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Walk In and Win with Collect-a-Can

June 2009

Collect-a-Can will be giving away R10 000 in prize money over the next four months to individuals who enter their Walk in Competition. The purpose of the competition is to reward existing can collectors for their efforts while at the same time introducing new people to the concept of starting their own businesses by collecting cans.

Budding entrepreneurs and resourceful individuals have formed an integral part of the Collect-a-Can family since its inception 16 years ago. Through mentorship and guidance, Collect-a-Can have helped collectors acquire basic business skills and even grow their own recovery and recycling businesses.

The competition will be running from June until the end of September 2009. It will take the form of a mobile campaign whereby SMS and MMS messages will be sent to an extensive database of existing and potential collectors and agents.  Participants need to SMS “win” to 32912 or MMS “cash” to 32912 after which a number will be SMSed back to them. They will then need to bring this number as well as 330 cans to their nearest Collect-a-Can branch in order to participate. At the branch they will be paid for their cans and their name will be entered into the draw where they could win their share of R10 000. Two winners will be announced at the end of every month. Those who have not won will stay in the game and will still stand a chance to win cash over the duration of the competition. SMSes and MMSes will be charged at R1.00 per message.

Mathabo Phomane, Head of PR and Marketing at Collect-a-Can indicated: “in addition to the competition, a branch tour will be held at all Collect-a-Can branches every Friday from 09h00 to 12h00 for the duration of the campaign.  The purpose of the tours will be to educate interested parties on how the collection and recycling process works and to demonstrate the opportunities that exist when starting a can collection business”.

Can collecting has made a difference in many people’s lives and it could make a difference in yours too. So get collecting, bring your cans in to Collect-a-Can and who knows; you could become a walk in prize winner!

Collect-a-Can has five strategically positioned branches across South Africa. There are also a number of businesses operating as agents for Collect-a-Can in areas where there are no branches close by. Agents do not collect cans from collectors but will pay cash for the cans that are brought in to them. However if you want to enter the competition, you need to go to your closest Collect-a-Can branch.

To locate the branch nearest to you, contact Collect-a-Can on 011 466 2939 or visit their website

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