Go Beyond the Card

Go Beyond the Card


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THE CO-OP CONNECTIONS discount card program you know and love is better than ever. Take a minute to download the free Co-op Connections app right to your smartphone. Create an account and have access to thousands of discounts right at your fingertips. We are now going beyond the card with the new and improved program. Also, visit Connections.coop/BREC to see the revamped website. The site allows you to download and print coupons, see how much you have saved through the program and more.  You can use your card at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide to get discounts on your prescription medicine.  Blue Ridge Electric’s cardholders have saved more than $3.7 million on prescriptions alone by using their cards since May 2009. We have also set up money-saving discounts at a number of local businesses throughout Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative’s service area. From automotive to dining, clothes to home improvement—there are so many ways to save! 


Here are just some of the benefits you can enjoy with your free membership:

  • Local Deals–Save right in your neighborhood. 
  • Healthy Savings–Save on prescriptions, dental, vision, chiropractic and more. 
  • Hotels–Save 20 percent on average booking worldwide. 
  • Cash Back Shopping–Earn up to 20% cash back at 2,000+ online retailers. 
  • Event Tickets–Save 10 percent on sports, concerts, theatrical performances and more. 
  • National Discounts–Get access to great deals and discounts. 
  • Insurance Savings–Save hundreds annually when you compare insurance rates on home, life, auto and more. 


Is there a local business that you would like to see on the program? You can now recommend a business on the app. Staff from Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative will reach out to the business to see if they are interested in offering a discount. Also, be sure and check out the new deals from featured partners, such as coupons.com, Uber and more. We are excited to go the extra mile for our members and help you save money, every day. 


Here are a few frequently asked questions about Co-op Connections—and answers. 

How am I able to receive discounts with the Co-op Connections program?  You are able to start saving immediately if you have access to a computer or smartphone. Simply download the free Co-op Connections app from the Google Play or Apple app stores to your smartphone. Create an account and have access to thousands of deals right at your finger tips. You can also access your account from a computer. Simply visit Connections.coop/BREC and create an account to start saving today. 

Can I still use my plastic Co-op Connections card?  Yes, your card will still work at the pharmacies and local businesses. You can print a card at Connections.coop/BREC. You have access to more deals and features if you use the online and mobile versions of the program. 

Can I use this app while I’m traveling to receive discounts in other locations?  Yes. Receive hotel discounts and change your ZIP code in the app while on the road to see what local deals are nearby. Traveling is expensive, and this program allows you to save on the go. 


We are proud to present you with this money-saving opportunity through your cooperative membership. Now, we invite you to go beyond the card with a new and improved Co-op Connections program!