Another group-coupon site comes to the Tampa Bay area
This probably caters more to the interests of fitness than fashion, though one could argue the two go hand-in-hand. Regardless, here's some news for the discount lovers: A coupon site called Schwaggle is now offering deals in the Tampa Bay area.
We're big fans of the Groupon/LivingSocial/CrowdSavings deals that offer, say, $30 of food for $15, or 51 percent off belly-dancing classes, or our fave, manicure and pedicure discounts at fancy spas we couldn't normally afford. Schwaggle's Tampa area site, which is operated by Active.com, is still in its beginning stages and is currently offering half-off the Northdale YMCA Pumpkin Run and half-off SLS3 compression socks and tights for the hardcore fitness folks. But the folks promoting Schwaggle promise there will be other offerings that may appeal to the fashion-conscious, like running shoes and sports bras and tennis clothes, stuff like that.
Curiously, I submitted my e-mail to join and have yet to recieve a welcome note or a deal dropped into my inbox, so I suspect the site has a few kinks to work out. Like I said, the local launch is still in it's infant stages, as it just launched this week. But it's worth checking out, especially with New Year's Resolution fitness goals right around the corner. Right?
Deal Diva Emily
Photo: Times staff photographer Edward Linsmier