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

How It Works

We’re introducing a new way to help create a healthier community and you can save a little too through our new member referral program

When you refer a friend to join the Y, you’ll BOTH be enrolled in our 20/20 Membership Program to save 20% on your membership each month as long as you both remain members. It’s that simple. 

Savings Forever!

You and your friend keep your 20% monthly benefit for as long as you both are members. Should one of you leave the Y, the other will have 30 days to find a new member referral friend and continue to receive the benefit. Having multiple friends on your referral list helps to ensure you keep your 20% monthly benefit in the event one of your friends leaves the Y.

Valid in branch only. 20% off first month dues only. Joining fee not included in discount. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Subject to change without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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.

To benefit from the 20/20 rate, both members will need to be on monthly draft – annual membership will need to convert to monthly draft for either member to qualify for the discount.

New members may immediately refer another new member after they have been successfully processed for membership on monthly draft at a Citywide membership rate plan.

Qualifying New Members under the 20/20 program must have been inactive for at least 30 days.

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 member referral program.

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/Citywide dues apply (after the prorated payment).

No, buddies can join any Valley of the Sun YMCA branch that is most convenient to them.

No. Members will be eligible to receive 1 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 program in the event your 1st buddy cancels.

No, you are not financially accountable for your buddy’s payments. However, if your buddy is not in good standing, you will lose your 20/20 rate if you are not able to recruit a new buddy as a replacement within 30 days.

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.

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 are paying valleywide rates and you pay by monthly draft and are in good standing.

The current member does not receive the 20% savings since referred member is not a full pay member.

Yes. Should your referral decide to join they will receive the 20/20 membership rate for valleywide dues 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.

No. Both are welcome to refer members to the Y however, to be a part of the 20/20 program, both buddies must be on a monthly draft.

If a member qualifies for a hold, both buddies will remain on the 20/20 program. However, the 20/20 discount will not be extended by the length of the hold nor to the $10 hold fee.

Staff referrals are not eligible for the 20% savings.

We may occasionally offer this option for two joining members but our ongoing 20/20 program is intended for Current members referring New Members.

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.

No, the 20% discount applies to full standard monthly dues once approved for the 20/20 program.

No. The Member Referral rate reduction is only available to current members referring new members.

Got It? Great! Bring Your Friends In Today!