Shop­ping idea just the ticket for store

The Weekend Post - - News - ed­i­to­[email protected] face­book.com/The­Cairn­sPost www.cairnspost.com.au twit­ter.com/The­Cairn­sPost CHRIS CALCINO

AN in­ge­nious idea to save Christ­mas shop­pers from the park­ing ticket stop­watch is pay­ing div­i­dends for one CBD busi­ness.

Mu­sic City owner Ric Mont­gomery has been strug­gling with ideas to keep cus­tomers in the shop since paid week­end park­ing was in­tro­duced this year.

His busi­ness man­ager Ka­t­rina Humphrey for­mu­lated a cun­ning plan. “She said ev­ery­one’s freak­ing out about get­ting fines so they run in and run out,” he said. “How about we pay for their park­ing to keep them in for longer?”

Any cus­tomer who brings in their park­ing ticket – the re­ceipt, not the fine – will get the price knocked off the cost of their pur­chase from now un­til Christ­mas, no mat­ter the day.

Mr Mont­gomery said the scheme was work­ing won­ders so far, ex­cept when one cheeky bloke bought a $2 gui­tar pick and tried to get his park­ing fee re­im­bursed.

“I reckon ev­ery shop should do it over Christ­mas,” he said.

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