Below is a comparison of Drumheller Co-op dividends and cash paid from the years 2000-02 for a family of three versus using the Air Miles program at another food store and gas bar.
A family of four purchases roughly $8,500 per year in groceries andgas. Our dividends for the years 2000-05 were as follows;
•Cash paid on those dividends $950*
•Tax credit paid in cash $275
•Total cash paid to member $1,225
•(Remaining dividends to be paid in cash in future $1,200)
*Note - Members also receive 2 cents per litre in
Now if you purchased your food at a store and gas at a service station where they give you Air Miles here is the same scenario;
• 1 air mile for $20 in purchases
• $8,500 per year x 5 years divided by $20 = 2125 air miles
• 2,125 air miles is about enough for a return trip to Toronto no tincluding airport fees, G.S.T., and security tax.
• The cost of the flight on Westjet is about $500
• So, our $2,425 in dividends ($1,225 in cash) versus $500 in a flight to Toronto.
Membership has it's advantages!