No benefits to members from other co-ops.
During high tourist season, we have a number of members from other co-ops asking for discounts, benefits, etc. When we had our Member Appreciation Day on a set day we were able to give discounts to visiting co-op members, but now that members can select their own day, we have no way of tracking/limiting visiting co-op members so we do not offer that benefit. Also, we have a patronage refund system in place, so there's not an easy way for us to recipricate our main co-op membership benefits.
I'm wondering what other co-ops do to communicate to those members (and staff) why visiting co-op members do not receive a discount/benefit.
I'd also like to know if your co-op has an alternative to register discounts for visiting co-op members and what that is.
North Coast Co-op