A good deed pays dividends
GOLD Coast local Chris Flannery scored a trolley-full of cash recently.
Mr Flannery was shocked when Robina Town Centre Woolworths store manager Brian Yeoman contacted him to say he had won $1000 to spend in-store for reporting a missing trolley.
Chris made a call to Trolley Tracker after discovering one in the garage of a unit he manages and wanted to ensure it was returned safely.
Trolley Tracker project manager Lyn Hall said the trolley was collected and returned to its rightful store.
“And for doing that good deed Chris’s post-Christmas budget has received a very welcome boost,” Ms Hall said.
“Trolley Tracker helps retailers and local residents work together to reduce the number of shopping trolleys left unattended.
“Despite the best efforts of local trolley collection teams some trolleys escape the net and that’s where Trolley Tracker comes to the rescue.”
Ms Hall said each month one person who has reported a lost trolley in Queensland wins a $1000 open order to spend.
“Thoughtful people like our January winner have reported well over 1.5 million to Trolley Tracker – that’s a lot of trolleys off the streets thanks to simple calls and online reports.
She said helping return trolleys to stores also assisted the environment.
“As well as keeping lost trolleys out of creeks, parks and waterways, it means trolleys don’t have to be replaced.
“Researchers at the University of Newcastle have estimated every 20 trolleys saved prevented a tonne of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere.”
Anyone who finds a lost Woolworths, Big W, Dan Murphy’s and Target trolley can report it at trolleytracker.com.au or 1800 641 497.