Our stores, our stories

Behind each of your favourite stores are passionate, hardworking people who welcome you to take part in their story, every time you walk in. Here, we introduce you to the faces behind some of your favourite Stockland retailers. Learn about the history of their business, the products and services they offer and what they love about their local community.

Meet John, Dollars & Sense Discount Variety Stores


1. Tell us about your store? 
Dollars and Sense at Birtinya is an exciting Discount Variety Retailer with over 2000 products to choose from Homeware, Cleaning Essentials, Art and Craft, Stationery, Garden and Living and much more. The store was one of the first to open at Stockland Birtinya in December 2018.  

2. What products, services, experiences do you offer? 
Dollars and Sense Birtinya offers a range of Homeware, Kitchen, Garden and Outdoor, Electrical, Art and Craft, Storage, Personal Care, Pet accessories, Cleaning and Supermarket and many more products at discounted prices. There is a big Party range to choose from and we also offer Helium Balloon inflation services instore.  

3. What do you love about the local community?

Our team at Dollars and Sense Birtinya loves to interact with locals and regulars coming in to our store. We pretty much recognise regulars by name! The community has been supportive to our store and they know they will get a bargain at Dollars and Sense when it comes to discount home and living products, personal care and much more.  

4. With regards to your store, what are customers wanting right now? 
During these unprecedented times, we have customers have come in and asked for items like Hand Sanitisers, masks and general cleaning items. Our low prices and ample availability surprised them each time they visited us. All thank to the low prices we offer compared to big box stores.

5. What did you wish Customers knew before they visited your store?
We really think that the general awareness of the Centre, the store timings and product offering is a must for customers to keep coming. As a store we would like to focus on telling customers how vast our range of products and categories are and they can get it really cheap at our store compared to other stores.  

6. Why do you think Shopping centres are important? 
Shopping centres are key to community building. It not only brings community together but creates jobs and keeps local retailers and economy in good shape. You can always count on your local shopping centre for your everyday shopping needs and meeting and interacting people and keeping the community spirit alive.  

If you’d like to read more about your most-loved retailers, their products, and the faces behind the businesses, click through to the Retailer Stories page on our Belong hub. There are plenty of stories to share!

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