Local Services in Waltham

$49 for a 45-Minute Children's Photo Shoot Package from Orlando Claffey Photography ($125 Value)

Orlando Claffey Photography

Highlands

$125 $49

Family photographer captures priceless portraits of kids and includes two 5"X7" prints and five low-res digital images on DVD

$95 for ACT, SAT, SSAT, or ISEE Prep at Weston Wayland Success Learning Center ($220 Value)

Weston Wayland Success Learning Center

Multiple Locations

$220 $95

Teachers help students understand general-knowledge questions in preparation for the ACT, SAT, SSAT, or ISEE (a school entrance exam)

$50 for a 30-Minute Professional Portrait Session and Six Portrait Sheets at Portrait Simple ($134.90 Value)

Portrait Simple

Multiple Locations

$134.90 $50

Photographers snap pictures of unlimited subjects and send clients off with same-day prints of six images

Event, Mentoring, or Pitch Practice with an Expert Panel at The International Entrepreneurship Center (87% Off)

The International Entrepreneurship Center

Nonantum

$20 $5

Attend a Wednesday-evening IEC event, or take advantage of entrepreneurial experts with either an hour of mentoring or pitch practice

Dog Grooming or Doggy Daycare at Tail Waggerz Pet Care (Up to 67% Off). Five Options Available.

Tail Waggerz Pet Care

Nonantum

$62 $30

7,500-square-foot indoor and outdoor facility where pets are bathed, cared for, socialized, and pampered

$149 for a Wedding-Planning Workshop for a Bride and a Guest from iDo Wedding Workshops ($299 Value)

iDo Wedding Workshops

Auburndale

$299 $149

An experienced wedding planner teaches brides the basics of vendor selection, contracts, DIY projects, budgeting, and more

One or Three 45-Minute Kindermusik Play-Dates at Suzuki School of Newton (Up to 62% Off)

Suzuki School of Newton

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

$20 for $40 Groupon — Michelle's Costume to Custom

Michelle's Jewelry Boutique

Wayland

$40 $20

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$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

Kids' Haircut and Playspace Pass Packages at Kidville (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Kidville

Wellesley

$30 $15

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Stylists used to wriggling kids snip locks into fun styles; kids run, tumble, and climb on play structures in the brightly-colored playspace

Two-Hour Children's Shoot with Prints and Digital Images at Hughes Photography (Up to 64% Off)

Hughes Photography

Needham

$345 $150

Each session is up to two hours in duration, and includes two 8"x10" prints and one low-resolution CD of the images

$99 for a 40-Hour Real-Estate Pre-Licensing Course at Trust Realty One ($499 Value)

Trust Realty One

Needham

$499 $99

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Through sessions available mornings, afternoons, and evenings, real-estate pros prepare students to ace the state licensing test

All-Day TIPS Training and Art of Mixology Course for One or Two from Harvard Bartending Course (50% Off)

Harvard Bartending Course

Harvard Square

$290 $145

Pro bartender with 25 years of experience teaches students to mix and present drinks, ending with TIPS drinking safety certification

Night of Painting with Supplies for One or Two at Paint Corner Art Bar (50% Off)

Paint Corner Art Bar

Cambridge

$35 $17.50

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Artist-guided night of painting includes art supplies for one or two people

$14 for $25 Worth of Electronics Repair — The Cell Clinic

The Cell Clinic Repair

Cambridge

$25 $14

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Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 56% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

$260 $119

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

"How to Fly For Free" Courses from Travel Masters Academy (Up to 72% Off). Three Options Available.

Travel Masters Academy

Cambridge

$100 $29

Courses help travelers earn numerous frequent flyer miles without leaving the ground, & redeem them for nearly free flights around the world

Jewelry or Watch Repair at Village Watch Center (Half Off). Three Options Available.

Village Watch Center

Brookline

$50 $25

Horologists restore wristwatches, jewelry, grandfather clocks, and pocket watches to proper, wearable functionality

$165 for $300 Worth of Lifecycle Photography — Smile Through The Lens

Smile Through The Lens

Brighton

$300 $165

Photographer spends two hours on location photographing your family, engagement, pets, newborn, baby, or kids

$39 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at David's Custom Framing

David's Custom Framing

Brookline

$100 $39

Framing experts protect prized artwork, posters, and other items with frames tailored to customers' preferences

$22 for $40 Worth of Snow Removal — Tough Guys Snow Removal

Tough Guys Snow Removal

St. Elizabeth's

$40 $22

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$175 for 40-Hour Real Estate Course Plus Textbook at Metropolitan School of Real Estate ($350 Value)

Metropolitan School of Real Estate

Somerville

$350 $175

Over four 10-hour days, instructors prep students for the real-estate exam, teaching procedures, key terms, and the downtown housing market

Dry Cleaning or Laundry Services at Laundry Unlimited (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Laundry Unlimited

Somerville

$14 $7

Professionals make suits and dresses as clean as the first day you wore them

One-Month Part- or Full-Time Membership for a Shared Open Workspace at Alpha Landmark (65% Off)

Alpha Landmark

Assembly Row

$99 $35

Workspace provides fast and secure WiFi, laser printing, event space, free beverages, and other amenities

One or Three Self-Serve Dog Washes and Professional Nail Clippings at Modern Dog Boston (Up to 58% Off)

Modern Dog Boston

St. Marks

$31 $15

Scrub your dog clean with a self-serve bath that includes scented shampoo, a blow-dry, cologne, and other perks

$49 for $100 Toward Computer Services at A Plus Computer Services

A Plus Computer Services

Neponset - Port Norfolk

$100 $49

Experienced techs repair computers by wiping off corrupted files and recovering lost data while keeping them running at peak efficiency

Furniture at World Source Trading (Up to 61% Off)

World Source Trading

Medford

$100 $49

Selection of home decor and furniture, including tables and chairs

$50 for $90 Worth of Fortune Telling — New Age Center

New Age Center- Psychic Readings By Kelly

Medford

$90 $50

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$15 for $30 Worth of Garment Care — Concord Cleaners

Concord Cleaners

Concord Cleaners

$30 $15

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$138 for $250 Groupon — Nicolas E. DiDonato CPA

Nicolas E. Didonato, Cpa, Llc

Concord

$250 $138

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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

$139 for a Construction Supervisor License Course at Massachusetts Construction School ($279 Value)

Massachusetts Construction School

Multiple Locations

$279 $139

Up-to-date course give students the tools they need to pass the construction supervisor exam on their first try

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

$107 for $195 Worth of Tax Preparation — Safeway Financial Group

Safeway Financial Group

Natick

$195 $107

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Shoe, Boot, or Handbag Repairs at Beacon Hill Shoe Repair (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Beacon Hill Shoe Repair

Beacon Hill

$16 $9

Professional shoe repairers extend the life of shoes with heel replacements and repairs, and can fix handbag tears and broken zippers

$25 for $50 Worth of Language Classes — RoLa Languages

Rola Languages

Boston

$50 $25

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$44 for $80 Worth of Fortune Telling — PSYCHIC READING'S

Psychic Reading's

Boston

$80 $44

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$59 for Three 45-Minute In-Studio Piano Lessons at New England Studio of Music ($135 Value)

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

Career Consultation with One or Two Add-On Services at Career Compass Group (Up to 66% Off)

Career Compass Group

Boston

$100 $39

Specialists help clients land the job of their dreams with training in interviewing, resume writing, and marketing your personal skills

2 or 4 Vocal Lessons with Optional Studio Time or Audio-Engineering Course at Bristol Studios (Up to 59% Off)

Bristol Recording & Voice Studios

Back Bay

$120 $55

Work with the coaches and producers that have helped develop artists for The Voice and for labels including Sony and Universal Records

$50 for $100 Worth of Computer Repair — Geek to You

Geek To You Computer Services

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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$400 for Four Hours of DJ Services with Uplighting from A&M Entertainment and Lighting ($800 Value)

A&M Entertainment and Lighting

On Location

$800 $400

DJs arrive at weddings, birthday parties, and other special occasions to spin tunes and keep crowds pumped

$49 for $110 Worth of Salsa-Dance Classes — OUT SALSA BOSTON

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

$110 $49

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$29 for a 20-Hour Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

Four- or Six-Hour Photo Booth Rental from Classic Photographers (50% Off)

Classic Photographers

On Location

$1,295 $647

Party-goers strike freestyle poses while digital camera snaps unlimited shots and prints them in about 13 seconds

$59 for a Photo-Shoot Package with Image DVD and Print from Nicole Riley Photography ($150 Value)

Nicole Riley Photography

On Location

$150 $59

During on location photo shoots, the photographer captures both candid and posed shots of up to five people; image DVD and print included

$193 for $300 toward One Month of Co-Working Space including Wifi, Printing and Gourmet Coffee — Black House Co

Black House & Co

Downtown

$350 $193

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$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

Ultrasonic Vinyl-Record Cleaning for Four or Six Records at Record Genie (Up to 52% Off)

Record Genie

Multiple Locations

$21 $10

Audio Desk and Klaudio ultrasonic record-cleaning machines clean right to the bottom of the groove to maximize sound quality, old or new

60-Minute On-Location Photo Shoot and Disc of Edited Photos from Devin Dobbins Photography (50% Off)

Devin Dobbins Photography

Redeem from Home

$400 $200

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Six-Page Website and One Month of Website Hosting from KMV Website Solutions (45% Off)

Kmv Website Solutions

Redeem from Home

$512 $282

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$55 for $100 Worth of Pet Care — Follow My Lead

Follow My Lead

Redeem from Home

$100 $55

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On-Location Engagement Photo-Shoot Packages from Samantha's Photography Studio (Up to 69% Off). Three Options Available.

Samantha's Photography Studio

On Location

$319 $99

Samantha immortalizes couples in high-resolution digital images shot in scenic locales such as Boston Common or Hampton Beach

$69 for One-Hour On-Location Photo Shoot with Three Edited Digital Images from David Vogt Photography ($239 Value)

David Vogt Photography

On Location

$239 $69

Experienced photographer captures well-composed shots, works with clients to select the best images, and then carefully edits them

$48 for $120 Worth of Custom Framing Services at Harvard Art & Frame

Harvard Art & Frame

Thompson Square - Bunker Hill

$120 $48

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Artisans create custom frames for paintings, photos, and 3-D objects using acid-free materials

$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

$83 for $150 Worth of Wedding-Planning Services — fizzEvents

Fizz Events

Redeem from Home

$150 $83

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One or Five Custom Apparel Printings on Small or Large Items at One Off Apparel (Up to 55% Off)

One Off Apparel

Back Bay

$39.95 $19

You can create the perfect T-shirts, socks, tank tops, or bandanas for any event

One or Three One-Hour Screenwriting Classes at Jared M. Gordon Screenplay Coverage (Up to 52% Off)

Jared M. Gordon Screenplay Coverage

Redeem from Home

$99 $49

Classes taught by an New York University–trained writer, producer, and director, whose independent films have been exhibited at festivals

$1,100 for a Six-Hour Wedding-Photography Package from Kelly Anne Photography ($2,200 Value)

Kelly Anne Photography

On Location

$2,200 $1,100

Photographer relies on unexpected angles, candid poses, and dramatic lighting to capture unique wedding and engagement portraits

$39 for Five Days of 30-Minute Dog-Walking Sessions from Fresh Trails Pet Sitting, Inc. ($100 Value)

Fresh Trails Pet Sitting, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$100 $39

Fully insured pet-care provider offers dog walks in your neighborhood or through wooded trails; includes feeding, fresh water, and TLC

$180 for $400 Worth of Relationship Counseling — Compass Matchmaking

Compass Matchmaking

On Location

$400 $180

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$85 for $189 Worth of Computer Repair — Ogiant Technology

Ogiant Technology

On Location

$189 $85

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Up to 70% Off Video-to-DVD Conversion

Memories on Media

Online Deal

$99.90 $39.99

Video-duplication experts transfer video onto DVD, updating the medium and making its content more accessible

$45 for $100 Worth of Insurance Consulting — Simpson Financial Group

Simpson Financial Group

Redeem from Home

$100 $45

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$193 for $350 Worth of Appliance Installation — Service Tech, Inc

Service Tech, Inc

Redeem from Home

$350 $193

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$88 for $175 Worth of Boudoir Photography — Keith Jacobs Photography

Keith Jacobs Photography

On Location

$175 $88

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SUV Airport Service from Target Limo Services (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

Target Limo Services

Redeem from Home

$160 $89

Professional drivers chauffeur customers to and from the airport in a fleet of brand-new GMC Denali SUVs

Tarot Card or Spiritual Reading for One or Up to 20 People from Accurate Psychic Lauren (Up to 81% Off)

Accurate Psychic Lauren

Back Bay

$50 $15

Licensed psychic reads the past and present and foretells the future in tarot card, crystal, aura readings for up to 20 people

Silver, Gold, or Platinum Event-Planning Package from A Walk on the Pier (Up to 72% Off)

A Walk on the Pier

On Location

$2,500 $700

Event planners make life easier for everyone with a variety of planning packages for events such as weddings

$29 for an Online Sales Course from Excel with Business ($299 Value)

Excel With Business

Online Deal

$299 $29

Online course imparts skills of salesmanship with video tutorials, exercises, podcasts, and material by author of Selling for Dummies

60-Minute On-Location Photo Shoot and Disc of Edited Photos from Exposures by Mimi (45% Off)

Exposures By Mimi

Redeem from Home

$150 $83

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$138 for $250 Worth of Engagement Photography — Sara Locke Photography

Sara Locke Photography

Redeem from Home

$250 $138

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$59 for an Online Website Building Class from Express Website Course ($197 Value)

Express Website Course

Online Deal

$197 $59

Video course teaches students the ins and outs of creating a website and working with the WordPress platform

$85 for Professional Résumé and Cover-Letter Service from JC Résumés ($260 Value)

JC Résumés

Online Deal

$260 $85

Professional résumé writers craft job-search documents for range of positions with 99.4% client-satisfaction rate

One Dog-Walking Session or One Week of Dog Walking from Angelic Paws Pet Services (Up to 53% Off)

Angelic Paws Pet Services

On Location

$22 $11

Professional dog walkers arrive at homes to pick up pets for a stroll that includes clean up and a cookie, plus a complete report card

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$192 for $349 toward Weekday Birthday Party— Rolling Video Games

I9 Sports-marlborough

Redeem from Home

$349 $192

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$146 for a 60-Minute Portrait Session with CD of 50 Photos from South Shore Studios (55% Off)

South Shore Studios

Redeem from Home

$325 $146

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The YMCA keeps residents healthy and engaged in more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, but it traces its American origins to the streets of 19th-century Boston. Here, Thomas Valentine Sullivan carried on the mission started in London by George Williams: providing affordable recreation and residence to young men from cities and country towns alike. Over the last century and change, the organization's mission changed to keep pace with the evolving times; today, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomes anyone interested in furthering the causes of "youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."

This modern mission combines the Y's signature programming with new initiatives designed to keep citizens one step ahead of an ever-changing world. Members stay fit and active with everything from organized sports and fitness classes to lifeguard, CPR, and first aid lessons. But the Y's developmental programs go far beyond bodily strength; their enrichment and leadership courses equip youths with the confidence needed to take charge in their everyday lives, and ESL classes help newcomers to English embark on the next step of their linguistic lives.

725 Lexington St
Waltham,
MA
US

The staff at Zoots Dry Cleaning extracts stains and stress by pairing eco-friendly dry-cleaning services with the convenience of extended evening and Sunday hours, 24-hour drop-off and pickup services (available at most locations), and an automated drive-thru system. Team members clean clothes, draperies, bedding, and rugs with a biodegradable solvent as opposed to harsh PERC chemicals, and some staff are trained to expertly excise stains from the delicate lace and beadwork of bridal-gown bodices. Most stores also have a tailor on location who is able to alter ensembles in a snap. Customers get e-mail notifications when orders are ready or they can download a smartphone app to keep a close eye on the status of their dirty laundry.

1484 Main St
Waltham,
MA
US

American Real Estate Academy has been helping students master the intricacies of property sales for 42 years. Its carefully selected instructors lead classes for neophytes looking to get their salesperson license, learn the ins and outs of the business, and find out the startling truth about where houses come from. The academy boasts higher test scores for its students than the state average, and many students go on to successful careers. The academy also helps real-estate veterans step up to a broker license in preparation to open their own office and work for themselves. Continuing-education courses keep professionals up to date on current rules and regulations, fulfilling state-mandated requirements and keeping licenses active.

771 Main St
Waltham,
MA
US

Dale Carnegie believed in the power of self-improvement so much that he started a training company. Since founding the company, his dream has expanded to encompass more than 2,700 trainers stationed in over 85 countries. These trainers have pursued an unwavering mission: to give participants the skills they need to boost job performance and professional effectiveness. Online courses cover such topics as leadership training, sales success, and personal influence and effectiveness. All webinars, courses and materials are based on Dale Carnegie's time-honored approach, outlined in How to Win Friends and Influence People. Dale Carnegie now offers much of its information and many of its classes online.

1400 Main St
Waltham,
MA
US

Signature service: Brain training

Established: 2011

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Pro Tip: Pre-register online to maximize efficiency of service

303 Wyman Street Suite #300
Waltham,
MA
US

Some problems confound the means and efforts of even the most gifted individuals; in 1904, tuberculosis was one such problem. Then, concerned citizens banded together to create the American Lung Association—one of the oldest voluntary health organizations still extant in America today—ultimately defeating the disease through the power of collective action. Today, the nature of the battle may have changed, but the spirit of community concern and volunteerism still thrives. Instead of actively fighting to cure certain diseases, the American Lung Association takes a big-picture approach, helping people quit smoking through education and encouragement, providing in-school programs for kids with asthma, and encouraging the community to keep the air healthy, breathable, and free from clouds of inhalable hornets.

460 Totten Pond Rd
Waltham,
MA
US