Looking for a way to make money quickly? If you have a large utility vehicle, such as a pick-up truck, you can retrieve and return shopping carts for a cash prize.
Most all grocery, variety and middle to large department stores have a stock of shopping carts on hand. They are bought by the store, of course, so that customers can use them while shopping in their store.
Shopping buggies are expensive. The average cost to the retailer for just one is between 75 and 100 dollars. Big ones like the kind you find in wholesale stores and clubs can run upwards of 200 dollars or more.
Most retail stores have dozens of them; busy big box stores may even have hundreds of them. Buying enough of them to meet shop demand and traffic levels requires significant cash expenditure.
Therefore, it is in the retailer’s best interests to protect that investment. Most retailers do their best to ensure that trolleys remain on shop premises. However, theft of a shopping buggy is far too common. The average store loses about $ 8,000 $ 10,000 a year to this problem.
Because they are so expensive to buy, many shop owners and retail companies pay cash rewards for returning their stolen (or “borrowed”) and non-returned trolleys. Cash prizes usually range from 25 to 50 dollars per cart.
Here’s how you can retrieve and return those buggies for cash: contact retailers in your area who have a shopping cart. Find out if they pay for returned carts. Many do, but they will not give anyone any financial rewards. (Shop owners do not want the public to abuse the reward system by stealing their own carts to get the reward.) You usually have to sign a cash-for-recovery contract.
You will need to provide some forms of identification, usually a driving license and one other item (such as a Social Security or credit card). You may have to sign a waiver removing the liability store in the event of something unforeseen.
You can make arrangements with any or all of the retailers in your area. The more contracts you have, the more money you can make.
If you’ve lived in your city for any length of time, you’ve probably seen common dumping sites for stolen shopping buggies. Visit these areas regularly. Also, get into the habit of keeping your eyes open every time you’re out of town. You will probably see regularly discarded shopping carts. You can pick these up and return them as you encounter them, or store them at home until you have several of them.