Loyalty360 Reads: Costco Offers Members Inexpensive Virtual Healthcare Visits, Big Y Launches Customer Loyalty Program, and PDI Technologies Leverages Point-of-Sale Technology Across North America

Costco Members Can Schedule $29 Online Healthcare Visits 

Costco members can save even more thanks to the retailer’s new healthcare initiative.  
Costco is now offering members online health checkups for as low as $29. 

The popular buy-in-bulk retailer is offering the new service in partnership with Sesame, a direct-to-consumer healthcare marketplace that connects medical providers nationwide with consumers. Costco members can access this marketplace across the country, now available in all 50 states.  

The services listed on Costco Pharmacy’s homepage includes virtual primary care visits for $29, health checkups (a standard lab panel and a virtual follow-up consultation with a provider) for just $72 and online mental health visits for $79. 

“Quality, great value, and low price are what the Costco brand is known for,” David Goldhill, Sesame’s co-founder and CEO, said in a statement. “When it comes to health care, Sesame also delivers high quality and great value – and a low price that will be appreciated by Costco Members when it comes to their own care.” 


Big Y Launches Rewards Program 

Big Y, the New England grocery brand, has officially launched their groundbreaking myBigY Rewards program. This innovative loyalty program will offer shoppers savings, benefits, and convenient shopping options. With myBigY Rewards, shoppers can earn valuable points on every purchase when shopping at any Big Y Supermarket location or Big Y Express Fresh Market. 

Shoppers will earn 1 myRewards point for every dollar spent at Big Y and these points can be used to redeem exciting rewards:  

  • Grocery Savings: Shoppers can convert their points into big savings on their grocery bills. For every 100 points, they will receive $1 off their groceries, up to a maximum savings of $20 per transaction. 

  • Fuel Savings: Shoppers can enjoy a substantial discount of 10¢ per gallon on gas, in addition to the existing 5¢ per gallon discount, resulting in a maximum savings of $1.50 per gallon (up to 25 gallons per fill-up). 

  • Free Products: Shoppers can save their points for opportunities to earn free products. These exclusive items can be loaded into the shopper's account and redeemed at their convenience. 

As part of the myBigY Rewards program, shoppers can manage their points through their myBigY account online or on the app. The rewards program’s streamlined interface allows shoppers to track their points balance and select their preferred rewards with ease. 

According to Sarah Steven, Big Y vice president of marketing, "We are continuously exploring new ways to bring value to our shoppers through personalized offers, digital coupons and weekly sales. We are excited to now launch myBigY Rewards, giving us one more way to reward and thank our customers for their continued loyalty to Big Y.” 

For more information about myBigY Rewards, visit www.bigy.com/my-rewards


PDI Technologies Powers Point-Of-Sale Tech in North America 

PDI Technologies, a global leader in delivering powerful solutions and insights, serves clients from various industries, like convenience retail and petroleum wholesale. PDI Technologies announced new solutions and programs to connect operations and address critical industry challenges. These offerings further expanded the PDI mission of "Connecting Convenience" across all parts of the ecosystem, backed by 40 years of industry leadership. 

"The convenience industry is in the midst of rapid transformation, and our customers are seeking innovative solutions to help navigate these changes," says Linnea Geiss, Chief Operating Officer, PDI. "PDI is committed to fostering continuous progress by investing in integrated solutions designed to drive greater business value and growth for our customers." 

One of the new solutions is PDI’s Point of Sale (POS). PDI offers POS systems to clients in North America. This versatile software platform provides brands with self-checkout and food service technology. Pilot programs are currently in development with expansion planned for 2024.  

Other new offerings and programs include: 

  • PDI Firewall as a Service – Small Branch: For smaller distributed businesses, brands can easily increase network security with this cost-effective solution, supported 24/7/365 by PDI network and security experts. 

  • PDI Retail Site Management Subscription: From food service to lottery and more, PDI Retail Site Management helps c-stores efficiently scale and grow by automating manual processes and increasing access to data. The solution is now available in a subscription model. 

  • PDI Sustainability Partner Packages: Four new subscription-based packages that scale with various features to help businesses meet their sustainability goals and address changing consumer preferences. 

  • New PDI Enterprise programs for operational efficiency: PDI facilitates seamless integration between its customers with its Jolt task compliance tools, enhancing daily employee operations such as food service, cleaning, shift management, and beyond. Additionally, PDI will introduce a dependable, comprehensive B2B Accounts Payable (AP) payment solution by REPAY, empowering PDI clients to lower expenses and enhance workforce efficiency. 


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Original Article Links:  

Costco members now have access to $29 online healthcare visits | CNN Business 

Big Y in the News - Introducing myBigY Rewards™: A New Way to Save with Big Y 

PDI Technologies Powers Evolution of the Convenience Ecosystem as It Brings Point of Sale to North America (prnewswire.com) 

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