Dorothy Lane Market has new loyalty plan

Dorothy Lane Market this morning unveiled a new loyalty-card rewards program that offers customers price breaks on everyday items such as milk, eggs, soda pop and bananas.

Here’s how it works: Customers who have a DLM loyalty card will accrue points every time they shop. Shoppers can then cash in the points to get the price breaks. Shoppers earn one point for every $2 spent, although on the 10th, 20th and 30th of each month, customers can accrue 10 points for every $2 of their grocery bill.

Customers can redeem 100 points to buy up to five pounds of bananas (conventional or organic) at the discounted price of 9 cents a pound, saving up to 64 cents a pound. Customers who have items in their basket that are eligible for the price breaks will be asked at the checkout if they want to use their points to obtain the discount, or they can opt to save their points for a later purchase, DLM officials said. The points never expire.

“We think this will allow us to be more attractive from a price perspective,” said Calvin Mayne, DLM’s vice president and chief operating officer and grandson of DLM’s founder.

The Club DLM Rewards program takes effect today. Customers who already have DLM loyalty cards are automatically enrolled. Those wishing to sign up can obtain a card at no charge by filling out an application at a store or at www.dorothylane.com. DLM has stores in Oakwood, Washington Twp. and Springboro.

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DLM was among the earliest adopters of loyalty cards, launching its Club DLM program in 1995.

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