Discount Programs at the Co-op

First Alternative Co-op is dedicated to offering high quality natural foods at affordable prices. Part of meeting this mission is offering a wide range of discount programs, sales and savings to our customers. Here are just a few of the ways you may be eligible to reduce the size of your grocery bill without compromising the quality of the food you feed yourself and your family.

 Low Income Programs and Discounts

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Government Food Assistance Programs

The government provides benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program via Oregon Trail EBT cards. WIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a federally funded supplemental nutrition program.

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Get more fruits and vegetables when you spend your Oregon Trail Card (SNAP) dollars. For every $1 you spend on fresh fruits and vegetables using your SNAP card, you’ll receive $1 in Double Up Food Bucks, up to $20 per day. Click here to get the details on how to access this program.

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First Alternative Low Income Program

First Alternative Co-op offers a 5% discount card to families that qualify. Families eligible for this discount are those with an income at or below the federal poverty guidelines. Apply at the Customer Service desk at either store location.

Save money by becoming a Co-op Owner

  • One Owner share costs $70 with the option to invest up to $300
  • Owners are entitled to a once-per-month 10% discount

  • This discount can pay for the cost of the share quite quickly

  • Pay your share in installments: $20 down and $10/month for 5 months

  • Low income Owners may pay $10 down and $5/month for 12 months

  • All Owner shares are fully refundable at any time for any reason

Buy Your Owner Share Today!

Other Discounts for Co-op Customers

Special Order Discounts

Take 10% off* when you special order a case! Case sizes vary so check with Customer Service to learn more. *Case discount does not apply to sale items, and may not be used in conjunction with Owner Sale Day Discount

Student Produce Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, students with a valid ID from an Oregon College can present their ID at the register and receive 15% off all the fresh produce they purchase.

Alternative Transportation

First Alternative offers an incentive card to encourage you to walk, bicycle, take the bus. Spend $10 or more and get a punch on your card. Once you have 15 punches, redeem it for $5 off your grocery bill.

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