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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 21st Sep 16, 5:37 PM
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    MSE News: Co-op members to earn 5% reward on own-brand purchases
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    • 21st Sep 16, 5:37 PM
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    MSE News: Co-op members to earn 5% reward on own-brand purchases 21st Sep 16 at 5:37 PM
    Millions of Co-op members can now bag a 5% reward on own-brand products and services...
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    • robin58
    • By robin58 22nd Sep 16, 10:57 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:57 PM
    Just give us 5% directly off your prices.

    But it will then still be more expensive than anywhere else.
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    • Stuart_W
    • By Stuart_W 24th Sep 16, 2:40 PM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 2:40 PM
    It is worth clarifying that when you report "The Co-op" you are actually referring to The Co-operative Group, who own most BUT NOT ALL of the Co-op food shops in the UK.

    Around 20% are owned by other regional societies, such as Central England, Midcounties Co-op, Scotmid, Southern Co-op, Licolnshire Co-op and East of England Co-op. There are more, too.

    These shops are not part of the 5% scheme launched by The Co-operative Group and have their own dividend schemes for members in place. Unlike Co-operative Group, all the societies that I've mentioned have continued to pay an annual or bi-annual dividend desipte the fact your article claims no dividends have been paid in recent years. That only applies to The Co-operative Group. I got £25 divi from my co-op food shopping last year because it's a different society.

    Please report accurately.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 24th Sep 16, 2:55 PM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 2:55 PM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 2:55 PM
    They're too expensive, not in many areas and don't have a large range. If you live somewhere where it's your only shop you'll benefit; if you had other choices then you'll continue to shop elsewhere cheaper.

    Their members/card system's always been a problem and confusing too as they trade under one banner, but are all parts of different regional groups that you can't ever work out.
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