Archive for January, 2012

Noninvasive Cosmetic Procedures at Whiteley Wellness Center in San Leandro (Up to 75% Off). Three Options Available.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Noninvasive Cosmetic Procedures at Whiteley Wellness Center in San Leandro (Up to 75% Off). Three Options Available.

A trim, curvy figure boosts a person's confidence and looks better in a bathing suit than a humvee. Tweak your physique with today's Groupon to Whiteley Wellness Center in San Leandro. Choose from the following options:

  • For $99, you get two noninvasive facelifts (a $400 value).
  • For $129, you get two noninvasive body-contouring sessions (a $300 value).
  • For $189, you get two noninvasive facelifts and two noninvasive body-contouring sessions (a $700 value).

The technicians at Whiteley Wellness Center tighten faces and slim figures with 30-minute microcurrent treatments. During a facelift session, gentle electrical currents pulse through the skin, toning facial muscles better than a set of eyebrow barbells and without the risks associated with Botox or other injectable fillers. This same microcurrent is also applied to troublesome cellulite patches on the abdomen, buttocks, legs, or arms, prompting cell metabolism to increase and fat deposits to flee the region. Facelifts and body contouring may take multiple treatments to see desired results and are not recommended for those with pacemakers or jealous pet eels.

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$10 for $20 Worth of Nepalese Fare at Taste of the Himalayas in Sausalito

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
$10 for $20 Worth of Nepalese Fare at Taste of the Himalayas in Sausalito

Locally sourced food, like WiFi, can either be found at a café or stolen from the neighbors. Avoid bandwidth banditry with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Nepalese cuisine and drinks at Taste of the Himalayas in Sausalito.

Taste of the Himalayas jam packs a menu with organic, locally grown vegetables and spices sourced from India for an authentic Nepalese dining experience that has earned warm praise from Pacific Sun. Beneath the wood-beam ceiling, diners equip their taste buds with walking sticks and trek across the pakoras' crispy vegetable fritters ($5) or the beet salad's field of baby spinach and roasted beets cushioning mozzarella cheese ($7). The saag paneer mingles creamy spinach curry with freshly made paneer ($12), and the shrimp tandoori marinates shrimp in citrus curry before roasting in a clay oven ($14).

The kitchen proudly dishes out free-range chicken and fetches seafood from the wild, as opposed to luring in suburban fish with promises of beachside timeshares. While diners admire rustic wood tables and the photographs of Nepal on the walls, they can sip such beers as Mustang Premium lager ($5) from Nepal and wines such as Sebastiani chardonnay ($8/glass) from Sonoma.

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Haircut, Full Highlights, or Full Color at Lily European Pedi-Mani Salon in San Mateo (Half Off)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Haircut, Full Highlights, or Full Color at Lily European Pedi-Mani Salon in San Mateo (Half Off)

Like lawns, hairdos require regular trimming and a few strategically placed plastic flamingos to enhance their beauty. Maintain your mane with today's Groupon to Lily European Pedi-Mani Salon in San Mateo. Choose between the following options:

  • For $20, you get a haircut with shampoo and blow-dry (a $40 value).
  • For $65, you get a full-highlight or full-color treatment (a $130 value).

The friendly stylists at Lily European Pedi-Mani Salon collaborate with clients, customizing each new look to their style and face shape. An ear-lowering haircut soars across heads leaving stylish 'dos behind with the help of a thorough shampooing and blow-dry. Clients can opt for a full-highlight treatment to offset monochromatic locks with pops of color, or drench tresses with a full-color treatment to jumpstart a new career in espionage. The salon's warm, golden tones, colorful flowers, and stately pillars recall a sophisticated European palace, and tranquil classical music cossets ears with the likes of Mozart, who was known for never playing a piano concerto with unruly cuticles.

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American Fare and Beers for Two or More or Four or More at Magoo’s Grill in Pleasant Hill (Up to 55% Off)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
American Fare and Beers for Two or More or Four or More at Magoo’s Grill in Pleasant Hill (Up to 55% Off)

Topping the food chain is a tremendous achievement, which is why humans triumphantly plant flag-like toothpicks in burgers and belt the national anthem at their steaks before devouring them. Enjoy life at the top with today's Groupon to Magoo’s Grill in Pleasant Hill. Choose between the following options:

  • For $16, you get a meal for two or more people (up to a $32 total value), which includes the following:
    • $20 worth of any food menu items, including burgers, sandwiches, and entrees
    • Two microbrews (up to a $6 value each)

  • For $25, you get a meal for four or more people (a $56 total value), which includes the following:
    • $40 worth of any food menu items, including burgers, sandwiches, and entrees
    • One pitcher of beer (a $16 value)

At Magoo’s Grill, owner Scott Davis and chef Yema Nunez have cultivated a low-key neighborhood environment for more than a quarter century, employing a menu of classic grill and American fare. Like gossip about the local haberdasher, patrons share buffalo chicken wings with ranch and celery ($8.49) to begin meals. A tri-tip sandwich ($10.99) pairs robust, seasoned tri-tip steak with a toasted french roll, whereas a veggie burger ($7.59) elegantly replaces meat with healthy soy and spices. In the fish tacos ($7.59), crispy cod rolls up in a soft corn tortilla with tangy sauce to excite taste buds and satisfy stomachs. Dining parties wash down bites with microbrews brandishing names such as Shocktop and Longboard, or pitchers of Bud Light, Sierra Nevada, or Hefeweizen. Magoo's dining room draws in eyes with eight DirecTV screens, and an outdoor patio allows burger scents to inspire patty-shaped 'dos at nearby salons.

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$10 for a Beer-Sampler Package for Two with One Appetizer at Faultline Brewing Company in Sunnyvale (Up to $21.95 Value)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
$10 for a Beer-Sampler Package for Two with One Appetizer at Faultline Brewing Company in Sunnyvale (Up to $21.95 Value)

A brewery, like the beach, is a relaxing oasis that allows tired travelers to bask in golden hues, frolic in frothy spumes, and get in splash fights with siblings. Savor sudsy fun with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a beer-sampler package at Faultline Brewing Company in Sunnyvale (up to a $21.95 total value). The package includes:

  • 10 3oz microbrew samples of FBC's five standard beers (a $10 value)
  • An appetizer (up to an $11.95 value)

Helmed by brew master Peter Catizone, Faultline Brewing Company concocts more than 20 different microbrews that have earned numerous awards and accolades. In a spacious, industrial-style dining room overlooking a backyard lake, patrons taste flights of beer that span the effervescent spectrum, from light lagers and dark porters to ultraviolet brews only visible with beer goggles. The dark dunkelweizen sports a fuller flavor than its hefeweizen cousin, and the Irish-inspired stout blends four varieties of roasted malts to instill a dusky hue and a dark-chocolate flavor profile. Inspired by the Belgian Trappist monks' dubble-style ales, the red, spicy Belgian Abbey stays true to its origins by shaving the foam off its head. Complement libations with any of Faultline's appetizers, such as nori-wrapped tempura ahi rolls or smoked chicken drumettes tossed in a thai red-pepper sauce or a pineapple-hoisin glaze.

Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Faultline Brewing Company a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Smartraining Sessions at Koko FitClub in Dublin (Up to 89% Off)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
One or Two Months of Unlimited Smartraining Sessions at Koko FitClub in Dublin (Up to 89% Off)

Working out is No. 3 on the list of most popular daily activities in America, behind not working out and teaching dogs to swear. Spend your time wisely with today's Groupon to Koko FitClub in Dublin. Choose between the following options:

  • For $29, you get one month of unlimited smartraining sessions (a $200 total value).
  • For $39, you get two months of unlimited smartraining sessions (a $350 total value).

Each option includes:

  • A smartraining fee (a $140 value/month)
  • An initial body-composition assessment (a $50 value)
  • Access to a private website that tracks workout progress (a $10 value/month)

Groupon holders must make a $50 deposit on a Koko key during their first visit, but the fee will only be charged if the key is not returned.

Koko FitClub smartraining system, which recently debuted in Entrepreneur magazine's 33rd Annual Franchise 500 rankings, guides patrons through 30-minute custom workouts at automated stations. Each person's tailored regimen begins with a body-composition test, which helps trainers to build a program based on weight loss, toning, or whale-wrestling goals. Staff members then load workout plans onto the client's Koko key, which plugs into the smartraining machines. After the computer display greets guests by name, instructions steer limbs through a medley of strength and cardio maneuvers, all of which take place at a single station. Because the system stores each visitor's progress, workouts adapt daily to keep muscle groups from starting a fight club out of boredom.

Members can brandish their key to grab reps at any time of day or night, and a personal website tracks fitness data for at-home viewing. Should Groupon customers decide to join the club, employees will waive $30 from the enrollment fee, grant newcomers a complimentary water bottle, and conduct the machines in a rousing chorus of "Daisy Bell."

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90-Minute Couples Massage Package or Couples Spa Package with Massage and Facial at World of Health (Up to 72% Off)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
90-Minute Couples Massage Package or Couples Spa Package with Massage and Facial at World of Health (Up to 72% Off)

Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts to cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today’s Groupon to World of Health. Choose between the following options:

  • For $139, you get a couples massage package (a $339 total value) that includes:
    • 90-minute couples massage (a $328 value)
    • Champagne and strawberries (an $11 value)

  • For $169, you get a couples spa package (a $606 total value) that includes:
    • 90-minute couples massage (a $328 value)
    • 60-minute facial for each person (a $267 value)
    • Champagne and strawberries (an $11 value)

The muscle molders at World of Health knead knots and destress tendons through a variety of Swedish, myofascial, and deep-tissue massage techniques. As couples lie side by side like twin Supermans or tomorrow’s socks, licensed therapists warm skin surfaces with long, gliding Swedish strokes, then delve below superficial layers to dissolve long-stored aches with deep-tissue massage. In addition, myofascial-release techniques can help muscles escape from the motion-constricting snare of connective tissues and clingy shadows. Soothing aromatherapy fragrances waft through the air throughout the experience, wafting the bouquet of essential oils into the nostrils. The bodily coddling spreads to the face during 60-minute facials designed to refurbish skin and inadequately indented dimples. Between effervescent sips of bubbly, couples can nibble on sweet, ruby-hued strawberries as tension fades far from memory with each relaxing rub.

Though World of Health sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

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One or Three 45-Minute Signature Facials at Luminous Spa Studios in Menlo Park (Up to 57% Off)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
One or Three 45-Minute Signature Facials at Luminous Spa Studios in Menlo Park (Up to 57% Off)

Skin-smoothing treatments can undo damage caused by years of unnecessary laughing, reckless winking, and experiencing sunshine. Recover from the joy of everyday life with today's Groupon to Luminous Spa Studios in Menlo Park. Choose between the following options:

  • For $49, you get one signature spa facial (a $100 value).
  • For $129, you get three signature spa facials (a $300 value).

Luminous Spa Studios' experienced aestheticians pamper visages with practiced skin-soothing techniques during the 45-minute signature spa facial. After conferring with guests to determine epidermal sensitivities, the facial gurus thoroughly cleanse skinscapes, ridding cheekbones of damaging dirt or misplaced games of connect the dots. Thirsty skin drinks in a hydrating treatment before preening under a custom mask. To help brows unfurrow, the facial massage whisks away unwanted stress and improves circulation with slow strokes that spell out the first word in every Louis L'Amour novel.

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$39 for $100 Toward Round-Trip Air Travel Between Chicago and San Francisco Including In-Flight Gogo WiFi from Virgin America

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
$39 for $100 Toward Round-Trip Air Travel Between Chicago and San Francisco Including In-Flight Gogo WiFi from Virgin America

Flights on New Planes with On-Demand Technology

Since it began flying in 2007, Virgin America has focused on making air travel exciting again, starting with giving passengers more control of the experience. Virgin America's planes come equipped with 9-inch touchscreens, where food and drink orders can be quickly tapped out and paid. The Red entertainment system makes a library of movies, TV shows, and nearly 3,000 MP3s available on demand. Virgin America has also enhanced the passenger experience by becoming the first airline to offer in-flight WiFi access during every flight. One-way fares start at $109 for flights between ORD and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), including government taxes and mandatory fees; restrictions apply. Baggage weight and size limits apply; see full list of rules here.

Named the best domestic airline for four consecutive years by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, Virgin America has won over travelers not only for its quality service but also for its creative flourishes. Mood lighting glows in sunset hues, and hot-pink headphones (available for an additional fee) tuck into the back pockets of posh black-leather seats. Decorative touches even enliven Virgin's airport terminals. Designed by esteemed Gensler architects, the airline's futuristic SFO hub was called "one of the most modern way stations…in the country and perhaps the world" by USA Today, with crimson egg chairs, a recomposure zone after the security checkpoint, and telekinetic luggage handlers.

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$81 for a One-Night Stay for Two at Berkeley City Club in California (Up to $165 Value). Combine Up to Three Nights.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
$81 for a One-Night Stay for Two at Berkeley City Club in California (Up to $165 Value). Combine Up to Three Nights.

Historic “Little Castle” Located One Block from UC Berkeley

In 1929, renowned architect Julia Morgan designed the Berkeley Women’s City Club, the first social club and women’s residence of its kind in California. The building became known as Morgan's "Little Castle" because it was constructed at the same time and with many of the same materials used in her most famous creation, Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Today, Berkeley City Club stands as an enduring link to the city's past, a testament to its progressive values, and an elegant spot for an overnight stay.

Blending Romanesque, Moorish, and Spanish Mission styles, Morgan managed to imbue steel-reinforced concrete with the versatility of wood, rendering elaborately carved archways and vaulted ceilings throughout the club. An indoor swimming pool ripples under an arched ceiling inlaid with tiny Craftsman tiles, and leaded-glass windows overlook a lush wraparound courtyard full of palm trees, ficus, and ferns.

Fittingly for a spot listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Berkeley City Club gives guests the chance to step back to a time when socialites played Bechstein pianos, danced in glossy ballrooms, and slept in feather beds while cuddling their Eleanor Roosevelt action figures. Each of the hotel's modest bedrooms has a private, Craftsman-tiled bathroom and is uniquely decorated with an embroidered bedspread and period furniture.

The ample breakfast buffet, served every morning in the dining room, includes hot dishes such as eggs and fried potatoes as well as fresh fruit, toast, yogurt, and juice. Guests can also participate in any number of Berkeley City Club events. Twenty to 30 of them are held each month and range from tai chi classes to masquerade balls. The club partners with the Landmark Heritage Foundation to make sure that a significant portion of all proceeds from classes, events, and hotel stays goes toward preserving the building as Julia Morgan envisioned it.

Berkeley, California: Eclectic College Town Full of Art, History, and Culture

The Berkeley City Club stands just one block from the campus of the University of California Berkeley, home to some 36,000 students and a still-thriving activist spirit. Lined with cafés and smoke shops, colorful Telegraph Avenue bustles with scholars, bohemians, and vendors hawking tie-dyed graduation gowns.

World-famous musicians and actors take the stage at Hertz and Zellerbach Halls and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and plenty of bars and restaurants along Shattuck Avenue pour frothy microbrews and serve farm-to-table cuisine. Wandering Berkeley’s residential neighborhoods can be a charming diversion in the spring, when tangled gardens spill their blooms across tree-lined sidewalks.

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