Tampa Pizza Company will trade 10 pounds of Gasparilla beads for a free pizza

Don't go the the downtown spot with 'em though.


It looks like the Tampa Pizza Company is following in the footsteps of The Florida Aquarium by treating old Gasparilla beads like a form of currency. Turn in 10 pounds of beads to the Tampa Pizza Company location at 4110 Henderson Blvd. in South Tampa, and receive a free personal pizza.

The Italian restaurant offers a build-your-own personal pizza, or you can opt for one of its signature creations like the steak chimichurri or Bollywood pizza. This beads-for-pizza offer is valid until Jan. 30.

Tampa Pizza Company will give the collected beads to the MacDonald Training Center Inc., an organization that provides educational and vocational services to people with disabilities. Each year, the MacDonald Training Center collects beads and repackages them to sell for the upcoming year’s Gasparilla celebration, in order to raise money for its various programs. 

There are three Tampa Pizza Company locations, but only the South Tampa location is participating in this promotion. Be sure not to mix it up with the downtown location at 777 N. Ashley Dr.

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Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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