WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

As co-owners, our members are the heart and soul of the Co-op.

By having a member-owned and run not-for-profit food co-op in our community, we’re able to keep prices as low as possible whilst supporting local growers, sourcing the best quality and most sustainable food available, providing local employment, offering education initiatives and giving back to our community through our donations program.

While anyone can shop here, members pay 10% less than non-members, can elect directors at our Annual General Meeting, or nominate to become a director and vote on other important issues. Members can also volunteer to receive an extra 20% discount off member prices.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO BE A MEMBER?

We have a small membership fee of $35 for 12 months, or $17.50 for six months or $10 for three months. If you think you’ll spend more than about $7 /week you’ll save money as a member.

HOW TO JOIN

If you’d like to join this community enterprise with over 2,500 other like-minded members you can either drop into the shop and fill out a membership form, or you can complete the form below and submit online then drop into the shop to pick up your membership card.

But just note though that if you join online, there may be a time lag of up to a week before your membership details are entered into our point of sale system. When you come in to shop, let us know at the counter that you’ve joined online and if we don’t have the details in the system yet, we can still give you member prices, but we’ll just have to enter you as an other Co-op member for the time being.

When you join up we’ll give you a membership card. Please have it  handy to show staff each time you shop.

Once your membership has been approved by the board, you will receive an email letting you know that your membership is official.

Please note that by submitting your membership application online you are automatically subscribing to our monthly newsletter which you are free to unsubscribe from at any time. Your private information will not be shared with any third parties. You can read more about privacy here.

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

If you wish to renew your existing membership, please pay securely using the form below providing your membership number (the bar code number on the back of your card) in the field provided so that we can match your payment to the correct membership. Alternatively, just ask to pay your membership fee the next time you come in to shop.

Thank you for your continued support of The Co-op.

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Member Rewards – Go into the draw to win a gift voucher every time you renew your membership.

To show how much we value our members the Co-op is giving renewing members the chance to win a $50 gift voucher. That’s one $50 gift voucher up for grabs every month to renewing members. Renew in store or online.

CONCESSION WEDNESDAYS

If you are a concession card holder, you can shop at member prices every Wednesday.

VISITING MEMBERS OF OTHER CO-OPS OR VISITING YHA MEMBERS

We offer member prices to visiting YHA members and members of other food Co-ops both in Australia and overseas. Please show us your YHA membership card or the membership card of the Co-op you belong to or let us know that you’re a member of a food co-op elsewhere.

If you live in or move to the mountains though and the Blue Mountains Food Co-op becomes your main co-op shopping destination we expect you to sign up as a member of our Co-op as we survive on the annual membership contributed by our members.

VOLUNTEERING

Shop Smarter, Eat Healthier and Save Money at Your Co-op

Once your membership has been approved, you can book in for a volunteer shift in the shop. You can do a maximum of 4 hours per month and receive an extra 20% off your shopping up to a total of $250. You can do this in two x 2 hour blocks. There is no time limit to spend your discount.

It’s a great way to become more involved, learn about the products we stock and save money! To enquire about volunteering contact us at volunteers@bmfoodcoop.org.au