Archive for September, 2010

$20 for $40 Worth of Waxing Services at European Wax Center. Choose One of Six Locations.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
$20 for $40 Worth of Waxing Services at European Wax Center. Choose One of Six Locations.

When hair seeds blow from your head to other bodily regions during the awkward prenatal years, they can sometimes land in unwanted places. Uproot uninvited crabgrass from private property with today's eradicating deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of waxing services at European Waxing Center. This Groupon is good at the following six locations: San Jose, West San Jose, Fremont, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, and Capitola.

European Waxing Center uses hard wax made from beeswax, which is all natural, requires no painful paper strips, and is the equivalent of catnip for Pooh bears. There is also a bevy of waxing services available for both women and men. Ladies can experience up to six weeks of razor freedom with a full leg wax ($58), or add a boost of beach confidence with a bikini ($32) or Brazilian wax ($39). Evict rent-skipping hand-hair ($10 for women, $12 for men), or let freshly de-stranded piggies ($10 for women, $13 for men) go "wee wee wee" all the way to your flip-flops. Gentlemen can cut down on wind resistance during shirtless rollerblading excursions with a chest ($23), neck ($14), and full back ($50) wax.

There is no follicle too wispy or fuzz too peachy to avoid the professional waxen maidens at European Waxing Center. The careful and pleasant purveyors of slickness will use their years of experience and connection with the dark side to target overgrown sprouts and diligently bid them adieu. All of this takes place in an environment of calmness and serenity that will relax every part of your body down to the tips of your hair. Follicles will loosen their viselike grip on your skin, making it easier to painlessly pluck each strand from its nest. European Waxing Center boasts an immaculately clean facility, and, much like the host of a Super Bowl party, enforces a strict "no double dipping" policy. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.

New clients only.

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ZZ Top of the World

ZZ Top loves BB guns.

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$125 for 12 Private-Pilot Ground Lessons at Trade Winds Aviation ($250 Value)

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
$125 for 12 Private-Pilot Ground Lessons at Trade Winds Aviation ($250 Value)

To fly is to be a bird without being terrorized by roving bands of teenage birds with pierced beaks and brass knuckles. Learn to fly freely with today's Groupon: for $125, you get 12 private-pilot ground lessons from Trade Winds Aviation (a $250 value), located at the Reid-Hillview Airport. Classes run weekly, and are available for the following dates:

  • Tuesdays, 6 p.m.–9 p.m., from October 5, 2010 through December 13, 2010
  • Mondays, (times TBA), from January 17, 2011 through April 3, 2011
  • Mondays, (times TBA), from May 16, 2011 through August 1, 2011

Trade Winds’ experienced flight instructors teach budding pilots the fundamentals of defying gravity's notorious grapple, providing the information needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written knowledge test to become a private pilot. These three-hour weekly ground lessons will cover crucial topics such as airplane systems, aerodynamic principles, meteorology, navigation, conversations with clouds, and more.

Before taking to the friendly skies on a solo mission, pilots must be certified by the FAA by passing the knowledge and practical tests. With only 12 students per class, the Trade Winds Aviation ground course allows for individualized instruction, thoroughly preparing you to begin your transformation from penguin to eagle-riding penguin.

According to the FAA, you must be at least 17 years of age to obtain a private-pilot license.

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The Call (Sign) of the Wild

Fun Gus's shtick was that he constantly wanted to have fun/evade arrest.

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$65 for Two Indoor Skiing or Snowboarding Lessons at Adventurous Sports ($145 Value)

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
$65 for Two Indoor Skiing or Snowboarding Lessons at Adventurous Sports ($145 Value)

Scientists estimate that human beings spend more than 90% of the day looking at illuminated rectangles displaying the latest statistics about illuminated-rectangle consumption. Log off your routine and enjoy the high-definition outdoors with today's Groupon: for $65, you get two indoor skiing or snowboarding lessons (a $145 value) at Adventurous Sports in the Mission. Groupon buyers can also follow up these first two classes with additional lessons at a 20 percent discount for seven, 10, or 12-lesson packages, as long as they're scheduled within the year.

Adventurous Sports gets mountain-bound novices ready for downhill navigation by training them indoors on its revolving Endless Slope ski platform (click link to see video demo). With private instruction from close-by and focused instructors, learn to travel like the mighty wild sleighs of the Swiss Alps by strapping on a pair of skis, or prep for carving up the naturally occurring half-pipes of Tahoe with a snowboarding tutorial. The first lesson, an hour-long Fast Start session, begins with a planning powwow as you and your instructor set goals, then plunges into an intensive one-on-one training blast that condenses hours of on-mountain experience into 3,600 bite-sized seconds. Your second lesson cuts straight to the 30 minutes of practice, helping you develop muscle memories that will warm your heart with nostalgia on the frosty slopes.

While the first couple lessons will get you snow-ready with starter skills and psyched for the months of skiing and snowboarding that lie ahead, additional sessions with Adventurous Sports will make sure you have the dazzling skills you need to conquer a cold new world of lift tickets, polarized sunglasses, and après-ski dips in jacuzzis filled with hot cocoa. Call ahead to schedule your first lesson.

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The Expenses of Skiing

Purchase a bag of confidence and improve your skiing!

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$20 for Two General Admission Tickets to Summersalt Music Festival ($43.36 Value)

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
$20 for Two General Admission Tickets to Summersalt Music Festival ($43.36 Value)

For $20, you get two general admission tickets (a $43.36 value, plus online fees) to the first annual Summersalt Music Festival on October 9 at the Fort Mason Center.

  • New event coinciding with Fleet Week
  • Celebrating music and community of the Bay Area, featuring pop, jazz, hip-hop, and more from area musicians and others
  • Early bird and advance tickets have ended, so today's deal offers half-price Last Minute - General Admission tickets (normally $20 each)
  • Fort Mason Center features a main open-air stage, a number of smaller stages, and views of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge
  • Festival gates open at 11 a.m. on October 9 and music begins at noon
  • Line-up includes Zion I, Music For Animals, The Cataracs, and Vito of The Rapture, among other notable performers
  • All ages are admitted to festival, but guests must be 21 or older to drink

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$45 for a Custom Facial at Dermasolutions – The Skin Spa in Burlingame ($90 Value)

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
$45 for a Custom Facial at Dermasolutions – The Skin Spa in Burlingame ($90 Value)

Your face is your personal billboard; if it falls into disrepair, teenagers will be tempted to spray-paint it with mustaches. Stave off surly graffiterati with today’s Groupon: for $45, new clients get a custom facial at Dermasolutions – The Skin Spa, located in Burlingame (a $90 value).

Personalized to meet the specific needs of your skin, the Dermasolutions custom facial employs natural ingredients to will the frontispiece into a firm disposition, nourished glow, and clear countenance. After an in-depth analysis of the pores, a skilled clinical aesthetician will cleanse and dust each nook like a champion chimney sweep. A gentle exfoliation will exile dead skin cells, while a soothing massage of the neck, shoulders, and face shakes away tensions and fears of centaur senators. After careful extractions, the skin specialist will embalm the good feeling with a soothing mask, leaving your newly luminous skin to sparkle and shimmer like a flagon of liquid gold at twilight.

Dedicated to primping cheek wagons with contemporary techniques and medical-grade products, the friendly Dermasolutions staff specializes in anti-aging procedures, repairing adult and teen acne scars, and treating discolorations. Their professional, patient demeanor puts fellow skin possessors at ease, and they’ll happily recommend careful products and regimens to maintain a fit face beyond the treatment. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.

New clients only.

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Your Skin's One Enemy (Besides Hedgehogs)

Which poses a greater threat to your skin: the sun or hedgehogs?

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$45 for 10 Bikram Classes at El Cerrito Yoga in El Cerrito

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
$45 for 10 Bikram Classes at El Cerrito Yoga in El Cerrito

Bikram yoga became popular after a study concluded that the high heat was the main reason grandpas normally emerge from gym saunas feeling relaxed, limber, and totally nude. Experience the benefits of warmth without wishing for a blindfold with today's Groupon: for $45, you get ten 90-minute Bikram yoga classes (a $100 value) at El Cerrito Yoga in El Cerrito.

El Cerrito provides instruction in Bikram yoga via 90-minute classes suitable for all ages and levels of ability. Proceed through a 26-asana series in a classroom heated well beyond room temperature by a giant hen that nests atop the roof. With a pose for every letter of the alphabet, you'll stretch and strengthen muscles and ligaments into words you never knew, and two breathing exercises (pranaymas) will improve concentration and patience—altogether helping to move fresh oxygenated blood throughout your body to release toxins and stimulate organs, glands, and nerves.

Mirrored walls ensure proper posture, and water is available to promote a well-hydrated, safe, and effective workout. Take advantage of available showers and changing rooms, or head out displaying your sweat-soaked clothes proudly on a portable flagpole.

New clients only.

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That's Hot

Are Hot Pockets attractive?

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$7 for $15 Worth of Comfort Fare, Milkshakes, and More at Main Street Diner in Hayward

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
$7 for $15 Worth of Comfort Fare, Milkshakes, and More at Main Street Diner in Hayward

A diner's oversized booths and oversized pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-sized props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of comfort fare at Main Street Diner, located in Hayward.

Red-bricked walls and colorful murals of city streets surround the cozy main dining room at Main Street Diner, where a casual crowd noshes hulking portions of comfort dishes from the extensive menu. Starters such as the buffalo blue mozzarella ($4.50) and fried pickles ($4) work tirelessly as palate prep for grippable grub, such as the zesty jalapeño chicken sandwich ($7) and the guacamole-infused California burger ($8.50), each served on a toasty bun. Dairy lovers can brain-freeze romantic moments as they sip from the strawberry milkshake ($3).

A friendly, attentive staff is quick to replenish coffee ($2) during breakfast hours, where ovophiles can nibble on an omelette ($7.50) in a relaxed bistro setting. Enjoy the free WiFi in the lounge area as you treat your upper USB port to the universally compatible breakfast burrito ($5).

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A Stroll Down Main Street

Do all teachers sleep at their schools? Or just the best ones?

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$30 for Five Drop-In Classes at Athletic Playground

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
$30 for Five Drop-In Classes at Athletic Playground

Jane Goodall once witnessed elders furiously howling at underage chimps for delaying troop progression through their refusal to dismount the "human bar" apparatuses. Cling onto similar swinging, playful fun with today's deal: for $30, you get five drop-in classes at Athletic Playground, a $75 value. This Emeryville emporium breaks the monotony of traditional gyms by energizing participants to move their bodies in every which way possible—imagined or unimagined.

By energetically leading outside-the-box workouts, the staff at Athletic Playground stretches the limits of unbridled fun with group exercises that emphasize human interaction. Discover unknown muscles throughout the entire body, including five in the smile alone, through these creative, fun-loving routines. They’re eager to share their passion for workouts that produce functional results for participants of all fitness levels. The diverse specialties and backgrounds of the class instructors embody the inventiveness and versatility of a Cirque du Soleil troupe sans clowns. Check out some of the classes in action here.

Classes are available in AcroYoga, Parkour, Capoeira, Break Dance, Aerial (Trapeze, Fabric & Rope), Monkey Conditioning, and Partner Flips to name just a few, and accommodate almost every schedule. They run all day, seven days a week, starting as early as 8:20 a.m. Each one inspires inter-connectedness and participation in a supportive group setting. The resulting workouts are interactive, motivating, and effective, unlike early mornings spent staring at the start menu of a Pilates DVD while licking yogurt lids.

Clients must be at least 16 years old. This Groupon is valid until December 31, 2010.

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Exercise Revolutions

Get in shape in time for the world-destroying super-plague.

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$33 for a $55 Range Card and a Round of Golf at Mariners Point in Foster City (Up to $66 Value)

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
$33 for a $55 Range Card and a Round of Golf at Mariners Point in Foster City (Up to $66 Value)

Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game in which they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $33, you get a $55 range card and a round of golf at Mariners Point in Foster City. A range card containing $55 worth of credit can normally be purchased for $50, and a round of golf can cost up to $16, giving this Groupon a total value of up to $66. The range card can be used over multiple visits.

Named as a favorite golf range in 2009 by Golf Digest, Mariners Point offers 64 well-manicured practice stalls, including natural grass and a challenging 9-hole, par 3 course. The double-decker driving range features on-site professionals, high-quality range balls, and power tees that automatically tee up the ball. Use the range card to purchase driving ammunition in small ($7 for 60 balls), medium ($11 for 105 balls), or large ($13 for 165 balls) baskets. Golfers receive 10 additional balls for visiting the range before 11 a.m. on weekdays. Clearly defined target greens and easy-to-read yardage markers make for far easier practice than aiming for the blowholes of passing belugas. When it’s game time, players can hit the course for a round of golf. Drivers, putters, and severely confused baseball players are treated to breathtaking San Francisco Bay views from each of the nine greens.

The course is lighted for post-sunset golf, which provides distinct advantages over flashlight tees and glow-stick clubs, known to cause inadvertent plane landings and unexpected raves. Those who have yet to whittle a set of homemade ball-whacking sticks can rent clubs from Mariners Point ($5 for golf course clubs, $2 for driving range clubs).

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Coming This Fall

Will there be any new shows about police officers this year?

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$10 for $20 Worth of Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, and More at Produce Spot

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
$10 for $20 Worth of Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, and More at Produce Spot

A grocery store is like a carnival midway—it offers shelves and shelves of goodies that only become available after lobbing baseballs at stacks of bottles. Today's Groupon brings the fresh food without the carnival cons: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh fruit, vegetables, and more at Produce Spot.

Produce Spot specializes in fresh fruits and vegetables grown on local farms. The hearty sustenance shack boasts a huge variety of organic vegetables and fruits including juicy gala apples, adorable baby bok choy, and pleasantly plump avocados ($1.45–$5.99/lb.). Conventional fruits and veggies such as grapefruits and artichokes provide all the ingredients for a perfect grapefruit-and-artichoke salad ($0.55–$1.99/lb.). Water your lactose tree with a fine selection of conventional and organic dairy products ($0.99–$6.75). Melt-in-your-mouth sweet breads and croissants are consistently worthy morning treats, fueling an entire day's worth of procrastination ($3.25–$3.85). Ready-made salad and sautéed veggie dishes are also available for busy chefs and imposter restaurateurs.

A bright green awning shields the unique, pagoda-shaped building that houses Produce Spot, preserving product quality and facilitating grocer photosynthesis. The grocery offers farmers-market freshness and suburb customer service every day of the week.

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Coming This Fall

Will there be any new shows about police officers this year?

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