WE SHARE
THE Y.

What is the member referral program?

When a Y member refers a friend, and that friend joins online using a special referral code, the Y cause grows and both members share a 20% reduction in their monthly membership rate. Members continue to save every month as long as they have at least one referred friend connected to their account. Members can share the savings with up to 10 referred friends, which means the monthly savings continue even if one friend decides to leave the Y.

Are you a current YMCA member?

Not a Y member yet?


How much would I save?

The member referral rate allows both members to save 20% off the regular monthly rate for their chosen membership type. Members do not have to share the same membership type to save with the member referral program.

Youth
$24
$19.20
Youth Membership Rate
Young Adult
$27
$21.60
Young Adult Membership Rate
Adult
$51
$40.80
Adult Membership Rate
Family
$75
$60
Family Membership Rate
Household
$89
$71.20
Household Membership Rate

Rates vary per YMCA center and per membership type.

How does the program work?

How to share a reduced rate:

 

1
Purchase a Y membership online or log into your online account.
You must have a Youth, Young Adult, Adult, Family or Household membership type on automated monthly payment to participate.
2
Click "Refer a friend" link from the left menu.
You will be taken to the member referral page where you will find a personalized referral code and an option to send emailed invitations to friends and family members.
3
Start saving 20% monthly.
For members, the 20% reduced membership rate will be automatically reflected in the next billing cycle following the join date of the friend or family member you referred. You can refer up to 10 friends, and you keep the reduced rate as long as you have at least one referred friend connected to you. Frequently asked questions.

If you received an invitation:

 

1
Use the personalized referral code in your invitation email.
Your invitation email included a personalized referral code and a link to join online using the code.
2
Save immediately when joining online and using your referral code at checkout.
The reduced membership rate will be available instantly when you purchase your membership online using you referral code.
3
Keep sharing.
Every YMCA member can help up to 10 friends or family members reduce their membership rates with the member referral program. You keep the reduced rate as long as you have at least one referred friend connected to you. Frequently asked questions.
 

The Y is an organization dedicated to strengthening the communities in which it serves. As part of our focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we are launching the Member Referral Campaign. During this campaign we are calling on our existing members to help us strengthen and help our community become healthier by inviting their friends and family to join the Y. When a member helps us to create a healthier community by referring a member, both the member and the friends and family they bring to the Y will receive up to a 20% reduction off the standard rate of membership.

There is no limit on the number of friends or family members you can invite to join the Y. However you can only have up to 10 active connected friends or family members at anytime.

No, referral code can only apply online during Membership purchase checkout process.

The reduced rate received from participating in the Member Referral campaign is good for as long as both parties remain members. Should one of you cancel your membership, the remaining member has thirty (30) days to refer another friend or family member to join. If the remaining member does not refer another friend or family member to join (and the referred person join) within 30 days, the reduced membership rate will return to the standard rate for the specified membership type.

Yes. Future rate increases will be applied to the Member Referral rate.

No. A friend or family member can join any one of our 19 YMCA Chicago membership centers.

Youth, Young Adult, Adult, Family and Household continuous pay facility memberships are eligible to participate in the campaign.

Yes, under certain conditions. Should you have to cancel your membership during the campaign is running and you receive an invitation from an existing member to return, you are eligible to re-join at the member referral rate 90+ days after your termination date.

Current members will see the reduced Member Referral rate reflected in the billing cycle following the join date of the friend or family who was referred. Members can refer up to 10 friends, and they keep the reduced rate as long as there is at least one referred friend connected to their account. Should the last connection cancel, the remaining member has thirty (30) days to refer another friend or family member and have them join. If the remaining member does not have a new referral join within 30 days, the reduced membership rate will return to the standard rate for the specified membership type.

The Member Referral rate will go into effect when the referred membership is purchased. The Member Referral rate for your membership will be reflected in the billing cycle following the join date of the friend or family you refer to join the Y.

Yes. We encourage all of our members to take this opportunity and help us to make our community a healthier place to live. Should your friend or family member decide to join they will receive the Member Referral membership rate for the membership category they select. Your membership will remain at your standard financial assistance rate or be reduced to the Member Referral rate for your current membership type, whichever is less. As always, if finances are a barrier, anyone can apply for financial assistance for membership.

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

Immediately!