Find out just how rewarding membership can be
As a member of Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society (trading in Essex as The Co-operative), you not only enjoy a share of our profits, you also have a say in how we do things. Here are some of the questions we’re most commonly asked about what it means to be a member.
Q1. What is membership?
A. A Co-operative Society IS its members. The Society exists for the common good of its members rewarding their loyalty with a share of the profits which can be spent in society stores.
Q2. How does it differ from other loyalty schemes?
A. Becoming a member of Chelmsford Star Co-operative makes you one of our shareholders - the more you spend, the more you share in the profits. The points you earn with us will be converted into a share of the profits depending on how much profit we make and may alter from year to year.
Q3. So where can I earn points?
A. Points can be collected on a membership card every time you shop in Chelmsford Star Co-operative stores, including food, departmental stores, Bed Centre, travel and funeral. (Exclusions apply)
The card can also be used in any other Co-operative Society participating in The Co-operative Membership scheme, where a membership sticker will be displayed prominently on the front door or window.
Q4. When will I receive my share of the profits?
A. In Chelmsford Star Co-operative profits are shared annually in early May. Any share of profits gained from purchase from other participating societies will be added when those societies declare their Share of the Profits.
Q5. So is it just about earning a share of the profits?
A. Not at all. In fact there are lots of ways members can get involved, for example voting on important issues affecting our business or attending local events. Members may wish to play a bigger part by joining committees or even becoming a board member.
Q6. Does being a member cost anything?
A. You invest £1. You can either include £1 with your application form, or take it to any of our stores to be processed through the till. You may prefer to have £1 deducted from your first share of the profits.
Q7. So how do I join?
A. To become a member simply complete and return an application form to the FREEPOST address below.
Q8. I don’t have £1 to join
A. You can join as a provisional member which means that we will deduct the £1 from your first share of the profits payment.We will then hold the £1 until you choose to cancel your membership.
To re-register or become a new member of the Society you need to complete an application form.
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