Shop lo­cal and ben­e­fit

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

THE team at Man­jimup Farm­ers Mar­ket launched a loy­alty card on Satur­day.

For ev­ery $5 spent at the mar­ket, peo­ple earn a stamp on the card and on the 20th stamp, the prize is a free Man­jimup Farm­ers Mar­ket bag.

Mar­ket man­ager Kim Starkie said the loy­alty card was a new ini­tia­tive that had been made a re­al­ity quickly.

“It al­lows us to col­lect a lot more data on how much peo­ple spend at the mar­kets and where they’re from,” Mrs Starkie said.

“It also shows ev­ery­one in­volved at the mar­ket is work­ing to­gether.”

She said the re­ward of a reusable mar­ket bag was timely given the plas­tic bag ban be­gins on July 1.

“It gets peo­ple to re­duce plas­tic, shop lo­cal and in­cen­tivises peo­ple to think en­vi­ron­men­tally,” she said.

On Satur­day at the launch of the loy­alty card, Mrs Starkie said it was well re­ceived.

“The loy­alty cards and reusable bags are at no cost to the stall hold­ers and it all en­cour­ages stall hold­ers to talk to cus­tomers,” she said.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Man­jimup Farm­ers Mar­ket man­ager Kim Starkie en­cour­ages peo­ple to pick up their loy­alty card as a way to sup­port the mar­ket and help the en­vi­ron­ment.

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