Business

Butcher is in for a cut of discount

FUELLING INTEREST: (From left) Amy Lawrance and Joshua Bohr (apprentice butchers) and John Farquhar.
FUELLING INTEREST: (From left) Amy Lawrance and Joshua Bohr (apprentice butchers) and John Farquhar. David Nielsen

FOR the first time in Ipswich a butcher is taking on the big supermarkets with his own competitive fuel loyalty program.

Owner of Brassall Butchery John Farquhar is offering customers 10 cents off per litre at any fuel station every time they spend $50 at his store.

"You can get a membership card, go to any fuel store, bring your receipt back to us and we'll provide you with a cash rebate," he said.

"Alternatively you can claim it online.

"It's about being able to give back to the community and compete with the big supermarkets."

The seasoned butcher has worked in the Ipswich area for 15 years and has owned Brassall Butchery for three.

He said purchases could be made gradually with customers building up their $50 amount each time they shopped.

"Everyone's excited about it, the reaction has been great," he said.

"Business has picked up over the last couple of days since we announced the deal.

"As a proud family business owner I feel really good being able to give something back to people that might be finding it hard to work with a tight budget in this economy."

Customers can use the fuel rebate to save up to $1 per litre on fuel if they spend enough at the local butchery.

Mr Farquhar said he invited anyone to come to his Brassall Butchery and see how much they could save on their fuel by joining his Fuel for Less loyalty program.

"Come down, meet our friendly staff and try it for yourself," he said.

Topics:  brassall butchery




$10,000 in prizes: City Pride starts Monday

Local businesses join together to launch the Ipswich City Pride campaign at the Queensland Times office. Dr Aidan Burke of USQ and QT general manager Louis Moore.

HOW would you like the chance to spend up to $5000?

10 things to do this weekend

Luke Heggie is appearing at the Ipswich Civic Centre as part of the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Looking for something to do in Ipswich this weekend?

Latest deals and offers

10 things to do this weekend

Luke Heggie is appearing at the Ipswich Civic Centre as part of the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Looking for something to do in Ipswich this weekend?

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Police foiled terrifying 1m plot to kidnap Katie Price

Police foiled a £1 million plot to kidnap Katie Price and her family

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Australia Post to open at Orion

Australia Post.

Service to open to customers in late August

Town with 'unique country flair' will be ruined: resident

Jonathan Emms of Rosewood is concerned about a proposed townhouse development for this John Street block of land.

Residents concerned by high density development proposal

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb