Co-op ownership is voluntary and all shoppers are welcome at Ozark Natural Foods. However, there are some special benefits that we offer to co-op owners!
Current owner benefits, as determined by the Board of Directors, include:
Owner Appreciation Weekends: Three times a year, owners can stock up with 10% off all purchases, except for Co+op Deals and Co+op Basics sale items, which are already discounted. Go here for a list of dates and special order deadlines.
Senior Discount: Owners 55 years and older receive 5% off every Wednesday and Thursday.
Student Discount: U of A, JBU, NWACC and UAMS student-owners receive 5% off every Tuesday and Saturday.
Owner Bonus Buy discounts: Look for the red “Owner Bonus Buy” tags! Every month 90-100 items go on sale for owners only.
Co+op Deals sales: Every two weeks, we offer a new collection of sale items for popular products and new items to try. Co+op Deals are sales for everyone. They run in two or three week cycles.
Co+op Basics: Co+op Basics are year round low prices for everyone. You can view the current list of products here.
Enjoy discounts at other local businesses: Through our Neighbors Serving Neighbors program, we are able to offer discounts at other local businesses. To see a full list of businesses and the discounts they offer our owners, visit our NSN page.
Share in the Co-op’s profit: When the Co-op makes a profit, owners receive a portion of that profit through Patronage Refunds, based on owners’ individual annual spending. The more you shop at the Co-op, the more profit you’ll get back.
Take part in grassroots democracy: Owners democratically participate in the Co-op by electing our Board of Directors, holding office and joining committees. Only owners can run for elected Board positions.
Receive The Nutshell newsletter: The Nutshell is our monthly newsletter and features information about the co-op, recipes, tips on healthy living, upcoming events, and advice on how to save money when you shop for groceries. To receive our newsletter via email, click here.
Special advertising rates in the newsletter: Co-op owners who advertise in The Nutshell get discounts on our standard advertising rates. As an owner, you can share information about your business or organization with over 10,000 fellow owners, while benefiting from special discounted advertising rates. To find out more about advertising with us, email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.