WMRA/WEMC MemberCard

If you have not received a MemberCard or if you need another one, please email Membership Director Scott Lowe at loweem@jmu.edu    

What is a WMRA-WEMC MemberCard?

The WMRA MemberCard is primarily known for providing 2-for-1 dining at about 110 Virginia Restauraunts including 17 in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, 12 in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, and 12 in Staunton and Waynesboro. Additionally, there are discounts and deals for Arts and Attractions, Sports and Recreation, Home and Garden, Green Businesses, Golf, Pets, Health and Wellness, Wineries and Breweries, and Bed and Breakfast Lodging. There are also exclusive Benefit's of the Month.  Your membership dollars help pay for the programming you enjoy, and our partners give you something back in return. It's a "win-win" situation for everybody. Just present your MemberCard & you'll receive a significant discount, usually 2-for-1.

Are all of the restaurants 2-for-1, and how does that work?

Check our restaurant listings for specifics on each restaurant's offer. Generally, when you order two or more dinners or entrees, the least expensive dinner or entree will be deducted from your check. You may use the MemberCard once at each participating restaurant. Simply present your MemberCard when paying your check to receive your free entree; the restaurant will mark out its assigned number on the back of your card.

Are all of the attractions and events 2-for-1, and how does that work?

Check our area attractions and events listings or those in your printed directory for details on each attraction's offer to MemberCard holders. You may use your MemberCard once at each participating attraction unless specified otherwise. Redemption for most attractions are made at the box office and are not available through TicketMaster or other third party vendors.

What is the deal with B&Bs?

About ten Virginia B&Bs and inns will give you a second consecutive night's free lodging. There may be seasonal or weekend restrictions at some places. One use of the MemberCard will easily exceed your basic WMRA or WEMC membership contribution.

How many MemberCards may be presented for a group?

Unless otherwise noted in the restaurant's offer, no more than three MemberCards may be used in any one group, and a different MemberCard must be presented for each free dinner or entree. The least expensive dinners or entrees will be deducted from your check.

On what value should the tip be figured?

For satisfactory service, please tip the standard 15-20% of the total check BEFORE ANY DEDUCTION IS MADE.

Is the MemberCard honored on holidays or for specials?

The MemberCard is NOT VALID ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS, including New Year's Eve and Day, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, President's Day, Mother's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and Day. Unless the specific offer allows it, the MemberCard is not valid for children's plates or appetizers, or in conjunction with other specials offered at the same time, such as Early Bird Specials, Blackboard Specials, etc.

May I check listings by telephone?

The MemberCard Hotline is listed on your MemberCard. It is 1-888-727-4411.

What should I do if a restaurant does not honor my MemberCard?

Should any problems arise with any of your MemberCard benefits, or if you are aware of a restaurant wishing to participate in the MemberCard program, please call (800) 677-9672 during business hours and ask for Scott Lowe.

How do I take advantage of restaurants or other benefits outside of my station's area?

The Public Broadcasting MemberCard is accepted in 44 states and 6 Canadian provinces. Check the MemberCard website for more information on the latest MemberCard locations. Call 1-800-423-7645 to order your Travel Pack. You must have a special travel card to use outside of WMRA's area.

Please call or write for more information: 
Scott Lowe, Membership & Volunteer Services Manager,

(540) 568-3806 or (800) 677-9672 

WMRA-WEMC, 983 Reservoir Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801


You can use your WMRA-WEMC MemberCard for the benefit of the month, which is most often an activity or an event.  Because of Covid19 concerns, most of these events have not happening.  But this month, here is the benefit of the month currently available for May 2021. 

 Live Arts123 E Water St., Charlottesville, VA   |  (434) 977-4177   |  WebsiteMemberCard #: 221
At this time, establishments may be open limited hours or temporarily closed. Please call before visiting to confirm.

May 2021: Valid for 50% off purchase during the month; visit livearts.org for online orders & more info; use code "MCARD50" at checkout

March 2021: Valid for 2-for-1 Day Pass during the month