Benefits of being a member

As a locally-owned, community retailer with a membership of over 125,000, being part of the Channel Islands Co-operative Society gives you the opportunity to belong and be part of something bigger.

If you are over 16 years of age and a resident in the Channel Islands, you can become a member of the Coop by investing a minimum of £1 and buying a share. Your share gives you a say on how the Society is run and receive dividend on qualifying purchases you make in-store, on-line or when you use our Pharmacy Locale or our funeral services.

A share of the profits
Once you’ve become a member you’ll be given a share number which you need to quote when making purchases at our stores or using our online grocery service.

For every pound you spend with us on qualified purchases, you’ll earn dividend which will be paid to your share account once approved by members at our Annual Meeting of Members (AMM), held in in the second quarter of the year.

Your dividend value is automatically calculated during the trading year, which ends on the second Sunday in January. You can draw your dividend after the AMM or leave it in your share account to gain interest.

During January to November, you’ll also receive a loyalty bonus of 1% on qualifying purchases every day of the week. You can find out more about the loyalty bonus by clicking here.

You will not be able to collect dividend on the following purchases, which are not qualifying purchases:

  • Gift Vouchers
  • Guernsey Electricity Key Card
  • Home Delivery Charges
  • Lottery Tickets
  • Parking Paycards
  • Pay as you go SIM and Top Up Cards (Airtel, JT & Sure)
  • Petrol
  • Postage Stamps
  • School Bus Tickets