Archive for December, 2012

Light Italian Dinner for Two or Three-Course Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at Volare Trattoria (Up to 59% Off)

Monday, December 31st, 2012
Light Italian Dinner for Two or Three-Course Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at Volare Trattoria (Up to 59% Off)

Wine is an essential component of an elegant meal, alongside silk tablecloths and a server named Sir Anthony Hopkins. Taste good taste with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

$35 for a light dinner for two (up to an $84.90 total value)

  • Two salads (up to a $15.90 value)
  • Two orders of crab cioppino (up to a $52 value)
  • Two glasses of wine or two drinks (up to a $17 value)

$29 for dinner for two (up to a $62 total value)

  • One appetizer (up to a $10 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $22.50 value each)
  • One dessert (up to a $7 value)

$55 for dinner for four (up to a $124 total value)

  • Two appetizers (up to a $10 value each)
  • Four entrees (up to a $22.50 value each)
  • Two desserts (up to a $7 value each)

$89 for dinner for six (up to a $186 total value)

  • Three appetizers (up to a $10 value each)
  • Six entrees (up to a $22.50 value each)
  • Three desserts (up to a $7 value each)

Guests can choose any of the menu’s entrees, which include sautéed prawns in white wine or veal scaloppini in a mushroom and marsala wine sauce.

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Two-Night Stay with Wine Tasting and Bottle of Wine at Chablis Inn Napa Valley in Napa, CA

Monday, December 31st, 2012
Two-Night Stay with Wine Tasting and Bottle of Wine at Chablis Inn Napa Valley in Napa, CA

Laid-Back Inn in Napa Wine Country

With its sun-soaked outdoor walkways lining an L-shaped building next to a sparkling pool, the 34-room Chablis Inn harks back to the days of the classic, all-American motor lodge. The clay-colored inn stands at the gateway to Napa Valley, just a quick drive from Napa's chic downtown and Yountville's renowned gourmet eateries.

In keeping with its Wine Country setting, the cozy lodging welcomes visitors with a bottle of Gentleman Farmer merlot from Gentleman Farmer Wine and a complimentary tasting for two at the Hill Family Estate Wineries. Many Napa Valley tasting rooms stay open year-round, and the inn's convenient location makes them easily accessible by car or by harnessing a team of sommeliers. Each guest room comes equipped with a wet bar, and the grounds feature a secluded courtyard and outdoor hot tub.

Napa, California: Sprawling Vineyards and Farm-to-Table Dining

Located about a one-hour drive north of San Francisco, Napa Valley—a region that runs from Napa in the south to Calistoga in the north—is California's capital of all things grape. The valley's rolling hills are dotted with more than 400 family-owned vineyards, where oak barrels age vintage nectars and visitors are invited to stop, taste, and sniff private-label wines. Vineyards range from St. Helena’s popular Quintessa estate, a 280-acre property specializing in cabernet sauvignon, to lesser-known wineries such as Heibel Ranch Vineyards, which you can tour on the back of a 1963 Jeep. Although some wineries welcome drop-by tastings, your best bet is to make appointments ahead of time.

The valley's culinary scene has also risen to prominence, with chefs such as Thomas Keller spearheading a haute cuisine movement. The charming main streets of Yountville and St. Helena are studded with gourmet restaurants praised for their sustainable practices and fresh, farm-to-table cuisine. If you’re tired of sipping wine all day, grab a wheat beer or a pale ale at one of the dozens of local breweries.

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One or Three Acupuncture Treatments with Consultation at Way of Wellness (Up to 88% Off)

Monday, December 31st, 2012
One or Three Acupuncture Treatments with Consultation at Way of Wellness (Up to 88% Off)

Acupuncture was invented in ancient China, when the emperor's tailor realized that the robes he was constantly pricking with needles had way healthier qi balance than he did. Keep qi-flow silky smooth with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for an exam and one 30-minute acupuncture treatment (a $200 value)
  • $69 for an exam and three 30-minute acupuncture treatments (a $440 value)

Licensed acupuncturists consult with patients before employing a strategically placed array of needles to promote overall health and to help quell ailments such as arthritis pain, headaches, fatigue, and depression.

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One or Two Large One-Topping Pizzas and Garlic Breadsticks with Cheese at Five Star Pizza (52% Off)

Monday, December 31st, 2012
One or Two Large One-Topping Pizzas and Garlic Breadsticks with Cheese at Five Star Pizza (52% Off)

For centuries, pizza and pasta battled for the title of Italy's most beloved dish, an honor that was ultimately bestowed upon Sophia Loren. Enjoy Italian excellence with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $19 for two large one-topping pizzas and one order of garlic breadsticks with cheese (up to a $39.85 value)
  • $11 for one large one-topping pizza and one order of garlic breadsticks with cheese (up to a $22.90 value)

See Five Star Pizza’s more than 20 toppings.

Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.

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$99 for Two Lipo-Light Body-Contouring Sessions at Bay Area Laser Therapy ($330 Value)

Monday, December 31st, 2012
$99 for Two Lipo-Light Body-Contouring Sessions at Bay Area Laser Therapy ($330 Value)

Like fine marble statues, human bodies must be maintained in order to keep their north sides from growing mossy and their forearms from falling off. Stay chiseled with this Groupon.

$99 for Two Lipo-Light Body-Contouring Sessions ($330 Value)

During 30-minute sessions, technicians target fat in areas such as the waistline, abdomen, thighs, or arms with noninvasive, laser-like light therapy. The light works to disrupt fat cells’ membranes, causing them to release their contents and shrink. The body then flushes out the released material via the lymphatic system or burns it for energy. This treatment effectively slims down both men and women, and no downtime is required.

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One or Three Pottery Classes, or Three Private Pottery Classes at Create in Clay School of Ceramics (Half Off)

Monday, December 31st, 2012
One or Three Pottery Classes, or Three Private Pottery Classes at Create in Clay School of Ceramics (Half Off)

Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture’s preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members was the World's Greatest Dad. Make timeless memories with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $15 for one pottery class including use of clay and tools (a $30 value)
  • $45 for three pottery classes including use of clay and tools (a $90 value)
  • $130 for three private pottery classes including two pieces per class (a $260 value)

In three-hour sessions, instructors give hands-on guidance to no more than eight students at a time as they learn to use a variety of tools to shape clay pieces on a production-quality pottery wheel. Use of tools and up to one bag of clay are included; extra fees based on the size of the piece will apply for firing and glazing. Private sessions include the firing and glazing of two pieces per class. Classes can be scheduled from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday–Thursday and at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. Saturday–Sunday.

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One or Three Brazilian Waxes at Oasis Skin Care (Up to 58% Off)

Monday, December 31st, 2012
One or Three Brazilian Waxes at Oasis Skin Care (Up to 58% Off)

Although your body is a temple, covering yourself in bits of stained glass and swallowing thousands of candles has yet to be proved an effective beautification method. Shine up your shrine with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $26 for one Brazilian wax ($55 value)
  • $70 for three Brazilian waxes ($165 value)

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One Introductory or Intermediate Motorcycle Lesson, or One Scooter Lesson at Bay Riders Group (Up to 54% Off)

Monday, December 31st, 2012
One Introductory or Intermediate Motorcycle Lesson, or One Scooter Lesson at Bay Riders Group (Up to 54% Off)

America has always been the most extreme country, from the Boston Tea Punchings to having the first man swear on the moon. We hold this shredding guitar solo to be self-evident with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $115 for an introductory motorcycle-riding lesson (a $250 value)
  • $165 for an intermediate motorcycle-riding lesson (a $350 value)
  • $90 for a scooter-riding lesson (a $180 value)

During the scooter lesson, students cover techniques such as a proper mount and dismount and the use and function of hand controls. They also learn proper braking and turning, which is integral to operating the scooter and avoiding any daredevil squirrels. This lesson also includes practical tips on what to look for when buying a scooter, how to properly maintain it, and what protective gear to purchase.

The beginner motorcycle lesson covers proper use of the hand and foot controls, including mastering the clutch and friction point, changing gears, proper braking, and proper turning.

For motorcycle riders who have graduated beyond the beginner level, instructors lead private intermediate lessons that delve into freeway riding, riding along curvy roads, lane sharing, riding in traffic, and riding on hills.

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$49 for 20 Boot Camp Classes at START Fitness ($320 Value)

Monday, December 31st, 2012
$49 for 20 Boot Camp Classes at START Fitness ($320 Value)

Flipping a tire end over end is both a common boot-camp exercise and a gross misunderstanding of what the wheel was meant to do. Rethink conventions with this Groupon.

$49 for 20 Boot Camp Classes ($320 Value)

Military vet Ken Weichert and his team of 4 instructors lead class Monday through Friday from 6–7 a.m. and 7–8 a.m.. Each day of the week varies between indoor and outdoor workouts with resistance training, long-distance running, obstacle courses, partnered exercises, and other activities chosen from a 100-lesson repertoire.

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Shellac Manicure with Optional Rockstar Shellac Pedicure at Nails by Tami (51% Off)

Monday, December 31st, 2012
Shellac Manicure with Optional Rockstar Shellac Pedicure at Nails by Tami (51% Off)

Fingernails come in handy when peeling stickers, scratching lottery tickets, or slicing open locked drawers to get to your nail clippers. Polish your fingertip toolkit with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $17 for a Shellac manicure (a $35 value)
  • $39 for a Shellac manicure and a Rockstar Shellac pedicure (an $80 value)

A specialized gel polish cures under a UV light that hardens it against cracks, chips, and smudges for up to 14 days. The Rockstar pedicure includes Shellac polish and a layer of glitter.

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