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PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 23, 2014 — Member Appreciation Week is in full swing at Weavers Way, the co-operative grocery store in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill, with discounts for both new and current members and plenty of special activities, including live music and flash mobs, through Sunday, Jan. 26.
The Co-op launched the week by providing lunch to volunteers at the Martin Luther King Day of Service “signature event” at Girard College. In the stores, member ambassadors and Co-op staff members were on hand to answer questions about membership, offer samples of the local and sustainable products we sell and provide cheer to shoppers.
All week long, Weavers Way members receive 5 percent off of everything in the stores, which makes it the perfect time to join the Co-op and save some money. New members also get a choice of a $5 Weavers Way gift card or a "What's Your #?" mug as our way of saying, “Welcome!” Volunteers and staffers will be busy all week helping interested shoppers fill out membership applications, either on paper or online with the Weavers Way iPads.
Weavers Way is celebrating four decades of its working-member program and encourages all members to take the opportunity to get to know their Co-op from the inside out — and get the 5 percent working member discount year-round. That means 10 percent off during Member Appreciation Week! Six hours per adult per household per year is all it takes to become a card-carrying Weavers Way working member.
As another incentive, new members who join this week, and current members who switch to working status, can sign up for work shifts get a bonus hour of credit.
In addition, Time4Time, Northwest Philadelphia’s local skills-sharing timebank, is offering half price memberships to Co-op members during Member Appreciation Week.
And there will be cake — Friday, Jan. 24, at the Chestnut Hill store, 8424 Germantown Ave., starting at 3 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 26, at Moving Arts of Mt. Airy, 6819 Greene St., across from the Mt. Airy store, 2-5 p.m. Mt. Airy’s own St. Mad musical troupe will be serenading the crowd.