Student Membership - NEW!


Co-ops were created after a group of young everyday people revolted against big businesses, insisting shops should be owned by its customers and invest its profits back into its community – not into the bank accounts of the old men running them. Their idea worked!

Chelmsford Star Co-op is now over 150 years old, but it is still owned by its customers and reinvests a third of everything it makes back into Essex. Staying true to our roots, we are now offering extra support to younger people who use our stores – by providing a way to save up money on exclusive student membership cards. Full-time student members will earn; 

  • 10% back on every spend in green co-op food stores owned by Chelmsford Star Co-op.
  • 1% back in on fashion, furniture and more in Chelmsford & Braintree Quadrant Department Stores.
  • 1% back on holidays booked in our departments in Chelmsford & Braintree Co-op travel branches.
  • You now have a say in how our business is run and will be invited to all member events.

 To ensure the cards remain exclusive to students, we will ask you to re-register after 1 year with details of your student ID. Once you have finished studying, you’ll receive a standard membership card and become entitled to a share of our annual profits. Though the ability to save up your spend will disappear, any existing rewards earned will be transferred to your new card.


To view the terms and conditions of student membership click here