Local Services in Waconia

75% Off at Pixies Photography

Chaska

$355 $89

Beauty professionals style hair, apply makeup, and choose outfits before guiding clients through several playful and sultry poses

50% Off

Shakopee

$20 $10

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jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

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

89% Off from Accent Photography

Multiple Locations

$364 $39

A two-hour in-studio or on-location photo shoot for kids or families results in nine prints and a digital image

Up to 85% Off Mom's Night Out Workshop

Multiple Locations

$225 $35

Moms can enjoy wine, cheese, and chocolate while learning to photograph children, with lessons in lighting, style, and candid approach

Up to 53% Off Art Supplies and Framing

Excelsior

$75 $35

Huge stock of art supplies for every discipline; custom framing for posters, pictures, and paintings includes mounting, assembly and glass

50% Off Clothing, Furniture, and Accessories for Charity

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Portions of the sales of donated, upscale clothing and furnishings helps provide basic care and needs of local women with breast cancer

Up to 89% Off at Cilento Photography

Eden Prairie

$200 $29

Professional photographer takes in-studio or on-location shoots of newly engaged couples or families

53% Off from Inflight Pilot Training

Eden Prairie

$340 $159

Accompanied by an FAA-certified instructor, students take the controls and navigate over the Twin Cities

Up to 67% Off 3D Printing Services and Classes

Plymouth

$150 $50

Artists and designers help clients transform ideas, pictures and more into 3D objects and learn to operate a CubeX 3D Printer

Half Off Children’s Etiquette Class

Plymouth - Wayzata

$100 $49.99

Kids and teens 6–16 learn social skills such as writing thank-you notes, showing respect, and exhibiting good table manners with real food

74% Off Tax Return at Jadoo Tax

Jadoo Tax Services

$349 $89

Accountant explains, prepares and files individual taxes

50% Off

Plymouth - Wayzata

$250 $125

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Up to 53% Off Dog and Cat Boarding

Edina

$180 $89

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Full-service boarding facility provides separate, indoor accommodations for cats and dogs that receive personal attention

Up to 89% Off Photography Package

Maple Grove Outlets

$204.95 $25

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

Half Off at Art and Frame World

Brooklyn Park - Maple Grove

$50 $25

Family-owned business specializes in framing both traditional photos and three-dimensional objects

Up to 54% Off Videotape-to-DVD Transfers

Bremer Bank Building

$30 $15

Onsite audio-visual experts help preserve precious memories by transferring videotape and film to high-capacity DVDs

50% Off Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Dry-cleaning and laundry specialists carefully clean garments at three locations

51% Off Business Cards at Matreks Printing

East Bloomington

$85 $42

Digital printers quickly produce custom business cards; compatible with Microsoft Word documents, PDFs, and other popular file formats

54% Off Individual Tax Preparation at Prudent Accountants

Bloomington

$149 $69

Experienced tax preparer accurately and efficiently e-files individuals' tax returns

Up to 51% Off a Mailbox Rental

West Bloomington

$139 $69

Renters have 24-hour access to a mailbox with a street address, where packages from any courier are accepted; confirmations sent by email

Half Off Guitar, Bass, or Ukulele Lessons

Plymouth - Golden Valley - St. Louis Park

$50 $24.99

In private sessions custom tailored to student's skills, an accomplished instructor teaches lessons in guitar, ukulele, and bass

52% Off Holistic Dog-Training Class

Multiple Locations

$115 $55

Certified trainer who specializes in holistic-based training for dogs

Up to 54% Off Dog Daycare

Burnsville

$28 $14

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Canine guests play all day with other dogs in indoor and outdoor spaces, returning to private cabins for meals

50% Off Studio Photography

Vista View

$400 $200

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51% Off Music Lessons at Cyprus School of Music and the Arts

Burnsville

$120 $59

Skilled and seasoned instructors school students in instruments ranging from piano, guitar, and drums to cello and flute

55% Off Mattresses

Burnsville

$500 $225

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Half Off Veterinary Services

Osseo

$150 $75

Compassionate veterinary staff care for animals with general wellness procedures as well as surgical treatments and acupuncture

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Minneapolis

$129.95 $49

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

80% Off Digitalization for up to 500 photos

Blaine

$145 $29

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Up to 80% Off Photo Packages from Dupris Photography

Minneapolis

$380 $89

Groups and individuals meet with Mike and Jamie Dupris who work in tandem to take pictures during photo shoots

52% Off ACT-Prep or Study-Skills Classes

Minneapolis

$725 $350

ACT-prep classes focuses on test-taking skills, and study-skills classes teach students how to take notes and review effectively

90% Off Six-CD Stock-Trading Course

South Loop

$300 $29

Expert investors reveal their stock secrets in six-CD training course that focuses on technical analysis & other aspects of trading

Up to 53% Off Screen and Body iPad Restoration

EZ Tech

$209 $99

With screen and body restoration packages, technicians replace glass, inspect, clean, and charge iPad 2–4 models

Up to 88% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

Minneapolis

$250 $29

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

Up to 72% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot with Champagne

Warehouse District

$321 $89

Photographer arranges relaxed boudoir sessions replete with champagne where clients can let loose and express themselves

Up to 60% Off from Storchak Cleaners

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Pure cleaning solution spruces up fine clothing and delicate fabrics, including fur, leather, and silk.

86% Off In-Studio or Outdoor Photography Package

Minneapolis

$350 $49

Creative team with more than 30 years of experience captures subjects in novel situations, either in-studio or at outdoor locations

Up to 94% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir

Warehouse District

$399 $25

With four lingerie outfits, women bring their sensuality to the surface, posing for 60 minutes to create unique, romantic gifts

50% Off Studio Photography

Folwell

$300 $150

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52% Off DJing Classes

Downtown West

$25 $12

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Up to 59% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Minneapolis

$80 $39

During 30-minute lessons, instructors introduce students to guitar fundamentals and help them develop more advanced skills

88% Off Photography Package

Minneapolis

$675 $79

Photographer Jim Hilgedick performs an in-studio or on-location photo shoot that yields an 11"x14" print and digital images

60% Off In-Studio Photo Session 

Hutchinson

$97 $39

Husband-and-wife duo photograph clients in the studio during one-hour sessions, which yield an 8"x10" print

49% Off Computer Repair

Crossroads

$45 $23

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51% Off Discovery Flight Package

Lakeville

$281.90 $139

Experienced aviators teach newbies the basics during ground training and take to the skies for in-flight training

Up to 53% Off Piano Lessons at Levin Piano Lab

Eagan

$140 $69

Students absorb technique and musical creativity under the instruction of Concordia University's Professor of Piano

50% Off Puppy-Cut Special

Coon Rapids

$60 $30

Dog groomers give pups weighing 30 pounds or less a bath, hair cut, nail trim, and treat bag to go

51% Off a Computer Re-Image Service

Bridge Court

$264.99 $130

Technicians restore content to computer disks, repairing data loss from system corruption, file damage, and other software problems

Select Local Merchants

Mudd Lake Furniture is a rustic barn brimming with eclectic, sophisticated furniture. Owner and former NFL football player Bob Kratch hand-selects quality furnishings, lighting, artwork and home goods from reputable suppliers that purchase goods in India, Europe, Atlantis, Asia, and local flea markets. Dress up a room with a Victorian frame ($60), find forgotten isles or isthmuses on a vintage globe ($99), and or make space for medium sized draft table ($75) ideal for drawing or holding multiple ice-cold draughts. Mudd Lake Furniture is open Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment.

10685 County Road 24
Watertown,
MN
US

The Range

Midwest Carry Academy's instructors work out of various local gun ranges and training venues.

The Rentals

The rental selection comprises vintage and modern firearms. Some options include WWII rifles and Glock 9-millimeter handguns.

At a Glance

The instructors at Midwest Carry Academy have backgrounds that range from law enforcement to the military, and they draw on these experiences to teach handgun-shooting and home-defense courses to students of all experience levels. As a safety precaution and a dedication to the pastime, they too take new courses to develop their skills as both teachers and gun handlers.

7480 County Road 15
Excelsior,
MN
US

Sprawling across 1,137 acres, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum entices explorers with 12.5 miles of winding hiking trails and color-dappled garden paths displaying more than 5,000 dazzling plant specimens in their natural habitats. The steel-and-bronze sculptures of the Steelroots exhibition silently guard the path to the Maze Garden, twisting their curvilinear heft into evocative anthropomorphic angles that call to mind passionate love or celebratory end zone dances. Wander amid the 16 towering statues, created by Pennsylvania artist Steve Tobin as allegories for the entwined roots of modern communities, or join trained Arboretum guides as they thread guests through the facility’s lustrous forest on a one-hour guided Arboretum Highlights walking tour departing at 1 p.m. each day. Indoors, the Reedy Gallery celebrates the shadowy side of nature’s beauty with Here Comes the Sun, an exhibition of 26 sun-splashed landscapes, salt-sprayed ocean scenes, and syrup-drizzled pancake sculptures rendered by local and national artists.

3675 Arboretum Dr
Chaska,
MN
US

“Stocky.” Justin Yule remembers when others used this adjective to describe him, an observation he considered to be a nice way of saying that he was overweight. It wasn’t until his dad invited him to work out at the gym that Justin discovered a passion for fitness and a desire to chisel away the stockiness he carried. Since achieving his goals, he has kept up his fit physique more than 22 years.

Justin also channeled his passion into a bachelor’s of science in physical education with a concentration in adult fitness. He used his extensive training to devise the curriculum for Look Great at the Lake Boot Camp, which he also founded. Justin calls his program the “fitness revolution,” mainly because it breaks exercisers out of the tedious routines they often fall into at the gym or when their friend Sisyphus asks them to push his rock and promises he’ll only be gone for five minutes. Every one of Justin’s workout moves come in three levels, each scaled to challenge exercisers of different strengths and experience levels. He also relies heavily on body-weight resistance exercises, and coaches provide guidance and support to clients in reaching their goals.

Justin considers the most valuable part of his program to be the camaraderie that he encourages among his participants in and out of the boot-camp classroom. He organizes charity events and parties so that groups can mingle and become a cohesive unit working toward a single goal. To further ease his clients’ path to fitness, he also offers nutrition programs, online exercises and tips, and education in the form of newsletters and fitness books that he’s penned himself.

530 W 79th St
Chanhassen,
MN
US

Open since 1972, All American Recreation has provided satisfied customers with quality game room furnishings and swimmong pool service to the entire metro area.

5420 Manitou Rd
Excelsior,
MN
US

At Jump and Jam Activity Center, they can trade outdoor jungle gyms for a 10,000-square-foot interconnected trampoline or exchange simulated fire in the 3,000-square-foot laser-tag arena. Much like the supreme court's chambers, Jump and Jam also houses two dodge-ball courts and a duo of slam-dunk jump lanes. Jump and Jam rounds out its services with birthday-party packages and trampoline-based workout sessions for those looking to spice up their fitness routine.

18832 Lake Drive E
Chanhassen,
MN
US