The Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester Co-op has launched a new dividend card to reward its members. It will entitle members to a 1% discount on all purchases over #1 when they show the card at the checkout, rising to 2% during the whole of December 2002. Bob Burlton, Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester Co-op chief executive, said: "The card is a significant and positive development for the Society. It will benefit our members who purchase our goods and services, which generate our profits. We then share them back with the members." From January 2003, the scheme will be extended to include Co-op Travelcare, Motorworld, childcare and funeral services. The society has no plans to use the data captured on the card for marketing purposes. The card is not connected to dividend schemes run by the other co-operative societies. The society currently has 71,000 members. {{NEWS }}