GIVE 20% GET 20%
Help strengthen our Y community by inviting your friends to join. After all, the YMCA is more fun (and cheaper!) with your friends!
Invite a friend and you will each save 20% off your membership as long as you both stay members. Savings for life.
The Y is a cause driven organization dedicated to strengthening the communities we serve through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Surely we cannot achieve such an important mission alone, so are calling on all our members to be part of our vital goal. We know that individuals who choose to live a healthier lifestyle are more successful when behavior change is done with others, friends, family or teammates.
Who is eligible for the 20% Referral program?
All Facility Members in the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Association over the age of 19 who have been in good standing for a minimum of 60 days are eligible to participate in the 20/20 Referral Program. New members must pay Join Fee at signing.
20/20 Referral Program FAQ
Who is eligible for the 20% Referral program?
All members in the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Association over the age of 19 who have been in good standing for a minimum of 60 days are eligible to participate in the 20/20 Referral Program. Facility Membership types include: Association Adult, Association Family, Association Senior Adult, Association Senior Couple, Adult, Adult + Adult, Adult + Adult + Children, Adult + Children, Association Young Adult and Young Adult.
Senior Adult, Senior Couple and Teen are excluded as they are already priced at a discounted rate.
Can a current member terminate and rejoin with another current member in the 20/20 Referral Program?
Members who cancel their membership must wait 90 days before they are eligible to participate in the 20/20 Referral Program.
What if I have an annual membership?
To receive the 20/20 Referral Program 20% monthly discount, you will need to convert your annual membership to a monthly membership via bank draft or credit card draft.
What about new members? Can they also take advantage of this program?
Members must be in good standing for a minimum of 60 days before they are eligible to refer a friend to the 20/20 Referral Program and receive the 20% monthly discount.
If I no longer qualify for MFA and 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 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?
The referring member’s 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?
No. Your friends can join at any branch within the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Association.
Visit pittsburghymca.org/locations for a list of our branch locations
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 friend’s payments; however, if your friend’s 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.
Can all of my family refer friends?
Yes. Everyone is encouraged to refer friends to the Y. The 20/20 Referral Program allows one price reduction for each membership.
Can I still get the 20% monthly discount if I am part of MFA or 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 or credit card draft 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.
Can program members refer friends to be a part of the 20/20 Referral Program?
Only memberships paid for by a monthly bank or credit card draft are eligible for the 20/20 Referral Program. If program 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 program member will not receive the 20% monthly discount.
What happens if my friend cancels their membership?
You will have 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 a member on the 20/20 Referral Program 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.
I am joining the Y as a new member in the 20/20 Membership Program. Do I have to pay a joining fee?
Yes, new members joining through the 20/20 Membership Program are subject to the standard joining fee.
Can a member leave and come back as another member’s buddy to receive the 20% savings?
No, you can be referred by a member as long as you have not been a member within 90 days. Dropping your membership and re-joining again to get the discount does not align with our core values. To receive the 20% savings, your membership must be inactive for 90 days.