Shopping in West Albany

$13 for a One-Year Subscription to “Adirondack Life Magazine” ($24.95 Value)

Adirondack Life Magazine

Redeem from Home

$24.95 $13

Six bimonthly issues, plus two special issues, dedicated to pertinent topics in the Adirondack Park region, such as hiking and gardening

Home Delivery of "The Post-Star" Plus Digital Access (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

The Post-Star

Online Deal

$70.85 $25

Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper keeps residents of the Adirondack region up to date on current events, sports, and entertainment

$69 for an iOS and Android App-Design Course from EwB ($465 Value)

EwB

Online Deal

$465 $69

12 months of access to a self-guided app design course compiled by No. 1 app designer Chris Stevens with 15+ hours of learning material

E-Cigarette Starter Kit or E-Liquid from KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette (Up to 42% Off)

KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette

Online Deal

$65 $38

Stop smoking with the help of e-liquids and e-cigarette starter kits, which come with a rechargeable battery and carrying case

One- or Two-Year Subscription to “Hudson Valley” Magazine (Up to 53% Off)

Hudson Valley Magazine

Online Deal

$14.97 $7

Sophisticated profiles of Hudson Valley’s restaurants, shops, and entertainment

$10 for $20 Worth of Children's Resale Apparel at Peek-A-Boutique

Peek-A-Boutique

Latham

$20 $10

Brand-name and locally made apparel and accessories for children ranging in age from newborn to tween

Regular or Fruit-Flavored Hookah at Smoke More (Up to 51% Off)

Smoke More

Multiple Locations

$25 $13

Guests nibble on snacks as they puff water-cooled tobacco smoke in a variety of traditional or fruity flavors.

$26 for $50 Worth of Women's Clothing — Livilu & Temesa's Boutique

Livilu & Temesa's Boutique

Ballston Spa

$50 $26

Livilu & Temesa's Boutique carries the latest spring and summer fashions and accessories

$15 for $30 Worth of Jewelry and Accessories at Ballston Coin and Jewelry

Ballston Coin and Jewelry

Ballston Spa

$30 $15

More than 2,000 pieces of new and vintage jewelry range from fashion and bridal pieces to antiques, collectibles, and rhinestone jewelry

Twin, Full, Queen, and King Mattresses at Ulster Mattress and Dutchess Mattress (Up to 70% Off)

Ulster Mattress and Dutchess Mattress

Multiple Locations

$295 $89

Brand name mattresses from Simmons Beautyrest, Serta Perfect Sleeper, Tempur-pedic, iComfort: Spinal Bracer extra firm mattress

$21 for $39 Worth of Haircare — A.S.K Group

A.s.k Group

Holyoke

$39 $21

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

Wine Class with Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Haight-Brown Vineyard (Up to 54% Off)

Haight-Brown Vineyard

Litchfield

$70 $35

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Wine tasting matches gourmet chocolates with globally sourced cheese, and includes a keepsake glass

One, Three, or Five Tuxedo Rentals from College Formals of Massachusetts (50% Off)

College Formals of Massachusetts

West Springfield Town

$155 $77

Tuxedo rentals—which include a vest, tie, shirt, and cufflinks—prep men for proms, weddings, and other formal occasions

Glassware at West Hartford or Farmington Location from Maximum Beverage (Up to 50% Off)

Maximum Beverage

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Shoppers fill their cabinets with brand new red- and white-wine glasses, champagne flutes, whiskey glasses, and pint glasses

Upscale Boutique Clothing and Accessories at Teen Scene Consignments (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Teen Scene Consignments

Canton

$30 $15

Shoppers can browse through new and gently used designer clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories at this trendy boutique

$12 for $25 Worth of Shoes at Comfort Footwear Etc.

Comfort Footwear Etc.

West Hartford

$25 $12

Shoppers can browse through an extensive selection of orthopedic, diabetic, professional, and casual footwear; free computerized foot scan

Medals and Medal Engraving from Express Medals (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Express Medals

South Windsor

$30 $15

Express Medals sells and ships medals for all occasions from cross country and softball to chess, cricket, and water skiing

$22 for an Electronic-Cigarette Starter Kit from White Lites ($99.99 Value)

White Lites

Online Deal

$99.99 $22

Customers can savor e-cigarettes in flavors including tobacco, menthol, and non-nicotine tobacco

12-Week Subscription to "The Day" (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

"The Day"

Redeem from Home

$33 $9.99

Award-winning publishing company produces a daily periodical covering business, entertainment, and sports news in southeastern Connecticut

$20 for $40 Worth of Flowers, Bulbs, and Bouquets at Dutch Flower Lady

Dutch Flower Lady

Waterbury

$40 $20

Dutch expat imports exotic flower varieties for home gardens, arrangements, and bouquets

Consignment Apparel, Accessories, Home Decor, and Furniture at Karma's Closet (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Karma's Closet

Newington

$20 $10

Apparel and accessories by brands such as Coach, Free People, and White House Black Market; sea-glass necklaces crafted by local artisans

Bike and Ski Gear and Services, or Ski or Snowboard Tuneup at Suburban Sports (50% Off)

Suburban Ski and Bike

Berlin

$20 $10

Mechanics get skis and snowboards ready for winter with a tuneup; stock includes bike helmets, accessories, and a ski shop

Consignment Clothing, Accessories, and Housewares at Sweet Repeats Consignment (50% Off)

Sweet Repeats Consignment

Southwick

$20 $10

Consignment items that range from clothing for women, men, and children to books, toys, jewelry, and housewares

All-Natural Beauty and Wellness Products at Vital Rain (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Vital Rain

Newtown

$20 $12

Natural, toxin-free soaps, balms, and wellness aids for babies, new moms, and other health-conscious shoppers

Two-Hour Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Riedel Crystal Glasses from GrapesWine.com (75% Off)

GrapesWine.com

Multiple Locations

$80 $20

Wine experts Jim Winston or Jay Boland will lead guests through an entertaining and educational two-hour wine-tasting event

Explore the Stars Astronomy Tour for Two Adults or Children at Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 62% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Lebanon

$130 $49

High-powered laser pointer and large telescope showcase planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy tour

"The Hour" Newspaper and Online Subscription from The Hour Publishing Company (Half Off). Three Options Available.

The Hour Publishing Company

Redeem from Home

$24.05 $12

Local newspaper covers sports, business, and news in Fairfield County and nationally; online access included

$11 for $20 Worth of Jewelry and Accessories at I AM

I AM

Danbury

$20 $11

On-trend pendants, rings, scarves, and wallets, many of which boast the shop's own YSTRDY label

$15 for $30 Groupon — The Pointed Hat

The Pointed Hat

Port Jervis

$30 $15

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

Lingerie and Swimwear at Tina's Fine Lingerie (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tina's Fine Lingerie

Middletown

$50 $25

Women shop collections of sultry body suits, bustiers, and hosiery or check out the array of bright swimwear and sky-high heels

Fine Wines at The Wine Cellar Outlet (Up to 46% Off)

The Wine Cellar Outlet

Wallingford

$50 $29

Stock up on award-winning bottles of wine, from Sauvignon Blancs to Malbecs

$200 Towards Showroom Guitars or $500 Toward a Custom Guitar at Girouard Guitars (Up to 80% Off)

Girouard Guitars

Sturbridge

$200 $49

Luthiers handmake each guitar using selected tone woods, adding custom flourishes and high-end pickups

$54 for $99 "Footprints in the Sand" Gold Bracelet — The Electrified Discounters

Electrified Discounters Inc

Hamden

$99 $54

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

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Surrounded by Parisian snapshots, the staffers at Hint of Paris Salon perform beautifying hair and nail services, drawing inspiration from the glamour of The City of Light. Wielding botanical-based L'anza hair color products, shampoos, and conditioners, hairstylists trim locks with exacting snips and transform hair with highlights, all-over hues, and clingy pet chameleons. Meanwhile, spa mani-pedis lavish nails in a moisturizing soak, heat-activated exfoliating scrub, and massage, and top off tips in a coat of polish. Hint of Paris's seating area tempts patrons with shelves of glittering necklaces and hair-styling products, accompanied by photos and miniature replicas of the Eiffel Tower, which inspire guests to sneak into the restroom to practice Parisian accents in front of an opulent gilded mirror.

Hint of Paris Salon Surrounded by Parisian snapshots, the staffers at Hint of Paris Salon perform beautifying hair and nail services, drawing inspiration from the glamour of The City of Light. Wielding botanical-based L'anza hair color products, shampoos, and conditioners, hairstylists trim locks with exacting snips and transform hair with highlights, all-over hues, and clingy pet chameleons. Meanwhile, spa mani-pedis lavish nails in a moisturizing soak, heat-activated exfoliating scrub, and massage, and top off tips in a coat of polish. Hint of Paris's seating area tempts patrons with shelves of glittering necklaces and hair-styling products, accompanied by photos and miniature replicas of the Eiffel Tower, which inspire guests to sneak into the restroom to practice Parisian accents in front of an opulent gilded mirror.

2050 Western Ave
Guilderland,
NY
US

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

1 Crossgates Mall Rd
Albany,
NY
US

Simplicity. That's the most important ingredient in all food according to Honest Weight Food Co-op. So to understand what makes their products stand out, it's better to look at what's not on the nutrition label. No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. No antibiotics, hormones, or other non-food ingredients. The team at Honest Weight Food Co-op works with local farmers and producers to make sure their standards are met in every product.

That's been Honest Weight Food Co-op's modus operandi since its founding in 1976, and the efforts of the members-owned organization have proved successful. The co-op has expanded into bigger and bigger spaces over the years, until they finally arrived at their current Watervliet Avenue location in 2013. The building brims with fresh meats and fish, in-season produce, natural groceries, and household items such as light bulbs and laundry soap (which also come from eco-friendly, responsible suppliers, naturally).

In addition to storing vast amounts of grocery items and prepared meals, this expansive space also makes it possible to host events ranging from juicing classes to reiki sessions. Honest Weight's outreach programs send educators to local schools to teach about healthy living, and the co-op partners with WAMC public radio to host Food For Thought evenings of food, film, and discussion, at least when attendees are done chewing.

484 Central Ave
Albany,
NY
US

Like many children, Tim McCann learned how to clean clothes from his grandmother?his education was just much more involved than most. His grandparents founded the original Best Cleaners in 1957, and it was after them that Tim and his wife Catherine named their company and modeled their business. With a lifetime of dry-cleaning education embedded in their fibers like so much starch, the McCanns boast impeccable cleaning services driven by eco-friendly technology. Each of its locations are inspected, tested, and certified by America's Best Cleaners, a third-party organization that vets the garment-care industry. Best Cleaners Dry Cleaning offers free delivery for clients in the area, as well as extra services such as bridal-gown care, tailoring, and rug cleaning. For their efforts, Best Cleaners Dry Cleaning is a perennial presence among the top 30 cleaners nationwide.

156 Delaware Ave
Delmar,
NY
US

Named for the Massry family, whose contributions to The College of Saint Rose helped propel the construction of the arts emporium, the Massry Center for the Arts furthers community appreciation for the arts through performances and events. Music-education classrooms and rehearsal rooms beckon fledgling performers to further their sonic craft, whereas a gallery and a recital hall allow artists to showcase their paintings or beat-boxed readings of the Constitution. The entire environmentally friendly center adheres to green standards, with a geothermal system for heating and cooling, wind-powered electricity, and hardwood floors made of American cherry wood culled from tree farms.

432 Western Avenue
Albany,
NY
US

Via Fresca takes its name form the Italian word for “fresh,” and a commitment to fresh ingredients can be found in every dish the gourmet Italian market and eatery serves. Tender circles of fresh mozzarella pair with tomatoes on cold sandwiches, and freshly sliced Boar’s Head meats line paninis on artisanal ciabatta bread baked in house. Inside the cozy dining area, glass display cases sport specialty desserts such as tiramisu, flourless chocolate cakes, and coconut macaroons. Patrons may opt to dig into housemade crab cakes on the outdoor patio, order meals to serve families back home, or cater special events such as 6-foot-sub-eating contests.

1666 Western Ave
Albany,
NY
US