Local Services in Tamalpais-Homestead Valley

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Four, 2hr Sessions ($120 Normally) at Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

San Rafael

For $5, receive a coupon for 50% off four, 2hr sessions ($120 normally)

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$25 for $50 Worth of Contemporary Furniture and Home Decor at abba furniture outlet

abba furniture outlet

San Rafael

Contemporary furniture and home decor rotates weekly and includes office chairs, dining tables, barstools, coffee tables, and accent pieces

$50 $25

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$49.99 for One 24"x36" Photo Print or Two 18"x24" Photo Prints at Light Rain at Dostal Studios ($105 Value)

Light Rain at Dostal Studios

San Rafael

Scanning and digital-printing specialists create 24"x36" or 18"x24" prints from digital files

$105 $49.99

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$43 for $85 Worth of Computer Repair — Miracle Mile Computer Repair

Miracle Mile Computer Repair

San Anselmo

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$85 $43

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Entry to Startup Finance Lab Workshop for One or Two on December 6 from Atelier Advisors (Up to 84% Off)

Atelier Advisors

San Francisco

Three-hour workshop equips entrepreneurs with tools and skills for managing the finances of a startup and raising capital

$349 $59

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Session Fee & $50 Off Next Session With New Client Referral at Resplendent Photography

Resplendent Photography

The Haight

For $5, receive a coupon for photography deal

$50 $5

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$69 for an American Heart Association First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class ($140 Value)

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

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

$140 $69

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off Four 30 Minute Lessons At Studio ($120 Full Price) at Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off four 30 minute lessons at studio ($120 full price)

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for $50 Off A Move Of Over $1000 at Pedros Moving Services

Pedros Moving Services

Ross Valley

For $5, receive a coupon for $50 off a move of over $1000

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off One Month Of Group Or Private Spanish Classes at World in Spanish

World in Spanish

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off one month of group or private spanish classes

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for $30 Dollars Off at Eversnap

Eversnap

South Beach

For $5, receive a coupon for $30 dollars off

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3, 6, or 12 Months of Private-Mailbox Rental at A Foto Video Mail & More (Up to 60% Off)

A Foto Video Mail & More

San Francisco

Renters receive a mailbox with a street address—not a PO Box—at a facility that accepts packages from the major carriers

$75 $35

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$22 for $40 Worth of Photo Printing — Le Boxy

Le Boxy

San Francisco

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $22

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In-Person Workshop for One or Two or Online Stock-Trading Class for One from Acorn Wealth Corporation

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

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

C$499 C$29

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$129.95 $49

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$65 for a Two-Hour Couples-Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Cow Hollow/ Marina

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

$135 $65

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Vacuum or Sewing Machine Services at Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center (Up to 51% Off). Five Options Available.

Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Inner Sunset

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

$80 $40

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$36 for Career Interest and Academic Assessment with Planning Session at C2 Education ($215 Value)

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

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

$215 $36

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One or Three Spirit-Coaching Sessions at Weaving Harmony Chinese Medicine (Up to 69% Off)

Weaving Harmony Chinese Medicine - Services

Multiple Locations

A spirit coach helps create a clear vision of personal goals through in-person or over-the-phone sessions focused on self-empowerment

$120 $39

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150-Minute Wedding Photography Package with Photo-Review Session and Retouched Images from Black Vision Photography (45% Off)

Black Vision Photography

San Francisco

From the merchant: Your special day, your special memories. I capture the details and emotions that you will cherish for a lifetime.

$999 $549

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$451 for $820 Toward 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes at IBEC

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

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

$820 $451

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$71 for an Intro to Filmmaking Workshop at San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking ($199 Value)

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

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

$199 $71

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$20 for a 90-Minute Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Spanish Class at Enjoy Spanish ($60 Value)

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

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

$60 $20

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Tarot-Card Reading, Aura Reading, or Both at Sf City Psychic (Up to 62% Off)

Sf City Psychic

Inner Sunset

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

$60 $24

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$10 for $20 Worth of Computer Repair at Fixlaptop

FixLaptop.com

San Francisco

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

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$165 for $300 Worth of Music Lessons — Lewis Violin Studio

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

$300 $165

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One or Three Days of Dog Daycare or One or Three Nights of Dog Boarding at Citipets (Up to 53% Off)

Citipets

San Francisco

CPR- and First Aid-certified staff care for pets, who bunk down in communal sleeping rooms and play in a huge indoor-outdoor facility

$40 $19

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Custom Framing at Paul Mahder Gallery (Up to 61% Off)

Paul Mahder Gallery

Presidio Heights

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

$125 $49

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One-Day Memory-Improvement Workshop for One or Two from The International Man of Memory (Up to 56% Off)

The International Man of Memory

Bay Club San Francisco Tennis

US Memory Champion Chester Santos's one-day workshop instills participants with sturdy techniques of memory retention

$397 $189

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$79 for a One-Hour On-Location Photo Shoot with $125 Credit Toward Prints from Checkerbox Photography ($320 Value)

Checkerbox Photography

Multiple Locations

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

$320 $79

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$100 for $200 Worth of Financial Services at LBS Tax and Accounting

LBS Tax and Accounting

San Francisco

Tax returns, QuickBooks training, and estate planning are a few of the services that accountants offer to both individuals and businesses

$200 $100

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Piano or Guitar Lessons at Exploring Music (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

Exploring Music

Inner Richmond

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

$70 $26

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45-Minute Psychic Reading for Past, Present and Future from Psychic Isabella (45% Off)

Psychic Visions By Isabella

Multiple Locations

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $55

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Intro Mixology Cocktail-Making Class, Spirits Evolution Class, or Both at SF Mixology (Up to 75% Off)

SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

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

$199 $69

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Three Days of Cage-Free Pet Boarding at Bulldog Baths (55% Off)

Bulldog Baths

San Francisco

From the merchant: Your dog will spend a stimulating day playing, socializing, and relaxing in an enriching canine environment.

$120 $54

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Mixology 101 Class for One or Two from San Francisco Bartending Academy (63% Off)

San Francisco Bartending Academy

Mission Bay

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

$195 $72

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$30 for $60 Toward a 30 to 45 minute Psychic Reading including 3 Questions — Psychic Palace

Psychic Palace

Pacific Heights

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $30

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Boudoir or Family Photo Shoot from Dekker Photography (Up to 76% Off). In-Studio or On-Location Options Available.

Dekker Photography

San Francisco

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

$405 $99

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One-Hour Boudoir Photo Shoot with Optional Print and Digital Image at Celebrate Your Sexy (Up to 90% Off)

Celebrate Your Sexy

SoMa

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

$250 $26

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$549 for $999 Worth of Beauty-School Classes — Womack Salon Academy

Womack Salon Academy

Excelsior

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

$999 $549

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$39 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at Back to the Picture

Back to the Picture

SoMa

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

$100 $39

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Four, Six, or Eight Hours of Arabic-Language Lessons from Arabic Language Service (Up to 66% Off)

Arabic Language Service

San Francisco

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

$200 $69

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Small or Medium Karaoke-Room Rental at Knet Karaoke (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Knet Karaoke

Inner Parkside

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

$19.50 $12

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$69 for $125 Worth of Life Coaching — Neil Aaron Life Coaching

Neil Aaron Life Coaching

Diamond Heights

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$125 $69

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Two or Four Private Guitar, Bass, or Ukelele Lessons at Guitar San Francisco (Up to 51% Off)

Guitar San Francisco

Fidi

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

$76 $39

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Screen Replacement for iPhone 4, 4S, 3, or 3GS at Citicomm Wireless (57% Off)

Citicomm Wireless San Francisco

SoMa

Skilled technicians replace defunct iPhone 3, 3GS, 4, or 4S screens

$100 $59

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Tarot Card, Chinese Fortune, or Full Aura Reading at SF Psychic (Up to 65% Off)

SF Psychic

Inner Richmond

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

$45 $20

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45- or 75-Minute Boudoir or Portrait Session for One or 75-Minute Session for Two from DVpix.NET (Up to 66% Off)

DVpix.NET

Downtown

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

$100 $49

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$75 for $150 Worth of Storage-Space Rental — Island Park Storage

Island Park Storage

San Francisco

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $75

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$40 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at FastFrame

FastFrame

Downtown

Trained artisans frame memorabilia, paintings, prints, and photos

$100 $40

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Natal-Chart Astrology Reading with Optional Progress Reading from Diana Graue, L.Ac (Up to 50% Off)

Diana Graue, L.Ac

San Francisco

Natal reading uses time and location of birth to generate a chart that reveals insight into the client’s personality and potential

$150 $75

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Three-Hour Beginners' Photography Class with or without Photo Walk for One or Two at Isla Studio (70% Off)

Isla Studio

Potrero

Professional photographers wean students off automatic settings, demystifying exposure, aperture, and ISO for more breathtaking shots

$149 $45

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$450 for $999 Groupon — Discovery Center School

The Discovery Center School

San Francisco

Semi-tutorial classes provide sound education in math, writing, science, and more

$999 $450

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$75 for $150 Towards Mattresses Over Sale Price of $500 at The Futon Shop

The Futon Shop

Multiple Locations

Mattress purveyor stocks organic, fair-trade mattresses alongside memory foam or more classic materials

$150 $75

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15-, 30-, or 60-Minute Tarot-Card Readings at Astrological Healing (Up to 55% Off)

Astrological Healing

San Francisco

Seasoned, intuitive reader with more than three decades of experience uses a variety of cards to reveal personal and emotional insight

$30 $15

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$67 for $122 Worth of Home Furniture — WOWmyroom

Wowmyroom

Noe Valley

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$122 $67

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$50 for $100 Worth of Custom Shirts from Alberto Fiorelli Custom Shirts

Alberto Fiorelli Custom Shirts

Downtown

Instead of dealing with shirts off the rack, a tailor takes client’s measurements and sews bespoke shirts just for them

$100 $50

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Two or Four Private Vocal Lessons for Ages 8–12 or 13 and Older at Alexys Paris Voice Studio (Up to 79% Off)

Alexys Paris Voice Studio

San Francisco

Member of the Institute of Vocal Advancement teaches students how to blend their registers to open up voices without strain

$150 $39

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$40 for $100 Worth of Custom Picture Framing at Framed and Cornered

Framed and Cornered

San Francisco

Custom picture framing

$100 $40

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

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

Capture lifetime memories with professional family portraits, birthdays, business photos and more with custom backgrounds, props and poses

$119.96 $19.99

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Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

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

$120 $44

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off 1 Hr Couples Photo Shoot at Ian Chin Photography

Ian Chin Photography

Serramonte

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off 1 hr couples photo shoot

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$300 for $600 Worth of Computer-Skills Classes — SQA Solution

Sqa Solution

Daly City

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$600 $300

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A Tutoring Session from Alpha College Prep (49% Off)

Alpha College Prep

Albany

Our educators meet students where they are and can address individual needs and goals; we specialize in grades 6–12

$95 $48

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One or Three Pottery Classes at Play With Clay (50% Off)

Play With Clay

Emeryville

Pottery classes teach students of all ages and skill levels how to turn lumps of shapeless clay into exquisite decorative stoneware

$30 $15

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Two Counseling Sessions at Core Self Work (55% Off)

Core Self Work

Fairview Park

From the merchant: Psychological Healing, Self-Actualization, and Self-Discovery

$150 $68

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$39 for $100 Worth of Custom-Framing Services at Artistic Picture Framing

Artistic Expert Picture Framing

North Berkeley

Staff consult on materials and colors to frame jerseys, portraits, and art with upgrades such as UV-conservation glass and acid-free matting

$100 $39

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Russian Program "Krugozor"

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $30

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$10 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off A Package Of 4 Activation Coaching Sessions at The BeautyKween

The BeautyKween

Prescott

For $10, receive a coupon for 50% off a package of 4 activation coaching sessions

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$70 for $350 Worth of Services at Marcus Edwards Photography

Marcus Edwards Photography

Fruitvale Station

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$350 $70

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Tax Consulting Services at Better Tax Returns (45% Off)

Better Tax Returns

Oakland

Our customers are invited to ask questions and be informed about their taxes. We are open year round and are available by phone

$73 $40

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Palm, Tarot-Card, Aura and Chakra, or Mind, Body, and Spirit Reading at Readings by Cheyenne (Up to 62% Off)

Readings by Cheyenne

Psychic Reading By Shyann

Psychic reads palms, performs tarot-card readings, assesses auras and chakras, and evaluates minds, bodies, and spirits

$40 $18

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for Pepper Spray with the Purchase of a Personal Safety Class at The Loss Prevention Group

The Loss Prevention Group

Downtown

For $5, receive a coupon for a bottle of pepper spray with the purchase of a personal safety class at the Loss Prevention Group

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One-Hour Family or Headshot Photo Shoot with Five Retouched Digital Images from MooD-ology Photography (Up to 86% Off)

MooD-ology Photography

Oakland

Photographer snaps dramatically lit family portraits or headshots during in-studio sessions that yield five retouched digital images

$350 $49

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180-Minute Wedding Photography Package with Retouched Digital Images from Photography By Aizhan (45% Off)

Photography By Aizhan

Oakland

From the merchant: Three hours of wedding photography; includes CD, 8”x10” print, online gallery, and slide show

$666 $366

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$75 for $150 Groupon — John R. Edwards, Life Coach

John R. Edwards

Pill Hill

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $75

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$99 for One Boudoir Shoot with Three Digital Images and Two Prints from DNA Premium Photography ($485 Value)

DNA Premium Photography

Fruitvale Station

Photographers capture sultry boudoir images of subjects, with retouched, high-res images and two 5 x 7 prints avaialable after the shoot

$485 $99

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Two- or Four-Hour Photo-Booth Rental from 143 Photo Booth (Up to 58% Off)

143 Photo Booth

Merritt

Party packages include the use of props and a CD of all images; booth attendant takes care of setup and takedown

$695 $299

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Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 62% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

$26 $10

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Owned and operated by parent-and-child coaching expert Robin Briskin, the Ark Row Center enriches families through hands-on classes that foster confidence and self-expression. Kids learn to transform wet earth into bowls, vases, or family-dinner-suggestion jars under the watchful eyes of an experienced ceramics artist. These instructors can ensure that kids are creating their crockery correctly since small classes of about 10 kids facilitate individual instructor-child attention. Classes are offered on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for kids ages 4 through 6 (a $100 value), and from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. for kids ages 7 through 10 (a $140 value), with the first class session on the first Thursday of each month.

122 Main St
Tiburon,
CA
US

Sausalito Picture Framing's team of meticulous artisans harnesses more than 20 years of experience when customizing borders to flatter and conserve artwork of all sizes and types. The quaint storefront's walls showcase multitudinous molding samples, waiting patiently to grace the edges of paintings, tapestries, and blue ribbons from hot-dog-eating contests. A library of image-preserving mounting options includes acid-free matting, archival hinging tape, and UV-shunning glass, helping keep keepsakes' colors vibrant for years to come. The shop also hosts a 44-inch Epson 9800 Ultrachrome K3 inks printer, capable of printing family portraits in such high quality that parents often realize their twins aren't identical at all.

310 Caledonia St
Sausalito,
CA
US

FAA-certified instructors introduce newcomers to the majesty of flight at Golden Aero LLC with both on-the-ground training and hands-on experience behind the yoke. While learning how to navigate the skies, students can take in the stunning scenery from their lofty vantage points, gazing at the forests that look like toothpicks from overhead and discovering which mountains are balding.

Unknown
Golden,
CO
US

After publishing the first edition of her guidebook, Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, writer and artist Victoria Colella organized tours to showcase the sites and narratives she expertly examined in print. Boating, walking, and one-hour mini tours traverse the shipways and wooden-boat center that initially inspired Victoria to pen her book and swear off land. Guides discuss historic WWII vessels, the Arques School wooden-boat collection, and boats owned by celebrities such as Jack Benny. In addition to guided excursions, Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour brings nautical history to life with treasure hunts and kids' sessions that combine walking jaunts with sea chanteys, slideshows, and model-houseboat building.

2350 Marinship Way
Sausalito,
CA
US

While Spot Pet Care's canine clientele may not appreciate the shop’s attractive displays of goodies, they'll enjoy their contents as well as the affections from Spot's head groomer, Catherine. Styling sessions begin in the facility's stainless-steel, eco-friendly bathtubs with ergonomic contours that help keep dogs comfortable and organic shampoo mixed with just enough water. A window allows full views of the separate grooming room, letting owners watch as groomers make wild manes more manageable. Pups who are especially good or especially spoiled can sniff out a reward in Spot Pet Care's fully stocked canine general store filled with hormone-free treats, fetching collars, interactive toys, and books containing the home addresses of every mailman in town. Lovers of all four-legged friends, Spot Pet Care groomers reserve every second Sunday for cat grooming appointments.

9 E Blithedale Ave
Mill Valley,
CA
US

A cage-less doggy day care and grooming facility, AlphaDog pampers pooches with outdoor frolicking and sudsy shampoos. Before their stay at AlphaDog, all dogs must take part in a one- to four-hour temperament trial. Customers with crowded schedules can drop off their loyal labradoodles at 7 a.m. for a full-day stay that keeps them out of harm's way as their owners attend to important workday business, such as fomenting against widespread usage of split infinitives. As the dogs bound around the springy turf of the day care's 5,000-square-foot outdoor play area, canine companions can sample carefully selected crunchy treats and make new friends before the 7 p.m. pickup time.

254 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley,
CA
US