Local Services in Virginia

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

Up to 51% Glitz, Hair, Music & Excitement

Chesapeake

$99 $49

Girls lay down vocals for song recordings, get glammed up for photos with makeup and hairstyling, or sip tea while learning about etiquette

87% Off Social Media Marketing Course

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport

$999 $129

Lectures from a social media expert and hands-on Q&A session help participants master platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

62% Off Guitar Lessons at 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

Up to 54% Off Bridal Consultation

City Center

$80 $39

Consultations help identify the best dress, locate venues and caterers, and include two tickets to a bridal show in the area

50% Off at Z Furniture

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Massive show room filled with dining tables, bed frames, couches, prebuilt fireplaces, and accent pieces in a variety of styles

Up to 89% Off Photography Package

Valley View Mall

$204.95 $25

Timely, convenient, and personalized photo shoots yield a wall-ready gallery wrap portrait or two portrait sheets and a CD

Up to 54% Off Technology Repairs

Portsmouth

$65 $30

Techs get computers, cell phones, and game consoles back in working order with necessary repairs

66% Off Photo Shoot and Prints

Suffolk

$145 $50

Family-focused photographers craft individual or group shots with seasoned aplomb, applying digital effects and printing pics onsite

49% Off

Timberlake

$47 $24

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Half Off Pet Microchipping

Centreville

$60 $30

Veterinarians implant a microchip to help shelters identify lost pets and retreive their owner's contact information

50% Off Framing

Reston

$100 $50

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Up to 55% Off Dog Daycare at Happy Hounds Doggie Day Care

Harrisonburg

$46 $23

Staffers supervise play sessions in a spacious backyard and oversee pets' needs and comfort during indoor stays

Up to 52% Off DSLR Camera Workshops

North Central

$99 $50.99

Workshops teach students to explore the manual settings of their digital cameras, including aperture, ISO, and white balance

71% Off Bridal Shoot

Tuckahoe

$225 $65

In the studio or the outdoor garden, photographers capture brides, and commemorate the moment with a 8x10" color or black and white portrait

50% Off Childcare

Broadlands

$115 $58

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45% Off $300 Towards 5 Nosework Training Package Lessons

Ruckersville

$300 $165

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50% Off Custom Framing at Finest Art and Framing

Leesburg

$150 $75

Framers outfit customers' artwork, photographs, and keepsakes with custom frames

45% Off Life Coaching

Lake Ridge

$150 $83

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45% Off

Annandale

$250 $138

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40% Off Garment Care

Manassas

$10 $6

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50% Off Financial Consulting

Mechanicsville

$200 $100

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Up to 54% Off at Posh Pets Grooming

Braemar

$80 $40

Grooming package with a 15–30-minute deep brushing, bath, nail trimming, ear and teeth cleaning, and anal-gland expression

Up to 53% Off Tax Preparation

3

$95 $45

Experts help people prepare their 1040EZ income-tax form, their more complex 1040A income-tax form, or their highly complex 1040 forms

Up to 53% Off Guitar Lessons

Countryside

$100 $49

Learn how to play the acoustic guitar—or refine skills you already have—at your own pace with instruction from an experienced guitar player

Veterinary Services

Short Pump

$75 $41

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64% Off Dog or Cat Wellness Exam at Clocktower Animal Hospital

Herndon

$69 $25

Seasoned veterinarians with years of experience treat clients' pooches or kitties with thorough wellness exams 7 days a week

Up to 60% Off Pet Boarding

Chantilly

$165.20 $69

Out-of-town owners can check up on their pets via a private live-camera feed as their dogs and cats play between brightly colored walls

Up to 88% Off Lifetouch Portrait Packages at Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

$204.95 $25

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

Up to 52% Off Wedding Video and Photos

Clover Hill

$500 $249

Videographers capture wedding ceremony and reception on two HD cameras; photographers snap images of the proceedings

52% Off QuickBooks Lesson

ITEC Training

$135 $65

Students learn the basics of QuickBooks, which helps small businesses do everything from invoicing to tracking sales and expenses

51% Off Full-Service Computer Repair

Lorton

$100 $49

Techs perform a scan, fix software problems, clean viruses, and check for hardware issues on ailing computers

67% Off at Ashley Furniture HomeStore 

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

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Furniture giant sells affordable, eco-friendly trappings crafted by expert designers

Up to 52% Off at Kidz-Tutoring

Woodbridge

$180 $89

Instructors with a minimum of three years experience teach students in grades K–12 any subject ranging from algebra and writing to languages

60% Off Framing at Frame-Art Gallery

Henrico

$100 $40

Framers with 35 years’ experience protect art and awards, with such special treatments as UV-protective glass and archival mats

50% Off Childcare

Merrifield

$50 $25

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Up to 70% Off Kids' Writing Classes

Nuckols Road

$200 $65

In classes with a 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio, children focus on aspects of writing determined during an assessment

50% Off Pet Grooming

Berkeley

$50 $25

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Up to 89% Off Engagement-Photo Packages

Brandermill

$349 $39

Photographers pose couples and brides in an indoor or outdoor studio setting; includes one print portrait and a gift card for further prints

45% Off Financial Consulting

Falls Church

$175 $96

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Up to 55% Off Wellness Coaching Sessions

Henrico

$195 $89

Wellness coaching helps clients discern where their life is lacking in terms of health and fulfillment, and devise a plan to meet goals

45% Off Outdoor Photography

Haymarket

$750 $413

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40% Off Piano Lessons for 1 Month

Virginia Beach

$160 $96

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50% Off

Norfolk

$40 $20

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Up to 86% Off at Glamour Shots

Greenbrier Mall

$138.90 $19

Photo shoots include three outfit changes, one standard print, and matching low resolution digital image for social media

Half Off Photo Printing

Kensington

$20 $10

Professional printers bring digital designs and pictures into the real world with printing for portraits, photos, banners, and posters

Up to 55% Off Treadmill Fitness for Dogs

Tuckahoe

$40 $19

Dogs learn to exercise on a treadmill, helping them stay active at home or at the facility whenever the weather turns for the worse

70% Off Photography with Hair and Makeup Services

Newport News

$300 $90

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45% Off Financial Consulting

Alexandria

$300 $165

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55% Off Financial Consulting

Roanoke

$100 $45

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69% Off Photo Shoot at Seriously Sexy Boudoir

Portsmouth

$290 $89

In a private, female-only studio, a photographer snaps sexy shots that can be preserved as a print or high-resolution image

Up to 75% Off Career Workshop

Reston

$75 $19

Workshop leaders impart job seeking tips that help participants rise above the technological blocks of obtaining employment

50% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Mc Lean

$180 $90

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61% Off Framing at Fast Frame Charlottesville

Charlottesville

$100 $39

Decorative frames, protective glass, and accent mats showcase and preserve artwork, photographs, and other keepsakes

71% Off Custom Framing at Lorton Art and Framing

Multiple Locations

$200 $59

Seasoned framers encircle artwork, portraits, and posters with eco-friendly frames, matting, and preservation glass

45% Off

Bull Run

$120 $66

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45% Off Childcare

Petersburg

$125 $69

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Up to 52% Off Preschool

Herndon

$260 $129

Specialists focus on each child's individuality during activities that cater to creativity and growth; colorful, spacious facility

60% Off Custom Framing

Multiple Locations

$100 $40

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Professional framers, many of who are artists themselves, help you design a custom frame for your cherished works of art

50% Off Studio Photography

Dale

$400 $200

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76% Off Custom Framing

Montclair

$200 $49

More than 10,000 wooden frame options, including metallic frames and protective glass; use software to see frame views before creation

Up to 76% Off at Alexandria Art and Framing 

Multiple Locations

$200 $49

(14)

Skilled framers and image doctors protect diplomas, photographs, and keepsakes from aging

Up to 64% Off Computer Services

Sandston

$165 $59

A certified technician increases PC and laptop speed or removes scratches on discs for video games, movies and music CD's

Up to 53% Off Kids' Music Lessons 

Multiple Locations

$48 $24

Students aged 5–15 learn to sing or play guitar, piano, or other instruments from instructors with at least 10 years of experience

Up to 72% Off Serta Memory-Foam Mattresses at Mattress Savvy

Midlothian

$900 $279

The foam core provides support and reduces pressure better than traditional springs, while the memory foam layer contours to bodies

43% Toward 30 minute Individual Piano Lesson

Falls Church

$40 $23

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Half Off Fortune Telling

Gainesville

$50 $25

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Up to 68% Off a Boudoir or Pinup Photo Shoot

Virginia Beach

$250 $79

Beautifully made-up and styled clients pose in sensual boudoir shoots or saucy '40s–style pinup images

Up to 56% Off Storage Unit Rental

Norfolk

$44.50 $20

Non-climate controlled 10'X10' units are ideal storage spots for small furniture and extra items cluttering homes

58% Off Makeup Class for Four

Makeup by Kim Nicole

$240 $100

Experienced makeup artist teaches four students how to use makeup in the most effective way, sharing the tips that make her a pro

Up to 71% Off at K.H. Art & Framing

Multiple Locations

$45 $19.95

Artisans preserve a 16"x20" image on premium resin photo paper with minor touch-ups or craft custom frames with museum-quality materials

Up to 51% Off Palm, Tarot Card, or Crystal Reading

Richmond

$20 $10

Professional psychic forecasts the future and helps clients get in touch with their inner being in palm, tarot card, and crystal readings

Up to 81% Off Childcare

Newport News

$260 $49

Childcare center focuses on children's social and cognitive development with art and language-arts activities, music, and outdoor play

45% Off

Franconia

$180 $99

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50% Off

McLean

$500 $250

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76% Off Custom Framing

Lake Ridge

$200 $49

Hundreds of frames, matting styles, and designs allow patrons to customize pieces to match their vision or home decor

Up to 53% Off Preschool at Paty Kake

Manassas

$175 $85

Children can expand learning skills, establish a positive self-attitude, determine how to interact with others, and promote development

Half Off One-Month After-School Program

Fairfax

$460 $230

Adult fitness classes help keep athletes in shape, and Cardio Kickfit classes use martial arts to create an intense workout

Up to 51% Off Children's Language Classes at Animated Child

Montclair

$235 $115

Classes introduce language skills through music and movement, puzzles and art projects, and multiple-intelligence teaching models

Select Local Merchants

Atlantic Bedding and Furniture showrooms speckle the Southeast, each one a treasure-trove of fine furniture and top-brand mattresses. Attentive staffers bustle past collections of leather couches and arrangements of dark-wood dining sets, eager to assist customers in their quest to find a memory-foam mattress that best suits their sleeping habits or a rug that best covers up the dungeon trapdoor in their living room. If an item is out of stock, the attendants can have it shipped directly from the company's central warehouse—a cavernous storeroom packed with furniture from top vendors like Coaster, Sealy, and Lifestyle Solutions. Much of the furniture is available online, enabling customers to shop from the comfort of home.

5257 Cleveland St
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

The Virginian-Pilot's staff of dedicated journalists have dutifully provided news and information to the citizens of southeast Virginia and North Carolina for 149 years, even helping the paper earn a Pulitzer Prize. Subscribers can wake up to the invigorating aroma of fresh ink without needing to empty fountain pens into their coffeemakers. As they butter their toast and brace themselves for the daily grind, readers explore paper sections detailing local news, sports, restaurants, and entertainment. The coupon-filled Sunday Pilot includes in-depth stories relevant to Hampton Roads, and the Wednesday edition comes replete with recipes, food reviews, and grocery advertisements.

150 W Brambleton Ave
Norfolk,
VA
US

Michael Gomori has always been led by passion. As a young man and recent college graduate, he sidestepped a potential career in biology, a subject for which he'd lost his spark, and joined the Navy. He was eager to see the world, so he spent 27 years seeing, learning, and climbing the ranks.

When Michael reentered civilian life, he was determined to discover his next true passion—as it turned out, his passion was tucked under the crisp linens of fine dining. Joined by his wife, Diane, Michael developed a restaurant to embody his way of life, and the pair fittingly named it Passion the Restaurant.

Inside the romantic restaurant with white linens and crimson accents, couples and friends converse over new york strip steaks, Virginia crab cakes, and deboned chicken cooked under brick. Tapas dishes, such as duck sliders, spring rolls, and a cheese platter, play into the intimate environment under twinkling chandelier light.

Local artists’ works dapple the walls and are for sale, with a portion of proceeds donated to Our House Families, an organization that helps support families in need. Twice a month on the patio, patrons can partake in a cigar social, puffing away and reminiscing about the old days of candy cigarettes.

The Shoppes at Greenbrier, 1036 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake,
VA
US

Named one of the 5 Best Places to Study Wine in the country by Food & Wine magazine, Washington Wine Academy has something for novices and experts alike. The school’s offerings include professional-certification classes, tours of local wineries, singles mixers, and wine-and-a-movie nights, all overseen by top wine writers and sommeliers. This blend of education and entertainment has proven successful: on average, the Academy educates more than 1,000 enthusiasts per month and hosts more than 300 wine and beer events each year.

Students and visitors gather in the academy’s brick and mortar wine school–the first of its kind in the DC area. A large hall provides the perfect setting for presentations or Model UN practice, and the nearby Crystal City Wine Shop stocks an extensive collection of beer and wines from around the world.

1201 S Eads St
Arlington,
VA
US

Josh knew the first treasure hunt he set up was a success when he saw the happy look in his three younger brothers' eyes as they uncovered the final treasure chest. Based on Josh's clues, the younger Schwabs had just gleefully trekked across Warrenton, Virginia, and into the Shenandoah Mountains in search of their goal. But the event was more than just a fun way to spend the day: it also gave them inspiration at a time when the future felt grim, as their mother was undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Although that has since become a fond memory of a good day, it's also warmly remembered by the family as the catalyst that led Josh to establish Ravenchase Adventures, where he now sets up just such engaging hunts for the public.

Now Ravenchase is an event company that offers pre-set and custom treasure hunts and adventure races. As the company has grown, Josh's team has even set up events for a variety of well-known clients, from DreamWorks Studios to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. But regardless of who participates, he and his dedicated staff ensure each two- to three-hour adventure is filled with brainteasers, mysterious clues, and baffling ciphers. Each solved clue leads the groups across town with treasure maps. Fun prizes await at their final destination. In an effort to give back to the community, the company also set up the nonprofit Ravenchase Foundation, which supports organizations that inspire and teach tolerance for history, logic, and the arts.

3000 E Marshall St
Richmond,
VA
US

Recognized throughout the area for their automotive know-how, the ASE-certified technicians at Tune Up Plus have been caring for and correcting wayward vehicles for more than 20 years. Their skill powers a wealth of services, from basic tune-ups and full-service oil changes to axle repairs and headlight restoration; they can also keep roadsters legit with state inspections and state-bird-shaped stickers. If the promise of Wynn's car-care products isn't enough to attract passing vehicles, Tune Up's technicians lure them off the road with free air-conditioning, engine-light, and brake inspections.

15450 Warwick Blvd
Newport News,
VA
US