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Is a gym membership at Extreme Fitness really $174/month? That’s what WagJag would have you believe…
I’ve always suspected that companies like Groupon and WagJag offer bogus deals and lie about how much of a discount their “online group coupons” offer. It took Extreme Fitness to finally prove it. Take this WagJag I just came across:
For $24 you get a 2-month membership at Extreme Fitness. Now, here’s where it gets a bit fishy. It claims that this 2-month membership is actually a $348 value. That means that according to this WagJag, the regular rate for an Extreme Fitness membership is $174/month. That’s just insane! I used to be a member at Extreme Fitness for years and never paid more than $40/month and I had the best membership you could get.
A few days after I saw this WagJag, I got the following flyer in the mail: (Have I mentioned how much I HATE junk mail?)
The fine print states that you can get a 2 month membership for just $6 a month. That’s even cheaper than the “93 % off WagJag” deal.
I really hope that these online group coupon sites stop lying to their customers about what the actual retail value of the deal they’re purchasing is. Nice try, WagJag & Extreme Fitness…