MOSSEL BAY NEWS - Following the excitement at the Pep store on the corner of Marsh and Zietsman Streets in Mossel Bay on Wednesday, 11 November, Pep issued a statement, clarifying the facts regarding the bonanza for customers.
An anonymous benefactor donated R270 000 to customers in the Pep store.
Pep marketing executive Beyers van der Merwe says the person wanted to reward staff who had served them at a local restaurant with some items of their choice at Pep, and then decided to expand the extraordinary gesture to everyone in the Pep store at the time.
"The donor also went out into the street and encouraged passersby to come into the store. Understandably, this caused some security issues and the store had to be closed for a while."
Van der Merwe says R192 500 in sales were paid for on the day and the balance of R77 500 is being used in the Pep Lay-by Buddy scheme which allows anyone to anonymously assist customers to pay off their interest-free lay-bys.
Pep will match the R77 500 and all lay-bys made at the Marsh Street store in Mossel Bay before Thursday, 12 November, will be paid for. Lay-by customers will receive an SMS with a reference number to collect their goods at this store.
Since the launch of the Lay-by Buddy scheme, which started during lockdown, Pep has contributed R1,5 million towards paying off customers' lay-bys and more than R100 000 in online and in-store donations has come from people wanting to help.
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