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Business Benefit FAQs

What is the Co-op Connections Discount card?

How does it work?

How can a local business participate?

How long is my business required to stay in the program?

How will I know which businesses are participating?

How much does it cost a business to participate?

What types of discounts can a business offer?

How will customers know that we are a participating business?

What if customers say they have a card, but they are not able to present it?

Does the business have to be a Central Electric member to participate?

Can my business receive a Co-op Connections card?

Why is Central Electric offering this program?

Does Central Electric financially benefit from this card?

 

 

What is the Co-op Connections Discount card?

It is a membership discount card that provides Central Electric members with discounts at participating businesses. The card is shown – not swiped – at a register.


How does it work?

Central Electric distributes Co-op Connections® Cards to our members. When they show the card or the offer in the app at any participating business, they receive a discount determined by the business owner. It’s that easy!


How can a local business participate?

All we require from the business is a special discount or service offering and to sign up here.


How long is my business required to stay in the program?

Businesses ar asked to stay in the program until the end of the calendar year, at which time they can update or terminate their offer. Businesses will be required to notify the cooperative of any changes.


How will I know which businesses are participating?

Central Electric frequently publishes the participating businesses. A full online list is also available.


How much does it cost a business to participate?

There are no fees associated with the program. The only cost to the business is the discount they offer.


What types of discounts can a business offer?

Each business designs its own discount. We like to see those that are unique and offer members true value. See what other businesses are offering.


How will customers know that we are a participating business?

Each business will receive a window cling sticker and/or cash register sticker identifying them as a participating business. Additionally, a full list will be mailed to members and maintained online.


What if customers say they have a card, but they are not able to present it?

We have informed members that to receive the discount they must present the card or show the offer in the app.


Does the business have to be a Central Electric member to participate?

No.


Can my business receive a Co-op Connections card?

 

Yes, you can request that a card be mailed to you or log-in at Co-op Connections to download a printable card.


Why is Central Electric offering this program?

The Co-op Connections program is made available to Central Electric by Touchstone Energy®, a cooperative made up of hundreds of other electric co-ops just like us from across the nation. The program is included in our membership in Touchstone Energy as an added value for members.

 


Does Central Electric financially benefit from this card?

No. Central Electric members benefit from using the card, but Central Electric does not receive any money for promoting this program to its members.

 
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