Nothing dampens the Christmas cheer quite like finding a parking fine slapped on your windscreen, but for savvy Brisbane motorists there may be a way out.
On December 19, those who have an outstanding parking fine, or even one that was paid months ago, can head to three locations to get out of paying it.
The get out of jail free card is thanks to parking app Kerb who have decided to alleviate the financial pressures of Christmas with a promotion to cover the cost for the first 30 people who take up the offer.
“In the next few weeks, pesky parking officers will be on the streets of Brisbane handing out fines to anyone who is parked just a little bit longer than they should be,” Kerb Global Sales and Marketing Manager, Harriet Harvey said.
Any fine, old or new, issued anywhere in Queensland is eligible for the promotion, with Kerb staff set to hand out cash on the spot to cover whatever the cost is.
“We will be giving cash to people in the amount of their fine so that the money won’t actually be coming out of their pocket. So old fines that may have already been paid will be reimbursed and new ones will be avoided,” a spokesperson told Yahoo7 News.
“As long as the fines were issued in Queensland we will be paying them. But obviously they have to be at the event in order to get the cash. “
Kerb staff will be in the following Brisbane locations on Wednesday, December 19.
• King George Square | 8am – 8.30am
• Cnr Astor Tce and Upper Edward St, Spring Hill | 9am – 9.30am
• Cnr James St and McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley | 10am – 10.30am
Described as the Airbnb for parking, the Kerb app allows homeowners to rent out their spare parking spaces to make extra cash.