Move over Shopkins and Pokemon cards, a new collectable is in town, and kids across Australia are having an absolute frenzy over them!
They’re known as the Coles Little Shop collectables, and the new promotion sees shoppers gifted with miniature versions of grocery items such as Tim Tams, dishwashing tablets and Nescafe Gold, every time they spend $30 at the store, with thirty of the tiny plastic goods available to collect.
Now if you’re a parent, you’d know that these things have practically taken over the lives of little ones everywhere (and some grown-ups) with many desperate to do anything to complete their entire set.
And while many people have taken to sites like eBay or formed their own Facebook groups to sell and swap the items, with full sets of the collectables going for $1000 in some cases, it seems that Coles has smelt our desperation and answered our Little Shop prayers.
Instead of spending precious time and crazy amounts of money trying to finish off your set, tomorrow (Saturday, August 11) you can head down to a participating Coles store across Australia and take part in their four-hour swap season!
That’s right, if you’ve got four tubes of tiny Colgate toothpaste but are missing the all-important Weet-Bix box; you can head down to Coles with thousands of other Little Shop fans for a friendly swap meet so that we can all have a shot at collecting them all!
A Coles spokesman told Yahoo7 that they’ve realised just how popular their Little Shop promotion is around Australia and therefore want to do their part to help out their dedicated shoppers.
“We know there are swap groups forming all over the country from Port Augusta in South Australia to Mackay in Queensland all the way to Ellenbrook in Western Australia. In addition, we are holding an official Swap Day in 37 supermarkets across the country on Saturday 11 August.”
Find out which stores are participating below!
- Churchill – 390 Churchill Rd, Kilburn
- St Agnes – 1244 North East Rd, St Agnes
- Gawler – Cnr Murray & Cowan Sts, Gawler
- Marion – 297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park
- Burwood – Wilga St &
- Westfield Eastgardens – Bunnerong Rd & Wentworth Ave, Pagewood
- Warringah Mall – Pittwater Rd & Cross St, Brookvale
- Charlestown – 1 Smart Street, Charlestown
- Kellyville – Kellyville Plaza, 50 Wrights Rd, Kellyville
- Marketown – Marketown King St & National Park St, Marketown
- Penrith – Station St & Reserve St, Penrith
- Westfield Bondi Junction – 500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction
- Newcastle – 204 Union St, Newcastle
- Bateau Bay – The Entrance Rd, Bateau Bay
- Erina – Erina Fair S/C, Terrigal Dve, Erina
- Chadstone – 1314 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone
- Southland – 1239 Nepean Hwy, Cheltenham
- Craigieburn – Craigieburn Rd & Windrock Av, Craigieburn
- Waurn Ponds – Pioneer Rd & Princes Hwy, Waurn Ponds
- Hoppers Crossing – 50 Old Geelong Rd, Hoppers Crossing
- Roxburgh Park – Somerton Rd, Roxburgh Park
- Brimbank – Neale Rd & Station Rd, Deer Park
- Casey Centra – Cranbourne Rd, Narre Warren
- Fountain Gate – Princes Hwy & Magid Dr, Narre Warren
- Robina – Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina
- Indooroopilly – Mooggill Rd, Indooroopilly
- Pacific Fair – Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach Water
- Maroochydore – Horton Pde & Maroochydore Rd, Maroochydore
- Earlville – 537 Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
- Ellenbrook – 11 Main St, Ellenbrook
- Ocean Keys – Ocean Keys BVD & Key Largo Dr, Clarkson
- Easton Fair – Cnr Eaton Dr & Recreation Dr, Eaton
- Belmont Forum – 227 Belmont Ave, Cloverdale
- Glenorchy – Main Rd & King George V Ave, Glenorchy
- Meadow Mews – 102 Hobart Rd, Kings Meadows
- Amir – Horse Park Dr, Amaroo
- Coolalinga – 405 Stuart Hwy, Coolalinga