It is easy to become a member at the Watrous Co-op!
Simply stop by our Gas Bar, Farm and Hardware, or Administration, and fill out a quick application form. Please bring along your social insurance number.
This one-time membership fee of $10.00 (ten dollars) will access you all of the great membership benefits, including our equity and cash back programs.
Here are some freqently asked questions about membership in the Co-op:
Who can become a member?
Anyone who can use the services and is over the age of 16 can become a member. Co-ops have an open membership. Being a Co-op member means that you own a share of a business in your community.
Why do I need a Co-op number?
Having a Co-op number means you are a part owner of the business. It means you share in the earnings of the Co-op. Every time you make a purchase at the Co-op, you will be asked for your number, which is used to record your purchases.
Why do you need to record my purchases?
Any earnings from the Co-op are distributed to member owners based on their purchases. Earnings are returned to members either as equity or cash, depending on the Co-op's financial situation.
Do I have to be a member to shop at the Watrous Co-op?
No, but by becoming a member you become a part owner of the business and you share in the earnings of the Co-op. You can also attend annual meetings and vote on resolutions and run for a position on the Board of Directors.
Do I have to give my member number each time?
Yes. The cashier or clerk will ask you for your membership number. You will be given a receipt which includes your membership number as verification of your purchase.