WHAT if someone suddenly stepped in between you and the cash register and paid for your shopping?
That’s the plan at the Canberra Outlet Centre at Fyshwick next weekend (May 10-11) when 20 randomly selected shoppers will have their entire shopping purchased for them as part of the centre’s Mother’s Day celebrations.
The centre and its retailers are promising what they describe as the “ultimate mystery
shopper giveaway” when Canberra Outlet operatives will be combing the centre selecting shoppers at random and paying for their goods.
Also over the Mother’s Day weekend, the centre will be handing out a selection of promotional goody bags to other randomly selected shoppers.
Government sources insist shock jock Alan Jones didn’t drive Thursday’s announcement of a cash payment to drought-striken farmers about to be turfed off their household support because they’d reached the four year time limit, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.