Overview

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is Vermont’s largest member-owned electric cooperative with 32,000 members in 75 towns across northern Vermont. Our Member Discount Program lets you take advantage of our visibility in the community to help bring people to your door.

Here’s how it works:

  • You offer a discount to VEC members on products or services of your choosing.
  • VEC promotes these discounts to our members via our established, active communications network.

As a business partner, you get:

  • Presence on our website (vermontelectric.coop) describing your business and discount, which includes:
    • Business and discount descriptions
    • Logo
    • Contact information, including link to your business web site
  • Program exposure in our quarterly newsletter Co-op Life during 2018 (mailed directly to our 32,000 members)
  • Program promotion through one member bill insert per year (mailed directly to our 32,000 members)
  • Program promotion on VEC social media (Facebook – currently 2,600 followers)
  • Business/discount highlighted at VEC’s spring annual meeting (recent attendance has been about 200)


What you offer for discounts is up to you. We suggest offering meaningful but manageable discounts or deals. For verification of member status, you can operate on the honor system, ask members to show a copy of their electric bill, or give you their account number.

 Contact Jake Brown at 802-730- 0414 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here for more information and to enroll.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the VEC Member Discount Program work?

The program is a partnership between VEC and businesses/organizations in the area. Businesses offer discounts on products and services, and these discounts are then marketed by VEC directly to VEC members.

What is the objective of the program?

The goals of the program are to promote local businesses and bring additional value to VEC members. The program also builds community connections between VEC members and local businesses/organizations.

As a business owner, why should I participate?

By participating, you are boosting the visibility of your business and potentially drawing more customers. The outreach and marketing of your business, pegged to the discount you offer, is done by VEC, a widely recognized organization with a strong reputation in the region.

What is involved in participating?

Just supply VEC with contact information, a short description of your business, the discount and a logo we can post on the program’s web page, and we’ll do the rest. You can participate for as long as you wish and discontinue at any time.*

How will VEC market my business?

You will get:

  • A presence on Member Discount Program page on the VEC website
  • Mention in our quarterly newsletter Co-op Life, along with other participants, during 2018 (mailed directly to our 32,000 members)
  • Promotion of the Member Discount Program through one bill insert per year (mailed directly to our 32,000 members)
  • Ongoing promotion of the Member Discount Program on VEC social media, including Facebook (approximately 2,600 followers)
  • Promotion at the VEC annual meeting (spring).

Sample Discounts:

  • Ski area: 15 percent off weekday lift tickets for the 2018 season
  • Restaurant: 15 percent off meals for parties of four or more
  • Hotel/B&B: One night free with purchase of two nights
  • Apparel store: 15 percent off shoes
  • Energy Services: Free home energy audit
  • Professional Services: Free personal financial management consultation introductory session
Put our network of 32,000 members across northern Vermont to work for your business. Join today!

 

Contact Jake Brown at 802-730- 0414 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or click here for more information and to enroll.

*Note: We ask for a six- month commitment from participating businesses to start but you can change/discontinue your discount offerings at any time. If you discontinue, we ask that you provide two weeks’ notice. VEC reserves the right to not market discounts that in our judgment are contrary to the spirit of the co-op or the program.