Member Referral Program

Share the Y & save!

Members Together Save 20%!  Help strengthen our community by inviting your friends to join the YMCA. After all, the Y is more fun – and 20% cheaper – with a friend!

  • The 20/20 Member Referral Program begins January 2, 2018.
  • When a member helps us to create a healthier community by referring a new member, BOTH the member and their friends who join the Y will receive a 20% reduction off the standard rate of membership.
  • Once verified, both current and new member will receive 20% off regular monthly membership dues, as long as you both remain members in good standing. (Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.)
  • Should one of the memberships be cancelled, the other will have 30 days to find a new referral and continue to receive the discount.

Ready to refer a friend?  Bring your friend into the Y and when they become a member you will both save! See FAQs below for further details.



Q: What happens if my friend cancels their membership?
A: You will have a 30-day window to recruit a new buddy to maintain your 20/20 rate. If you are unable to confirm a new buddy within that time frame, your monthly rate will return to your original membership rate.

Q: What if I have an annual membership?
A: If you bring in a friend who wants to be an annual member too, then the 20/20 discount will apply. Otherwise to benefit under the 20/20 rate, both members will need to be on monthly draft – the annual membership will need to convert to monthly draft for either member to qualify for the discount.

Q: What about new members? Can they also take advantage of this program?
A: New members may refer another new member after they have been a member for 30 days.

Q: Can a current member terminate and rejoin with another current member under the 20/20 program?
A: No, qualifying New Members under the 20/20 program must have been inactive for the previous 12 months.

Q: If I am a member and no longer qualify for a current discount, can my friend who is a current member of the Y recruit me as their buddy?
A: Current members cannot recruit other current members to be buddies. You will need to refer someone who is not a member to be your buddy to be eligible for the 20/20 program.

Q: When will my referred member rate go into effect?
A: As a current member, your 20/20 rate will take effect on the next available drafting cycle after your buddy joins and has satisfied all requirements. The 20/20 rate will go into effect for the New Member on the next billing cycle where full dues apply (after the prorated payment).

Q: If I invite multiple buddies, do I receive additional rate reductions for each buddy that joins?
A: No. Members will be eligible to receive one reduced rate per membership, regardless of how many of their buddies join. Each of the buddies you refer will be eligible for the 20/20 rate. Having multiple buddies join will give you assurance to remain in the 20/20 program in the event your 1st buddy cancels.

Q: Since my buddy is connected to my account, am I financially obligated if they don’t pay?
A: No, you are not financially accountable for your buddy’s payments. Your buddy is not directly connected to your account.  However, if your buddy is not in good standing (credit card declined or insufficient funds in bank account), you will lose your 20/20 rate if you are not able to recruit a new buddy as a replacement within 30 days.

Q: Can all of my family refer friends?
A: Yes. Everyone is encouraged to refer as many of their friends as they would like. The 20/20 program allows one price reduction with each membership.

Q: If I currently have a membership that offers more of a discount to me than the 20/20 Program, can I still invite a buddy and let them receive the 20/20 rate?
A: Yes. As a Y qualifying member, you will be able to refer your buddies to join and they will receive the 20/20 rate as long as they elect monthly draft and you pay by monthly draft and are in good standing. You will not receive an additional discount though.

Q: What if someone who pays the full standard rate refers someone who qualifies for and chooses an alternative (not 20/20) discounted membership (example: they qualify for a corporate membership)? 
A: If a corporate member refers a friend they can both qualify for the 20/20 rate. However, they can only use one discount.

Q: I am currently receiving a membership financial scholarship. Can I refer a friend to this program?
A: Yes. Should your referral decide to join they will receive the 20/20 membership rate for the membership category they select. Your membership will remain at your standard scholarship rate or be reduced to the Member Referral rate for your current membership type, whichever is less.

Q: Can Senior Members or Silver Sneakers members refer new members to be a part of the 20/20 program?
A: Yes you are welcome to refer members to the Y however, only the new member would receive the discount. Senior, Senior Couple and Silver Sneaker members already receive a discounted membership.

Q: What if a member on the 20/20 program goes on hold?
A: If a member qualifies for a hold, both buddies will remain on the 20/20 program. However, the 20/20 discount will not be applied to the $10 Hold fee.

Q: What if a staff member refers a new member? 
A: Staff referrals are not eligible for the 20% savings.

Q: What if two people come in at the same time to sign up for a new membership and want to be paired with each other in order to get the 20/20 rate?
A: No, our ongoing 20/20 program is intended for Current members referring New Members. All new members must be a member for 30 days before referring a buddy.

Q: If the standard rate of membership changes, how will this impact my monthly rate?
A: The 20/20 rate is based 20% off the standard rate. If the standard rate changes, the 20% off rate will adjust according to the new standard rate.

Q: Does the 20% discount apply to the Activation Fee and/or prorated dues?
A: No, the 20% discount applies to full standard monthly dues once approved for the 20/20 program.

Q: Before the program began, I referred multiple families to join the Y. Can I receive a rate reduction based on their memberships?
A: No. The Member Referral rate reduction is only available to current members referring new members.

Q: Does the 20% discount apply to programs?
A: No, it only applies to your monthly membership rate.


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