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FAQs

Do I have to be a member to shop at the Coop?


No. The Coop is open to everybody, but only Coop members receive member pricing and potential discounts.

How do I join?


Apply online or visit one of our stores to pick up an application.

What is the Coop?


The Coop (The Harvard/MIT Cooperative Society) was founded in 1882 by a group of students, as a cooperative which would provide the academic and professional community with a place to buy merchandise at competitive prices and that would also distribute the store-earned profits among its members.

What is a Coop Number?


Coop members are issued a Coop Membership number that members should use whenever making a purchase in Coop stores. Provided the purchaser gives their Coop number at the time of purchase, these sales will be discounted 10%. To receive your 10% member discount on online purchases, please use the email addresses associated with your account to log-in to your member account.

Who is eligible to join?


Students, faculty, alumni and employees of MIT and its affiliates, Harvard and the personnel of the hospitals affiliated with the Harvard Medical School are eligible for membership at the cost of $1.00 per year. For more information, contact Membership Services at 617-499-2082 between 9:00am-5:00pm EST, Monday - Friday or at Contact Us

What forms of payment can I use for purchases?


You may pay with cash, check, travelers check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Crimson Cash is accepted at all the Harvard store locations and Tech Cash is accepted at all MIT Coop store locations. No matter how you pay, the purchase will be recorded to your Coop number. Just tell us your Coop number anytime you make a purchase.

Can a Member let someone else use their Coop number?


Members are not allowed in any way to transfer their privilege or to make purchases on their account in the interest of others. The misuse of a Coop number or membership privileges will mean the cancellation of their membership.

What if I forget my Coop number and want to make a purchase?


Forgot your Coop Number? Click here. Please note that the Coop Membership number can be used to obtain the 10% member discount on in store purchases. To receive your 10% member discount on online purchases, please use the email addresses associated with your account to log-in to your member account.






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