Archive for February, 2013

$10 Donation to Help Fund a Mobile Bicycle Trailer

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
$10 Donation to Help Fund a Mobile Bicycle Trailer

The Issue: Benefits of Building with Upcycled Bike Parts

Sometimes adjusting breaks and attaching rivets can be about more than just building a bicycle. When people learn to fix their own bikes, they gain confidence and feel empowered to ride more often because they can maintain their bicycle. Additionally, using discarded parts to build bikes prevents those parts from ending up in landfills, encourages recycling, and results in putting more safe, functional bikes in the hands of people in the community who cannot afford bikes on their own.

The Campaign: Building a Trailer for a Mobile Bike Shop

If 40 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then San Francisco Yellow Bike Project can construct a bicycle trailer for its mobile bike shop. Each additional $10 donation will go toward enhancing the bike trailer. Using the mobile bike shop's trailer, cabinet, and tools, volunteer mechanics can travel around the city, building and fixing bikes to provide a more eco-friendly mode of transportation for the community. The trailer will contribute to the project's overall goal of “painting the city yellow,” which includes creating opportunities for mobile repair workshops and raising awareness about upcycling bike parts.

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$2,699 for a Complete Invisalign Treatment and Whitening Kit at Accu Dental (Up to $7,249 Value)

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
$2,699 for a Complete Invisalign Treatment and Whitening Kit at Accu Dental (Up to $7,249 Value)

Wearing braces improves teeth, much like trapping a mime in an actual box improves their performances. Straighten up with this Groupon.

$2,699 for Complete Invisalign Treatment (Up to $7,249 Value)

Invisalign straightens teeth with a series of clear, removable, custom aligners. The process begins at the dentist office, where, during an initial exam, the doctor snaps x-rays and takes impressions of the upper and lower teeth. In the Invisalign lab, technicians craft a set of up to 48 transparent aligners made to the patient’s exact specifications. Patients wear the removable aligners for 6–18 months, changing the aligners every two weeks and only removing them while eating, brushing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. Throughout the treatment, patients return to the dentist's office for routine checkups to ensure teeth continue to shift into their proper places. Though this deal includes a whitening kit with a custom tray, posttreatment retainers are not included in this offer and cost $199 per arch. Read the Invisalign FAQs here.

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

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The Groupon Guide to: The Fun Photograph

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Japanese Teppanyaki Meal for Two or $ 10 for $ 20 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Koto Teppanyaki & Sushi

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Japanese Teppanyaki Meal for Two or $ 10 for $ 20 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Koto Teppanyaki & Sushi

Watching chefs prepare your dinner ensures that they are using fresh ingredients instead of arranging pictures cut from the menu atop a bed of rice. See food with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$29 for two Japanese teppanyaki meals prepared on tabletop iron griddles, redeemable Sunday–Thursday (up to a $60 value)

  • Clear soup, house salad, shrimp appetizer, and vegetables
  • Choice of fried rice or noodles
  • Two entrees (up to a $30 value each)

$10 for $20 worth of Japanese cuisine The menu features appetizers of tempura soft-shell crab ($8), specialty Rainbow sushi rolls ($9), and teppanyaki dinners with scallops ($21), filet mignon ($23), or a combination of steak and chicken ($21).

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The Groupon Guide to: The Fun Photograph

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Brazilian Dinner for Two or Four at Canto Do Brasil Restaurant (Up to Half Off)

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Brazilian Dinner for Two or Four at Canto Do Brasil Restaurant (Up to Half Off)

When dining in public, proper etiquette dictates that you should keep your elbows off the table and your table off the neighboring tables. Mind your manners with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$35 for a Brazilian dinner for two (up to a $70 total value)

  • One appetizer (up to a $10 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $48 value)
  • Two house beers or glasses of wine (up to a $12 value)

$70 for a Brazilian dinner for four (up to a $140 total value)

  • Two appetizers (up to a $20 value)
  • Four entrees (up to a $96 value)
  • Four house beers or glasses of wine (up to a $24 value)

Guests enjoy a feast of Brazilian cuisine, such as savory croquettes in kibe, coxinha, and risolis de queijo varieties, feijoada, muqueca de peixe, galinha na cerveja, and xim xim de galinha.

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The Groupon Guide to: The Fun Photograph

Is it OK to touch your own eyeball? Find out in today’s Groupon Guide.

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Japanese Teppanyaki Meal for Two or $10 for $20 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Koto Teppanyaki & Sushi

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Japanese Teppanyaki Meal for Two or $10 for $20 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Koto Teppanyaki & Sushi

Watching chefs prepare your dinner ensures that they are using fresh ingredients instead of arranging pictures cut from the menu atop a bed of rice. See food with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$29 for two Japanese teppanyaki meals prepared on tabletop iron griddles, redeemable Sunday–Thursday (up to a $60 value)

  • Clear soup, house salad, shrimp appetizer, and vegetables
  • Choice of fried rice or noodles
  • Two entrees (up to a $30 value each)

$10 for $20 worth of Japanese cuisine

The menu features appetizers of tempura soft-shell crab ($8), specialty Rainbow sushi rolls ($9), and teppanyaki dinners with scallops ($21), filet mignon ($23), or a combination of steak and chicken ($21).

Groupon Says

The Groupon Guide to: The Fun Photograph

Is it OK to touch your own eyeball? Find out in today’s Groupon Guide.

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Spa Package or Elite Spa Package at Alexandra’s European Skin Care Spa (Up to 59% Off)

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Spa Package or Elite Spa Package at Alexandra's European Skin Care Spa (Up to 59% Off)

A day at the spa is one of the best ways to achieve inner peace, alongside meditating or eating a handful of doves’ eggs. Feel good inside and out with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$89 for a spa package (a $209.95 total value)

$109 for an elite spa package (a $264.95 total value)

  • 60-minute Swedish massage (a $65 value)
  • 60-minute microdermabrasion facial (a $120 value)
  • 50-minute infrared body-wrap treatment (an $59.95 value)
  • 10-minute vibration therapy (a $20 value)

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The Groupon Guide to: The Fun Photograph

Is it OK to touch your own eyeball? Find out in today’s Groupon Guide.

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Group Kitesurfing Lesson for Two Hours on Land or Three Hours on Water at Live2kite (Up to 53% Off)

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Group Kitesurfing Lesson for Two Hours on Land or Three Hours on Water at Live2kite (Up to 53% Off)

After discovering electricity while flying his kite, Benjamin Franklin invented kitesurfing to discover the ocean. Be a wind-fueled pioneer with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$95 for a two-hour group kitesurfing lesson on land (a $200 value)
$165 for a three-hour group kitesurfing lesson on water (a $330 value)

  • Group classes allow up to 15 people for land lesson and up to 4 people for water lesson
  • All rental equipment provided
  • Lessons available daily

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The Groupon Guide to: The Fun Photograph

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One, Three, or Five Anticellulite Body Wraps at Lavoro Laser (Up to 67% Off)

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
One, Three, or Five Anticellulite Body Wraps at Lavoro Laser (Up to 67% Off)

The aging process slows down when you get a body wrap, just as the legal process slows down when you shout, "No, Your Honor, you're out of order!" instead of just reading the verdict. Hold wrinkles in contempt with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $39 for one anticellulite body wrap (an $85 value)
  • $89 for three anticellulite body wraps (a $255 value)
  • $139 for five anticellulite body wraps (a $425 value)

At Lavoro Laser, trained technicians swaddle bods in herbal body wraps that help patients shed inches and mitigate the effects of cellulite. Crafted by the scientists at UCLA, each wrap works from the outside in, delivering a blend of healing herb designed to flush toxins from tissues and contour surfaces in just an hour. The wrap's natural ingredients also claim added medicinal benefits, from boosting circulation to increasing lymph flow.

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The Groupon Guide to: The Fun Photograph

Is it OK to touch your own eyeball? Find out in today’s Groupon Guide.

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$49 for a Photo Shoot with Prints and an Image CD at James F Edwards Photography @ Pharaoh Studios ($260 Value)

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
$49 for a Photo Shoot with Prints and an Image CD at James F Edwards Photography @ Pharaoh Studios ($260 Value)

Sitting for a photo was once a long and arduous process, as evidenced by the unkempt facial hair grown by our earliest presidents during their portrait sessions. Capture a clean image with this Groupon.

$49 for a Photo-Shoot Package ($260 Value)

  • 45-minute in-studio photo shoot for up to four people (a $150 value)
  • Two 4"x6" prints (a $10 value)
  • 20 high-resolution, print-protected images on a CD, including five retouched images (a $100 value)

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The Groupon Guide to: The Fun Photograph

Is it OK to touch your own eyeball? Find out in today’s Groupon Guide.

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Online Web-Design Course for One or Five from Excel With Business (Up to 92% Off)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Online Web-Design Course for One or Five from Excel With Business (Up to 92% Off)

Knowing how to use a computer is a necessary skill in today's world, just as knowing how to kill a computer will be a necessary skill in tomorrow's world. Get in the know with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $79 for an online web-design course for one (a $777 value)
  • $299 for an online web-design course for five (a $3,885 value)

Written by web-design experts Lisa Lopuck—author of Web Design for Dummies— and Wendy Willard, the 18-unit online web-design course provides students with 24/7 access for 12 months after activation. During that time, they learn at their own pace about subjects ranging from the anatomy of a website and basic HTML to social-media integration and carrying out e-commerce through PayPal. Aids such as text-based articles, video tutorials, and a locally hosted HTML emulator help them along the way, and periodic tests ensure their continued progress. All participants receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

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The Groupon Guide to: Speed-Reading

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