Local Services in Columbia

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Findley Park

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

Up to 50% Off Catering or Sandwiches from Breakers Bar & Grill

Five Points

$210 $105

Bar and grill caters luncheons and receptions for up to 20 with sandwich trays, appetizers, and dips

53% Off PC Cleanup and Virus Removal

Columbia

$125 $59

Technicians save computers from sluggishness by removing viruses and optimizing the system

$15 for $200 Toward Furniture and Mattress Sets

Five Points

$200 $15

Mattress and furniture store includes beds from brands such as Symbol, Simmons, and Coaster

50% off Any Tax Service or Homeowner Return

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

$275 $138

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55% Off

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

$199 $90

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50% Off Lessons at Freeway Music

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

The studio's 20-plus instructors can cover any area of music, from reading notation and improvising to studying styles such as jazz or blues

50% Off

Robert Mills Historic

$60 $30

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50% Off Language Classes

Robert Mills Historic

$50 $25

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45% Off Obedience Training

Northwest Columbia

$950 $523

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Half Off Music Lessons or Producing Session

Druid Hills

$135 $67

Learn to play and read music during lessons for guitar or keyboard, or get your demo off the ground with a music-producing session

Up to 53% Off Tailoring Services

Columbia

$30 $15

Tailors take in suit jackets, resize bridal gowns with intricate lace and beading, and hem women’s blouses

Up to 51% off Dry Cleaning Services at Tripp's

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Award-winning master cleaners can pick up clothing before cleaning it with Sanitone system or altering it.

55% Off Computer Repair

Columbia

$65 $29

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50% Off Financial Consulting

West Columbia

$50 $25

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Up to 57% Off Piano Lessons

West Columbia

$20 $10

Piano instructor Dawson Hill teaches students to play classical music, jazz songs, blues, and other genres, or to improvise their own tunes

Up to 51% Off Custom Jewelry or Repair Services

Jeweler's Studio

$80 $39

Member of the Jewelers of America showcases dazzling accessories and performs a wide range of repair services

$2,208 for a Dental Assistant Training Program

Center for Sedation & Advanced Dentistry

$3,200 $2,208

Three-month program consisting of online coursework and weekend labs trains you to become a a chair-side dental assistant

51% Off Computer-Network Setup

Sumter

$200 $99

Professional computer technicians install a seamless, smooth-running network for up to four computers or devices

50% Off Introductory Flying Lesson 

Multiple Locations

$200 $100

Learn basic flight maneuvers in a Cessna alongside a certified instructor during 30 minutes in the air and up to 30 minutes on ground

Up to 51% Off from Colin Hocking Photography

Multiple Locations

$195 $95

Colin Hocking - LRPS leads shutterbugs on seven-hour exploration of parks with Joy Shuck NC–certified environmental educator

45% Off

Downtown Rock Hill

$199 $109

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45% Off

Rock Hill

$400 $220

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75% Off at Tisdale Photography

Gloverville

$100 $25

One 8"x10", two 5"x7", and eight wallet-sized prints and a CD with a single pose commemorate families

56% Off Support-Group Sessions for Parents

Monroe

$180 $79

In a nonjudgmental support group, parents are encouraged to share their feelings with peers, learn to grow, and gain community resources

Up to 50% Off Party Supplies or Party Packages

Grovetown

$20 $10

Whether you're looking for balloons, streamers, party favors,or a place to throw your party, this store supplies everything you need

50% Off Laundering Men's Shirts at Dry Clean City

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

Environmentally friendly laundering process cleans men's shirts

Up to 51% Off Dog Daycare or Boarding

Weddington

$48 $24

Expansive backyard hosts dogs for daycare or boarding sessions at recommended and certified facility

Up to 54% Off Photo Digitization

Matthews

$140 $69

Scanning pros transfer photos to DVDs at 300 DPI and facilitate storage, sharing, and printing as well as protect clients’ privacy

Up to 89% Off Photography Package

Westgate Mall

$204.95 $25

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

45% Off Test-Prep Classes

Spartanburg

$800 $440

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51% Off Custom Framing

Spartanburg

$100 $49

More than 3,000 hand-cut designs, museum frames, and memory boxes for every budget

Up to 50% Off Smartphone & Tablet Repairs

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Certified technicians repair touch screens, cracked glass, buttons & other components; chargers & cases available for iPhone, iPad & Android

45% Off Tax Service

Spartanburg

$225 $124

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Up to 55% Off Head Shot Photo Session

Studio Central

$100 $45

Professional head shot photo session for commercial or professional use results in four digital images on CD

Up to 57% Off at Booth Framing Arts, Inc.

Columbus

$100 $45

Experienced framers expertly turn your vision into reality with custom framing services

50% Off

Summerville

$100 $50

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50% Off Fortune Telling

Walterboro

$20 $10

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51% Off at Shambley Veterinary Clinic

Summerville

$152 $75

Full-service veterinary office gives pooches exam with necessary vaccinations and heart-worm test

Up to 60% Off Private Music Lessons for the Piano, Guitar, or Bass

Mint Hill

$50 $20

Seasoned musician with 13+ years of music teaching experience helps students learn or further master the piano, guitar, or bass

Up to 64% Off Drop-In Childcare

Northlake

$48 $20

Staffers who all hold degrees in education and experience in early childhood development help kids develop social and intellectual skills

Up to 77% Off from Portrait Creations

Carmel Village Shopping Center

$260 $59

Photographers capture images of families during on-location or in-studio photo shoots before preserving shots with a framed or metal print

Up to 55% Off Dog Boarding, Daycare, or Training

Charlotte

$80 $39

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Experienced pet trainers care for dogs through the day and night and improve behavior during training sessions

50% Off Services

Charlotte

$20 $10

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Memories On Media – Up to 62% Off DVD Conversion

Cotswold

$89.95 $45

Technicians transfer the contents of videotapes to DVDs

Up to 67% Off Veterinary Care

Brookdale

$52 $25

Veterinary staff fosters close bonds with clients' pets in open and bright clinic

50% Off Pet Grooming

Madison Park

$20 $10

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45% Off Dry Erase Designs

Wilmore

$89 $49

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Up to 85% Off Photo-Shoot Package

Third Ward

$365 $89

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Professional photogs snap clients' portraits inside studio or on location and provide prints, digital files, and engagement announcements

Up to 62% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot Packages

South Park

$200 $99

Optional hair and makeup, outfit changes, and photographer’s gritty aesthetic collide to produce vivid, retouched images

50% Off

Henderson Circle

$100 $50

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55% Off After-School Camp

East Charlotte

$310 $139

Staff provides snacks, homework help and activities from 2 - 6 p.m. each day Monday through Friday

Up to 51% Off Tax Return Prep

Charlotte

$120 $59

Accountants work with clients to correctly prepare tax returns, ensuring maximum returns

60% Off Custom Framing at FastFrame

Charlotte

$100 $40

Professional framers encase items such as diplomas, posters, or paintings

45% Off Pet Kennel Services

Montclaire South

$42 $23

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50% Off Photography with Hair and Makeup Services

Gastonia

$250 $125

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50% Off Tax Preparation Services

Charlotte

$100 $50

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50% Off Financial Consulting

North Sharon Amity

$125 $63

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71% Off Photo-Shoot Membership Card

Charlotte

$120 $35

Photographer with more than a decade of experience captures pictures of families and friends in monthly photo sessions

52% Off at Holiday Dry Cleaners

Coliseum Drive

$25 $12

Comforters, shirts, pants, and suits are cleaned with biodegradable products and come with a complimentary barcoded garment bag

Up to 58% Off Dog Daycare or Grooming

Multiple Locations

$27 $13

Dogs frolic in over 9,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor area as owners watch via Camper Cams

52% Off Dry Cleaning at Cunningham Cleaners

Cotswold

$25 $12

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Cleaners launder garments such as shirts, pants, dresses, and suits, and specialty items such as comforters, duvets, and christening gowns

Half Off at The Stables Auto Storage & Suites

Charlotte

$150 $75

100,000 sq. ft. heated warehouse safeguards automobiles and boats; staff mechanics standby to provide maintenance

55% Off Singing Lessons

Belmont

$100 $45

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Up to 64% Off a Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints

Gastonia

$250 $99

All-female staff stages boudoir photo shoots with prints and optional hair and makeup services

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“It’s like having Mr. Rogers teach your child to swim,” said one parent who left it up to The Swim Lessons Company’s Jim Reiser to show her child the secrets of not sinking. A third-generation swim teacher and coach, Jim approaches his pupils from a gentle, comforting angle that’s especially calibrated to meet the needs of infants, preschoolers, and adults disguised as Toys 'R' Us kids, employing fun activities and drills to impart skills. His friendship with water began in elementary school, and it was a friendship destined to last. To pay for college, Jim leased the university pool and used it to train young swimmers; he went on to teach aquatic courses at the University of South Carolina and lead multiple swimmers to state championships. "The Swim Professor"—a nickname Jim earned after founding Swim Lessons University, an online learning resource loaded with educational videos—now spends his days sharing the magic of swimming with people of every age, imparting the tips and tricks they'll need to survive in a pool, from holding their breath to performing a proper backstroke and catching Marco Polo.

8910 Two Notch Rd
Columbia,
SC
US

When Redic Earl Robinson started making house calls in 1919, he visited his customers by bicycle. Each family knew him as "Mister Ed," and they bundled their laundry for him to take back to the shop on Gervais Street. Meanwhile, Myrtle Beckham Robinson, Mister Ed's wife, warmed an iron with a coal-fire stove as she awaited the shipment. Together, they soaked the garments in buckets and worked stains out on scrub boards.

Today, Redic Earl Robinson Jr. carries on the family tradition with modern equipment. Twice weekly, his team travels by motorized horse to pick up laundry and make deliveries. They utilize custom cleaning solutions for specific fabrics and offer specialty services for leather, suede, quilts, and comforters. In addition to stain removal, Ed Robinson Cleaners offers alteration services at its 2551 Forest Dr. location.

2551 Forest Dr
Columbia,
SC
US

Trained in the art of sausage making, German-born Wilfried Huller put his skills to use by opening a butcher shop in 1968. The business expanded into a restaurant and moved its current location, where mugs sing glassy songs in toasts over brimming plates of Wiener schnitzel and spaetzle. A German-style buffet sets forth an endless parade of steam, which hints at meats free of MSG, mixed with fistfuls of spices, and smoked over natural hardwood. Cool suds spill forth from bottles and taps, fueling revelry with honey-hued wheat beers from Franziskaner and Maisel. The onsite butcher shop sends homemade sausages with guests eager to enjoy them in the comfort of vacationing neighbors' kitchens.

380 Columbiana Dr
Columbia,
SC
US

Nestled within Columbia's historical Shandon neighborhood, Pupcakes Pet Boutique invites passersby and their four-legged friends to admire the designer dog-wear, stylish carriers and beds, and handy accessories in the homey, family-run shop. Throughout the store, Prada, the assistant manager and resident silky terrier, performs quality-control tests on toys, greets visitors with begs for belly rubs, and reviews payroll time sheets. The scent of daily baked treats tickles the olfactory lobes of discerning doggie patrons, and the sight of pooches dressed in cute vests and comforting Thundershirts reduces human speech to adoring coos and baby talk.

625 Harden St
Columbia,
SC
US

A nonprofit organization designed to promote and improve the lively Columbia neighborhood, the Five Points Association has spearheaded many projects since the early 1980s, ranging from a large-scale streetscaping project to the construction of two fountains to yearly beautification updates. The group also organizes events to bring people to the landmark district—notably the Five After Five concert series and the city's Saint Patrick's Day festivities. Overall, the association, which comprises more than 100 members each year, works to balance the interests of the Five Points' merchants with those of residents and visitors.

2002 Blossom St
Columbia,
SC
US

The Harbison Community Association provides a venue for community members to work out and form bonds with their neighbors. The center maintains an indoor heated pool, a jacuzzi, and a baby pool. Members can build strength in the weight room and challenge their friends to a game on the racquetball court.

106 Hillpine Rd
Columbia,
SC
US