South Carolina co-op members chalk up record prescription discounts.
$2.8 MILLION—that’s how much members of South Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives saved on prescriptions in 2012 using their Co-op Connections cards. It was another record year for member savings with the discount card. Total savings hit $2,823,086.10, beating the 2011 tally by about $400,000. Total savings since the program began in South Carolina in 2007 now stands at $9,395,335.20, according to Touchstone Energy, the nationwide electric co-op alliance that administers the Co-op Connections program. Locally, York Electric members have saved $624,830 since the co-op introduced the program in May 2009. Our members saved $167,165 in 2012 and, already this year, have reduced their prescription costs by another $62,334.
Don’t forget your other Healthy Savings Discounts!
Last spring, York Electric and other Touchstone Energy Cooperatives added even more savings to the Co-op Connections card with Healthy Savings Discounts. This program can save cardholders money on dental, vision, hearing, lab work, imaging and chiropractor visits. Best of all, you get these great benefits for free! York Electric issued new Co-op Connections cards with special logos and codes on the back that enable members to obtain the Healthy Savings Discounts. If you’ve misplaced your new card, you can go online to Connections.coop to print one. For those without easy access to the Internet, computers or printers, we’ve printed a clip-and-save card in the May 2013 issue of South Carolina Living magazine. Go to HealthySavings.coop to locate participating providers in your area. Please note: The first time you use it, you must set up an account using the member number 142407524, as listed on the back of the Co-op Connections card. After signing up (click on “Log In/Sign Up”), you can then access the “Locate Providers” search function. Don’t make another appointment or buy another pair of glasses until you’ve seen what the Co-op Connections program’s Healthy Savings Discounts can save you! Has using your Co-op Connections card saved you big money? Email YEC’s marketing department at or call (803) 628-5541. We’ll share your story and help other co-op members learn to take advantage of the many available Co-op Connections discounts.