Newest Review: ... I buy milk, bread and the occasional tin of pet food, things to keep me going until I next get to the large superstores. Have... more
Member Name: heedash
Advantages: Convenient, has some good deals
Disadvantages: High prices on most products
I live across the road from a small Co-op and as I don't drive I find it invaluable for everyday essentials like bread and milk which I prefer to buy as fresh as possible rather than stocking up lots at my big weekly supermarket shop from another supermarket.
I must admit the base price of a lot of the products in the Co-op are overpriced in my opinion so I wouldn't like to try and get a full shop in there, I do however, find that they usually offer good promotions and deals on items that you are likely to buy as part of a bigger shop- cereal, bread, crisps, snack food and for this reason I will continue to pop over the road and buy a few top up bits of shopping from them.
I am also a member of their loyalty card and when I remember to take it with me I use it even if I only buy bread and milk, the points add up and at the end of the year I get a little voucher for maybe £2- I know this is a small amount but I really don;t use the card a lot as I always forget to take it with me! I do believe you have so many days to present the receipt with your card next time you're in the shop but to be honest I have never bothered with this so I don't know the full rules.
Summary: Good for a convenience shop but not a full weekly shop