On the corner of Bermuda and Markeri Streets in Mermaid Waters, Q Super Centre is a shopping mecca right in the centre of the Gold Coast’s style map. The Silver team catch up with all the news from the popular shopping haven.
It’s a tough life as a magazine writer, having to spend time at places like gorgeous, sunkissed shopping mecca Q Super Centre. But someone has to do it!
With the absolutely beautiful Spring weather now upon us at the Gold Coast, an outdoor shopping centre is the way to indulge in some retail therapy. We can look for our favourite things, and enjoy being outside as well. Q Super Centre is on one level only, so there are no stairs to navigate. And it is beautifully landscaped, giving the feeling of being in an oasis, protected from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. So what is happening this Spring at Q Super Centre?
As most of us know, Q Super Centre is becoming very well known as a doggie-friendly shopping centre. There are dog watering stations across the shopping centre, plus handy dog waste bags throughout the complex, and doggies are allowed in all the outdoor areas. Some stores also allow dogs inside. A fun event that takes place every year is the Doggie Face of Q. This is a competition where owners send in pics of their fur babies. One winner is selected, plus 11 other pups are chosen to be in the doggie calendar.
The 2021 doggo finalist won $500 credit with Vet Call and a $500 Petbarn gift card. Plus, a pet photo shoot with Sandy Noses Pet Photography. And, a Doggie Face of Q 2021 dog tag and a gift from Petbarn. Eleven lucky runners up received a $100 Petbarn voucher, plus a pet photo shoot with Sandy Noses Pet Photography and a gift from Petbarn. Keep an eye on Q Super Centre’s social media pages. The 2021 competition has just been closed, so the calendar will appear soon, featuring the Doggie Face of Q 2021 star!
Q Super Centre is very active in giving to those in need. Every entry received in the Doggie Face of Q meant that the centre gave $1 to Story Dogs. The Story Dogs literacy program is built around the idea of kids reading to dogs. Kids with reading difficulties can fall behind very fast. So the charity tries to ensure that the gap between these kids and fluent readers doesn’t widen. Story Dogs has been very successful, with great improvements noticed in the participating students.
Q Super Centre are also supporters of the Animal Welfare League Queensland. They have often asked for their customers to bring any old or unwanted blankets or towels to collection points at the Shopping Centre. They also have other charity events, including food donation bins, which is especially helpful at Christmas.
There are plenty of services for those in the community to avail of. There is now a completely free JP service operation 7 days per week except public holidays (although this can change during Covid restrictions, please check with the website to see the schedule.) The JP service is now permanently located next door to ALDI Supermarket. No appointment is necessary.
There’s over 80 retailers including three supermarkets at Q Super Centre. There’s also Bunnings, Pet Barn, and nine dining choices, specialty stores offering gourmet fresh food, dining, hair and beauty, home wares, medical and health, banking as well as unique and boutique fashion. For more updates, keep an eye on Q Super Centre social media (facebook.com/QSuperCentre or Instagram @qsupercentre or log onto qsupercentre.com.au).
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Editor for Silver Magazine Gold Coast