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Spanx CEO gives employees free trip, $10K after inking deal

Spanx founder Sara Blakely is tripping — in the best way! 

In celebration of selling the shapewear brand for a cool $1.2 billion, Blakely, 50, surprised each of her Spanx employees with an elite trip to their dream destinations and an extra $10,000 for splurging while on their excursions.  

“To celebrate this moment, I have bought each one of you two first-class tickets to anywhere in the world,” the self-made mogul announced to a room full of her delightfully flabbergasted staffers Friday. 

A viral Instagram clip of Blakely’s big announcement shows Spanx personnel screaming, crying and embracing one another in excitement over the wildly thoughtful work perk. 

“And you know if you go on a trip, you might want to go out to a really nice dinner or you might want to go out a really nice hotel,” the benevolent boss continued.

Blakely gifted her Spanx staff with a trip to the destination of their choosing and thousands in spending money.
Blakely gifted her Spanx staff with a trip to the destination of their choosing and thousands in spending money.
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“So, with everybody’s two first-class tickets to anywhere in the world, you are each getting $10K to spend on your trip,” she added. (It’s not clear from the video how many employees the company has.)

Blakely — who brokered the billion-dollar sale of her undergarment empire with investment management company Blackstone last week — captioned footage of her generous gifting giving with “I really want every employee to celebrate this moment in their own way and create a memory that will last them a lifetime.”

Spanx employees cried tears of joy upon learning about their fabulous work perk.
Spanx employees cried tears of joy upon learning about their unexpected bonuses.
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Spanx and Blakely did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment. 

And her elated employees couldn’t wait to tell the world which part of the world they’d soon be exploring courtesy of the corset queen. 

“I’m heading to Japan,” said a sparked Spanx worker in the vid. “I’m going to go on my honeymoon with my fiancé and we’re going to Bora Bora,” yelped another in utter disbelief. 

Spanx staffers excitedly revealed the places they plan to explore thanks to Blakely's generosity.
Spanx staffers excitedly revealed the places they plan to explore thanks to Blakely’s generosity.
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One guy even said he planned to elope with his girlfriend in Sweden. 

And for lavishing her team with this elite treat, social media is lavishing Blakely with nothing but applause. 

“Sara Blakely is a legend,” a fan tweeted. “Just sold her bootstrapped company Spanx for $1.2B. Did it with just $5K in the pocket. Today she gifted all 500 employees two first-class tickets to anywhere in the world and $10K to enjoy the vacation. Legend”

Sara Blakely gifted her Spanx staff with a trip to the destination of their choosing and thousands in spending money.
Sara Blakely stunned Spanx staff with incredible bonuses after inking a billion-dollar deal.
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