Local Services in Winthrop

Up to 56% Off a Coworking-Community Membership

Commoncove

Admiral's Hill Marina

$125 $59

Waterfront views, sitting and standing desks, and comfy chairs stimulate creativity in this coworking community for entrepreneurs and others

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

Up to 48% Off at Beacon Hill Shoe Repair

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

50% Off Language Classes

Rola Languages

Boston

$50 $25

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94% Off a Virtual Office and Meeting-Room Use

Regus

Multiple Locations

$781 $49

Run your business out of a virtual office with a real address and phone number, and conduct meetings in furnished office spaces with WiFi

45% Off Fortune Telling

Psychic Reading's

Boston

$80 $44

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56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

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

Up to 66% Off Career Assistance

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

Up to 59% Off Voice Lessons or Audio Engineering Course

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% Off Computer Repair

Geek To You Computer Services

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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50% Off DJ Services

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

55% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

$110 $49

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75% Off at Samantha's Photography Studio

Samantha's Photography Studio

Redeem from Home

$275 $69

The one-hour photo-shoot package includes two 8”x10” prints and a CD of 10 digital images

64% Off 20-Hour Online Bartending Course

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

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

50% Off Photo Booth Rental

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

61% Off Photo-Shoot Package

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

45% Off One Month of Co-Working Space

Black House & Co

Downtown

$350 $193

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97% Off IT Network Cisco Training Package

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

Up to 52% Off Vinyl-Record Cleaning

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

50% Off Outdoor Photography

Devin Dobbins Photography

Redeem from Home

$400 $200

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45% Off Webpage-Design Consulting

Kmv Website Solutions

Redeem from Home

$512 $282

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45% Off Pet Care

Follow My Lead

Redeem from Home

$100 $55

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71% Off On-Location Photo Shoot and Three Edited Images

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

60% Off Custom Framing 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

95% Off CompTIA Certification Courses

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

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

45% Off Wedding-Planning Services

Fizz Events

Redeem from Home

$150 $83

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Up to 55% Off Custom Apparel Printing

One Off Apparel

Back Bay

$39.95 $19

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

Up to 52% Off Screenwriting Classes

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

50% Off a Wedding-Photography Package

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

61% Off Dog-Walking Sessions

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

55% Off Relationship Counseling

Compass Matchmaking

On Location

$400 $180

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55% Off Computer Repair

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

55% Off Insurance Consulting

Simpson Financial Group

Redeem from Home

$100 $45

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$6.99 for a Customized Framed Canvas from FramedUp.com

FramedUp.com

Online Deal

$74.95 $6.99

Favorite snapshots printed on archival-quality mounted and framed canvas; a wall-ready work of art that can last for more than 75 years

45% Off Appliance Installation

Service Tech, Inc

Redeem from Home

$350 $193

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50% Off Boudoir Photography

Keith Jacobs Photography

On Location

$175 $88

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Up to 63% Off Airport SUV Service

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

Up to 81% Off Tarot Card and Spiritual Reading

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

45% Off Outdoor Photography

Through My Lenz Photography

On Location

$100 $55

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Up to 72% Off Event-Planning Packages

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

90% Off Online Sales Course

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

45% Off Outdoor Photography

Exposures By Mimi

Redeem from Home

$150 $83

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45% Off Engagement Photography

Sara Locke Photography

Redeem from Home

$250 $138

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Up to 70% Off Online Website Building Class

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

67% Off Résumé & Cover-Letter Services

JC Résumés

Online Deal

$260 $85

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

Up to 53% Off Dog Walking

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

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

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

45% Off Event Equipment Rental

I9 Sports-marlborough

Redeem from Home

$349 $192

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55% Off Lifecycle Photography

South Shore Studios

Redeem from Home

$325 $146

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44% Off Fortune Telling

The Angelic Spirit

Redeem from Home

$50 $28

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83% Off Standardized Test Prep

Allen Prep - SAT, ACT Test Prep

Online Deal

$149 $25

Prepare for upcoming standardized tests with thousands of questions authored by perfect SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT scorers

50% Off Engagement Photography

Jessica Kretzenger Photography

Redeem from Home

$400 $200

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97% Off Online Database Admin Training

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

45% Off Computer Repair

Computer Hospital

On Location

$145 $80

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55% Off Outdoor Photography

Sebastien Photography

Redeem from Home

$250 $112

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45% Off Outdoor Photography

Igor Burlak Photography

Redeem from Home

$300 $165

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50% Off Engagement Photography

Shanoah Photos

Redeem from Home

$350 $175

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50% Off Individual Tax Preparation

Accurate1040

On Location

$100 $50

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45% Off Tree-Removal Services

Mal's Tree & Landscape

Redeem from Home

$750 $413

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81% Off Photography Training

Rhode Island Photography Workshops

Online Deal

$200 $39

Year of access to online materials and in-depth eight-week course provide practical instruction on using digital SLR cameras

45% Off Driving Classes

Academy Auto School

Redeem from Home

$595 $327

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50% Off Wedding-Coordination Packages

Triple Berries Events

Redeem from Home

$250 $125

Organized coordinators handle last-minute event details so the bride and groom can enjoy their day

45% Off Small Business Income Tax Return

Your Tax Pal

Redeem from Home

$550 $303

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Half Off Over-50 Dating Site Membership

OurTime.com

Online Deal

$23.99 $12

Singles over 50 join OurTime.com's active community of senior daters by creating profiles that help them connect with singles in their area

Up to 57% Off Video Packages

Monkey in Pajamas Media

On Location

$3,500 $1,500

Videographers edit wedding footage into two videos for sharing; 5-minute video package great for Kickstarter campaigns or commercials

45% Off Electronics Services and Repairs

Geek Choice

Beacon Hill

$150 $83

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Computer technicians venture to clients' homes to solve device issues, such as spyware complications to hardware upgrades

Up to 65% Off Three-Hour Personal Style Consultation

Heiress Boston

Redeem from Home

$425 $150

On a shopping trip, a fashion expert chooses pieces for you to try on as she puts together concepts for constructing the perfect wardrobe

45% Off Videography Services

Last Shot Productions

Redeem from Home

$250 $138

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50% Off Boudoir Photography

Blissful Moments

On Location

$375 $188

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50% Off Outdoor Photography

Kimberly Layden Photography

Redeem from Home

$200 $100

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

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

49% Off Pet Daycare

The Common Dog

Lower Mystic Basin

$35 $18

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Up to 80% Off Videography or Photography

Dream Life Media

Boston

$2,000 $599

Each videography option comes with 30 hours of editing; each photography option is for up to four people and comes with 10 retouched images

45% Off a Studio Photo Shoot with Retouched Digital Images

Blax And White Photography

Ferryway

$150 $83

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45% Off Computer Repair

Malden Computers

Malden Center

$99 $54

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Half Off 40-Hour Real Estate Course

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

50% Off at Laundry Unlimited

Laundry Unlimited

Somerville

$14 $7

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

65% Off Workspace Membership

Alpha Landmark

Assembly Row

$99 $35

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

Select Local Merchants

When describing Master Paul Cervizzi, many terms come to mind: lawyer, Boston College alumnus, World Karate Union Hall of Fame inductee, and even World Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee. In September of 2011, Master Cervizzi earned the title of Soke by the International Alliance Sokeship Council, a title he wields proudly when teaching students at Cervizzis Martial Arts.

The expert instructors at Cervizzis Martial Arts lead classes for all ages and skill levels, ranging from child and teen self-defense to adult self-defense and fitness. They also lead specialty programs that include mixed-martial-arts classes, which combine techniques from styles such as judo, Brazilian jujitsu, boxing, and wrestling.

61 Woodside Ave.
Winthrop,
MA
US

At Greater Boston Fitness, there's a class for everybody. Martial-arts enthusiasts will be drawn to combat classes, which include jujitsu, MMA, boxing, and muay thai kickboxing. Meanwhile, conditioning fiends can get fit and sculpted at spin, yoga, boot-camp, and zumba classes. Gym members enjoy amenities such as free WiFi, access to gym equipment and locker rooms, and introductory personal training.

321 Charger St
Revere,
MA
US

A home office can be a lonely, uninspiring, or even distracting setting for entrepreneurs, freelancers, or people who work remotely. Commoncove, a coworking community for standalone professionals, offers an alternative to the cramped kitchen nook or noisy coffee shop. Created by just such a group of entrepreneurs, the space has all the amenities of an office—printers, fax machines, WiFi, conference rooms, private phone booths for changing into a superhero costume—without the nosy boss or competitive cubemate. Instead, there are comfy chairs in sunny workspaces, desks for standing and sitting, and hanging chairs beside the water. The location is close to a waterfront marina, Starbucks, local microbrewery, and ZipCar access for convenient breaks or afterwork activities. Different levels of membership ensure coworkers only pay for as many days as they need.

305 Commandants Way
Chelsea,
MA
US

Crate Escape owes its existence to a 10-year-old jack russell terrier named Ernestine Hastings. Ernestine's owners, Bradley and Stephanie, loved their pooch so much that they decided to spread this affection to other dogs by opening a spacious boarding and grooming facility. Pet owners can drop off their furry friends for daycare or overnight boarding services, letting pups gambol about in a 17,000-square-foot play space. Groomers tackle matted fur and tails caked in cake by scrubbing coats with hypoallergenic shampoo.

200 Terminal St
Charlestown,
MA
US

One might not expect an immigrant with no formal education to name his family business after Yale University. But that's just what Steve Sheinkopf's grandfather did in 1923, and the pluckiness of the name was a harbinger of the company's ability to thrive against all odds. Over the course of almost 90 years, Yale Appliance & Lighting weathered the Great Depression and other economic crises, yet Sheinkopf's grandfather kept the business going and even made enough to help his four brothers emigrate to America. In 1984, when the landlord sold the Portland Street building that had housed Yale for 30 years, Sheinkopf helped his father measure a space on Freeport Street on the coldest day of that year. They've been there ever since.

What keeps the company going is a refusal to rest on its laurels and an almost obsessive commitment to customer satisfaction. On any given weekday, you'll find Sheinkopf blogging exhaustive side-by-side comparisons of a variety of his merchandise. The now 25,000-square-foot store houses more than 3,500 lights and thousands of appliances and plumbing products, and its delivery and service departments have grown to include 112 experienced employees and a fleet of 25 heavy-duty vehicles and industrial-size Tonka trucks.

The family legacy continues to flourish. Yale Appliance & Lighting’s kitchen appliances have made the megastore a multiyear winner of Boston magazine’s Best of Boston awards. As reported in the Boston Business Journal, Yale earned a Green Award from Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the city of Boston in 2007 for promoting energy-efficient appliances with education and in-store rebates. That same year, the Journal named Yale Appliance & Lighting one of the best places to work in Boston, which may be partly due to the frequent in-store cooking demos performed by regional chefs.

296 Freeport St
Dorchester,
MA
US

Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa founder Ray Schneider understands why his clients would want to pamper their pups with massage and reiki sessions or warm-water swims. As he told Dan Monk of the Business Courier, "It’s a relationship that’s very hard to explain. When you have a dog, you can understand it.” The Blue Ash resident and entrepreneur created the sprawling, 25,000-square-foot pet hotel—and its second location in Boston—because he realizes the lengths to which people will go to care for their furry friends.

Swathed in upscale atmosphere, the spa is outfitted with all the comforts of home and more; after touring the facilities, Jeff Elkus of David's Voice said, "I wish the last resort I visited had half the amenities of Red Dog." Dogs can stay in private, themed boarding suites with flat-screen TVs and owner-monitored webcams. They exercise and socialize in climate- and airflow-controlled play areas, romp in a three-acre dog park, and don buoyancy vests to soothe achy joints in the heated aquatic center. The hotel also offers multilevel lodging for cats, as well as canine grooming and training services.

Schneider hired and trained a staff for around-the-clock supervision and care. Dogs who are aging, have health issues, or secretly write reviews for Frommer's get special attention in a room with a fireplace and stretch lounges.

274 Southampton St
Boston,
MA
US