Archive for December, 2010

$150 for Up to Six Laser Hair-Removal Treatments at trioSkincare in Concord (Up to $774 Value)

Friday, December 31st, 2010
$150 for Up to Six Laser Hair-Removal Treatments at trioSkincare in Concord (Up to $774 Value)

Light is actually a spectrum of colors, each with its own healing properties—red tackles wrinkles, blue zaps blemishes, and indigo tries to convince everyone it's a real color. Get illuminated with today's laser-light Groupon: for $150, get six laser hair-removal treatments for your choice of small to medium areas, or three treatments for the bikini line (up to a $774 value) at trioSkincare, located in Concord.

For more than 14 years, trioSkincare has provided exceptional skincare services in one of the first paraben-free facilities in the Bay Area. Begin the journey of defuzzment with a consultation to review patient's needs and the treatment process. The laser hair-removal process zaps each follicle with a high-beam laser borrowed from the newly refurbished Death Star, damaging the roots and diminishing the growth of hair in one of the following treatment areas: upper lip (an $89 value per treatment), chin ($89), sideburns ($99), front of neck, back of neck, cheeks, abdominal strip, underarms, hands and fingers, feet and toes, or center eyebrows ($129, each option). Clients also have the option of deploying today's deal toward three standard bikini-line treatments ($149 each). Though the process can be uncomfortable, the professionally trained fur faders have an extensive repertoire of Russian pop ballads to distract the client.

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$197 for a One-Night Stay for Two at Grape Leaf Inn in Healdsburg, a Bottle of Premium Wine, and Tastings at Five Wineries (Up to $421.50 Value)

Friday, December 31st, 2010
$197 for a One-Night Stay for Two at Grape Leaf Inn in Healdsburg, a Bottle of Premium Wine, and Tastings at Five Wineries (Up to $421.50 Value)

Drinking wine and then falling asleep isn't just France's national pastime; it's also a good way to avoid the hassle of landing a plane. Enjoy fine wine and deep sleep with today's Groupon: for $197, you get a one-night stay for two at Grape Leaf Inn in Healdsburg, a bottle of premium wine, and a pass for tastings at five area wineries (up to a $421.50 value).

A restored Queen Anne structure in Sonoma wine country, Grape Leaf Inn won NBC11's award for best area bed and breakfast for two consecutive years. Six available guestrooms await visitors, each equipped with a king or queen bed. A bottle of old-vine zinfandel (a $37.50 value), recently liberated from its oaken prison, regales sippers with tales of life on the inside. Downstairs, the speakeasy offers complimentary vine-blood samplings that awaken the unexplainable urge for more, as well as an intimate setting for romantic paper-football games. Excellent breakfasts of local produce and freshly roasted coffee also await visitors. Wineries available for tastings vary based on date of stay.

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The Groupon Guide to: Televised New Year's Celebrations

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$1,499 for Pearl Fusion Laser Skin Rejuvenation at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery ($3,500 Value)

Friday, December 31st, 2010
$1,499 for Pearl Fusion Laser Skin Rejuvenation at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery ($3,500 Value)

For $1,499, today’s side deal gets you Pearl Fusion laser skin rejuvenation (a $3,500 value) at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery in Danville.

Blackhawk Plastic Surgery provides an array of cosmetic procedures implemented by skilled surgeon Dr. Stephen J. Ronan. A San Francisco native, Dr. Ronan possesses an impressive resume packed with awards, leadership positions, and charity work. Pearl Fusion laser rejuvenation targets and corrects precise facial impurities such as dark spots, sun damage, and creases. Downtime is minimal (a week or less.)

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$50 for 10-Class Fitness Pack at Workout on the Hill (Up to $180 Value)

Friday, December 31st, 2010
$50 for 10-Class Fitness Pack at Workout on the Hill (Up to $180 Value)

Outdoor group workouts produce phenomenal results—cheeks are reddened, friendships are solidified, and lungs finally realize that fresh air is breathable. Inhale the outdoors' energetic benefits with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a 10-class fitness pack (up to a $180 value) at Workout on the Hill in Bernal Heights.

Offering always-outdoor workouts taught by nationally certified fitness technicians, Workout on the Hill helps customers combat everyday-exercise boredom by assuring that no two sessions are ever the same. In any given class, workouts may incorporate weight training, endurance cardio, yoga movement, circuit training, cardio training, or core conditioning, and sessions are geared toward maintaining community—you'll work out with the same coach, participants, and oxygen atoms each week. Sign your body up for a series of Get Up & Go classes, a tiered arrangement of early-morning exercises ($160), or opt for the Personal Best class, which is geared toward each individual’s intensity preferences ($180). This deal can be used for any combination of classes, which are held at 6:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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The Groupon Guide to: Televised New Year's Celebrations

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$49 for Dental Exam, X-rays, and Cleaning ($300 Value) or $180 for Zoom! Teeth Whitening and Take-Home Kit ($525 Value) at Millbrae Dental Care

Friday, December 31st, 2010
$49 for Dental Exam, X-rays, and Cleaning ($300 Value) or $180 for Zoom! Teeth Whitening and Take-Home Kit ($525 Value) at Millbrae Dental Care

Practicing good dental hygiene prevents horrified reactions from fellow humans as you extend your second set of recessed teeth. Get teeth you'll be proud to reveal with today's Groupon at Millbrae Dental Care in Millbrae. Choose between the following options:

  • For $49, you get a dental exam, teeth cleaning, and x-rays (a $300 value).
  • For $180, you get Zoom! teeth-whitening treatment (a $525 value).

Dr. Sherry Tsai's practiced eye will look beyond your teeth to detect issues in your jaw, gums, and muscles of mastication that might affect overall health. Skilled digits will scamper over the rocky dental landscape, using fine tools to pry loose any vagrants nesting between teeth. Finally, high-resolution digital x-rays ensure that no bones have gone ramblin' outside their homes.

Zoom! teeth whitening coats teeth with peroxide-based prescription-strength gel, then focuses a painless medical laser on the teeth-burnishing potion to activate it. During the one-hour bleaching process, Millbrae patients can watch satellite TV, read, or carefully play badminton. A shield is placed over ginger gums to stop any gamma ray bombardment, a process that takes an additional 20 minutes. Patients are also given a kit allowing them to touch up teeth at home if they acquire new stains.

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The Groupon Guide to: Televised New Year's Celebrations

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$10 for Two Tickets to the Wedding Faire on January 8 and 9 (Up to $24 Value)

Friday, December 31st, 2010
$10 for Two Tickets to the Wedding Faire on January 8 and 9 (Up to $24 Value)

For $10, today's side deal gets you a pair of tickets to the Wedding Faire, one of Northern California's largest wedding events (up to a $24 value). The pair of tickets admits you and a friend to the fantastical event, which takes place on Saturday, January 8, and Sunday, January 9, at the Santa Clara Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The fest is made up of 50,000 square feet of gowns, runways, and supportive husbands' draped purse straps. Fashion shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. offer much-needed inspiration for outfitting your wedding entourage, and wedding workshops increase your agility points in everything from receptions to honeymoons. Discover five ways to personalize your wedding ceremony at 10:30 a.m., discover how to plan the perfect destination wedding at 12 p.m., or score secrets on how to be a super bride at 2 p.m. Stick around Sunday for a $10,000 wedding treasure chest giveaway at 3:45 p.m. (must be present to win).

Exhibitors will showcase wedding essentials, from cosmetics (Mary Kay Cosmetics) to photography (Carlos Da Silva Photography and Francis Fine Art Productions). If someone you know will be ringed with sparkle soon, get this Groupon to give as a thoughtful engagement gift, or purchase tickets for your family and friends.

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$45 for $90 Worth of Tattoo Services at Old Crow Tattoo in Oakland

Friday, December 31st, 2010
$45 for $90 Worth of Tattoo Services at Old Crow Tattoo in Oakland

Between one and two weeks after birth, most babies are handed over to an abstract tattoo artist for freckling. Finish the job with today's Groupon: for $45, you get $90 worth of tattoo services at Old Crow Tattoo in Oakland, near Lake Merritt. Owner and artist Philip Milic works with a team of three other talented artists to create dynamic, meaningful tattoos in an environment that is comfortable for both the ink virgin and the walking canvas. This Groupon covers about a half hour of tattooing, which nets one small tattoo, or you can pay the balance on a larger image. Milic's soft lines create colorful, exotic images, such as peacock feathers, and artist Miah Babajee inks ornate skulls and symbols, including the crucifix, the Egyptian Eye of Horus, and pi to the twelfth decimal. Tattoo expert Siri creates photorealistic figurative tattoos enhanced with rich colors, and Stewart, the final member of the team, skin paints fine-lined images of blooming flowers and birds in flight. If you need a little creative inspiration before choosing a design, check out Old Crow's adjoining art gallery, which features a diverse collection of local artists.

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The Groupon Guide to: Televised New Year's Celebrations

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$25 for $50 Worth of Baby and Children’s Toys and Gifts from Give Wink

Friday, December 31st, 2010
$25 for $50 Worth of Baby and Children's Toys and Gifts from Give Wink

Today's innovations in children's toys put the doll morgues and square-wheeled bicycles of the 20th century to shame. Modernize your child's toy box with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of baby and children's toys and gifts at Give Wink.

From essentials such as cribs and strollers to future heirloom plushies and blankets, Give Wink proffers a vibrant yet functional collection of children's and baby gear to outfit nurseries, toy rooms, and more. Shop online and keep little bundles of toy-loving joy entertained for hours with winsome wares such as the Buddha Board Laptop ($36), a portable paint-with-water set disguised as a laptop computer, and the menagerie of eco-friendly storage bins and organizers ($28–$38). Or, snazz up sleeping quarters and subterranean laboratories with the shop's wide array of personalized wall art (starting at $75), furnishings, and bedding options. Give Wink gladly ships within the continental United States.

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The Groupon Guide to: Televised New Year's Celebrations

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$7 for $15 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Mondo Burrito in Santa Clara

Friday, December 31st, 2010
$7 for $15 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Mondo Burrito in Santa Clara

A tortilla makes a handy mouse pad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as today's Groupon proves: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mexican cuisine at Mondo Burrito in Santa Clara.

A 2010 SFGate BayList nominee for Best Burrito, Mondo Burrito crafts custom-made Mexican dishes from high-quality ingredients right before your eyes. The menu features boneless, skinless chicken breast, as well as choice beef carefully trimmed from cows fresh from their Venice Beach workouts. For meat-eschewing herbivores, Mondo makes its refried beans and spanish rice from scratch with no meat products, as well as guacamole from 100% avocados. From the comfort of the enclosed outdoor patio, you can gorge on tortilla chips made fresh several times a day, which arrive surrounded by an entourage of five types of salsa. Save a stomach corner for a house-specialty wet burrito, such as a large Mondo Meato burrito drenched in your choice of red enchilada, chili verde, or vegetarian ranchera sauces ($6.75, $0.99 extra for wet option). Otherwise, erase the work week's memories of coworkers asking you to sign their rash with the $1 beers, $2 Coronas, and $2 margaritas during Mondo's Friday Late Night Happy Hour.

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The Groupon Guide to: Televised New Year's Celebrations

Remember not to blow out your New Year's candles until sunrise!

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$29 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga at YogaSource in Los Gatos ($165 Value)

Friday, December 31st, 2010
$29 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga at YogaSource in Los Gatos ($165 Value)

Ancient yogis were famed for their ability to live in solitude, to exist in peace with nature, and to turn into raccoons whenever they were near a garbage can. Transform yourself into a beacon of stretchy peace with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited yoga at YogaSource (a $165 value), located in Los Gatos.

YogaSource peoples its 6,000-square-foot studio with patient, world-class instructors that guide yoga classes for every experience level or schedule. The Balinese-inspired facility, made from bamboo, teak and slate, maintains an inspirational setting for 90-minute Bikram sessions, in which students cycle through 26 spine-strengthening poses. More meditational Yin lessons involve long holds, inspirational readings, and a map to frontal-lobe Narnia. The unlimited yoga package allows aspirant Gumby impersonators room to discover which teachers, yoga types, and class times work best for them. Mats and towels are available for rental, and stretch-specific garb is on sale at YogaSource's attached boutique.

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The Groupon Guide to: Televised New Year's Celebrations

Remember not to blow out your New Year's candles until sunrise!

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