Spread the news and shrink your dues with our 20/20 Member Referral Program!
Help strengthen our Y community by inviting your friends to join. After all, the YMCA is more fun (and cheaper) with your friends!
How It Works...
• Any member of at least 15 days who pays monthly membership dues through bank draft, or full pay members can invite friends to join the Y.
• When they join, both you and your friend will receive 20% off regular monthly membership dues, as long as you both remain members. The Joiner Fee will also be waived for your friend. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts.
• You and your friend will keep the monthly discount as long as you both are members. Should one of you leave the Y, the other will have 30 days to find a new referral and continue to receive the discount.
• This offer cannot be combined with other discounts.
Who is eligible for the 20% Referral program?
All members in the Greater Johnstown Community YMCA 18 and older who have been in good standing for a minimum of 15 days are eligible to participate in the 20/20 Member Referral Program.
Can a current member terminate and rejoin with another current member in the 20/20 Member Referral Program?
A former member who cancelled their membership prior to March 4, 2016 is eligible to participate in the 20/20 Referral Program. Members who cancel their membership on/after March 4, 2016 must wait 90 days before they are eligible to participate in the 20/20 Member Referral Program.
What about new members? Can they also take advantage of this program?
Members must be in good standing for a minimum of 15 days before they are eligible to refer a friend to the 20/20 Member Referral Program and receive the 20% monthly discount.
What if I have a full pay/annual membership?
If you have a full pay annual membership your credit will accrue and be carried over until the start of your new year and you will then receive that credit on your full pay account.
If I have a friend that is a current member can they recruit me as their referral friend?
Current members cannot recruit other current members into the 20/20 Member Referral Program. You will need to refer someone who is not currently a member to be eligible for the 20% monthly discount.
When will my 20% monthly discount go into effect?
Your 20% monthly discount will take effect on the next month’s drafting cycle after your friend joins and has completed all membership requirements. The new member will receive the 20% monthly discount with their first month’s draft.
Do the referral and member have to be at the same branch?
Yes, your friend must join the Greater Johnstown Community YMCA. Both you and your friend are able to utilize other Pennsylvania YMCA’s who participate in our Reciprocity Agreement (link to details).
If I invite multiple friends, do I receive additional rate reductions for each friend that joins?
No. Members will receive one 20% discount toward their monthly dues per referred membership, regardless of how many of your friends join. You can refer up to five friends who will each be eligible for the 20% monthly discount. Having multiple friends on your referral list helps to ensure you keep your 20% monthly discount in the event one of your friends cancels their membership.
Since my friend is linked to my account, am I financially obligated if they don’t pay?
No. You are not financially accountable for your friends’ payments; however, if your friends’ membership is not in good standing, you will lose your 20% monthly discount if you are unable to recruit a new friend within 30 days if you do not have additional referred members on your account.
Can all of my family refer friends?
Yes. Everyone is encouraged to refer friends to the Y. The 20/20 Member Referral Program allows one price reduction for each membership.
Can I still get an additional 20% monthly discount if I am part of a corporate partnership?
No. Each membership is eligible for only one price reduction.
If I currently have a membership that offers more of a discount to me than the 20/20 Referral Program, can I still invite a friend to receive the 20% monthly discount?
Yes. You can keep your current membership discount and your friend will receive the 20% monthly discount.
Can members with insurance-based memberships refer friends to be a part of the 20/20 Referral Program?
Only memberships paid for by a monthly bank draft, credit card draft, or full pay/annual memberships are eligible for the 20/20 Referral Program. If insurance-based membership members refer a friend who pays by a monthly bank or credit card draft, the new member will receive the 20% monthly discount; however, the referring insurance-based membership member will not receive the 20% monthly discount.
What happens if my friend cancels their membership?
If you do not have additional referred members on your account, you will have a 30 days to recruit a new friend to remain in the 20/20 Referral Program and maintain your 20% monthly discount. If you are not able to confirm a new referral within 30 days your rate will revert back to your original monthly rate.
What if my friend’s membership goes on hold?
If one member goes on hold, both members will remain on the 20/20 Referral Program for up to three months. If the member on hold remains on hold for longer than three months, the other member will need to recruit a new friend to continue to receive the 20% monthly discount.