Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
The volunteer Flood Discounts team has spent the last week building and promoting an enormous movement to get retailers and service providers to discount for flood victims , . Now, with over 1000 listings, and a huge following we are ready to let Flood Victims all over the country know about the discounts on offer, and how they can access them and are asking for the media’s help.

“We have attracted many of Queensland and Australia’s most popular homewares, building materials, flooring, electrical appliances and everyday needs retailers to our site, some of whom are offering in excess of 50% off trade pricing, or cost prices for legitimate flood victims on so many different types of well-needed items”, said Mikael Wedemeyer, co-founder. “But if flood victims don’t know about the site, it is all in vain.”

With companies like CSR Gyprock offering enormous discounts off trade price and a flood team to connect homeowners with legit tradespeople; and Videopro who offering cost price on all TVs Computers and Cameras, Clive Peeters offering staff discount on all products , Terry White offering $40000 worth of $20 vouchers and many furniture, tiles and carpet retailers offering 20-50% off in all regions, there is so much help available.

The discounts available to flood victims will allow them to spend a lot less money when repairing, refitting and refurnishing their homes, lives and businesses in coming weeks and months.

“We really hope it is the helping had that people are looking for,” said one of the site’s founders, Rebecca Wilson. “We are just trying to help people get their homes and businesses back and overcome the enormous burden that insurance limitations are placing on people, many of whom are surprised to find that they will receive little or no insurance benefit”.

Flood Discounts website went live on Sunday 16th January, after just one day of development. In five days the site has listed more than 1000 discount offers, and had more than 100,000 hits.

Volunteers run the site wholly, in a completely non-commercial collaboration between the teams from Stretch Marketing and Niche Studio. All listings are completely free. There is no paid contributions or advertising on the site. Co-ordinated by Rebecca Wilson, Mikael Wedemeyer and Suzanne Pelizzari, the site relies heavily of a team of valued volunteers from throughout the community.

As a group of volunteers we are urging the media to support our move to help flood victims rebuild at a discounted and cheaper price than they would normally be able to access. We are working with retailers and service providers to drive a frenzy of discounting that will benefit only those whose homes and businesses were flooded. “It is all about giving people the help they need, right when they need it,” says Rebecca Wilson. “It is our version of getting out there with a broom, gurney and mop, helping to clean up our state, and supporting those affected”.

Flood Discounts is very clear about their goals. The enthusiastic team wants to give flood victims the helping hand they need at this time… and by centralizing these discounts they clearly can. They are honest, hardworking Brisbane business people who are giving their time and capability to support this devastating cause.

Take a look at the enormous number of small, medium and large businesses listing their products and services on our site in so many useful categories: www.flooddiscounts.com.au

For more information please visit:
Twitter @flooddiscounts

PR Enquiries please phone
Rebecca Wilson on 0408006176.
Organiser, FloodDiscounts.com.au
Director, Stretch Marketing

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Flood Discounts

Flood Discounts is a website where Australian and Queensland companies offer discounts on popular homewares, building materials, flooring, electrical appliances and everyday needs items to legitimate flood victims.
Rebecca Wilson
P: +61 408006176
W: www.stretchmarketing.com.au


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