Archive for August, 2012

$40 for $80 Worth of Sultry Bikinis from Vampire Disco

Friday, August 31st, 2012
$40 for $80 Worth of Sultry Bikinis from Vampire Disco

Fashion trends are constantly changing, which is why style magazines maintain blogs and department stores burn piles of old clothing in the parking lot. Look hot with this Groupon.

$40 for $80 Worth of Bikinis

Browse a collection of sultry swimwear, such as the Ibiza strapless bikini ($80), a fringe neon green bikini ($80), or a crisscross strap bikini ($80). This Groupon is also valid toward swimwear that has already been discounted as part of Vampire Disco's Labor Day sale.

Vampire Disco

Inspired by the sexy costumes that materialize in Halloween shops every October, the shopkeepers at Vampire Disco opened an online boutique that stocks similarly sultry apparel all year long. In the summer, their bikinis blends allure with trend-aware fashion, and their collections of lingerie and shoes stay in-season no matter the month. The team is particularly proud of the shop’s line of corsets; though their styles range from vintage to modern, each one is as alluring as a brassiere made of donuts.

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$15 for $30 Worth of Dry-Cleaning Services at Classique Dry Cleaners

Friday, August 31st, 2012
$15 for $30 Worth of Dry-Cleaning Services at Classique Dry Cleaners

Without access to a dry cleaner, the only way to combat a red-wine stain would be to quietly pour the rest of the bottle onto your shirt. Clean up nice with this Groupon.

$15 for $30 Worth of Dry-Cleaning Services

Dry cleaners freshen items such as men's shirts ($4.95–$5.25), women’s dresses ($8.95+), lab coats ($7.50–$8.45), and tablecloths ($11.45). To view a complete price list, click here.

Classique Dry Cleaners

The staff members at Classique Dry Cleaners maintain their customers' clothing with water-free, eco-friendly solutions. Although dry cleaning is their signature service—including care for larger items such as comforters and bed spreads—the technicians also alter, repair, and restore garments such as wedding gowns, shoes, leather, and purple pants that have been recently exposed to gamma-ray-induced rage.

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The Groupon Guide to: Writing a Country Song

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$10 for a Wine Tasting for Two at The Wine Club ($20 Value)

Friday, August 31st, 2012
$10 for a Wine Tasting for Two at The Wine Club ($20 Value)

Wine can function as a social lubricant and conversation starter, especially if you seal off a cocktail party and slowly fill the room with it. Uncork a good time with this Groupon.

$10 for a Wine Tasting for Two ($20 Value)

Tastings are held on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The wine bar can accommodate up to 20 guests at a time while those waiting no more than 15 minutes can browse the aisles of quality wines. Guests can peruse the San Francisco schedule for more details and availability.

The Wine Club

Though one could also call it a store, The Wine Club’s name speaks to its staff members’ passion for fine wines. Their passion and commitment to quality spirits at fair prices fostered the growth of the first singular club in 1985 into a trio of neighborhood wine and spirits stores by 1996. Shelves and display cases at each store are crowded by varietals from all over the world. During Friday happy hours and informal Saturday afternoon tastings, guests gather to discuss flavor profiles with fellow tasters, certified sommeliers, or vacationing extraterrestrials. The store also curates a variety of wine clubs for customers hoping to expand their palates.

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The Groupon Guide to: Writing a Country Song

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$149 for Three-Lap Exotic-Car Racing Experience with Instruction at Gillette Stadium ($500 Value)

Friday, August 31st, 2012
$149 for Three-Lap Exotic-Car Racing Experience with Instruction at Gillette Stadium ($500 Value)

Compared to conventional cars, sports cars typically have flashier colors, a sleeker design, and fewer raccoons nesting in the trunk. Hop into the driver's seat with this Groupon.

$149 for an Exotic-Car Driving Experience ($500 Value)

The three-lap driving experience puts drivers behind the wheel of a Ferrari or Lamborghini. After a safety briefing, drivers hop behind the wheel of their chosen vehicle. Photo opportunities will be available afterward. Driving experiences are available Thursday, October 25, to Sunday, October 28, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

Imagine Lifestyles

Imagine Lifestyles equips its customers with the finer things in life, from chauffeured rides in Rolls-Royces to month-long stays in beachfront properties. The comprehensive menu of rentals includes exotic cars from Bentley and Lamborghini as well as luxury condos and mansions dotted along the sun-drenched sands of Miami. Personal crews transport passengers in comfort aboard charter aircraft and yachts, and chauffeur services cater to customers’ needs, ferrying them to and from business meetings or to and from 7/11 to make a good impression on the new night manager.

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The Groupon Guide to: Writing a Country Song

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Regular or Synthetic Oil Change with Maintenance Package at A-Plus Auto Service Center (Up to 74% Off)

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Regular or Synthetic Oil Change with Maintenance Package at A-Plus Auto Service Center (Up to 74% Off)

Cars are cool because they are essentially big, strong robots that you can get inside and control. The world is better than you thought with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $18 for one regular oil and filter change with tire rotation, vehicle inspection, fluid top-off, and adjustment of tire pressure (a $68 value)
  • $39 for the above option with synthetic oil (a $98 value)

Durable synthetic oil is designed to withstand harsher temperatures than regular oil.

A-Plus Auto Service Center

At A-Plus Auto Service Center's 9,000-square-foot facility, ASE-certified techs twist off lug nuts to install new brake pads and pinpoint under-hood problems with the latest diagnostic technology. Their expertise extends to repair services such as overhauling engines as well as routine maintenance such as draining dirty oil and running smog tests that aren't multiple-choice. With connections to dealerships as well as access to parts from factories across the globe, they usually have all parts needed to complete the job on-hand. Those jobs, as well as most of the parts, are covered by their nationwide 12-month or 12,000-mile warranty, which includes roadside assistance.

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$135 for a Ropes Course and Rafting Adventure with Lunch from Mother Lode River Center ($228 Value). 10 Dates Available.

Friday, August 31st, 2012
$135 for a Ropes Course and Rafting Adventure with Lunch from Mother Lode River Center ($228 Value). 10 Dates Available.

Humans often relax by communing with nature: hiking through mountains, paddling down rivers, and eating berries indiscriminately. Get your fill of nature with this Groupon.

$135 for a Ropes Course and Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Lunch ($228 Value)

After checking in at 9 a.m., guests head to the ropes course to tackle aerial challenges such as a zipline, climbing wall, high wire, and balance beam under the guidance of the staff, which supplies harnesses and helmets. A deli lunch arrives around noon and accommodates vegetarian and vegan diets. After lunch, a safety orientation preps paddlers for whitewater rafting on the Class III rapids of the South Fork of the American River. Around 4:30 p.m., a vegetable-oil-powered bus shuttles guests back to home base, where guests can watch a slideshow of the trip and take a shower before heading home. The package is offered on 10 select dates—click here to see the available days.

Mother Lode River Center

At Mother Lode River Center’s 19-acre riverside camp, wooden bridges and river-stone paths crisscross beneath the shade of heritage oaks. For 40 years, the staff has upheld a mission of conserving this verdant expanse along the American River through recreational and educational programs. Leading half- and multiday whitewater-rafting trips on the South, Middle, and North Forks, guides ride with paddlers into Class III and IV+ rapids. Back on land, Mother Lode's team helps guests overcome real and perceived barriers through obstacles on the ropes course. Practicing what it preaches, the center adheres to sustainability practices such as heating water using solar energy, operating vehicles that run on 100% waste vegetable oil, and letting wild tents forage freely on the campgrounds.

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The Groupon Guide to: Writing a Country Song

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$99 for $300 Worth of Custom Window Treatments at 3 Day Blinds

Friday, August 31st, 2012
$99 for $300 Worth of Custom Window Treatments at 3 Day Blinds

Window treatments look better when custom-fitted, just like wedding dresses and wedding dresses made out of cotton candy. Lavish lintels with this Groupon.

$99 for $300 Worth of Custom Window Treatments

A 36"x54" front window could be clothed in GrandCell honeycomb shades ($158). Alternatively, a set of 84"x84" vertical blinds ($185+) can adorn a patio entryway or a pet dragon's oversized doggie door. Shipping costs run between $12.99 and $45.99 per unit, with optional professional installation at about $118+ per four units. This Groupon is not valid for shutters, shipping, or installation.

3 Day Blinds

3 Day Blinds' experts sift through samples and unreel measuring tapes during complimentary in-home consultations, custom-fitting abodes with blinds, drapes, and shades. They handcraft treatments such as faux wood blinds, vertical blinds, and flexcell honeycomb blinds that reduce light and are energy efficient. As they tailor-make each order, the designers dress windows of all shapes and sizes, from an arch above a doorway to a misshapen wormhole in the attic. All of 3 Day Blinds’ products come with a limited lifetime warranty. After clients have made a selection, the team shows up just two days later to install the new window dressings or let customers do it themselves.

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The Groupon Guide to: Writing a Country Song

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$59 for a 95-Minute Classic Thai Massage at Leelawadee Thai Classic Massage ($119 Value)

Friday, August 31st, 2012
$59 for a 95-Minute Classic Thai Massage at Leelawadee Thai Classic Massage ($119 Value)

Muscle aches can be caused by many day-to-day tasks, including lying in bed for hours just thinking about everything. Finally relax with this Groupon.

$59 for a 95-Minute Classic Thai Massage ($119 Value)

The massage therapist guides bodies through a holistic regimen of gentle yoga-like stretches and deep-pressure massage for muscles and tendons and applies acupressure to 10 key areas.

Leelawadee Thai Classic Massage

Leelawadee Thai Classic Massage founder Ron Wittawas brings an authentic touch to Thai massages. He trained at Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School of Bangkok, perfecting his technique at the elbows of the masters before coming to the Bay Area in 2002. During his signature Thai massage, Ron sets the stage for relaxation by first dipping patrons’ feet into paraffin footbaths. Once patrons have removed the wax and Ron has foot casts that he will treasure forever, he guides clients through a combination of yoga-like stretches and deep-pressure massage with warm lotions and herbal balms.

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The Groupon Guide to: Writing a Country Song

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$20 for Day Passes for Two Children and Two Adults at Lemos Farm ($40 Value)

Friday, August 31st, 2012
$20 for Day Passes for Two Children and Two Adults at Lemos Farm ($40 Value)

Old MacDonald's nursery rhyme paints a delightful picture of farm life for children and teaches parents a textbook way to incorporate melody into itemized deductions. Experience farm fun for all ages with this Groupon.

$20 for Day Passes for Two Children and Two Adults ($40 Value)

The day passes include access to animals in the petting zoo, as well as unlimited pony rides, train rides, and hayrides. Beginning September 24, families can stroll through the farm’s pumpkin patch and engage in spooky, Halloween-themed activities.

Lemos Farm

What started as a creative way to pay a debt led to the founding of Lemos Farm. Owner Bob Lemos' grandfather was repaid with a cow, so he bought land for the cow and her new calf in 1942, and over the years, the property morphed into a dairy farm, an alien robot, back into a dairy farm, and then a space for horses. Eventually Bob and his father, Arnold, peppered the land with Christmas trees, pumpkins, pony rides, and haunted houses, beckoning families to the sprawling grounds. Visitors escape urban drudgery and revel in the decidedly country ambience, whether aboard hayrides or visiting the petting zoo for an introductory course in farm-animal massage therapy. During the holiday season, families wander the aromatic rows of the Christmas tree farm, where Douglas fir, incense cedar, and other pines await.

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$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Gordo Taqueria

Friday, August 31st, 2012
$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Gordo Taqueria

Corn is one of the staples of Mexican cuisine, used to make both tortillas and Cornyo, a carbonated beverage made of carbonation and mashed corn kernels. Eat a culinary cornerstone with this Groupon.

Choose between two options

  • $10 for $20 worth of Mexican food, valid either the Berkeley or San Francisco location
  • $10 for $20 worth of Mexican food, valid only at the Berkeley location

The menu includes classic Mexican dishes such as beef burritos ($4.75), bean-and-cheese tacos ($2.45), chicken flour quesadillas ($4.45), and a carnitas gordo plate ($5.65).

Gordo Taqueria

There are a lot of good Mexican joints in San Francisco–but not many that have inspired a hip-hop album. Electric-pop and hip-hop duo The Cataracs loves Gordo Taqueria so much that they named an album after it. They’re not alone in their adoration, as Gordo Taqueria has expanded to six locations in the East Bay area. After ordering at the counter, guests watch staff move at a methodical pace as they stuff chicken into burritos and scoop flavorful carnitas into taco shells. The dining area at the Berkley location stars a vibrant mural and stools with woven seats crafted from leather and fossilized tortillas.

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The Groupon Guide to: Writing a Country Song

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