After tabulating the results of our grocery store survey, we will be going with Co-op and Sobey's/Safeway.
This is how you can take part:
- After calculating your monthly grocery budget, you put in an order at the church on the 1st Sunday of the month to purchase gifts to either or both of these stores.
- The parish submits the order on Monday.
- When the gift cards arrive the following Sunday, you receive the cards you ordered and then use them to purchase your groceries.
Co-op gift cards can also be used at the Co-op Gas Bars, and you can also purchase Co-op Liquor Store gift cards which will count toward the total number of cards ordered by the parish. Co-op gift cards can be used immediately after receiving them. Sobey's gift cards need to be activated via email.
You can still collect your Co-op bonuses and Air Miles at Safeway when you purchase groceries with your gift cards.
When we purchase $2,000 - $4,999 in Co-op gift ards, we receive a 4% discount, and over $5,000 gives a 6% discount.
When we purchase $2,000 - $4,999 in Sobey's gift cards, we receive a 2% discount, and over $5,000 gives a 5% discount.
These discounts go directly to the church to help cover our budget.