Friends of Iowa PBS Member Benefits

Advance Program Guide ($35 or more each year)

Each month, you'll be mailed the colorful Advance program guide, a monthly schedule of what's on Iowa PBS each day of the week, plus station news and notices of special events.

Iowa PBS Passport ($5/month or $60 annually)

Iowa PBS Passport gives you on-demand access to over 1,000 hours of some of your favorite PBS programming.  Catch up on popular programs like American Experience, The Great British Baking Show, American Masters, Nature, NOVA and Masterpiece, plus lots of original programming.  

Sign up today.  

The Friends MemberCard ($5/month or $60 annually)  

The Friends MemberCard provides great value:  2-for-1 dining opportunities at more than 300 restaurants throughout Iowa and the surrounding states, plus thousands of restaurants nationwide! (Full list of benefits)

The Friends MemberCard arrives in the mail with an extensive directory of participating restaurants, cultural attractions, golf courses, B&Bs, and discounts at selected merchants. As you travel, be sure to have your MemberCard and directory to ensure you receive these discounts.

MemberCards are valid for one year from issue date.

Unsure about your renewal status? Call our membership department Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at 800.728.2828 or send us an email at

MemberCard devices

The MemberCard app is a very easy way to enjoy the MemberCard benefits!

How do you download the app?

Search "MemberCard" in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.  Then download.

iTunes App Store Google Play Store

What happens if I lose my access code?

If you lose your access code, simply call our Member Benefits Customer Service line at 800.423.7645. They will confirm your membership status and expiration date with Iowa PBS, and provide you with a new activation code.

How are the benefits redeemed using the MemberCard Mobile app?

Benefits will be located by GPS and appear as a list on the app. Once a benefit is selected, members can hit the "redeem" button at the bottom of their screen. At that point, the member is prompted twice, ensuring that they want to redeem that benefit. The member needs to be physically at the establishment in order to redeem.  Once each benefit is redeemed, the offer is marked "Used' and is unable to be redeemed a second time.