LAUNCHED; HOWEVER STILL ACCEPTING NEW BUSINESSES
The Co-op Connections program is a discount/incentive
program for electric cooperative members across the
United States. National and local businesses are part of
businesses benefit from increased
customer traffic and
from promotions in co-op communications and advertising
In December 2009, over 24,000 Stearns Electric
Association members received the Co-op Connections
card-FREE. In addition 190,000 co-op members throughout
Minnesota and over 16 million members throughout the
United States use the program offered by their local
LOOKING TO BE INVOLVED?
View question and answer handout
What are the benefits of participating in the program?
The Co-op Connections card will be distributed to nearly
25,000 Stearns Electric Association members. This card is
intended to increase customer traffic at participating
What are the costs?
There is no cost to participating businesses besides the
discount that each business offers to the customer, which is a
small price to pay for the increases customer traffic.
What type of discounts?
Each business can design its own discount. We would like to
see a discount that is unique and offers Stearns Electric
Association members true value. If you need help designing a
discount, Stearns Electric Association would be happy to assist
What kind of commitment does a participating business have to
For the first year of our program, participating businesses
will sign a contract through October 31, 2012.
After this initial contract, all businesses will automatically
renew from another year each October unless the businesses
contacts Stearns Electric Association and ask to discontinue
Participating businesses will have the opportunity each fall to
alter their discount. Stearns Electric Association will follow
up with each participating business at the end of each year.
Questions or need to contact us??? E-mail us
• Thank you for offering this program to our business, we
have really seen increased
customer sales from this simple program.
- Eric, Brainerd