In a time when inflation is higher than ever, there is a company benefit used by 80 percent of Associated Food Stores’ team members to keep hard-earned dollars in their pockets. Team Perks is a benefit that paid off in a big way last year as team members saved more than $2 million in 2022 simply by entering their phone number at checkout. 

Team Perks participants receive 10 percent off qualifying grocery purchases every day, a free item each month and are entered to win great prizes when they shop at ARO stores and other participating member retailers.   

“We’re really excited about the success of this benefit for our team members. Seeing the growing savings for team members this past year shows how much the team values and needs this benefit today. We truly hope to see these numbers go higher in 2023 as this is an important part of the team’s Total Rewards package,” said Tim Conner, senior vice president of team services. “Thank you for utilizing this great benefit.” 

As a One Associated team, AFS team members spent $19.5 million dollars last year at the company’s corporate stores, which means team members saved $2,169,738.10 dollars off their grocery bill in 2022 including free items and birthday rewards. That total is up from $1 million dollars in 2021. In December alone, the savings for the AFS team was $245,643. 

“Receiving a discount on shopping in our stores may be our team’s favorite benefit and it has been fun to see participation in this benefit grow to achieve this milestone,” said Greg Welling, vice president of retail operations. “Not only does it benefit our stores by keeping sales within our system, but it benefits our team and everyone in their household. We are thankful for our store teams that are passionate and participate in team rewards.”  

Team members who are interested in learning more about Team Perks can find additional details here.