Services for Less
How dedicated is Jeffre Scott to making sure Charlotte eyebrows are maintained but not maimed? Extremely. That’s why your first brow consultation at Jeffre Scott Apothecary is on the house, as long as you call ahead.
Location: 607 Providence Rd, 704-339-0010
The Neiman Marcus spa is open daily, offering free facials that allow you to gently introduce your skin to new care lines, like Kate Somerville, Chanel, and Cle de Peau.
Price: Free (valued at as much as $300)
Location: 4400 Sharon Rd, 704-442-7900
At the Aveda Institute, students earn credit hours by giving you very discounted haircuts—and a supervisor strolls the floor to make sure you don’t get butchered. (Just allow plenty of time.)
Price: $15 for a shampoo, cut, and blow dry
Location:1520 South Blvd # 150, 704-333-9940
Central Piedmont Community College’s dental students (closely supervised by their professors) trade discounted cleanings, X-rays, and other dental work for floor experience at the cam- pus’s dental clinic.as long as you call ahead.
Price: $20 for any service offered
Location: 1201 Elizabeth Avenue, 704-330-6704
If you’ve got a lot of stress to work out, invest in an Urbana CitySpa and Tea Bar massage quintet. You’ll get your next moments of Zen for free—along with the usual complimentary cup of your favorite tea from the renowned tea bar.
Price: Buy five massages, get one free.
Location: 7510 Pineville-Matthews Rd, 704-543-1700
When you go in for a facial at Re Salon and Med Spa, your pamper- ing will begin with a personal complexion analysis, which tells you how much sun damage you’ve incurred so that you can reassess your steps of precaution.
Location: 1212 South Boulevard, 704-334-8087
Upscale nail salon Polished runs weekly specials, like Monday’s free paraffin treatment with the purchase of a mani-pedi and Wednesday’s complimentary brow wax with the purchase of any facial.
Price: Free, with the purchase of another select service
Location: 4705 Ashley Park Ln # 115, 704-334-8087
Raising Fido on the Cheap
Pet owners know that costs can quickly escalate. We found some ways to save cash while still pampering your pooch
Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control offers a variety of deals. Woof!
Deal: Free rabies shots
When: Second Saturday of every month, 7-11 a.m.
Deal: Free Spay/neuter
When: All the time, although you must apply for the free surgeries. CMACC does about 1,000 a year.
Deal: $10 microchip clinics
When: Monthly, across the Charlotte area 8315 Byrum Dr., 704-336-7600, cmpd.org
Daycare and Overnight
As much as you love that snuggle bunny, you can’t always bring your dog with you. We found a few local kennels and pet sitters willing to give you a deal to try them out.
2919 Boyer St., 704-393- 3647
Deal: 20 percent discount for teachers, police, fire fighters, and active military. Located by the airport, it offers a $5 daily discount and the first night free if you make a reservation after an in-person tour.
Camp Bow Wow
4900 Chastain Ave., 704-527-3647
Deal: 1 free day ($26 value)
Little Friends Pet Sitting
Deal: One free pet sitting (up to $17 value)
MatchMaker Tennis provides free tennis lessons on select Saturdays throughout the year. matchmakertennis.com
Exercise & Fitness
Pure Barre at Myers Park
Deal: Try the New Client Special, where, after your first class, you choose to pay either $23 for the day alone or $100 for 30 more days of unlimited classes
Time Offered: Always
Location: 603 Providence Road, 980-329-4640
*It pays to be popular at Hilliard Studio Method; get a free class for every friend you refer, anytime. Get another free class for every referred friend who buys a package
Deal: An automatic three-month upgrade to the Club Plus membership (gives you access to special programs, like CrossFit Endurance, yoga, and Athletic Step) when you purchase a Club Only membership
Time Offered: January
Location: 2820 Selwyn Ave #200, 704-236-3377
Flex and Fit
Deal: $50 for the first month (includes unlimited fitness classes, one free cooking class, one-hour personal training assessment, access to all amenities, $5 guest passes, and gift certificates to partnering restaurants)
Time Offered: Always
Location: 550 South Tryon Street, 980-219-425
Deal: $5 classes, plus practice for free when you bring a newcomer (your account is credited $5 for each new friend you bring)
Time Offered: Always
Location: 1111 Central Avenue # 100, 704-332-9911
Deal: Regularly scheduled recreational workshops and classes, like “Winter Trails Day” and “GPS Basics,” are free and open to the public without any registration fee
Time Offered: A few times per month
Location: 9755 Northlake Centre Pkwy., 704-341-7405