Voluntary and Open Membership is at the core of what we do!

At the Belfast Co-op we are committed to serving our community ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to participate. The CORE (Cooperative Ownership Reaching Everyone) program is designed to make local, organic, and wholesome foods more affordable to members of our community who currently receive economic assistance from any of a number of state assistance organizations.

Current Co-op members and prospective members that qualify for the program can receive a 15% discount on most of our products (excluding alcohol, brewing supplies,and periodicals) upon acceptance into the CORE program. This discount will be applied in addition to the sales that we offer on both the Co+op Deals and Member+ sales flyers, although the discount will not be combined with any other % discounts in the store. The $60 member equity payment requirement will be extended to six years at $10 per year rather than $20 per year and the $15 annual membership fees will be suspended while the member is participating in the CORE program at the Co-op.

CORE Program Application

Conditions of Eligibility

By accepting and using the Belfast Co-op CORE Discount program, Member-owners agree to and understand that:

1. The CORE Discount is valid for one year and applicants need to reapply on an annual basis.
2. Membership equity payments must be current.
3. If membership or discount expires, a retroactive discount on previous purchase is not available.
4. Purchases are for the exclusive use of the participants immediate household. Applicants will not allow unauthorized individuals access to membership cards and benefits.
5. Not all items/products and services are available for discount. In the event of any discrepancy or error any decision regarding discounts will be made by the Co-op and are final.
6. The CORE Discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
7. The Co+op Deals and Member+ Sales will be made available for discount.
8. The Belfast Co-op reserves the right to make changes to the program including eligibility requirements, discount amount, and eligible products at any time.



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