Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Value of Your Membership is About to Get Even Better

You've told us there are many reasons why you support Rhode Island PBS. Now, we're about to give you another reason, one that fits your lifestyle nicely. We are pleased to debut the brand new Rhode Island PBS MemberCard in early September.

As an added reward for your loyal membership, your MemberCard offers 2-for-1 dining deals, discounts at local stores and museums, plus rewards for shopping at more than a thousand national retailers online.

This valuable membership benefit is yours at the Membership Plus level of $75 or more. And with so many dining and shopping choices, your savings will soon pay you for your Rhode Island PBS membership!

The new program rolls out in early September. In the meantime, feel free to call our Membership Department at 222-3636 x 209 if you have any questions or would like more information about your benefits.

One of the most attractive and popular features is two entrées for the price of one at participating restaurants throughout the Rhode Island PBS viewing area (Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut). However, cardholders also get discounts and deals at more than 12,000 additional locations in the United States and Canada. The Rhode Island PBS MemberCard also offers members-only rewards for shopping at more than a thousand national  merchants online, such as Best Buy, Target, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and Kohl’s.

“We appreciate our viewers and we love it when we can provide our supporters with added value for their contributions. The new Rhode Island PBS MemberCard program does this, in a way that also benefits our community,” said WSBE President David W. Piccerelli. “We’re offering a tangible benefit to our members, while at the same time creating a circle of community support. Our members, our area restaurants and merchants, and Rhode Island PBS all benefit. It’s a positive experience for all participants.”

To receive the 2-for-1 discount, Membership Plus members simply present their Rhode Island PBS MemberCard at a participating restaurant to have the cost of the lowest priced entrée deducted from the bill. Piccerelli noted that members will find their savings can easily exceed the donation by using the Rhode Island PBS MemberCard just a few times.

Participating restaurants and merchants are listed in the customized Rhode Island PBS MemberCard directory that comes with the MemberCard. Restrictions may apply at some locations, and are noted in the member benefits directory and online after September 9 at the Rhode Island PBS MemberCard page at membercard.com/ripbs. New benefits added throughout the year and changes to existing benefits will be listed on the Rhode Island PBS MemberCard Web page. Members are encouraged to check membercard.com/ripbs or call the toll-free benefits hotline at 1-888-727-4411 for the most up-to-date listings.

To get your Rhode Island PBS MemberCard, join Membership Plus by calling 401-222-3636 x209 or sign up online at ripbs.org.

The Rhode Island PBS MemberCard program is administered by Member Benefits, a company with more than 20 years experience in managing member benefits programs for public broadcasting stations. Currently, an estimated 1 million public broadcasting members enjoy MemberCard benefits through their support of public broadcasting stations across the nation.