Keep­ing it lo­cal www.corowafreep­

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY JAR­RYD BARCA

The money-sav­ing ‘Keep It Lo­cal’ coupon book that was re­leased in Septem­ber last year has been an over­whelm­ing suc­cess with less than three months be­fore its ex­piry.

But not to worry, it’s not too late to con­tinue to take ad­van­tage of the many great deals pro­vided.

The new­est ver­sion will be re­leased in Septem­ber this year.

The coupon con­sists of of­fers from a plethora of lo­cal busi­nesses, and it’s all to ben­e­fit ev­ery stake­holder in­volved.

Store Own­ers of Floor­ing Xtra in Corowa, Brett and Karen St. John, are one set of busi­ness ad­ver­tis­ers in the over­whelm­ing pro­mo­tion that have no­ticed their own cus­tomers tak­ing ad­van­tage of the coupon book­let.

“We haven’t had a hell of a lot, but I’ve no­ticed some cus­tomers use it. The one’s that have are smartly get­ting 35 per cent off some of their pur­chases,” Brett told The Free Press.

“Some peo­ple have saved close to one thou­sand dol­lars by us­ing the coupons on our store.”

Mr St. John be­lieves sev­eral peo­ple have missed out on a ma­jor op­por­tu­nity to save big amounts of money by not util­is­ing the coupons book­let.

“Peo­ple can look for­ward to big sav­ings and buy­ing items lo­cally by us­ing the coupons. If they’re not us­ing the coupons then they’re the ones miss­ing out on huge dis­counts,” he said.

“We have had peo­ple use the coupons on our store but un­for­tu­nately there are a lot of lo­cals who still prob­a­bly have them in their top drawer or purse and haven’t even used them.

“It’s those peo­ple that are miss­ing out big time on re­ally big sav­ings.

“I en­cour­age peo­ple to use them be­cause you’re miss­ing out on mas­sive dis­counts and at the mo­ment, the way things are go­ing, prices are go­ing up con­tin­u­ously world-wide.

“Hon­estly, peo­ple need to get things dis­counted while they can now.”

Mr St. John ad­mit­ted that even he has used the coupon book­let around town, pur­chas­ing new tyres, food and cloth­ing.

“It’s all been very ben­e­fi­cial be­cause it’s all so very dis­counted,” he said.

The dis­counts in the coupon book­let cater for gen­eral gro­ceries, food, gift­ware, tyres and elec­tron­ics.

These in­spir­ing deals will en­cour­age res­i­dents to sup­port lo­cal busi­nesses as op­posed to us­ing an on­line shop­ping plat­form or trav­el­ling out of the area.

On top of all the dis­counts pro­vided by store own­ers, there is a gro­cery ticket form in­cluded in the book­let that gives ev­ery­one the chance to win $100 worth of gro­ceries in all 52 weeks of the year, mean­ing a to­tal of $5,200 in gro­ceries are to be won.

So far, 40 weeks have al­ready been drawn, so res­i­dents still have 12 more chances to re­ceive $100 be­fore the new book­lets are re­leased.

Floor­ing Xtra will again be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 2018/19 coupon pro­mo­tion. Pic­tured are store own­ers Brett and Karen.

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