WELLINGTON, PEI – July 18, 2012 – Léona Bernard of Maximeville was all excited to learn that she is the first big winner of a new contest hosted by Wellington Co-op to encourage people to use reusable shopping bags to bring home their purchases from the store.
Co-op manager Ricky Arsenault is shown presenting her with her prize: a barbecue worth $100 as well as gift cards worth another $100.
Each time customers bring their own reusable shopping bags, they get a ballot for the next draw, which will always be held on the first of each month.
Each draw will be for gift cards and/or merchandise with a total value of at least $200.
The co-op spends $8,000 every year to purchase 200,000 plastic bags; it wants to reduce these numbers.
In the past, the co-op would reimburse clients five cents per reusable bag they used.
The directors hope this new contest will have a huge impact, not only on the co-op’s finances but also on the local environment.
For more info:
Accountant, Wellington Coop
(902) 854- 2951