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Pure Essential Oil Works Top-Six Collection

  • Features the six best-selling essential oils
  • 100% pure and natural, therapeutic-grade essential oils
  • Six 10 ml bottles
  • Includes lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemongrass, and orange oils
  • Paraben-free
  • All oils manufactured according to GMP and ISO 9001-2008 standards
  • Free of pesticides, fillers, bases, contaminants, and artificial ingredients
  • No animal testing
  • Best used in aromatherapy diffusers 
  • Can be heated over a candle flame, diluted with a carrier oil to use for massage, or burned as incense

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$9.99

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  • $9.99 for a 8”x10” gallery-wrapped canvas print ($49.95 value)
  • $19.99 for a 11”x14” gallery-wrapped canvas print ($78.95 value)
  • $29.99 for a 16”x20” gallery-wrapped canvas print ($109.95 value)
  • $35.99 for a 16”x20” gallery-wrapped canvas collage print ($119.95 value)
  • $39.99 for a 20”x24” gallery-wrapped canvas print ($139.95 value)

After purchasing this deal, you will need to visit the website listed on your Groupon voucher to complete redemption. See voucher for more information.

Custom Gallery-Wrapped Canvas Prints from Picture Canvas

  • Durable canvas stretched over wooden bars
  • Upload personal photos of loved ones, pets, or favorite vacation spots
  • Collage option lets you arrange multiple photos or just the same picture a bunch of times
  • Each option except 8”x10” includes a frame upgrade (to 1.5” thick)
  • Gallery wrapping requires no frame and can be hung right away
  • Ships ready to hang

For questions regarding your order, contact Picture Canvas at customerservice@PictureCanvas.com.

$19.99

Without trips to amusement parks, the most exciting thing to happen to most families would be the periodic elections to determine who gets to be Dad that week. Shake things up with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $19.99 for one two-day unlimited VIP admission pass (a $39.50 value)
  • $37.99 for two two-day unlimited VIP admission passes (a $79 value)

VIP admission includes beach access and unlimited access to all attractions, excepting only arcade and Treasure Hunt games. Pass-holders may use their two days of admission consecutively or separately.

$19.99

Without trips to amusement parks, the most exciting thing to happen to most families would be the periodic elections to determine who gets to be Dad that week. Shake things up with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $19.99 for one two-day unlimited VIP admission pass (a $39.50 value)
  • $37.99 for two two-day unlimited VIP admission passes (a $79 value)

VIP admission includes beach access and unlimited access to all attractions, excepting only arcade and Treasure Hunt games. Pass-holders may use their two days of admission consecutively or separately.

$69.99

Now Foods Ultrasonic Faux-Wood Grain Oil Diffuser with Relaxing Oil Blends

  • Diffuser
  • Jasmine oil (1 fl. oz.)
  • Lavender oil (1 fl. oz.)
  • Vanilla in jojoba oil (1 fl. oz.)
Benefits

This petite diffuser uses imperceptible ultrasonic waves to turn a mixture of water and essential oils into a super-fine mist, which can create an aromatherapeutic effect as it wafts through a room.

How It Works

Humans’ sense of smell is keenly tied to memories and emotions. Just as a whiff of a perfume or a favorite meal can rouse feelings of fondness and nostalgia, aromatherapy oils can also provoke distinct feelings. The jasmine, vanilla, and lavender oils in this set are all designed to promote feelings of relaxation, which can help you unwind at the end of the day.

Specifics
  • Aromatherapeutic diffuser
  • Eye-catching faux-wood grain exterior
  • Makes mist from ultrasonic waves
  • Diffuser dimensions: 6”x7”x6”

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$19.99

FungiCare Liquid Nail Treatment

This powerful liquid battles unsightly and irritating fungus on both the fingers and toes. Daub it onto nails and the surrounding skin twice a day so tolnaftate, the active ingredient, can break down the fungus structure and help erase embarrassing odors.

  • Helps clear up fingernail and toenail fungus
  • Apply twice per day
  • Can be used for ringworm and athlete’s foot
  • Apply to nail itself and surrounding skin 
  • Easy brush applicator
  • Toe separators allow liquid to dry neatly
  • 1 fl. oz. jar and toe separators
  • Active ingredient: tolnaftate
  • Inactive ingredients: PEG-400, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, salicylic acid, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, BHT, DMDM hydantion

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$17.99

PurePedi Premium Electric Callus Remover with Bonus Roller Head

  • Exfoliates rough, dead skin on the soles of feet
  • Cordless operation
  • Designed to be safer than metal scrapers
  • Ideal for travel and at-home pedicures
  • Requires two AA batteries (not includes)

In the box: Callus remover, one coarse roller, one fine roller, protective cover and cleaner brush

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$49

Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for Six 60-minute group-training sessions
  • $79 for Twelve 60-minute group-training sessions

A Chat with Training Goal Systems

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? With a background in Athletic Training, the training program is carefully designed for the individual to reach maximal desired fitness levels while improving function and preventing injuries. This program is led by a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength Coach and NYS licensed.

Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged? The goal of the program is to spark and maintain internal motivation. Clients will be internally motivated by seeing improvement immediately through fun and efficient workouts. Expert guidance related to their fitness goals is provided with the highest level of injury prevention available.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? The inspiration to start this business was to provide holistic group fitness program that provides a platform for the individual to join a community of like minded people while striving and challenging themselves to reach their highest level of performance.

What do you love most about your job? I love the fact that I get to be with people who are striving to bring their best effort everyday and live their best possible life.

$45

A Chat with Best Way Driving School

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We have been servicing people in New York City since 2002, with the approval of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). We were founded by the President, Pedro S., and vice-president Sandra V. Throughout the time we have been open, we have helped over 3,000 students.

Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? A learning permit.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Passing the NYS road test.

What do you love most about your job? Satisfaction.

$49

The Deal

  • $49 for a five-spoke PVC trellis ($90 value)

The English Garden: East Meets West

Landscapers can help transform your yard into any kind of oasis—perhaps an English garden. Dig into the colorful history of the style with Groupon’s exploration.

Brilliant roses winding up a trellis. A Roman statue half-buried behind creeping ivy. Hummingbirds hovering over a thatch of fragrant sage. These features of a classic English garden don’t necessarily evoke rainy Great Britain, and, in fact, the whimsical style wouldn’t have evolved at all without the influence of other cultures. When William Kent—renowned English architect, landscape architect, and furniture designer—began his rise to fame in the early 18th century, France and its Palace of Versailles ruled the realm of garden design: neat, rigidly geometrical beds framed by vast stretches of lawn. But two shifts began to change Britain’s idea of arboreal beauty. First, art from China and Japan, which often celebrated asymmetrical, organically flourishing natural scenes, was beginning to enter the country. Second, Kent and other tastemakers of his generation were spending lots of time in Italy, home to striking classical ruins that were being overtaken by nature.

When Kent and company began to design gardens for estate owners, their new sensibilities began to take root. Hallmarks of the style included colorful perennials and annuals surrounding archways, birdhouses, and statuary. Sown with early- and late-blooming flowers, the English garden would be designed to last for most of the year, beginning with early-spring crocuses and continuing through early-winter carrots for snowmen noses. And in any season, it would frame charming views of the natural landscape beyond its borders. This idea of creating large-scale harmony brought about a change in terms: people who designed outdoor environments were no longer gardeners but landscapers, a term adopted from painting. Some thought the new art even exceeded its inspiration. “It is as superior to landscape painting, as reality is to a representation,” wrote Thomas Whately in his influential Observations on Modern Gardening in 1770. “The most beautiful, the most simple, the most noble scenes of nature are all within its province.”

$137

The Deal

  • $137 for one two-hoop arbor for a garden ($275 value)
  • Lifetime limited warranty

The English Garden: East Meets West

Landscapers can help transform your yard into any kind of oasis—perhaps an English garden. Dig into the colorful history of the style with Groupon’s exploration.

Brilliant roses winding up a trellis. A Roman statue half-buried behind creeping ivy. Hummingbirds hovering over a thatch of fragrant sage. These features of a classic English garden don’t necessarily evoke rainy Great Britain, and, in fact, the whimsical style wouldn’t have evolved at all without the influence of other cultures. When William Kent—renowned English architect, landscape architect, and furniture designer—began his rise to fame in the early 18th century, France and its Palace of Versailles ruled the realm of garden design: neat, rigidly geometrical beds framed by vast stretches of lawn. But two shifts began to change Britain’s idea of arboreal beauty. First, art from China and Japan, which often celebrated asymmetrical, organically flourishing natural scenes, was beginning to enter the country. Second, Kent and other tastemakers of his generation were spending lots of time in Italy, home to striking classical ruins that were being overtaken by nature.

When Kent and company began to design gardens for estate owners, their new sensibilities began to take root. Hallmarks of the style included colorful perennials and annuals surrounding archways, birdhouses, and statuary. Sown with early- and late-blooming flowers, the English garden would be designed to last for most of the year, beginning with early-spring crocuses and continuing through early-winter carrots for snowmen noses. And in any season, it would frame charming views of the natural landscape beyond its borders. This idea of creating large-scale harmony brought about a change in terms: people who designed outdoor environments were no longer gardeners but landscapers, a term adopted from painting. Some thought the new art even exceeded its inspiration. “It is as superior to landscape painting, as reality is to a representation,” wrote Thomas Whately in his influential Observations on Modern Gardening in 1770. “The most beautiful, the most simple, the most noble scenes of nature are all within its province.”

$94

The Deal

  • $94 for one PVC planter box ($189 value)

The English Garden: East Meets West

Landscapers can help transform your yard into any kind of oasis—perhaps an English garden. Dig into the colorful history of the style with Groupon’s exploration.

Brilliant roses winding up a trellis. A Roman statue half-buried behind creeping ivy. Hummingbirds hovering over a thatch of fragrant sage. These features of a classic English garden don’t necessarily evoke rainy Great Britain, and, in fact, the whimsical style wouldn’t have evolved at all without the influence of other cultures. When William Kent—renowned English architect, landscape architect, and furniture designer—began his rise to fame in the early 18th century, France and its Palace of Versailles ruled the realm of garden design: neat, rigidly geometrical beds framed by vast stretches of lawn. But two shifts began to change Britain’s idea of arboreal beauty. First, art from China and Japan, which often celebrated asymmetrical, organically flourishing natural scenes, was beginning to enter the country. Second, Kent and other tastemakers of his generation were spending lots of time in Italy, home to striking classical ruins that were being overtaken by nature.

When Kent and company began to design gardens for estate owners, their new sensibilities began to take root. Hallmarks of the style included colorful perennials and annuals surrounding archways, birdhouses, and statuary. Sown with early- and late-blooming flowers, the English garden would be designed to last for most of the year, beginning with early-spring crocuses and continuing through early-winter carrots for snowmen noses. And in any season, it would frame charming views of the natural landscape beyond its borders. This idea of creating large-scale harmony brought about a change in terms: people who designed outdoor environments were no longer gardeners but landscapers, a term adopted from painting. Some thought the new art even exceeded its inspiration. “It is as superior to landscape painting, as reality is to a representation,” wrote Thomas Whately in his influential Observations on Modern Gardening in 1770. “The most beautiful, the most simple, the most noble scenes of nature are all within its province.”

$29

Choose From Six Options

  • $29 for Admission for one: Basic Circling on June 25th
  • $55 for Admission for two: Basic Circling on June 25th
  • $29 for Admission for one: 7 Keys to a Better Relationship on July 30th
  • $55 for Admission for two: 7 Keys to a Better Relationship on July 30th
  • $29 for Admission for one: Understanding men on October 29th
  • $55 for Admission for two: Understanding men on October 29th

A Chat with Circling New York

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Through Circling you can learn to create meaningful connections, resolve conflict, communicate your truth in a way that allows others to understand you. It’s a unique way to change your way of being through authentic relating practices. You can learn to be present and heal painful experiences.

What is the experience customers can expect? Together we’ll explore playful ways to learn how to connect authentically through relational games and fun activities. You will learn to be more present and you will acquire a more accurate understanding of who you truly are. You will practice connecting from a place of authenticity and loving.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I was tired of superficial relationships & small talk. I wanted more meaningful & intimate connections. I was looking for ways to express freely what’s true for me & to connect with people in a deeper way. When I discovered Circling, I knew that I have found the key to creating amazing relationships

What do you love most about your job? Creating authentic relationships. Connecting with people from a deep level of authenticity. Saying what’s true for me without the risk of offending others. Having a community of amazing people with whom I connect in a profoundly intimate and loving ways.

$20

The Deal

  • $20 for $40 toward meal for 2

Tortilla Chips: Perfecting the Crunch

Take a closer look at the humble chips on the table with Groupon’s look into the origins of a favorite triangular snack.

Whether dipped in salsa, buried in nacho toppings, or smelted into piquant chilaquilles, tortilla chips serve as a cornerstone of Mexican-American cuisine. The versatile, lightly salted crisps can take many forms: light and airy or thick and crunchy, blue or yellow, round or triangular, baked or fried. However, the chips do have a canonical preparation. Chefs must first cook corn in water with ash or quicklime, then grind the mixture to produce a substance called masa. Coarser-grained masa is fried to form crispy tortilla chips, and finer masa is used for table tortillas (or wrapped around tacos, burritos, and other popular items). The texture of a chip can be more distinctive than the rush of salt and starch on your tongue; tortillerias and industrial manufacturers carefully engineer the density of chips, the number of air pockets they contain, and their overall texture profile.

Tortilla chips may be related to the Oaxacan snack totopos, a baked (not fried) tortilla made from masa that is mixed with salt. Modern tortilla chips first became popular in the 1940s, when, according to legend, a tortilla-factory owner named Rebecca Carranza decided to try frying a batch of malformed tortillas. However, researchers have found advertisements for tortilla-chip sales dating back to the 1930s, so the exact origins of the chip remain a delicious mystery.

$9.99

Elegant Footwear Elvira-2 Women’s Sandals

  • Dressy flat thong sandal
  • Slip-on style
  • Braided strap design
  • Crystal accents
  • Adjustable ankle buckle closure
  • PU upper and lining
  • TPR sole
  • True-to-size fit
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ideel’s members know the thrill of discovering great deals on name-brand fashion and home products. That’s because ideel partners with brands to offer dozens of sales each day on everything from a Prada handbag to a Cuisinart food processor. Because ideel is the newest Groupon company, you’ll now find some of their best deals featured on Groupon Goods.

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$47

Choose From Three Options

  • $47 for one 60-minute Hot Stone or Herbal Bag Massage
  • $91 for one 60-minute Hot Stone or Herbal Bag massage for couples
  • $91 for two 60-minute Hot Stone or herbal bag massages

A Chat with Lao Yu’s Body Spa

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? good location , price, service and environment.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? it is a rapid growing industry, as people are more and more concern about their health condition and living standard. Pressure society and environment make people easy to feel tired both emotional and physical. massage is a good way to relax.

What do you love most about your job? help customer to live better and healthier. when seeing their smelling face after the finish the massage, feel like every effort is worth it

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? their recommendations to their friends and family

$29

The Deal

  • $29 for three muay thai kickboxing classes ($75 value)

Muay Thai: The Art of Eight Limbs

Fast paced and difficult to master, muay thai is one of Thailand’s proudest traditions. Read on for a basic overview of this centuries-old martial art.

Early on, young muay thai fighters are taught a simple mantra: “Kick loses to punch; punch loses to knee; knee loses to elbow; elbow loses to kick.” Though it may sound straightforward, in practice, muay thai challenges fighters to strategize on the fly as they shift through stances in hopes of catching their opponent off guard. Whereas boxing focuses on two points of contact—the hands—and other martial arts incorporate four—the hands and feet—muay thai involves the elbows and knees for a dynamic style of combat known as “The Art of Eight Limbs.” As a result, fighters must train their entire bodies in order to both attack and defend against any of eight different attack points.

According to the World Muaythai Council, the sport’s largest sanctioning body, the roots of modern muay thai and its connection to Thai culture can be traced back centuries. King Naresuan practiced muay thai in the late 1500s, and he had every soldier train in the art. Prachao Sua, the Tiger King, loved the sport so much that he would enter village contests incognito and defeat local champions. The passion for muay thai in the monarchy and military disseminated throughout the country, and students young and old, from all walks of life, picked up the sport. Today, it remains one of the most beloved pastimes in Thailand, with thousands of fans packing stadiums in Bangkok and across the country to watch high-profile matches.

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A Chat with Project Body

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Affordable and dependable massage therapy should be within reach of everybody. Adding a massage once a month, every two weeks or whenever you damn well please will not only be enjoyable, but also keep you on track with your wellness.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? A need for affordable, dependable massage therapy that should be within reach of most people. You need to take care of yourself so we help you do just that.

What do you love most about your job? The best part about my job is benefiting every client that gets on my table. Whether that is reducing pain, relieving lingering stress or relaxing in general, I’m only satisfied when my clients are.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? My pain is gone and I can move.

$19
$161

A Chat with The Beauty Box Expo

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Providing a hands-on seminar to guests and professionals where they can hear, taste, touch or apply the product or service before purchase. This Expo is on a intimate and private scale versus the larger intrusive expos in the Tri-State area. Space is limited. www.beautyboxexpo.com

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? My inspiration came from attending larger expo/seminars and not learning anything new. The products and services provided were available locally. With BBE each attendee will leave with obtaining knowledge from Industry scientists, skin care professionals, bridal insiders, fitness gurus and more.

What do you love most about your job? I love what I do because I love to make people feel and look beautiful! There is nothing more satisfying to see the smile on a clients face, when he/she is now walking a little taller, feeling absolutely confident and much more relaxed!

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? This was an excerpt from a bride on the day of her wedding, “Native you saved my wedding! If it were not for you this day would have been ruined!” That to me is the ultimate compliment, especially coming from a bride who is highly stressed on her wedding day.

$19

Taking a course in a new field can help you get a sense of its requirements and determine whether you’ll be paid in money or acorns. Build your knowledge with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $19 for an online fashion-blogging course ($485 value)

During this 12-month online course led by current fashion bloggers, students learn how to develop their portfolio, create a niche, cover events, and build their brand. The course is available to view on any device or browser with an Internet connection, and students receive a certificate upon completion. Learn more about it here.

$15

The Deal

$15 for an online veterinary support assistant certification course ($175 value)

  • 15 modules delve into veterinary terminology, animal handling, animal psychology, anatomy, surgical protocol, and first aid
  • Provides a foundation of knowledge for those looking to become certified veterinary support assistants (the first step to becoming a veterinary technician)
  • 24/7 access to the course for 45 consecutive days
  • Certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course, accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards
  • View videos that further discuss the course.
$19
$39.95

The Deal

  • $39.95 for an oil change with a front-wheel balance and tire rotation ($116.75 value)
Package also includes
  • Brake inspection
  • Fluid top-off
  • Belt checks
  • Battery test with performance printout

Motor-Oil Viscosity: A Slippery Subject

The oil viscosity your car needs is usually determined by your car’s manufacturer, but is there ever a reason to switch? Groupon sought out the answer.

Whenever a vehicle is in motion, engine oil has a lot of work to do: reducing friction between moving parts, keeping the engine from overheating, preventing components from prematurely wearing down. But there are many things that can keep oil from staying on top of its workload, and that’s where viscosity comes into play. Factors such as varying starting and running temperatures, an aging car, or heavy loads on board can all affect how motor oil performs. Fortunately, auto manufacturers specify what viscosity level is best for their vehicles, so most drivers never have to spend much time pondering this subject. But for those who are interested or who have to make elevator conversation with a talking car, there are a few basic principles to consider.

Like most liquids, when oil is cooler it’s more viscous (that is, slower-flowing), and when it’s warmer it’s less viscous. Higher-viscosity oils are most appropriate for cars that operate at higher temperatures or carry heavier loads. Lower-viscosity oils work better at lower temperatures since they don’t need to be heated to flow, but they generally offer less protection against wear.

There was a time when people who live in four-season climates would use one oil with a higher viscosity during the warm months and another during the cold months, but multi-grade motor oils solve that problem by working efficiently in both conditions. When you see a viscosity grade on a bottle of multi-grade motor oil—say, 10W-30—there are two numbers to consider. The number preceding the W stands for “winter” or “woolen-underwear season,” which reflects how the oil flows when starting an engine on a cold day. The number after the hyphen is the viscosity at 210°F, the standard temperature of an operating engine. (On both sides of the hyphen, a higher number means a higher viscosity.) What makes this type of oil so flexible? It’s the polymers—particles that expand as the oil heats up and slow down the rate at which the oil thins as it gets hotter.

$49.99

Choose Between Two Options

$49.99 for a dinner-made-easy package ($99.98 value)

  • Two 5 oz. bacon-wrapped beef chuck tender filets
  • Four 5 oz. bacon-wrapped center pork loin filets
  • Two 5 oz. bacon-wrapped chicken breast filets
  • Eight servings (32 oz.) of fresh corn casserole
  • Eight servings (32 oz.) of blackberry cobbler

$79.99 for a complete dinner for eight package ($159.98 value)

  • Four 1.5 oz. beef sirloin steak on a stick appetizers
  • Four 1.5 oz chicken tenderloin on a stick appetizers
  • Four 5 oz. USDA Choice sirloin steaks
  • Two 5 oz. bacon-wrapped chicken breast filets
  • Two 6 oz. center cut boneless pork chops
  • Eight servings (32 oz.) of cheddar and spinach casserole
  • Eight servings (32 oz.) of sweet potato casserole
  • Eight servings (32 oz.) of pecan cobbler
  • Twelve 2.1 oz. large dinner Spitzweck rolls

Shipping is not included with this Groupon.

$175

Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled, as he discovered only too late that it was a gully carved to redirect flowing lava. Stay on the right path with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • missing id c1aa510e-76af-294e-7614-847ad247b3e1 for a Picnic Driving Tour for two people (missing id c1aa510e-76af-294e-7614-847ad247b3e1 value)

Guests get behind the wheels of two-seater BMW Z4s to caravan along on a tour of the Vermont countryside. A guide leads the pack, teaching tourists about sites such as Camel’s Hump and the Champlain Valley, and they can hear the narration through their provided radios and headsets. Along the trip, groups will stop off for photos, shopping, and maple creemees, as well as a wine tasting at Lincoln Peak Vineyards. The tour ends by returning to Dreamhouse Country Inn for a gourmet picnic lunch. The whole excursion runs from about 10:30 a.m. til 2:30 p.m.

$6
$55

Choose from Three Options

  • $55 for basic life-support (BLS) certification for healthcare workers ($95 value)
  • $22 for first-aid certification ($45 value)
  • $35 for CPR/AED certification ($65 value)

CPR: Keeping the Beat

As you prepare to learn CPR, take in a preview of the process and its history with Groupon’s look at the often life-saving technique.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is unlikely to save a life on its own. Yet without it, a person is increasingly unlikely to survive cardiac arrest—that is, the state in which the heart abruptly stops beating. CPR isn’t meant to bring anyone back from the dead, though. Rather, the goal is to keep blood moving and tissues oxygenated until medical professionals can shock the heart into pumping on its own using a defibrillator or other advanced life-support techniques.

Timing is everything. The American Heart Association recommends a compression rate of at least 100 beats per minute—the exact tempo, if it helps, of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” or Mötley Crüe’s “Kickstart My Heart.” On each beat, the chest should compress by at least 2 inches for adults. During full CPR, the rescuer often intersperses each set of 30 compressions with two one-second breaths into the patient’s mouth—a process, known as ventilation, designed to deliver oxygen to the blood. However, this step is less important, and in many adults the compressions alone are enough to keep the blood’s existing oxygen flowing, at least for the first few minutes. Regardless, the AHA has recommended that untrained rescuers stick to “hands-only” CPR unless instructed otherwise by an EMS dispatcher.

For such a basic medical technique, CPR is a relatively new development. Before the 1960s, early forms of CPR resembled a sort of bizarre dance between rescuer and patient, requiring much manipulation of the patient’s arms and upper body. Today, CPR training is widely available to the public, and CPR protocols even exist for use on cats and dogs—in fact, canines served as modern CPR’s earliest patients during its development at Johns Hopkins.

$19

Choose from Five Options

  • $19 for an online standard Microsoft Excel training course for one ($199 value)
  • $19 for an online advanced Microsoft Excel training course for one ($199 value)
  • $29 for an online standard and advanced Microsoft Excel training course bundle for one ($398 value)
  • $49 for an online Ultimate Excel bundle for one ($636 value)
    • Standard and advanced Microsoft Excel training course bundle
    • Business Analysis course
    • Pivot Tables course
  • $249 for an online standard and advanced Microsoft Excel training course bundle for 10 ($3,980 value)

Microsoft Excel training courses—available for both Mac and PC users for all versions including 2013—provide students with 24/7 access for 12 months after activation. Before and after tests inform students of their progress during the business-focused units, which include text-based articles, practice spreadsheets, video tutorials, and downloadable model templates. Students receive certificates of completion for tests and the course, which are accredited by CPD UK.

The standard course consists of 38 units and includes basic navigation, lookup functions, and pivot tables to get users up to Excel proficiency in PC versions 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and Mac 2011. Across 20 units and 136 tutorial videos, the advanced course allows proficient users to fully master a range of Visual Basic for Applications functions, macros, and sparklines in PC Excel versions 2007, 2010, and 2013.

$59

The Deal

  • $59 for one month of fitness classes ($99 value)

Supercompensation: The Sweet Spot of Strength

If you want to get in better shape, going to the gym is only half the battle. Check out Groupon’s report on supercompensation, a belief that it’s all about when you work out that matters.

Real conditioning doesn’t come from how many pounds you bench press or how many miles you run—it comes from how you rest. That’s the idea at the core of the supercompensation model of training. This principle starts from the concept that the human body naturally has a base level of fitness, which it will try to maintain when it undergoes stress. Therefore, every workout—no matter how intense—takes the body through three stages:

Training: Exercise places a strain on the body, breaking down muscle fibers and depleting the spine’s batteries, thereby lowering the fitness level and causing fatigue.

Recovery: To make up for the fatigue, the body allows itself to rest, synthesize new proteins, and rebuild muscle fibers in order to return to homeostasis.

Supercompensation: Once the body reaches the base fitness level, the recovery stage doesn’t simply stop. If left undisturbed, it actually continues past the baseline, lifting the fitness level to an even higher state than before. This period is limited, and the body starts to settle back down to its original baseline after only a few hours.

It’s during this last stage—supercompensation—that many athletes try to begin their next training. As the theory holds, working out at the peak of supercompensation causes the body to develop a new, higher baseline. If you can stack these workouts in such a way that every training session begins during supercompensation, you can continually improve your overall fitness. The timing must be perfect, though. Resume training too early and the still-recovering body won’t even be able to enter supercompensation. Wait too long and the baseline will be the same as before. A variety of other factors can affect the process, too—from which muscles are involved to which songs on your MP3 playlist make you sad—but with the right training, the philosophy can lead to more efficient workouts that help athletes grow stronger and develop greater endurance in a steady, predictable pattern.

$55

Choose Between Two Options

  • $55 for one hypnosis session (a $140 value)
  • $99 for two hypnosis sessions (a $280 value)

Hypnosis treatments are designed to help achieve a variety of goals, such as smoking cessation, improved sports performance, and weight loss. in addition to traditional hypnosis techniques, sessions also include sound healing treatments. Frequencies emitted by Tibetan and crystal singing bowls resonate with the body’s internal systems, restoring harmony and promoting everything from pain and stress relief to sounder sleep and less anxiety.

$19

Hair will keep getting longer until someone cuts it off, much like an after-dinner lecture on the importance of following your dreams. Get the length you long for with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $19 for a cut, condition, blow-dry, style ($40 value)
  • $49 for a set of partial highlights or lowlights ($110 value)
  • $59 for a set of full highlights or lowlights ($130 value)

Professional Hair Color: Custom Chemicals, Personal Results

Use this deal to transform your look with a splash of professional color. Learn why your hair will thank you for thinking outside the box with Groupon’s study of salon-quality hair color.

Though $10 may buy you a whole new look in a box, hair color is one thing worth investing in. Not only are salon stylists trained in applying hair color evenly to avoid zebra-like highlights and Rorschach bleach patterns, they also know how to top each head with its ideal shade. And when it comes to drugstore-grade color, what you see may not be what you get. It’s not only your hair’s color that will impact how dye responds, but its thickness and texture as well. Different types of hair absorb color differently, and someone with previously processed hair may not need to use products as strong as someone whose strands have never been altered. All this means that a theoretically one-size-fits-all boxed color may have unexpectedly quirky results.

When professional stylists mix pigment with developer to create a custom color, they use a ratio that takes into account the state of the client’s hair, allowing them to use chemicals that are no stronger than absolutely necessary. They’ll also be able to respond to another facet of human hair: it’s rarely all the same hue to begin with, and fresh growth will have a different look than the previously processed length that’s already there. To produce a subtle, natural look, professional stylists will typically mix at least two different shades. And with their nearly limitless palette, salon stylists are able to turn coifs into works of art using complex techniques such as ombre highlights or lowlights that dim naturally neon locks.

$39

Choose Between Two Options

  • $39 for 5 Group Fitness Classes
  • $59 for 10 Group Fitness Classes

A Chat with Beyond Movement Fitness

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Our blend of training styles is unlike anything available anywhere else. We combine high-intensity sports conditioning, functional training and body building/sculpting exercises using resistance bands, barbells, suspension trainers and more, to build an athletic body with aesthetic appeal.

Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged? Our energy is contagious. Our clients come to WORK. Surrounded by such enthusiasm for the workout, it’s hard not to get caught up in the intensity.

What do you love most about your job? Our clients and our space. We are more than a fitness studio. We’re a place where people workout and hang out and genuinely enjoy the time spent there.

$16.99

Choose from Three Options

  • $16.99 for admission for one ($35 value)
  • $37 for admission for one with an oak-leaf platza treatment ($75 value)
  • $45 for admission for one with a 30-minute massage, soap massage, Dead Sea salt scrub, or Dead Sea mud treatment ($90 value)

With admission, robe- and slipper-clad guests can meander through the facility’s many amenities, which include a redwood sauna, an aromatherapy room, a steam room, and a sun deck. During the oak-leaf platza treatment, which is performed in the Russian Radiant Room, an attendant sweeps the guest’s body using an oak-leaf broom drenched in olive-oil soap, helping to open pores and remove dead skin. Clients can also choose from a 30-minute massage, soap massage, Dead Sea salt scrub, or Dead Sea mud treatment.

View the schedule—there are different hours for coed and single-gender access.

$25
$49

Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for a women’s haircut and blowout ($98 value)
  • $99 for a women’s haircut, blowout, and partial highlights ($218 value)

Blowouts: Hot Air with a Purpose

Sure, you can blow-dry your hair at home, but it likely won’t be quite the same as a salon blowout. Find out why with Groupon’s look into the blowout’s sleek mystique.

There’s something like old-time alchemy going on every time someone gets a blowout. Take a couple of elemental ingredients—wind and heat—combine them with a professional’s trained hand and strong wrist, and you end up with something precious: movie-star hair. The actual process is simple: the stylist washes the hair, then blow-dries it in small sections to the client’s specifications, often using a round brush to create smooth volume. The result might be straight, wavy, or purposely tousled, and it can be such a look changer that some women refrain from washing their hair for days afterward to maintain the glamour. Many people find the service so valuable they return to the salon for it between haircuts, sometimes several times a week.

In some ways, this practice is a throwback to the beauty parlors of the past, where women would drop in weekly to have their hair styled and set. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis used to get her hair blown out three times a week in the 1960s and 1970s; today, reportedly, so do celebs such as Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow. To keep up with demand, blowout-only salons have popped up in the last few years, dedicating all their chairs to the service.

$11

Choose Between Two Options

  • $11 for $20 worth of Lebanese cuisine
  • $22 for $40 worth of Lebanese cuisine

A Chat with Bakedsome

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Everything on the menu is prepared fresh to order and made from scratch. All the recipes are prepared in small batches in our kitchen every morning.

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared? The meat pie which is made from a mixture of ground beef and lamb, mixed with a blend of imported spices and local vegetables. All this goodness is spread on a thin piece of fresh dough, baked to perfection in our brick oven.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? The inspiration for starting Bakedsome is the love of authentic mediterranean food and the constant pursuit of elevating the quality of the food.

What do you love most about your job? What i love the most about my job is seeing people’s reactions when they try my food or eat at my bakery.

$59

Choose From Three Options

  • $59 for Haircut with Deep Conditioning and Style
  • $79 for Haircut with Partial Highlight OR Single Process Color and Style
  • $110 for Haircut, Full Highlight & Blow-dry with Toner or Glaze

A Chat with Mauro Tollis Salon

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? With artistic creativity and technical mastery you will recieve predictable and precise hair colour and hair cutting. with the newest techniques and trends in the hair fashion industry

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? The passion for doing hair runs in the family. The desire to make women look feel beautiful was the stongest inspiration!

What do you love most about your job? We love being with people. Talking to them, consulting about their colour creating something new and different is what we love. The first step to a long and beautiful relationship between the client and the stylist.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? The best feedback we can receive from our clients is referrals to their friends and family

$26

Choose from Six Options

  • $26 for a full day fishing for one, valid any day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($56 value)
  • $26 for a full day of fishing for one, valid Thursday - Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ($56 value)
  • $48 for a full day fishing for two, valid any day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($96 value)
  • $48 for a full day of fishing for two, valid Thursday - Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ($96 value)
  • $89 for a full day fishing for four, valid any day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($192 value)
  • $89 for a full day of fishing for four, valid Thursday - Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ($192 value)
$9.99

Huggies Simply Clean Fresh Scent Baby Wipes (256ct.)

Benefits
  • Moistened wipes clean baby’s bottoms, hands, and face
  • Triple-layer cloth stands up to tough cleanups
Gentle for Babies
  • Hypoallergenic and alcohol-free
  • Light fresh scent
Packaging Details
  • 256ct. wipes total
  • Comes in smaller 64ct. resealable packages
  • Soft-sided packs are lightweight and easy to grab on the go

For questions pertaining to this deal, click the Ask a Question button below. For post-purchase inquiries, please contact Groupon customer support. Goods sold by Groupon Goods. View the Groupon Goods FAQ to learn more.

$55

Choose From Three Options

  • $55 for haircut, deep-conditioning treatment and style
  • $89 for haircut, partial highlights and style
  • $99 for haircut, full highlights or ombre and style

A Chat with Val’s Studio

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? It’s a private setting for one on one guest with barber or stylist in a relaxed environment. Top of the line products used for all guests. No rush no interruptions!!!! This is a family business and our dedication to make everyone feel VIP no rushing no interruption. Make every guest feel welcoming.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? This is a husband and wife business and we are dedication to make everyone feel VIP no rushing no interruptions. Make every guest from children to adults feel welcoming.

What do you love most about your job? When all our guests walk out of our studio feeling happy, marvelous and they recommend their family and friends to us.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? When all our guests are happy and recommend us to their friends and family make us feel happy what we do.

$53

A Chat with Dreamtime & Bodyworks

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? I also provide massage in the comfort of your own home.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? No one forgets how you make them feel, or how much you’ve helped them with a chronically aching back. Client satisfaction is always an inspiration.

What do you love most about your job? Most of us would appreciate a nice back or foot rub, after a long day. To be able to provide this comfort is a great feeling and what I love most.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? Actions speak louder than words, a returning client is what stands out the most and is the best feedback I receive.

$49

The Deal

  • $49 for 6-week personal weight loss challenge program.

A Chat with NYC Health & Nutrition

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Our intensive personalized weight loss challenge program targets all the obstacles in the way of our clients leading healthy active lives. We are focusing on the client’s entire lifestyle instead of one or two limited aspects, enabling us to help each person make lasting transformations.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Our founder is a former professional multi-medalist gymnast that gained weight after retiring from gymnastics. While looking for a career after gymnastics where she can be appreciated, she lost that extra weight, and decided to help others lose weight and lead a healthy active lifestyle as well.

What do you love most about your job? When people lose weight, become healthier and feel better, they go through a transformation. That happiness on peoples’ face when they see that our wellness programs work, and when they reach their health and weight goals is priceless. Peoples’ joy when they get results is what we love most.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? Thank you for changing my life. Before coming to you I have lost faith, but you gave me my life back. Now, I feel like I can do anything.

$39.99

Choose from Three Options

  • $39.99 for a three-piece set, which includes one 10”x10” and two 6”x6” pieces ($207 value)
  • $79.99 for a five-piece set, which includes one 12”x12” and four 8”x8” pieces ($374 value)
  • $129.99 for an eight-piece set, which includes two 12”x12” and six 8”x8” pieces ($612 value)

The individually-hung pieces are enhanced by dynamic 3D composition that makes images appear to be floating off the wall. A wall template for installation in also provided.

After purchasing this deal, you will need to visit the website listed on your Groupon voucher to complete redemption. See voucher for more information.

$25

Choose from Four Options

  • $25 for a haircut with wash, deep-conditioning treatment and blow-dry ($50 value)
  • $39 for a haircut with wash, deep-conditioning treatment, single-process color, and blow-dry ($90 value)
  • $49 for a haircut with wash, deep-conditioning treatment, partial highlights, and blow-dry ($105 value)
  • $65 for a haircut with wash, deep-conditioning treatment, full highlights, and blow-dry ($135 value)

Preserving Hair Color: Dialing Back the Fade

A new hair color can transform your entire look—as well as your haircare routine. Learn how to get the most mileage out of your color with Groupon’s quick tips.

No one wants to watch their hair color—and all the money they spent on it—slide down the drain with every shower. But it’s hard to avoid. One of Pantene’s senior scientists told Good Housekeeping magazine that up to 80% of color fade is due to “water alone, not shampooing or scrubbing.” This is because dye changes not only the color, but the structure of hair: in order to penetrate the strand, it must first strip away its outer layer of lipids. The result is hair that’s more porous, actually soaking up more water from the shower and weird dreams from the brain. Not all colors fade at the same rate—red dye’s molecules tend to be larger than those of other colors, leaving them less likely to burrow deep into the hair shaft and more likely to hitch a ride on a stream of water.

Though some fade is inevitable, you can minimize the damage simply by shampooing less often, rinsing with cooler water, and—most importantly—sticking to products designed especially for color-treated hair. You can further protect your hue by cutting down your exposure to hot styling tools, direct sunlight, chlorine, saltwater, and stylists who work at the bottom of a seaside hotel’s pool. You can also take preventive measures: washing tresses with a clarifying shampoo one day before coloring can strip away buildup so that color can work itself deeper into strands.

$523

A Chat with Wedding Photographers NYC

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? My body of work is known for distinctive traits such as a particular fondness for bright colors and highly expressive image that jump out of the frame with life and energy in my photography.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Find more about me on website http://www.wedding-photographers.nyc/about-us/

What do you love most about your job? Creativity limitless and work with people

$75

Choose From Three Options

  • $75 for Haircut, Conditioning Treatment, and Styling Lesson with Blow Dry
  • $89 for Single Process Color, Conditioning Treatment, Styling Lesson with Blow Dry
  • $150 for Ombre, Balayage, or Higlights with , Conditioning Treatment, Styling Lesson with Blow Dry

A Chat with Hayden King’s Beauty at Jeff Chastain Salon

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? I am with my clients from the moment I take their coats to pouring a glass of wine, to mixing and applying color and administering a stress- reliving shampoo, to finishing with a beautiful blowout. Most salons have 5 different people whom the client sees during one visit. With me it’s personal!

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? After a decade and a half I found something was missing from most salons in NYC: the personal touch. I wanted a space where I could tailor the experience to each client: from their favorite music to a “prescription” of my favorite skincare and hair care products. It’s all about the client.

What do you love most about your job? The women and men of NYC are always on the go. I love that I create a moment for my guest when they can truly relax and not have a care in the world, even if only for an hour. Most of all I love to show clients how to work with their natural textures or how to recreate at home the style I show them

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? When one of my clients brings in his/her mom or husband I know i did a great job because they trust me with their loved one. Or when they don’t even have to say a word and trust me to work my magic on their locks.

$39

Choose Between Two Options

  • $39 for one 40-minute acupressure and deep-tissue session ($80 value)
  • $115 for three 40-minute acupressure and deep-tissue sessions ($240 value)

Acupressure: Healing with Precise Pressure

Acupressure treatments can bring back balance to your body. Learn how they reach for equilibrium with Groupon’s study of this ancient technique.

The power to thwart a headache may lie in your own two hands. Simply use your right thumb to apply pressure to the fleshy web between your thumb and forefinger of your left hand, hold for a minute, then switch to the other hand. This DIY technique is based on a form of ancient Chinese medicine known as acupressure—basically, acupuncture without the needles. Both acupuncture and acupressure rely on the stimulation of key points along the body’s meridians, invisible lines that are believed to serve as pathways for energy (called chi) to flow between vital organ systems. Acupressure practitioners use either their hands or blunt instruments to apply pressure to these points in order to knock down barricades on chi highways and restore balance to the body. This deceptively simple technique has been used to assuage symptoms ranging from nausea and muscle pain to stress and fatigue.

Although it’s considered less precise than acupuncture, acupressure can focus more on the body as a whole, and is an ideal alternative for needle-phobic patients or sick balloon animals. The scientific jury is still out on how acupressure might work, but many believe that the pressure can help release endorphins or send signals through the autonomic nervous system, which regulates involuntary responses such as heart rate, digestion, and breathing.

Most acupressure sessions begin with a consultation to establish what ailments need addressing.

$29

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for a women’s haircut with Moroccanoil conditioning treatment and blowout ($60 value)
  • $39 for a women’s haircut with color and blowout ($80 value)
  • $75 for a women’s haircut with half-head highlights (without base color), hot-oil treatment, and blowout ($153 value)

Professional Hair Color: Custom Chemicals, Personal Results

Use this deal to transform your look with a splash of professional color. Learn why your hair will thank you for thinking outside the box with Groupon’s study of salon-quality hair color.

Though $10 may buy you a whole new look in a box, hair color is one thing worth investing in. Not only are salon stylists trained in applying hair color evenly to avoid zebra-like highlights and Rorschach bleach patterns, they also know how to top each head with its ideal shade. And when it comes to drugstore-grade color, what you see may not be what you get. It’s not only your hair’s color that will impact how dye responds, but its thickness and texture as well. Different types of hair absorb color differently, and someone with previously processed hair may not need to use products as strong as someone whose strands have never been altered. All this means that a theoretically one-size-fits-all boxed color may have unexpectedly quirky results.

When professional stylists mix pigment with developer to create a custom color, they use a ratio that takes into account the state of the client’s hair, allowing them to use chemicals that are no stronger than absolutely necessary. They’ll also be able to respond to another facet of human hair: it’s rarely all the same hue to begin with, and fresh growth will have a different look than the previously processed length that’s already there. To produce a subtle, natural look, professional stylists will typically mix at least two different shades. And with their nearly limitless palette, salon stylists are able to turn coifs into works of art using complex techniques such as ombre highlights or lowlights that dim naturally neon locks.

$19.99
$45
$15
$9.99

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Dizzy Comfee Sandals

  • Flip flop
  • Front bow detail with crystal embellishment
  • Slip-on style
  • Material: PVC upper, lining and sole
  • Origin: Imported
  • Fit: This style fits true to size

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$157

A Chat with Val’s Studio

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? It’s a private setting for one-on-one guest attention with stylist in a relaxed environment. Top of the line products used for all guests. No rush, no interruptions!

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? This is a husband-wife business and we are dedicated to making everyone feel VIP with no rushing and no interruptions.

What do you love most about your job? The one-on-one communication, meeting new people, enjoying the happiness, and—best of all—making them feel great.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? When they come to get a shape up for a job interview. They need to look sharp and then end up getting their new job.

$125
$37

The Deal

  • $37 for one ticket to see The Fantasticks (up to $83.50 value)
  • When: any performance through October 4
  • Where: The Theater Center – Jerry Orbach Theater
  • Seating: best-available orchestra
  • Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
  • Click here to view the seating chart
  • Click here to view the schedule

The Fantasticks

It’s the world’s longest-running musical, and the plot seems appropriately timeless: though conflict keeps two neighbors feuding, their children Matt and Luisa have fallen deeply in love. It takes a new turn with the opening number, “Try to Remember,” an ode to tenderness lost sung by the mysterious character El Gallo. The men have hired the wily liar to kidnap Luisa, thus setting up Matt to be the hero by rescuing her. And the fathers’ feud was a ruse as well, dreamt up to get their offspring to begin a seemingly forbidden romance. But their well-intended scheme adds up to a heartbreaking, yet gently comic, tale that explores themes of love, loss, and growing up, described by some as a Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending.

The first New York production ran for what one might call a while—17,162 performances to be exact. It closed in 2002, only to return four years later, this time in The Theater Center’s Jerry Orbach Theater. It’s a fitting choice, as the late actor was the first to step into El Gallo’s shoes, a role that would set the stage for a storied career. The revival, directed by author and lyricist Tom Jones, has garnered many hurrahs, including some from Ben Brantley of the New York Times, who hurrahed that the production “ . . . is a perfectly pitched, disarmingly sincere performance that captures why The Fantasticks became the enduring favorite it did” and “ . . . The Fantasticks is the last word in theatrical sophistication.”

$44

A Chat with power-house pilates

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? At Power-House Pilates, we offer top-quality, authentic instruction in an individualized setting that ensures you leave each session feeling strengthened, stretched, and invigorated.

Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged? We love Pilates because it is never boring! There are so many exercises as a client progresses, and so many variations on those exercises, that there is always something new to strive for. An authentic Pilates practice is designed to last a lifetime.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? We felt that, with our combined years of expertise in instruction and customer care, we had something truly special to offer to the residents of Jersey City. Our goal is to provide top-quality instruction and customer service in an atmosphere that is both welcoming and luxurious.

What do you love most about your job? We love helping people feel and look their personal best! It’s inspiring to see our clients reach their goals.

$47
$138

A Chat with Lighthand Tattoos

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? At Light Hand tattoos we focused on three things: Hygiene, service and quality. Light Hand count with some of the most talented Tattoo Artists in the area. Our crew is capable of creating any type of style; from a simple and clean name to the most realistic and detail design you can think of.

What do you love most about your job? Our everyday goal is to put a smile on your face every time you look at your new tattoo. Getting a chance to create a custom design. Bring a new idea to life and see somebody wearing it push us to the limit.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? How they constantly keep coming back for more.

$35
$53

A Chat with Zumba with Nicole Hicks

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba (Core and Glutes Focused) classes are available.

Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged? High-energy classes to help burn, tone, and get you dancing away the pounds.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? A dancer for most of my life, teaching Zumba is exciting and fun!

What do you love most about your job? I love to dance and helping my student realize their health and weight-loss goals is definitely a plus.

$90

Choose Between Two Options

  • $90 for one 70-minute European, seaweed, or signature facial with scalp and back massage ($180 value)
  • $180 for two 70-minute European, seaweed, or signature facials with scalp and back massages ($360 value)

Skin: A Protective Blanket That Mends Itself

Beyond its soft, seemingly delicate outer layer, skin acts as a living barrier between us and the harsh world outside. Check out Groupon’s guide to the body’s pliable armor.

If you were to take all your skin and spread it out, it would, on average, cover a twin bed. And though that might be a blessing when you’ve run out of clean sheets, it would leave you defenseless against hazards such as bacteria, chemicals, sunlight, and even water. A complex system of more than 300 million constantly regenerating cells, nerves, and glands, the skin is not only the body’s largest organ, but also its first line of defense against the environment, a flexible, waterproof sheath for all the muscles, bones, and sensitive electronics inside.

In most cases, we can only see the skin’s outer layer, or epidermis, but two more layers lie just below the surface—the dermis, full of flexible collagen and elastin, and a subcutaneous layer of fat meant to cushion and insulate our insides. Of the three layers, the dermis is the workhorse, bracing the capillaries that regulate our body temperature and hosting millions of follicles that knit new hair and expel softening oils. But despite its importance, nobody will ever tell you how nice your dermis looks. Beauty, after all, is only epidermis deep, and it’s there where we see the most change. New skin cells are constantly replacing the old, pushing off roughly 1.5 pounds of dead cells every year, and over time the epidermis slowly loses its ability to retain moisture or spring back into place, resulting in wrinkles, dryness, and other signs of wisdom gained.

One of skin’s most useful attributes is its regenerative ability. When the skin breaks or needs repair, the blood vessels amp into overdrive, carrying much-needed nutrients straight to the site on pallets of platelets. This is why a cut forms a scab and, oddly enough, why our face turns red when we’re sunburned; the color isn’t actually a burn—it’s blood rushing to the face to repair the cellular damage caused by UV rays.

$33

A Chat with Nice-N-Easy Dry Cleaners

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We are a local, family owned and operated business. Our family has been in the area for over 40 years. You are guaranteed service with a smile. We offer both pick up and delivery for free. We do both dry cleaning services and wash, dry & fold services as well. We also do alterations and tailoring.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? We have been local to this area with other businesses for many years and thought it was time for a change. We have always brought great customer service to the community and wanted to continue that with the dry cleaners. Maintaining great relationships with our customers is very important to us.

What do you love most about your job? Our family loves being in this community and offering services to the local people. This dry cleaners is just another service that we can now bring to our neighbors.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? Customers know the owner and his family for many years and keep coming back because of the experience we provide. Service with a smile, we are here to make things easier for the customer.

$19

Choose from Three Options

  • $19 for a basic oil change ($40 value)
  • $35 for wheel alignment ($90 value)
  • $50 for a basic oil change with wheel alignment ($130 value)

Internal-Combustion Engines: The Muscle in a Muscle Car 

An oil change keeps all the parts of an engine moving smoothly. Peek under the hood with us to see why they need constant lubrication.

Beneath the guttural rumble of a car engine is an incredible amount of force. As soon as you step on the gas, fuel vapor mixed with air begins exploding, driving metal pistons in and out of chambers where temperatures regularly hit 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This enclosed system of pistons propelled by direct contact with burning gas defines an internal-combustion engine. (There is such a thing as an external-combustion engine, in which the heat is produced from outside the cylinder—as in the old-fashioned steam engines that people in the past used to make trains look extra friendly, for instance.) 

The internal-combustion engine under the hood of the typical car completes its cycle in four stages, or strokes. First, fuel and air fill the cylinder as the piston drops. As the piston returns to the top of the cylinder, it (2) compresses the fuel mixture before (3) a spark from the spark plug ignites the mixture, the force of the explosion pressing the piston back down. Finally, the cylinder rises once more to push out the exhaust. As the crankshaft at the base of the pistons is kept turning by this constant cycle, it drives the rotation of the transmission, which applies all that power in a controlled fashion to the axles and, finally, sends you speeding down the road.

$70

A Chat with Time To Dance With Sergey & Sasha

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Certified and highly accomplished teachers. Possibility to create special choreography for events. Reach high level of competitive dancing. Support your peak performance with body. Utilize the flexibility of our New York location.

What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans? Some people seem to feel that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I know have been taught or trained. (Fred Astaire)

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Our students are our inspiration.

What do you love most about your job? It is a great feeling to see our students eyes light up after learning something, that they think was impossible for them to do.

$200

Choose from Four Options

  • $200 for one Brazilian Keratin treatment ($400 value)
  • $400 for two Brazilian Keratin treatments ($800 value)
  • $20 for one blowout treatment ($40 value)
  • $40 for two blowout treatments ($80 value)

Blowouts: Hot Air with a Purpose

Sure, you can blow-dry your hair at home, but it likely won’t be quite the same as a salon blowout. Find out why with Groupon’s look into the blowout’s sleek mystique.

There’s something like old-time alchemy going on every time someone gets a blowout. Take a couple of elemental ingredients—wind and heat—combine them with a professional’s trained hand and strong wrist, and you end up with something precious: movie-star hair. The actual process is simple: the stylist washes the hair, then blow-dries it in small sections to the client’s specifications, often using a round brush to create smooth volume. The result might be straight, wavy, or purposely tousled, and it can be such a look changer that some women refrain from washing their hair for days afterward to maintain the glamour. Many people find the service so valuable they return to the salon for it between haircuts, sometimes several times a week.

In some ways, this practice is a throwback to the beauty parlors of the past, where women would drop in weekly to have their hair styled and set. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis used to get her hair blown out three times a week in the 1960s and 1970s; today, reportedly, so do celebs such as Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow. To keep up with demand, blowout-only salons have popped up in the last few years, dedicating all their chairs to the service.

$44

A Chat with Salon One Seventeen

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Our staff of experienced hair specialist look forward to provide optimal results for every service.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? 24 years ago we decided to open our doors so we could create a friendly atmosphere where everybody felt comfortable and each client was treated like a old friend. Today we are still committed to the same level of customer service.

What do you love most about your job? We love the feeling we get when we turn your chair around and your smile. That shows us how happy you are with your services.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? The best feedback we can ask for is the amount of new referrals we receive from our clients.

$149

Choose Between Two Options

  • $149 for Three Months of Laser Hair-Restoration Treatments
  • $65 for 4 Treatments of Laser Hair Restoration Treatments

A Chat with Ester’s Hair Salon

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We are a barbershop, salon and laser hair restoration studio all in one. Conveniently located in Shop Rite Plaza for people on the go.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Our need to help people look their best and feel great has been in our family blood for generations.

What do you love most about your job? Hearing people say we changed their life by making them feel good about themselves is a wonderful feeling.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? Our staff is friendly and has a great touch is heard a lot from our clients.

$59

Choose Between Two Options

  • $59 for One 90 minutes Weight Loss Coaching Session With Hypnotherapy
  • $135 for Option above plus two 60-minute follow-up Weight Loss Coaching With Hypnotherapy

A Chat with Diet Coach for Women

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? I use a Mind/Body Integrated approach to permanent weight loss by offering cognitive and spiritual tools. In addition to having a Masters in Social Work, I also have Certifications in Food Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Mindful Eating, and Personal Training.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience to help women overcome the challenges that prevent them from enjoying their life to its fullest potential.

What do you love most about your job? I feel rewarded when I see how I am able to help others achieve their own personal goals and thus reach and enjoy a happier and more fulfilling life.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? One client shared how, with the strategies and tools that I provided her, it helped her loose permanent weight and become a more mindful eater.

$99
$8.65

The Deal

  • $8.65 for one ticket to “Live in the Village” (up to $12.34 value)
  • When: select dates; May 13, June 10, July 8, and August 12 at 7 p.m. 
  • Where: Under St. Marks Theater
  • General admission
  • Door time: 6:45 p.m. 
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees.

Live in the Village

  • The Show: A rotating cast of talented New York performers—each with unique backgrounds, perspectives, and skills—take on a relatable topic and discuss it through music, standup comedy, and art
  • The Topic: For the inaugural show on May 13, performers will share (musically and comedically) the highs and lows and pursuing their dreams in New York City
  • The Performers: While the lineups for future shows are soon to be announced, May 13 features hosts Mike Lemme with comedians Petey DeAbreau and John Moses, with music from alternative soul singer/songwriter Naajidah Correll
$10

Choose from Seven Options

  • $10 for a Thursday-night cruise for one ($25 value)
  • $19 for a Thursday-night cruise for two ($50 value)
  • $14 for a Friday-night cruise for one ($30 value)
  • $25 for a Friday-night cruise for two ($60 value)
  • $15 for a Saturday-night cruise for one ($30 value)
  • $25 for a Saturday-night cruise for two ($60 value)
  • $45 for a Saturday-night cruise for four ($120 value)
  • Click here to see the schedule.

Celestial Navigation: Finding the North Star and Using It

Aside from building a fire by snapping your fingers, nothing will impress your fellow explorers like reading the stars. Check out Groupon’s study of celestial navigation.

Explorers need only two things to determine their direction while boating or backpacking without a map or a compass: a basic knowledge of how the Big Dipper looks, and a flexible neck. The key in the Northern Hemisphere is finding Polaris, also known as the North Star. To start, look directly up and locate the collection of stars that resemble a rectangular basin with a handle sticking out of its upper-left corner. This is the Big Dipper. Next, crane your neck until your shoulders feel really good, and notice the bright star hovering above the Big Dipper’s upper right-hand corner. This is Polaris. From any position in the Northern Hemisphere, Polaris leads north. Alternatively, those in the Southern Hemisphere can use the Southern Cross constellation to determine which direction leads toward the South Pole.

When looking at the sky, an explorer should keep in mind that these constellations don’t always appear right-side up, depending on the position of the Earth and the amount he or she drank at margarita night. As such, it might require some twisting and turning to properly orient to the correct view.

$20

A Chat with What’s Your Knead?

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Everyone has different needs, at What’s your knead I help you find the perfect knead just for you.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? With my knowledge of different modalities, techniques, and various medical conditions I can educate my clients to live a life without chronic pain.

What do you love most about your job? The outcome, I enjoy noticing the improvement in quality of life in my clients.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? “WOW” after helping a client with chronic sciatic pain walk without pain for the first time in months.

$84

A Chat with Create: UR Wealth LLC

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? I am an experienced, caring and concerned instructor. I make sure you understand a concept before moving on to another topic. My only concern is to prepare you to pass the Series 7 or any other financial services exams the first time!

Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? It’s a tutoring session for the financial services sector, so whatever topic the student needs I will provide a reading chapter on that subject. The student should bring questions that they need answers to and a willingness to learn.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I’ve taught the various financial services licensing exams for over 15 years and was very successful at helping people pass. I was only able to do it for students who worked at that particular brokerage firm. Now, working for myself, I am able to help anyone, regardless of firm, pass these exams.

What do you love most about your job? Helping someone understand a topic and giving them the confidence to know that they will pass that particular licensing exam, whether it’s the Series 7, 63, 24, 66, or 65 exams.

$150

Choose from Three Options

  • $150 for partial braidless hair extensions ($300 value)
  • $50 for partial braided hair weave ($100 value)
  • $75 for a net hair weave ($150 value)

Hair Extensions: Length Without the Wait

Hair extensions can add volume, length, a pop of color—just about anything you want to do to transform your ‘do. Explore your options with Groupon’s look at the vocab of extensions.

Weft: An inches-long strip that holds extension hair together, whether it’s composed of natural strands or synthetic fibers. The extensions can often be reused when your hair grows out or when you’re getting tired of using boring cloth curtains on your windows.

Weave: A method of attaching weft extensions; also known as a sew-in. Expect about a two-hour appointment for this method.

Tracks: Braids made from the client’s existing hair that run like cornrows along the scalp, forming anchor points for the sew-in extensions. Wefts of extension hair are sewn to each track with a needle and thread.

Bonding: A method of attaching wefts directly to the scalp with adhesive.

Fusion extensions: During this process, small bundles of 25–80 hairs each are attached to existing hair with heat-activated adhesive. The resulting bond lasts about six months and is nearly invisible, which some say creates a lighter feeling and a more natural look.

Microlinks: Also known as locs, tubes, or beads, these tiny metal or plastic clips are another option for attaching small bundles of hair near the root.

Virgin hair: Human hair that has not been dyed or processed.

Remy hair: The gold standard of human extension hair. All the strands in a remy-hair pack are lined up in the same direction from root to tip, so their cuticles (the minutely scaled outer coverings of hair shafts) won’t catch on each other and cause tangles.

Synthetic hair: A budget-friendly option, although it can look less natural and be easily damaged by heat, making it more difficult to style via blowtorch.

$249

Choose Between Two Options

  • $249 for 10 Personal Fitness & Conditioning Training Sessions
  • $449 for 20 Personal Fitness & Conditioning Training Sessions

A Chat with Meridian Touch LLC

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Meridian Touch LLC has a long record of training collegiate, professional & Olympic athletes, dancers, & exercise enthusiasts from a holistic & integrated perspective. Meridian Touch clients don’t just train, they grow in “body/life intelligence” as they connect who they are with how they move.

Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged? Meridian Touch clients are kept engaged by understanding the bigger picture of movement & exercise and what it means to them personally. They learn ways of “reading” the body using alternative/energy based movement methods used in the Eastern healing & martial arts. They learn deeper self awareness.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I started the Meridian Touch business back in 2000 at a point in my fitness career when I realized that its not all about “no pain no gain,” and that there were smarter, more integrated ways of moving and training that would sustain my body for the haul but also feed my Spirit along the way.

What do you love most about your job? What I love about what I do is that its organic & seamlessly who I am. And that creates an effortlessness that I convey to my clients which yields fantastic results for them. This business is a passion of mine that I’m 100% dedicated to. Seeing my clients change, grow, & transform is just the best!

$35

A Chat with Strike’ng Fitness

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Our trainers are active Professional Fighters

What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans? Keep your hands up

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Friends and family members eager to learn Martial Arts as a way to lose weight and learn self-defense

What do you love most about your job? Two things: 1) The Health Benefits 2) Watching a student’s growth

$169

The Deal

  • $169 for 1 Hour Mini Bracelet Party with Pizza and juice for up to 6 guest

A Chat with The Lanyard Ladies

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? The Lanyard Ladies Birthday Parties are unique and different. Have fun making bracelets and memories. We teach you and your guests using easy to follow instructions how to make the bracelets they love. Everyone goes home with two finished projects and a big smile. There is no other party like it!

Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? When you come to a party at The Lanyard Ladies all supplies you need to complete your projects are provided. We provide step-by step instructions on how to make your bracelets. We have 26 colors of string and 26 colors of lanyard to choose from.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? We know how much kids love making crafts. Kids are so proud of themselves when they show someone what they have made. We enjoy teaching kids how to accomplish that task. At each party, it gives us such joy seeing the smiling faces & knowing that everyone has learned a skill to last a lifetime.

What do you love most about your job? The Lanyard Ladies love being able to create a special memory for the birthday child. We enjoy teaching and watching children learn a skill. We like to inspire children to use their creativity.

$12

Choose From Four Options

  • $12 for One 30 Minute Detox Footbath
  • $50 for Five 30 Minute Detox Footbaths
  • $50 for An Allergy Stress Test
  • $150 for An Optimum Wellness Assessment with Detox Footbath

A Chat with Pure and Simple Health

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We treat each person as an individual. Our non invasive technology can help provide an interface between living things and computers. During your Wellness Assessment we will evaluate your health history, identify the underlying cause of stress in your body and give an analysis of the results.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I suffered with an auto-immune disease that I put in remission with natural remedies. My passion is to help others achieve their health goals. Are you eating something that is causing you headaches, indigestion, bloating or weight gain? Let us get you back on track to living the life you desire!

What do you love most about your job? We use many forms of modalities for healing the body. We take into consideration the persons emotional state as well as their physical health. Our technology can help identify your biological preference for nutrition and lifestyle changes and pinpoint the supplements your body actually needs.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? Client referrals! Our goal is getting to the source of your body’s stress so you can experience gains in health that are dramatic and sustainable. Learn how we can Defy your DNA! Detox by reducing your toxic load. Nourish and strengthen your body. Adapt to release emotional and physical stress.

$35

Choose From Three Options

  • $35 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boot Camp
  • $59 for Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot Camp
  • $85 for Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot Camp

A Chat with VIP Group Fitness

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We offer clients a new way of practicing health and exercise that leads them to their goals! Most importantly VIP Group Fitness Center offers the most affordable pricing.

Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged? Our small-group training sessions allows you to receive personal attention from our trainers, while working out with a group of like-minded people, so you’ll not only get in a great workout but you’ll have a great time doing it!

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