Local Services in Waterloo

Up to 53% Off Laundry Service at Express Laundry

Waterloo

$25 $15

Eco-friendly washer and dryers; washers spin clothing at 350 g's, greatly reducing drying time

$81 Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at Kliks Photography

Cedar Rapids

$120 $39

Photographer captures steamy poses in private boudoir photo sessions; an all-female staff retouches images to accentuate features

50% Off Grooming at La Bella Pet Spa

Cedar Rapids

$40 $20

Groomers pamper pups with a hydrating aloe-oatmeal shampoo, ear cleaning, nail trimming, brushing, and fragrance; bandana or bow included

44% Off Veterinary Services at Animal Care Hospital

Cedar Rapids

$50 $28

Veterinary staff cares for cats, dogs, and exotics with thorough health care services and on-site laboratory

Up to 95% Off Life or Public-Speaking Coaching

Tiffany D Flowers

$250 $49

Experienced public speaker motivates individuals with professional and life coaching or helps improve public-speaking skills

75% Off Class from Bluenote Photography

Ely

$300 $75

An experienced pro discusses lighting, composition, color control, and photography theory before students practice capturing shots

Up to 56% Off at Varsity Cleaners

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Experts dry clean a full comforter or a variety of items such as shirts, pants, suits, and more

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

Half Off Dog Checkup or Pet Boarding

Ankeny

$150 $75

Animal hospital welcomes pets to board a few nights and checks dogs for heartworms and intestinal parasites during exam

50% Off Home-Design Consultation

Ankeny

$300 $149

Architects design homes & help families think of how to use the redesigned space in their home & leave them with a conceptual design sketch

50% Off Resumé Package

Drake

$199.99 $99

Resume consultant creates a resume or CV and cover letter after meeting with clients

63% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints

Des Moines

$268 $99

Husband-and-wife team empowers women to strike poses that capture their sexy, seductive side during private photo shoots

52% Off at Crisp and Clean Dry Cleaning

Easter Lake Park

$25 $12

Dry cleaners lift out dirt and stains from fabrics with eco-safe solvents and soft water

Up to 90% Off from Dodgen Photography

Clive

$123 $25

Kids, high-school seniors, families, and pets pose in studio or outdoors; includes prints and image CD

50% Off Pet Daycare

Clive

$20 $10

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Up to 89% Off Photography Package

Valley West Mall

$204.95 $25

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

75% Off Outdoor Photography

West Des Moines

$450 $113

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

75% Off Outdoor Photography

West Des Moines

$185 $46

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

50% Off Pet Food, Treats, and Clothes

Norwalk

$20 $10

Shop for all things pet related sells all natural food, organic clothes, and a slew of accouterments for dogs and cats

40% Off Handcrafted Furniture and Art from Sticks

Sticks West

$250 $150

An online selection of handcrafted pieces made from birch, poplar, and driftwood and painted with colorful designs

Up to Half Off Senior Photo Shoot

Adel

$110 $55

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During galaxy bowling, Cadillac Lanes turns futuristic with the help of a space-age-evoking light and sound show. Even under the glow of traditional lighting, the alley brims with modern technology, such as automatic scoring and retractable bumpers. A trove of lightweight to heavy bowling balls allows players of all muscle masses to scatter pins without straining their muscles. In between 10-frame games, patrons can maneuver joysticks in the arcade or refuel at the snack bar. The venue also welcomes birthday celebrations with party packages complete with decorations that create a joyful atmosphere, rather than celebrating with impromptu bowling-ball confetti.:m]]

650 Laporte Rd
Waterloo,
IA
US

Founded in 1933, the Cedar Rapids chapter of the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce—or Jaycees—hones the leadership skills of its members through projects and programs that benefit the community. Once-a-month Sunday breakfasts bring locals together in the common pursuit of pancakes, and Uptown Friday Nights in Green Square Park are filled with music, food, and drinks. The Jaycees also fling wide the doors of its newly opened Jaycee Center to renters for conferences, parties, wedding receptions, and driving-school-class reunions.

1000 Memorial Dr
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

A procession of blips and blinks marches through Planet X's arcade room. The noise and neon spills over and accents the facility's surroundings, where guests can zap their least favorite cousins during laser tag, release pent-up road rage in bumper cars, or just stand, flabbergasted by the number of activities available. Though interactive entertainment is its bread and butter, Planet X also features a sports lounge with flat-screen TVs, beer, wine, and views of the kitchen staff tossing pizzas by hand.

4444 1st Ave
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

Nestled on the banks of the Cedar River, the 17,000-square-foot nonprofit museum educates more than 30,000 people annually through tours, exhibits, and community programs celebrating African-American heritage and culture. Packed with more than 2,000 artifacts, 200 oral histories, and a library with more than 1,000 volumes covering African and African American topics, the museum crams craniums full of historical knowledge. Endless Possibilities, part of the flagship permanent collection, traces the history of Iowa's African American citizens through photos, objects, stories, and multimedia. A rotating lineup of compelling exhibits includes Unconditional Loyalty, running through December 17, which pays tribute to African-Americans who've served in the U.S. military from the Revolutionary War era to the present day. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday

55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

The men’s league at Belle Plaine Country Club is no joke: its member roster boasts 112 players. As course manager Mike Coffman points out, “It’s an impressive number for a small town"—and a testament to the course’s charms. Its bluegrass fairways have become a lively gathering place for the community. The pines, elms, and oaks dotting the fairways have flourished for more than 80 years, during which time they've been nourished by a steady diet of misaimed balls and frustrated golfers’ tears. Two-time PGA champion Lonnie Nielsen, who grew up playing on the course, can still occasionally be seen teeing off here.

The course challenges players with tricky water hazards, and balls have to strap on their crampons and take out their rock picks to ascend the eighth hole’s elevated green. After a day spent on the fairways or at the driving range and practice putting green, players can unwind with a slice of pizza or a hamburger at the snack bar.

Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole, par 36 course
  • Length of 3,008 yards
  • Course rating of 67.6
  • Slope rating of 111

1911 13th Ave
Belle Plaine,
IA
US

Three animal-welfare advocates started the Iowa Humane Alliance in 2008 to reduce companion-animal homelessness and shelter overpopulation by spaying or neutering local animals. It assists local shelters, pet owners, and feral-cat caretakers with a sterilization program and a hotline that provides information about spaying or neutering. Additionally, Iowa Humane Alliance is in the process of expanding to include a high-volume clinic that will provide up to 8,000 spay or neuter surgeries every year.

6540 6th St. SW
Cedar Rapids,
Iowa
US