Current Discount Programs
The Iowa Restaurant Association is continually evaluating discount programs for members. These companies provide exclusive discounts to active members of the Iowa Restaurant Association. Contact Cindy Jordan at email@example.com or call 515-276-1454 or 800-747-1453 to see how an IRA membership can improve your bottom line!
Wells Fargo Membership® Program: Qualifies your employees for a valuable bundle of account and service offers available exclusively to association members to include: free checking, free checks, free internet banking, free ATM or check card, free credit card with no annual fee and much more.
CREDIT CARD PROCESSING
Heartland Payment Systems*: Go Full Course Business Solutions delivers an exclusively endorsed suite of payment products – including card processing, payroll services, check management and tip reporting and compliance services – all from one source. These effective tools and resources, available at exclusive rates for association members, empower you to reduce your expenses, enhance your operations and increase your profitability. To learn more call Mike Volrath at 515.250.4618 or contact IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
ServSafe*, ServSafe Alcohol*, DineSafe, ServSafe Starters*, Food Safety Seal of Commitment: Members receive discounts on all food safety and responsible alcohol service training programs offered through IRA partners across the state. Contact IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453. (hyperlink to education section of IRA website)
D & J Consulting: Tax Exemption for Food Processing Equipment. Take advantage of this opportunity and receive an energy sales tax refund for the last three years and an exemption for the next three years. IRA members receive an extra 5% refund. Contact Doug Beech at 515.556.7641 or IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453. Average annual member savings is $880.
Seminole Energy Services: Provides your company discounted natural gas with excellent service and equal reliability. Delivery is through your current provider. Seminole is a privately-owned, American based company headquartered in Tulsa, OK with an office in Johnston, IA. Average annual savings estimated at $600. For a savings analysis and program information contact Dan Pearson at 515.727.1752 or IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
INSURANCE – PROPERTY, CASUALTY, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION, DRAM
Society Insurance: Members receive a 10% discount on Society’s Trim Plus enhanced property casualty insurance program and an annual dividend on workers’ compensation insurance. Average annual member savings is $781. Contact IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
CMSText*: Members receive a discounted monthly rate, reduced activation fee and unlimited text messaging. CMSText is a nationally endorsed provider of mobile text marketing solutions to increase revenue. Our fully managed service allows you to build your database of customers who have requested to receive you offers, coupons and announcements. Contact Joe Cowley at 866.430.4751 or IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
HTML Marketing: IRA members receive discounts on our suite of online marketing services, specifically website packages allowing you to manage your own website, change text, update specials and more. Other services include social media marketing, audio/video marketing, search engine optimization, e-Newletter mailings, mobile website and Android/iPhone app development and website hosting. Contact Justin Rogers at 515.570.3290 or IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
Fishbowl*: Simple, easy to use email marketing solutions delivering email and mobile marketing and web sites. Fishbowl offers a full suite of integrated solutions that maximize your customer reach and increase your bottom line. Members receive discounted set up and monthly rates. Contact IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
Dine Iowa: Free listing on www.dineiowa.org , on Facebook and on the smart phone application “DineIowa” the IRA’s new free restaurant locator . Contact IRA Member Services for more information at 800.747.1453.
BMI: Members receive up to a 20% discount on BMI music licensing fees. Contact IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
Heartland Payment Systems*: Members receive comprehensive, customizable payroll capabilities, a three year, fixed price agreement, no fees for deletions or additions of employees, and web-hosted access to your payroll at anytime. Contact Mike Volrath at 515.250.4618 or IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
Integrated POS, Inc.: Members receive a one time 5% discount on new Ahola POS systems if they are new customers. Contact Matt Bamberg at 877.442.4767 in eastern Iowa or IRA Member Sevices at 800.747.1453.
ADDITIONAL MEMBER DISCOUNT PROGRAMS
Bolton & Hay: Members receive a 5% discount on restaurant equipment and supply purchases, new or used (excludes sale and negotiated pricing). Please mention membership at time of purchase. Contact Kenny Johnson at 515.265.2554 ext 232 or IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
Ecolab: New members receive $500 in free Ecolab product if they become an Ecolab customer. If a current Ecolab customer becomes a member, Ecolab will provide $250 of free product. Contact Van Seaman at 319.331.0418 or IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
EZ Pay: Electronic payment system offers members several convenient ways to pay dues in one easy step. Members can choose monthly, quarterly or bi-annual automatic deductions from their checking account or credit card payments. Contact IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
Free Rx Drug Card: Members, staff and families can receive discounts of up to 75% on prescription drugs. Go to the IRA’s website and click on box on the front page to print a discount card. This card is free to all IRA members, their employees and families regardless of age or income. This card can be used by people with high deductable plans or for prescriptions not covered by their insurance plan. The card can be used to help discount medications in the gap period of Medicare Part D. Call IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453 for more details.
Lehmans Commercial – General Parts: Offers all IRA Members a parts or service discount tailored to their specific needs. To receive the IRA special discount, please contact Brian Millard at 515.243.1974 or IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.
Member Resource CD: A collection of our most often requested information resources, document templates, and educational materials in CD form valued at $275. Customizable temples, business operation tools, compliance information and Food Code updates are included and much more. Call IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453 to request a CD. (link to place inside this site)
Training and Resource Library: Members may access IRA’s extensive library with training and resource materials available to check out or purchase at a member discount. Contact IRA Member Services at 800.747.1453.