Eight years after its introduction, Touchstone Energy’s Co-op Connections card remains a valuable benefit for S.C. cooperative members. Four co-ops in the state are national leaders in the program. Since 2007, Berkeley Electric members saved more than $3 million on prescription drugs—the highest number of any co-op in the country. Right behind at number two is Blue Ridge Electric. Blue Ridge members saved more than $2.8 million over the past eight years. Fourth on the list is Palmetto Electric whose members saved more than $2 million. And, York Electric began offering the program in May of 2009 and is currently ranked 19th with members saving $902,462 as of Dec. 31, 2014.
In 2014, discounts on prescription drugs reached an all-time high of 45 percent. Nationwide since 2007, Co-op Connections cardholders saved more than $82 million on prescription drug purchases. Connecting members to discounts has never been easier. The Co-op Connections mobile app provides a link to deals on everything from rental cars to dining. Last year, the Connections.coop website received more than 1.3 million page views. Close to 500 electric cooperatives across America participate in the Co-op Connections Card program—one of the strongest ways co-ops can display the cooperative difference.
Co-op Connections Card FAQ
No. One card may be used by the entire family.
Yes. Just present your card and prescription at a participating retail pharmacy to receive a discount at the time of purchase.
The card is a free benefit of your membership in York Electric. Products and service discounts are offered by participating businesses. There are more than 100 local and regional deals and thousands of discounts offered online and nationwide. You can also use your card to save on prescriptions and receive coupons. You can see all the deals at www.connections.coop.
Yes. Just drop by any York Electric office and they will be happy to give you a free replacement card and key fob with a photo ID.
Find a pharmacy near you by calling Member Services at 800-800-7616 or visiting www.locateproviders.com. Use code ‘22203’ as the group number under the “Groups” login section. Next enter your zip code and the recommended mile radius of 100 to search for providers near you.