April 2017 Super Tuesday Sale

Super Tuesday Sale April 4, 2017

Basics Co-op Owners enjoy 5+10% off regular-priced items STOREWIDE, the first Tuesday of the month! Not yet a Co-op Owner? Come in and get to know us – enjoy free samples and live demos from vendors and community partners throughout the store, and save 5% on regular-priced items.

Learn all about cooperation as a business model, and the many Basics Co-op Ownership benefits.

Already know you can’t make it? Shop ahead, up to 7 days prior to the sale. We’ll ring your items through on sale day and you can pick up later at your convenience. We can also shop for you – just call in your order to (608) 754-3925. A service fee applies to shopping orders of 4 or more items. See our  Shopping & Delivery Service info. 

Sale excludes Shizen Sushi, coffeeshop & deli, party platters, gift boxes/baskets, consignment, alcohol, Owner investments.

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Healing Juices Class April 1, 2017

Healing Juices Class
10-11am Saturday, April 1, 2017
Basics Co-op Community Room
1711 Lodge Drive, Janesville
Join Duane & Yasmin of Fitra Wellness Center, Janesville, for a discussion on healing the body with fresh juices, juicing tips, and fresh juice samples.
​Cost: $8 Basics Co-op Owners/$10 general public​
Please register at Basics Customer Service or call (608)754-3925.
April 2017 Healing Juices Class
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Want to make a bigger impact? Join the Board of Directors!

Want to make a bigger impact? Join the Basics Board of Directors! 

– all active Basics Co-op Owners eligible*

– all-volunteer board meets bimonthly

– 3 seats up for election

Your Co-op is governed by an elected, volunteer board made up of 5 Basics Co-op Owners. The main responsibility of the Basics Board is to establish policies to advance the mission and goals of the Co-op. They are also tasked with long-term financial planning, approval of any major plans or commitments, and supervision of the general manager. The Board meets for approximately 2 hours every other month to carry out these duties.

3 seats are up for election to 2-year terms beginning this June. In keeping with our democratic cooperative governance, any active Owner can run for election, and all active Co-op Owners are encouraged to vote! In addition to the satisfaction of helping our co-op continue to grow and thrive, Board members receive an additional 15% daily discount!

This year’s Board election will take place April 30 – May 6, at the store and online. Results will be announced at the Annual Owner meeting in June.

See application info below. Thank you for your interest, or if you know someone you think would be perfect for the job – please pass this on!


Application Deadline:  Friday, April 21

Email to basics4lynnette@gmail.com or drop off at the Customer Service desk.

  1. Include your name and Co-op Owner number
  2. Include a photo, and answer the following questions for your candidate profile (these will accompany the ballot)

-Why do you want to be elected to the Basics Cooperative Board?

-What special skills or experience will you bring to the Board?

-What role do you think Basics offers in our Community?


Feel free to contact Basics General Manager Lynnette Wirth with questions. She can be reached at (608)754-3925 or basics4lynnette@gmail.com.

* active = fully vested or up-to-date on installments

 

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Customer Satisfaction Survey March 15 – 24

From March 15 – 24, 2017, Basics is conducting a shopper satisfaction survey. Customers on our email list will receive the survey in their inboxes by Wednesday, March 15th. If you are not on our email list, please stop by the Customer Service desk to pick up a paper copy! It will only take about 10 minutes of your time.

Your feedback will provide valuable information to our management and Board of Directors, helping us to improve store operations and to better serve you, our Owners and customers.

In appreciation for your participation, everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a drawing for Basics gift cards worth $10, $25, or $100 – 10 will win!

Your participation is voluntary but would be greatly appreciated. We are working with the Survey Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to conduct this evaluation. The Survey Research Center’s participation will ensure an unbiased assessment of the data and your anonymity. At no time will any of the recorded responses be identified with individual customers. The last question on the survey asks for your contact information; this will be used only to contact drawing winners. Your survey responses will remain separate.

If there is more than one adult in your household, please have the adult who is the primary food shopper complete the survey.

Thank you for your time and thoughtful responses! If you have any questions about the motivation for and use of the survey data, please contact Lynnette Wirth, Basics General Manager, at basics4lynnette@gmail.com.

Please complete and submit the survey by Friday, March 24th, 2017.


This project has been approved by the UW-River Falls Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects. If you have concerns about how you were treated in this study, please contact: Todd Wilkinson, Chair, Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects, 101 North Hall, UW-RF, 715/425-3576.

March 2017 Owner Appreciation Sale

Owner Appreciation Sale Sunday, March 19th

Owner Appreciation Sale Sunday, March 19th

Basics Co-op Owners Save 5+10% on regular-priced items storewide, 8am-8pm!

Not yet a Co-op Owner? Learn more here.

Already know you can’t make it? Feel free to shop ahead, up to 7 days in advance! We’ll ring your items through on sale day and you can pick up later at your convenience. We’re also happy to shop for you. View our Shopping & Delivery Service info.

* sale excludes Shizen Sushi, coffeeshop & deli, party platters, gift boxes & baskets, consignment, alcohol, Owner investments.

Super Tuesday Sale March 7, 2017

Super Tuesday Sale March 7

Basics Co-op Owners enjoy 5+10% off regular-priced items STOREWIDE, the first Tuesday of the month! Not yet a Co-op Owner? Come in and get to know us – enjoy free samples and live demos from vendors and community partners throughout the store, and save 5% on regular-priced items.

Learn all about cooperation as a business model, and the many Basics Co-op Ownership benefits.

Already know you can’t make it? Shop ahead, up to 7 days prior to the sale. We’ll ring your items through on sale day and you can pick up later at your convenience. We can also shop for you – just call in your order to (608) 754-3925. A service fee applies to shopping orders of 4 or more items. See our  Shopping & Delivery Service info. 

Sale excludes Shizen Sushi, Loon Lake Coffee & Deli, party platters, gift boxes/baskets, consignment, alcohol, Owner investments.

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Beat the Winter “Blahs” with Aromatherapy

Saturday, February 25

10:30am-12:00pm

Basics Community Room

Learn how to boost your spirits, create warmth, and beat the winter “blahs” with aromatherapy! Join Basics health and beauty guru Jane for this free hands-on workshop in the Basics Community Room.

RSVP appreciated; stop by Customer Service or call (608)754-3925.

Sponsored by Aura Cacia aromatherapy.

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Individual Nutrition Consultations with Dr. Allison Becker

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Maximize your health and well-being by making the best food choices for your individual health goals and lifestyle!  A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Allison Becker, doctor of naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Dr. Becker has been providing safe, effective, natural health solutions since 2006. Her full-time practice is located in Evansville, Wisconsin.

Individual nutrition consultations in the Basics Community Room are approximately 30 minutes. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to check in at Basics Customer Service and complete the intake form. Bring description and dosage information for all current medications and supplements.

Upcoming Consultation Days:

5-6:30pm Tuesday, February 21

5-8pm Tuesday, March 14

5-8pm Tuesday, April 11

 

Basics Co-op Community Room

1711 Lodge Drive, Janesville

 

Fees: Basics Co-op Owners $45/general public $65. Appointments are scheduled on a first-paid basis and are refundable with a minimum 48-hour notice.

www.doctorallisonbecker.com

 

 

February 2017 Super Tuesday Sale

Super Tuesday Sale February 7

Basics Co-op Owners enjoy 5+10% off regular-priced items storewide, the first Tuesday of the month! Not yet a Co-op Owner? Come in and get to know us – enjoy free samples and live demos from vendors and community partners throughout the store, and save 5% on regular-priced items.

Learn all about cooperation as a business model, and the many Basics Co-op Ownership benefits.

Already know you can’t make it? Shop ahead, up to 7 days prior to the sale. We’ll ring your items through on sale day and you can pick up later at your convenience. We can also shop for you – just call in your order to (608) 754-3925. A service fee applies to shopping orders of 4 or more items. See our  Shopping & Delivery Service info. 

Sale excludes Shizen Sushi, Loon Lake Coffee & Deli, party platters, gift boxes/baskets, consignment, alcohol, Owner investments.

Super Tuesday January 3, 2017

Super Tuesday Sale January 3

Basics Co-op Owners enjoy 5+10% off regular-priced items storewide, the first Tuesday of the month! Not yet a Co-op Owner? Come in and get to know us – enjoy free samples and live demos from vendors and community partners throughout the store, and save 5% on regular-priced items.

Learn all about cooperation as a business model, and the many Basics Co-op Ownership benefits.

Already know you can’t make it? Shop ahead, up to 7 days prior to the sale. We’ll ring your items through on sale day and you can pick up later at your convenience. We can also shop for you – just call in your order to (608) 754-3925. A service fee applies to shopping orders of 4 or more items. See our  Shopping & Delivery Service info. 

Sale excludes Shizen Sushi, Loon Lake Coffee & Deli, party platters, gift boxes/baskets, consignment, alcohol, Owner investments.

Check out this year’s holiday gift box and basket specials!