'Trolley tracker' scoops $1000
ONE phone call to report a stray shopping trolley has paid off for a Warwick resident, who yesterday received $1000 worth of Woolworths’ vouchers.
The lucky shopper – who wished to remain anonymous – said reporting the lost trolley was the first time she had done so.
“Every morning I go past so many stray ones, and I knew there was a number you could ring and a chance to win money,” she said.
“When I saw a trolley on the corner of Canning and Percy Streets, I thought I’d give it a go.”
The Warwick shopper received a phone call from the trolley tracker company last week to say she had won the monthly prize of $1000.
“I couldn’t believe it.
"When I first got the call and they asked if I was the person who reported the trolley on Canning St, my initial thought was, ‘what did I do wrong?’.”
Woolworths store manager Nicole Shaw said the prize had been the second one in successive months awarded to a Warwick trolley hunter.
“It’s a monthly prize, and it’s great to see the past two go to Warwick residents,” she said.
The trolley tracker company fields reports about stray trolleys and sends a monthly list to Woolworths to keep them informed of what’s happening.
It is responsible for bringing the trolleys back to their home.
Mrs Shaw said the furthest place the supermarket trolleys had been found was at Allora during the January floods.
“They must have been swept down the Condamine River.
"There are no other Woolworths at Allora or in between they could have belonged to!”
To report stray trolleys, free call Trolley Tracker on 1800 641 497.