oak Park

$50 $25

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30-Minute Psychic Reading from Dominique's Astrology Studio (45% Off)

Dominique's Psychic Studio

Oak Park

$80 $44

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$50 for $100 Worth of Financial Consulting — Madina Tax Services

Madina Tax Services

Palos Hills

$100 $50

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$220 for $400 Worth of Financial Consulting — Meadow Acccounting

Meadow Accounting & Tax Ltd

Palos Hills

$400 $220

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons from Parker Music (67% Off)

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

$60 $20

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

One, Two, or Three 45-Minute Time-Management Classes at Light Vision Group (Up to 64% Off)

Light Vision Group

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

Instructors help students sharpen their time-management skills for career success

One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

$22 for $40 Worth of Scrapbooking — Midwest Photobook Club

Midwest Photobook Club

Palos Heights

$40 $22

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$49 for Four 90-Minute Children's Photography Classes at Cyntography Studios ($99 Value)

Cyntography Studios

Elmwood Park

$99 $49

Talented instructor leads four 90-minute sessions in children's photography

Two Doggy Daycare Visits with Initial Interview and Screening at The Dog District (50% Off)

The Dog District

Darien

$30 $15

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$1,999 for a 10-Week Yoga Teacher Training Course at Zen Yoga Garage ($3,000 Value)

Zen Yoga Garage

Bucktown

$3,000 $1,999

10-week yoga teacher training course focuses on Vinyasa yoga, as well as yoga sequencing, anatomy, and philosophy

3-Image CD & Portrait Sheets or Gallery-Wrap at Target Portrait Studio (Up to 88% Off)

Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

$209.95 $25

Photographers customize backdrops and props before capturing images with professional gear; posting images in online gallery within 24 hours

$19 for a 30-Minute Photo Shoot Package with Prints and E-view CD from Portrait Scene ($218 Value)

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

$189 for 32 Hours of Bartending Classes at ABC Bartending School (68% Value)

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$595 $189

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

$499 for a 3-Hour Photo-Booth Rental with Attendant, Props, and 2"x6" Double Prints ($1,248 Value)

Photo Booth of the Stars

On Location

$1,248 $499

Mobile photo booth includes attendant, silly props, text of choice on strips, 2"x6" double prints, an image CD, and an online gallery

Tarot-Card Reading with Optional Palm Reading at Psychic Meditation Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Psychic Meditation Studio

Chicago

$85 $39

Skilled psychic draws on tarot cards, palm lines, and intuition to offer advice in life and love

Psychic Reading Package at Fortune Teller On Ashland (Up to 86% Off) Two Options Available.

Fortune Teller On Ashland

Lakeview

$125 $29

Psychic specializes in astrology charts, tarot cards, palm readings, dream analysis, chakra balancing, and spiritual cleansing

Palm, Tarot, or Psychic Reading at Innerlight Psychic Gallery & Boutique (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Innerlight Psychic Gallery & Boutique

Chicago

$100 $50

Psychic professional at new age boutique uses tarot, palm & psychic readings to guide clients toward answers about romance, life, and work

Two or Four Personal Development Coaching Sessions with Lisa Hinton (Up to 60% Off)

Lisa Hinton

Chicago

$180 $79

Personal development coach Lisa Hinton helps clients break through mental blocks, regain focus and direction, and reach their full potential

One or Two Weeks of Childcare at Mary and Janet's Daycare (Up to 66% Off)

Mary and Janet's Daycare

Jefferson Park

$200 $69

Daycare sessions with attentive caretakers help build children's self-esteem and confidence while exploring creative tasks

Four Weeks of Tutoring in Four Subjects for One or Two Students from Best Brains (Up to 80% Off)

Best Brains Chicago

Multiple Locations

$244 $59

Certified teachers tutor students in English, math, general knowledge, and the abacus

$25 for a Raw-Food-Diet Starter Kit for Dog ($49.99 Value)

Honden & Katten

DePaul

$49.99 $25

Pet lovers can choose special recipes that are prepared onsite and can be picked up fresh from the butcher

$75 for a Headshot or Group Photography Package at Taylor Larue Photography ($250 Value)

Taylor Larue Photography

Bridgeport

$250 $75

Experienced photographer takes a creative approach to framing images and capturing stories and emotions

$25 for One Tune-Up and Virus Removal Services at PC Doctors & Designs ($80 Value)

PC Doctors & Designs

Chicago

$80 $25

Technicians remove viruses from hard drives and bring computers to peak performance with tune-ups; all work done onsite

$10 for $20 Worth of Dry Cleaning at Chicago's Discount Dry Cleaner and Kenny the Kleener

Chicago's Discount Dry Cleaner and Kenny the Kleener

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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This dry-cleaning company offers same-day service if you drop off clothes in the morning on Monday–Saturday

$110 for Piano Lessons ($200 Value) — The Art of Piano Playing

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

$200 $110

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$15 for $30 Worth of Dry Cleaning and Alterations at Tanya Tailor

Tanya Tailor

Rogers Park

$30 $15

Transform dirty or ill-fitting garments with dry cleaning or custom alterations

Tarot-Card Reading with Optional Palm Reading at Spiritual Intuitions (Up to 63% Off)

Spiritual Intuitions

Chicago

$70 $29

Dorina taps into 20+ years of experience as a clairvoyant to help her clients gain a better understanding of their futures

One or Two Tea-Leaf or Tarot-Card Readings at The Rejuvenation Center (Up to 85% Off)

The Rejuvenation Center

Lakeview

$100 $15

A tea-leaf reading can provide fortune telling; a tarot-card reading may help assess a current life question

$30 for a BYOB Facial-Scrub-Making Class at Magalie Naturals ($55 Value)

Magalie Naturals

Bucktown

$55 $30

Fun, social classes are BYOB and teach students how to make their own luxurious, natural almond-and-tangerine facial scrub

Three or Six Days of Dog Daycare with Options for Training Sessions at Bark Avenue Playcare, Inc (Up to 54% Off)

Bark Avenue Playcare, Inc

Illinois Medical District

$90 $45

Dogs roam with their fellow tail-waggers inside a cage-free facility and enjoy 30-minute, one-on-one training sessions

Book and CD Self-Publishing Packages from BePublished.Org (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

BePublished.Org

Library

$3,000 $1,350

Publishing assistance takes the form of step-by-step guides, one-time classes, and packages that include marketing and website development

One or Three 60-Minute Hormonal Health Coaching Sessions at Cell2Soul Hormone Coaching (Up to 64% Off)

Cell2Soul Hormone Coaching

The Loop

$200 $75

Licensed counselor offers hormone counseling to help clients balance their hormones with natural and holistic methods

Photo-Framing Lesson or $39 for $100 Worth of Custom-Framing Services at The Frame Shop

The Frame Shop

Chicago

$100 $39

Preserve your photographs or artwork in a custom frame, or bring in your own photo for a quick framing lesson, including all materials

Palm, Tarot Card, or Psychic Reading or Full Life Reading for One or Two at Astrology in Chicago (Up to 61% Off)

Astrology in Chicago

Chicago

$25 $12

Professional psychic uses tarot, palm, and life readings to guide clients toward allusive answers about romance, life, and work

Two or Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at Heart of Singing (53% Off)

Heart of Singing

Lincoln Square

$80 $38

Instructors impart healthy vocal technique to students in half-hour voice lessons tailored to individual goals

Jewelry Repair at Lincoln Park Gems (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Lincoln Park Gems

Chicago

$20 $10

Jewelers perform services including ring sizing, stone replacement, clasp replacement, and re-tipping prongs

Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drum, or Piano Lessons at Guitar Cities (Up to 59% Off)

Guitar Cities

Chicago

$80 $33

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Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

$549 for $999 Worth of Videography Services — Full Video Production Services

Full Video Production Services

Chicago

$999 $549

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$20 for $40 Worth of Repairs for Shoes, Apparel, and Leather Items at Your Shoe Repair

Your Shoe Repair

Bucktown

$40 $20

Master cobblers apply fine-tuned stitching and mending skills to repair shoes, boots, leather items, and more

$250 for $500 Worth of Life Coaching — Garden of Reflection Psychotherapy

Garden Of Reflection Psychotherapy

Chicago

$500 $250

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$25 for $50 Groupon — Intuitions

Intuitions - An Astrology Boutique

Near North Side

$50 $25

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Personalized Sports Highlight Film from NCSA Athletic Recruiting ($400 Value)

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Chicago

$400 $199

Experienced video editors with know-how on recruiting process grab the attention of college coaches with a film highlighting athletic skills

Three, Five, or Seven Private Violin or Viola Lessons at MB Muzik (Up to 58% Off)

MB Muzik

Chicago

$180 $75

A violinist since age seven, Marija Bubanj teaches violin and viola students basic scales, fingerings, and bowing techniques

$99 for Three One-on-One Counseling Sessions at Ardent Center ($600 Value)

Ardent Center

Lakeview

$600 $99

The therapist takes a holistic approach during sessions on topics from stress to substance abuse, tailoring advice to the client's needs

Wash and Fold Service plus Drop Off Service at Coin Laundry World (Up to 58% Off)

Coin Laundry World

Chicago

$40 $20

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Massive laundromat home to 125 washers and dryers as well as convenient drop-off wash, dry, and fold services

$134 for $297 Groupon — Wright Business, Inc

Wright Business, Inc

Near North Side

$297 $134

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Three or Six 3-Hour Multimedia Art Lessons at Rogala Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Rogala Studio

Little Village

$450 $219

Visual artist renowned for large-scale interactive media works leads hands-on lessons in video theater, photography, and sound recording

$100 for $400 Worth of Engagement Photography

Brandon Costa Photography

Redeem from Home

$400 $100

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$49 for a One-Hour In-Studio Photo Shoot with Prints at LakeShore Photography ($579 Value)

LakeShore Photography

West Loop

$579 $49

An acclaimed photographer frames up to four guests in the studio; sessions yield crisp color prints

Screen Repair for iPhone 5, 5s, or 5c at iFixCellPhone (Up to 39% Off)

iFixCellPhone

Multiple Locations

$129 $79

Certified cell-phone technicians with more than 10 years of experience repair cracked and broken iPhone screens

$69 for One-Hour Engagement Photo Shoot with 5"x7" Print and Three Digital Photos ($237 Value)

Spoon Photo & Design

On Location

$237 $69

International wedding photographer snaps photojournalistic-style photos of engaged couples

180-Minute Photo Booth Package from Leighton Johnson Photography (45% Off)

Leighton Johnson Photography

Redeem from Home

$750 $413

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5, 10, or 20 Days of Dog Daycare at DoggieWorks (Up to 54% Off)

DoggieWorks

DoggieWorks

$145 $72

After being placed in an appropriate playgroup, dogs enjoy toys and specially designed playground equipment to jump and climb on

$154 for $280 Worth of Senior Care — Angelus Home Healthcare

Angelus Home Healthcare

Redeem from Home

$280 $154

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$35 for $50 Toward Two Academic-Tutor Services Sessions — Tjc Tutoring Services, LLC

Tjc Tutoring Services, LLC

Redeem from Home

$50 $35

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$115 for $230 Worth of Outdoor Photography Services — Alyson Naville Photography

Alyson Naville Photography

On Location

$230 $115

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$45 for $100 Groupon — Chicago Compass Counseling, LLC

Chicago Compass Counseling

The Loop

$100 $45

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$450 for $1,000 Toward Wedding Photography — MDStudios

Md Studios Photography

On Location

$1,000 $450

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$20 for $40 Worth of Dry-Cleaning at Lake City Cleaners

Lake City Cleaners

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Four dry-cleaning outlets in north Chicago and suburbs use both traditional and eco-friendly laundering technology

$50 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing Services and Art at Art De Triumph & Artful Framer Studios

Art De Triumph & Artful Framer Studios

East Lakeview

$100 $50

Custom framing services and original artwork depicting Chicago landmarks from a local artist

30- or 60-Minute Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints at Belle Boudoir Fine Lingerie and Photography (Up to 74% Off)

Belle Boudoir Fine Lingerie and Photography

Pilsen

$229 $59

Sassy boudoir shoots take place in a studio with three levels for quick scene changes; onsite photo lab yields prints the day of the shoot

Two or Four Private Piano or Drum Lessons at Guitar Chicago (Up to 54% Off)

Guitar Chicago

The Loop

$70 $33

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

Seven-Hour "Digital in a Day" Photography Workshop for One or Two from Chicago Photography Academy (Up to 77% Off)

Chicago Photography Academy

Lakeview

$195 $49

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All-day fundamentals workshop demystifies the settings of your DSLR camera as professionals dole out tips on composition and camera shake

150-Minute or Three-Hour BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Color Cocktail Factory (Up to 54% Off)

Color Cocktail Factory

Gallery 408

$65 $32

Instructors with MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago lead laid-back BYOB painting classes at their studio space in Pilsen

Select Local Merchants

Ride Chicago and Rentaruckus are two different businesses that are bonded by their passion for promoting two-wheeled transportation. At Ride Chicago this passion manifests in a variety of classes, for which it supplies beginners with motorcycles or scooters. Once student riders are geared up, the facility’s state-certified instructors teach everything from scooter-riding basics to motorcycle licensing at controlled, off-street sites across the city and suburbs. This diverse curriculum allows people of all riding experiences to climb aboard a two-wheeler and learn safe canyon-hopping methods.

Rentaruckus’s mission is a bit more concise: get people behind the handlebars of a Honda Ruckus scooter. To do this, the staff offers rentals and organizes tours of Chicago, where swarms of the minimalist bikes buzz past the city’s historic neighborhoods and sights.

7300 West 71st Street
Bridgeview,
IL
US

Flash Tax makes April a significantly less stressful month with swift and meticulous tax services. An expert preparer can seamlessly navigate you through the tricky laws of liquid assets and business write-offs, while also giving you tips on how to maximize your refund. Clients can even field difficult questions such as "How do I claim deductions for multiple businesses at once?" and "Can I claim my invisible friend as a dependent?"

7255 West 87th Street
Bridgeview,
IL
US

For more than two decades, American Mattress has promoted peaceful slumber in bedchambers throughout the Midwest with their vast selection of mattresses, headboards, and linens. The sleep experts strive to stay abreast of the latest bedding technology: their Serta mattresses are made with gel foam that supports curves, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses repel allergens, mites, and poltergeists looking to spoon. This devotion to a good night’s sleep has helped them earn the title of Best Mattress Store from suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald five years in a row. Additionally, American Mattress doubles down on each of its beds with a 30-day comfort guarantee and a 60-day best-price guarantee.

8811 S Harlem Ave
Bridgeview,
IL
US

Root 66 Aquaponics Garden Shop has all the accoutrements of a standard garden supply¬—USDA-certified organic seeds, pots, and organic fertilizers. But Root 66 is hardly your grandmother's general store. Its focus is hydroaquaponics, which creates a symbiotic relationship between a tank of fish and the garden on top of the tank. The sustainable method uses a system of pumps and tubes to harvest and distribute plant food from the fish tank below. The fish, in turn, are fed, sheltered, and taught to use salad forks by the plants above them.

In the shop's introductory video, founder Shawn Odneal says that hydroaquaponics is, "the future of food production and the closest I can get to self-sustainability," by "taking traditional gardening techniques and applying them in a new way." In addition to specializing in hydroaquaponics, he also strives to make gardening accessible to city dwellers with rooftop and vertical gardens.

8863 Burlington Avenue
Brookfield,
IL
US

The Chicago White Sox have some truly dedicated fans. In 1994, the team decided to reach out to the youngsters who worshipped their footwear. They sought to provide kids with the same conditioning and training they honed their skills with, so they started a sports-training summer camp. In a mere seven years, demand for the trainers' services necessitated that the program conduct year-round sessions in all types of sports, and the Bulls/Sox Academy was born.

Taught by the trainers who spend their life making sure that the Sox and Bulls are ready to hit the field or court, Bulls/Sox Academy's lessons bring professional techniques to aspiring athletes. Baseball programs teach functional speed movements for high-speed base stealing and help kids build the upper-body strength to knock balls out of the park and through the windshield of their least favorite neighbor's minivan. The basketball course divvies up training between shooting, skills, and defensive play. The fast-pitch softball teachers—both former professional players and longtime coaches—arm students to beat back high-velocity pitches without hurting the ball's feelings.

536 East Ave
La Grange,
IL
US

At Back to Bed's South Loop location, manager Kip Wilkinson puts customers at ease with a friendly attitude, helping them find a bed that fits their individual needs and budget. The experienced delivery staff also sets up new beds and removes old ones, with a variety of delivery options available. At the show room, Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses await rigorous testing, and the sleep-savvy employees help shoppers determine if they're more suited to a firm or soft mattress or to creamy or chunky peanut butter. Aside from a wide selection of mattress types and brands, Back to Bed also offers accessories such as ergonomic memory foam pillows.

115 N La Grange Rd
La Grange,
IL
US

Summit Scene