by Laura Steiger, Outreach Team
Using Double Savings coupons is just one way to save money when shopping at the Co-op.
It’s a new year, a time when people often take a close look at their bottom line (and their waistline) following year-end festivities and gift giving.
We know that Co-op shoppers want to purchase healthful, quality food that is local, organic, additive free, and sustainably grown. Sometimes that may come with a slightly higher price tag than shopping for the cheapest possible foodstuff at your local big box grocer.
But, there are many ways you can maximize your grocery purchases at the Co-op and still stay within your budget.
Savings for Everyone:
Co+op Basics (formerly Co+op Essentials)
The Co+op Basics program maintains low pricing on everyday items for all Co-op shoppers—every day! Canned foods and other grocery items, bulk products, fresh produce, dairy, eggs, and wellness items. Find savings in every department in our stores.
Savvy Shopper Tip: Save an extra 15% off the already reduced price when you special order Co+op Basics by the case!
Look for the twice-monthly Co+op Deals flyer in our stores and on our website to discover what’s on sale. No coupon needed to save on Co+op Deals.
Pick up a bi-monthly Co+op Deals coupon book in our stores for extra coupon savings. We also post a courtesy copy of the coupon book on our website for your reference.
Look for Double Savings signs throughout our stores for savings up to and sometimes exceeding 50% off shelf prices. Double Savings offer a coupon in addition to an already reduced sale price.
Chinook Book Seattle/Puget Sound
Grab your smart phone and subscribe to the Chinook Book app for coupon savings on many products sold at the Co-op (and other local retailers). Just select Community Food Co-op as your local grocer to get coupons specific to our store. No smart phone, no problem! You can also order a print coupon book at chinookbook.com.
Savings for Co-op Member-Owners:
Volume Discount Coupons
Savvy Shopper Tip: Plan to stock up during the Volume Discount Coupon redemption period for the greatest savings.
Co-op member-owners can special order grocery products by the case for 15% off the shelf price and bulk products for a 20% discount. Place your special orders for grocery and bulk goods at the service desk. Wellness offers a 25% discount when ordering three of the same item. Produce offers a 20% discount on case orders, when in season and available (a popular option for canners).
Check our Facebook and Twitter regularly and sign up for the Co-op E-news (from our website or Facebook) to learn about upcoming flash sales starting in February. We purchase a quantity of one item at a deeply discounted price and pass on the savings to our member-owners. These deals can sell out in a flash, so get ’em while they last.
If you ever have any questions about being a savvy Co-op shopper, just ask at the service desk. We’re happy to help you discover how to get the most out of your Co-op shopping trip.