It makes me proud to work for an organisation that really looks after its people. We have some fantastic colleague member benefits.
I joined Co-op Funeralcare in 2010 as a Funeral Arranger, and instantly felt that I’d found a career in an industry that I loved where the clients were the main focus.
I must admit I’ve not made use of the colleague discounts available to me in Funeral and Life Planning yet – but I know what they are. Knowing that I get a free funeral as a colleague if the worst should happen is a comfort to my family. And knowing that I can save up to £700 off a funeral for my family is also something I have in the back of my mind.
One of the things I’m currently considering is writing a Will with Co-op Legal Services. It’s good to know that as a colleague I can get 5% off and still get a 5% reward as well as 1% towards my local community.
In Funeral and Life Planning, we don’t have a Double Discount – the services we provide aren’t really something you can ‘save up’ for a specific date. But as a colleague, I certainly make use of it elsewhere.
My guilty treat from in-store is either our chocolate-hazelnut croissants from the bakery or our Irresistible salted caramel cake. I’ve just seen our Halloween treats advertised, so at 20% off I think I’ll be looking at them too.
I’ve used Double Discount on Co-op Electrical a couple of times. I think we have some fantastic deals on electricals, made even better on Double Discount days. Last Christmas it was a TV for my daughter, and recently a new cooker. I was very impressed with the delivery service – especially in comparison to other companies.
It wouldn’t be fair for me to ignore the other discounts we get from Co-op businesses here even though I’ve not personally used them.
I know Co-op Beds have a ‘more you spend, the more you save’ offer on until the end of October. And while I don’t need it, Co-op Insurance is trying to raise awareness of their pet insurance at the moment. So if you’re even thinking about renewing your insurance or buying a bed then have a look this weekend.
Have a look at coop.co.uk/benefits, so you know what you can get with your colleague membership. And make sure you leave some croissants for me this weekend.
Propositions Manager, Funeral and Life Planning