As your electric cooperative, it's important for San Isabel Electric Association to provide its member-owners with safe, reliable power. Yet our service goes beyond the wires. It's also important that we offer additional value that has an enormously positive impact on everyone in the community. And as a Touchstone Energy® co-op, we strive to meet that goal on a daily basis.
That's why San Isabel Electric, in conjunction with the other Touchstone Energy co-ops serving 22 million member-owners nationwide, has launched the Co-op Connections® program. This new card-based member benefit program is designed to deliver added value to our members - residential and business - by offering valuable discounts at participating local and national businesses. And it's free.
SIEA's Co-op Connections wallet cards and key fobs provide you the ticket to savings on everything from travel to auto parts. The card is accepted by more than 72 local businesses and 90 national retailers. And not just in the SIEA service area. Whenever a Co-op Connections cardholder - whether from SIEA or from one of the hundreds of Touchstone Energy co-ops across the country - shows the Co-op Connections card at a participating business, they receive a discount.
Another way the card will help you save is through the pharmacy discount portion of the program. Since launching the program last year, SIEA members have saved nearly $25,000.00 on prescriptions. SIEA members who don't have insurance or have limited prescription drug insurance coverage can receive savings on prescriptions ranging from 10% to 60 % off the retail price. The card is recognized at more than 60,000 national, regional and local pharmacies.
SIEA is currently in the process of recruiting local retailers to participate in the program. This is a win-win for everyone as you, the member, will receive great deals on local products and services and your co-op business member benefits from increased customer visits as well as the free marketing and advertising provided by the program.
So while our number one priority is keeping the lights on, San Isabel Electric is committed to bringing additional value to our members and the communities we serve. The Co-op Connections program is just another way to accomplish that goal. That's the cooperative difference.
San Isabel Electric is currently in the process of recruiting additional local retailers that provide a variety of products and services to participate in the Co-op Connections program. There is no cost to you other than the discount you offer our members. Please call Ashley Valdez 719-647-6268 for information or Click here for details.
The card gives you access to local businesses and online savings at more than 90 national companies including Days Inn, Best Western Hotels, Alamo Car Rental and many more. New deals exclusively for Co-op Connections members are posted every week that can save you money on travel, dining, wireless services even sweet treats. Visit http://www.connections.coop/co-ops/san-isabel-electric and use the search function in the upper left corner of the page for a complete listing of both local and national participating business. Start saving today!
One of the most valuable features of the Co-op Connections card is the pharmacy discount. While not insurance, the discount can deliver savings of 10% to 85% on prescription drugs at more than 60,000 national and regional pharmacy locations including CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target and more. This includes over 20,000 independently-owned local locations as well.
The pharmacy discount has been widely used by co-ops that are members of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, resulting in a combined savings of $31.3 million on prescriptions.
Click here for a list of local pharmacies that accept the card.
Want to find out more? Visit www.locateproviders.com to search for pharmacies specifically in your area.
As a Co-op Connections member you will have access to hundreds of online coupons that can save you money on items you buy every day from groceries to shampoo and even DVDs and dog food. Just click on the coupon and select the savings you want to print out.