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Bid on a Deal Diva shopping experience at International Plaza!

I feel like a sexy firefighter right now.

The St. Petersburg Times Newspapers in Education program is auctioning off a bunch of stuff, including a $500 gift card to International Plaza and a shopping trip with, um... ME! See? I'm over there on the right chilling with that sexy boa. I'll shop with you, offering tips, tricks and fashion suggestions to help you stretch that money and make your butt look small in those jeans. Or, if you're like, "GOD, just GO AWAY," I'll go to the food court and have a cookie and a Diet Coke. You really won't offend me.

I feel weird charging you for my friendship, but let's be honest. The real prize is that $500 gift card.

Right now, the bids are up to $195, so get on it if you want it! You can bid through May 22. Proceeds provide free newspapers and other educational resources to Tampa Bay area teachers and students. A marketplace of ideas is vital, and you can help newspapers and journalism to thrive in the hands of young folks.

Click HERE to bid. Here are the details:


Estimated Value $500.00

Item Number 131

Item Description

Shop 'til you drop with St. Petersburg Times "Deal Diva" Stephanie Hayes. She'll share Diva tips, tricks and secrets to help you get the most out of a $500 gift card to International Plaza and Bay Street.

International Plaza and Bay Street is the most distinctive shopping and dining destination of Florida's West Coast. It features over 200 specialty stores and 16 restaurants, plus Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard's, Robb & Stucky Interiors and Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza. Bay Street at the Plaza is an open-air village of fine restaurants and small boutiques.

St. Petersburg Times Deal Diva Stephanie Hayes came out of the womb wearing high heels. While other kids were reciting multiplication tables, she was learning to calculate an extra third off the half-price discount during buy-one-get-one week. She loves animal prints, black mascara and anything that sparkles. She objects to visible panty lines, Crocs and anything that costs more than a car payment.

Special Instructions

Winning bidder must pay for postage and shipping of the items or pick them up at the St. Petersburg Times downtown St. Petersburg Bureau, 490 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

Winning bidder must provide their own transportation to and from International Plaza and Bay Street, located at 2223 N West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607.

Deal Diva Stephanie

Photo: John Pendygraft, Times. (My hair is all chopped off now, BTW. They didn't send an imposter.)

Posted by Stephanie Hayes at 3:14:48 pm on May 13, 2011