Join Our Community

While everyone is welcome to shop, by becoming part owner of Basics Cooperative you are supporting a local, community-owned business...and you're rewarded for putting your money where your values are. We couldn't be more excited for you to join us!

*During the month of October, everyone who joins the Co-op will be entered to WIN a $100 Basics Gift Card + $100 worth of Co+op Basics everyday low price products! Happy Co-op Month!*

Active Co-op Owner Benefits:

  • Receive 5% off regular-priced items every day

  • Vote for Board of Directors, Wooden Nickel nonprofits, changes to our Bylaws, important co-op issues

  • Run for Board of Directors

  • Become eligible for referral bonuses

  • Receive case discounts on regular-priced items

  • Benefit from Co-op reciprocity — many other co-ops offer benefits when you show your Basics Co-op Owner card

  • Share in the store's profit through patronage refunds — If the Board declares patronage dividends, you will receive a portion of the Co-op’s profits based on the amount you shopped at Basics that year

  • NEW in 2019 - free shopping service! To get started just give us a call or email

  • Enjoy weekly, monthly, and quarterly specials exclusive to owners (click here for "More Ways to Save" handout)

How to Join

Become a lifetime Owner of Basics Cooperative for $150*. Start today for just $30!

After the $150 is paid, plus any service fees, you are FULLY VESTED, and there are no more payments, but all the savings continue forever!

Stop by the Customer Service desk any time to become an Owner! Or, Download the Basics Ownership Form to complete and mail to us, along with your $150 lifetime investment or first $30 installment.

*If you choose to make $30 payments for 5 years, Basics will charge a $5 service fee for each subsequent annual payment to help defray the administrative costs.

Note:  If you later decide you do not want to be an Owner anymore, the Co-op will refund your ownership fee (subject to some limitations in Bylaws).

Also:  Co-op Owner discounts do not apply to the Co+op Coffee & Deli, Consignment items, or Alcohol.


Meet some of our Owners!