It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year especially for sharing and giving. Welcome to the Channel Islands Co-operative Society Christmas Advent calendar. Check back each day to see all the different ways we celebrate Christmas the Co-op way.
Day 16: Food Donation Bins
The smallest of kind acts can make the biggest of differences.
Like giving a few items of your weekly shop to our in-store food donation boxes, which will help make Christmas brighter for some of our less fortunate islanders.
Find out more about our charity schemes and how you help us give back to the community throughout the year.
Day 15: Christmas Stamps
Throughout December get an extra 5% off your shopping when you pay with your completed stamp cards.
Why do we do this?
Because your Society is here for you, our members. And, unlike other retailers, we ensure that our profits are returned back to you. It's the Co-op way.
Day 14: 100 Day Community Challenge
That's a wrap on our 100 Day Community Challenge, just in time for Christmas! With £1,000 each, nine CI projects have been making a real difference to their communities over the last 100 days.
Day 13 : Christmas Jumper Day
Spotted some fashionable festive jumpers on our colleagues today?
That's because we're supporting Christmas Jumper Day with all our proceeds going to Jersey Hospice Care and Les Bourgs Hospice, Guernsey.
Day 12: More Gift Ideas!
The festive season is in full swing and Santa’s elves have been very busy delivering lots of toys to our Grand Marchés. Why not add a little extra magic this Christmas with our wonderful range of Harry Potter Lego. Your little ones will be waking up full of joy on Christmas morning.
Day 11: Festive Pharmacy Essentials
Dealing with festive mishaps? Whether you’re feeling under the weather, have overindulged on the gourmet goodies or maybe your Christmas party led to a heavy night. We can help. Pop in to any one of our Pharmacy Locales and stock up or have a chat with one of our Pharmacists.
Day 10: Mince Pies and Mulled Wine
Mulled wine and mince pies are a Christmas staple and they're also a great opportunity to share with family and friends. Why not grab a couple of boxes and spread the Christmas cheer in your community? That's what we did when we visited The Jersey Tea Dance Club and St John's Residential Home in Guernsey. With our Co-op Brandy butter mince pies, mini mince pies or our delicious Irresistible mince pies, you have plenty to choose from. So heat up your Co-op mulled wine, plate up your mince pies and share the festive joy this Christmas. Pop into our stores and stock up today!
Day 9: Choirs in store
What better way to get into the festive spirit than listening to carol singing while doing your shopping? Pop along to Grand Marchés in Jersey this week to hear carols from school and community choirs.
Day 8: Gift ideas
Are you prepared to shower your loved ones with gifts? Well, we've got lots of ideas to help inspire your Christmas gifts from festive bedding to a range of care products
Day 7: In Store Tastings
Join us at your local Grand Marché for a temptingly delicious range of Christmas tastings. Choose from our own selection of festive treats, or come and meet our local producers and celebrate Christmas with the very best of local.
Day 6: Head Office Helpers
Christmas is a very busy period for your Co-op, especially our wonderful store colleagues. Which is why our head office helpers head into stores over the festive period to ease the pressure and help our store colleagues out.
Day 5: De Gruchy carol service of remembrance
Our team at De Gruchy’s Co-operative Funeral Care understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one at Christmas and offer guidance and support at your time of need.
Day 4: Prosecco & Chocolates
Whether you want to stock up for the big day or give gifts to family and friends, our own brand Prosecco and chocolates are just perfect for any occasion. Pop into any one of our stores to see the great selection of Prosecco, wine, chocolates and treats we have to offer. Perfect as gifts or even for a quiet night in - go on treat yourself!
Day 3: Giving Tuesday & Soup Kitchen
It's Giving Tuesday, a day of giving back and celebrating what we do together in the community all year round. Look out for our colleagues doing random acts of kindness in our stores today and have a read of our top community stories from 2019.
Day 2: Christmas Wish Tree
We are proud to help make vulnerable islanders’ wishes come true this Christmas. Thank you to all those who have taken a label from our Christmas Wish Trees - you're making Christmas special for someone deserving.
Day 1: Co-op Christmas video
Our advent calendar has begun, and we’ve opened the door on day one.
You’ll see our Christmas video with colleagues working away,
Getting ready to celebrate Christmas, the Co-op way.
A time for sharing and giving, spending time with family and friends,
A time for all things festive and magic that never ends.
So, when you’re shopping this Christmas time for your turkeys, gifts and more,
No need to look any further, come and stock up at your local Co-op stores.