Touchstone Energy® Co-op Connections SM Card

North Star Electric Cooperative members have another avenue to save money by using the Co-op Connections Card at participating businesses.

Because you are a member, you will receive a free card from us that looks similar to a credit card.  By showing this card to a participating business, you will be given their Co-op Connection discount.  The discounts vary widely from 10% off lodging to saving 4 cents off every gallon of gasoline.  You can also visit to view prescription drug prices at pharmacies near you.

To find out which area businesses are participating, you can:

1) Click here to view participating businesses,

2) request that we mail you a list, or

3) watch for the Co-op Connections stickers displayed at participating businesses.

Your new Co-op Connections card can also be used across the country.  Presently, in Minnesota alone, there are several Touchstone Energy Cooperatives participating.  Additional co-ops are joining as time goes on.  Plus there are national deals even outside of co-op territory.  Simply show your card to participating businesses anywhere in the country to receive their discount.  All of these discounts can be viewed at

There is no charge to you for this program.  These are discount cards, not credit cards.  We value your cooperative membership and are pleased to share this local and national program with you.  This unique program connects member businesses with cooperative members.  It’s the Cooperative family working together to enhance membership.

Co-op Connections SM Web site, the place for consumer-members to obtain details about online, national and local discounts offered by participating Touchstone Energy cooperatives across the country. Use the search engine to find discounts right at home – or anywhere you travel. The list of participating co-ops continues to grow, so check back periodically. Co-op Connections is just another benefit to being a member of your local electric cooperative.

Touchstone Energy is a nationwide alliance of more than 723 not-for-profit electric cooperatives, like North Star Electric Cooperative.  Each is member-owned and dedicated to upholding the cooperative principals of innovation, integrity, accountability and commitment to community.

If you need an additional card, please contact us at 1-888-634-2202 or


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