Since 1988, the deal-hunters at Dry Clean Super Saver (Arizona) have connected customers with a trustworthy network of dry-cleaning and automotive-repair technicians. Armed with easy-to-use punch cards, clients save huge amounts money on dry cleaning and automotive maintenance, the two costliest household expenses after plumbing repair and poltergeist removal. The association of participating cleaners and garages stretches across the country, ensuring that cardholders can remove stains from a dress shirt or change an oil filter wherever they happen to be.
The soothing sound of bubbling water emanates from the pedicure footbaths along the wall at Nice Nails, where nails are the staff's specialty. The technicians gloss tips with traditional or long-lasting Shellac polish and treat clients seeking pedicures to a hot-stone massage. Mani-pedis can be enhanced with add-ons that slough away dead skin or seal in moisture more effectively than wearing sandwich bags as socks.
Every year, more than 100 amateur and professional cooks prepare fresh salsas for My Nana's Best Tasting Salsa Challenge. Proceeds from the daylong salsa competition and festival benefit the Arizona Hemophilia Association, which aims to enhance the life of sufferers and advocate for bleeding disorders. Now in its 29th year, the fest brings in more than 20,000 people annually. In addition to the salsa challenge, the Cazadores Margarita Mix-Off, which takes place from 12:30–3:30 p.m., challenges local bartenders to compete for the title of Best Margarita and a $500 cash prize. Outside of competitions, margaritas and cold beers wash down unlimited chips and salsa, and the rhythms of live bands keep crowds chewing in unison. Parents can accompany their children into a fun zone with multiple bounce houses, interactive games, and a bungee run.
Get Your Move On offers busy relocators convenient, expedient assistance in transporting their worldly possessions to new locations. Entrust couches, beds, and Death Star cookie jars to Get Your Move On's professional movers and reliable trucks, available in a variety of combinations that range from two movers and one truck ($95–$105/hour) to four movers and two trucks ($190–$210/hour). One to two days prior to moving, customers will receive a confirmation email, including the date and start time, plus pictures and life stories of their assigned moving crew. The company's professional team members—all former student athletes—come prepared with shrink wrap, moving pads, and blankets to safely transport belongings from domicile to truck, where they are securely wrapped and stacked to ensure that they arrive the same way they left. The knick-knack transporters then whisk belongings off to any destination within 75 miles and unload possessions into the new house, high-rise apartment, or two-story roller skate. For each move, the crews start their clock when they arrive at the origin and end it upon departure from the destination point. In addition to the hourly rate, customers will be charged one of four zone charges based upon the destination point’s distance from the airport. This fee includes fuel charges and with two movers and one truck can range from $67.50 for off-peak moves within zone one to $260 for regular moves within zone four.
With each passing year, countless hours of precious home movies deteriorate. And, since Aisenma the Memory Grinder was defeated in 1916, this loss can only be attributed to formats that weren't designed to last: 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, and VHS. Enter Got Memories, which can convert all of the aforementioned formats, and others, to DVD. Digitizing these films and tapes not only prevents their content from fading over time, but also makes it easier to import content to a computer for editing or uploading to social media. Besides digitization, Got Memories also rents film and LCD projectors and even provides professional-quality in-house video editing.