How to Make Money Fast by Retrieving and Returning Shopping Carts

How to Make Money Fast by Retrieving and Returning Shopping Carts

Are you looking for a way to make money fast? If you have a large utility means, like a pick-up truck, you can retrieve and return shopping carts for a cash reward.

Most every mid to large retail grocery, variety and department store has a stock of shopping carts on hand. They are purchased by the store, of course, so that customers can use them when shopping in their store.

Shopping buggies are expensive. The average cost to the retailer for just one is between 75 and 100 dollars. Large ones like the kind you find at wholesale and club stores can run upwards of 200 dollars or more.

Most retail stores have dozens of them; busy big-box stores may already have hundreds of them. Purchasing enough of them to meet a stores need and traffic levels requires a meaningful expenditure of cash.

It is, consequently, in the best interest of the retailer to protect that investment. Most retailers do their best to make sure that carts keep on store character. However, shopping buggy theft is all too shared. The average store loses about $8,000 $10,000 to per year to this problem.

Because they are so expensive to buy, many store owners and retail companies pay cash rewards for the return of their carts which have been stolen (or borrowed) and not returned. Cash rewards typically range from 25 to 50 dollars per cart.

Heres how you can retrieve and return those buggies for cash: contact retailers in your area which have shopping carts. Find out if they pay for returned carts. Many do, but wont give cash rewards to just anyone. (Store owners dont want the public to abuse the reward system by stealing carts themselves in order to get the reward.) Usually you have to sign a cash-for-retrieval contract.

Youll have to provide some forms of identification, usually a drivers license plus one other item (like a Social Security or credit card). You may have to sign a waiver absolving the store of liability 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 youve lived in your city for any length of time, youve probably seen shared dump sites for stolen shopping buggies. Visit these areas regularly. Additionally, get in the habit of keeping your eyes open every time youre out and about town. Youll probably identify discarded shopping carts regularly. You can pick these up and return them as you come across them, or store them at home until you have several of them.

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