Member Referral (25/25 Program)

We all know that coming to the Y is better with friends, and now we've made it even better with our 25/25 member referral program.

As an incentive for becoming a partner in health and referring a member to the Y, both you and the new members you bring to the Y receive a 25% savings on your membership. And you both continue to receive the 25% savings as long as you both remain members.  Fill out a member referral form and bring it with you when you sign up at the Y!  If you need help connecting with an existing member, just let us know.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What’s the 25/25 Membership Program?

Why are we starting the 25/25 Membership Program?

How do I get started?

Does my friend/family have to be with me to join?

Who is eligible to participate in this program?

I am not a member, but my child has a youth membership, can we refer a member to this program?

Can I refer more than one friend or family member?

How long is this reduced rate valid?

What happens if one of us leaves the Y?

Will the 25/25 Membership Program rate ever increase?

I am joining the Y as a new member in the 25/25 Membership Program. Do I have to pay a joining fee?

I referred my friend and my friend joined. When do I/they receive the reduced rate?

Can I add a new family member to my membership and receive the 25% savings?

Does my friend or family member have to join the same Y?

Can a member leave and come back as another member’s friend and family member?

I am currently receiving financial assistance. Can I refer a friend for this program?

I currently receive a reduced rate for my membership. Can I refer a friend for this program?

Can I upgrade or downgrade my membership if I am part of the 25/25 Membership Program?

I have a free (Silver Sneakers) senior membership. Can I refer someone for the 25/25 Membership Referral Program?

How long will you be offering the 25/25 Membership Program?

I don't have a current Y member to refer me, but I have a friend I can bring with me who also wants to join the Y, is that ok?


What’s the 25/25 Membership Program?

As an incentive for becoming a partner in health and referring a member to the Y, both you and the new members you bring to the Y receive a 25% savings on your membership. And you both continue to receive the 25% savings as long as you both remain members.  The 25/25 Membership Program commences February 1, 2017 and runs through the year until December 31, 2017.   (Return to Top)
 

Why are we starting the 25/25 Membership Program?

We appreciate that when you choose to live a healthier lifestyle, you’re more likely to be successful when you work together toward your health goals with the help of friends, family and teammates. Our 25/25 Membership Program encourages you to be an advocate for healthier living, both personally and in the community. Our hope is that the 25/25 Membership Program offers you an encouraging support system and enhanced motivation to meet your goals and strengthen our community. (Return to Top)
 

How do I get started?

To join the 25/25 Membership Program, you simply need to complete the 25/25 referral form and bring it with you when you join the Y. Download the referral form now  (Return to Top)
 

Does my friend/family have to be with me to join?

We make joining easy.  Friends and family do not need to be with you. You simply need to complete the 25/25 referral form. Download the referral form now   (Return to Top)
 

Who is eligible to participate in this program?

Current members — you need to have an active membership in good standing from any of these membership categories: Young Adult, Adult, Senior, Family, and Senior Family.
 
New members — you need to join with a membership from any of these membership categories: Young Adult, Adult, Senior, Family, and Senior Family.  (Return to Top)
 

I am not a member, but my child has a youth membership, can we refer a member to this program?

No, please refer to the above eligibility question.  Youth memberships are not eligible for 25/25 Membership Program rates.  (Return to Top)
 

Can I refer more than one friend or family member?

Yes! Although you will not receive additional savings, you will help another new member to receive 25% off their membership.  And, as long as one of your referrals remains active, you will continue to enjoy the 25% savings.  (Return to Top)
 

How long is this reduced rate valid?

The reduced rate received from participating in the 25/25 member benefit program is good for as long as both parties remain members.  (Return to Top)
 
 

What happens if one of us leaves the Y?

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 successfully refers a new member to join within 30 days, both receive the 25% off their membership fees.  If the remaining member doesn’t refer another friend or family member to join within 30 days, the reduced membership rate returns to the current standard rate for your membership category.  (Return to Top)
 
 

Will the 25/25 Membership Program rate ever increase?

If future membership rates increase, the membership rate will reflect a 25% savings on whatever the current standard membership rate is.  (Return to Top)
 
 

I am joining the Y as a new member in the 25/25 Membership Program. Do I have to pay a joining fee?

Yes, new members joining through the 25/25 Membership Program are subject to the standard joining fee.  Good news, however, we are waiving the initiation fee for all new members from January 15 - February 15, 2017, so there is added incentive to join right now.   (Return to Top)
 
 

I referred my friend and my friend joined. When do I/they receive the reduced rate?

The 25/25 Membership Referral Program rate for the referred member will be reflected immediately; your membership rate will be reduced within 30 days of the time a completed 25/25 Membership Program member referral form is received in Membership Billing office.  (Return to Top)
 
 

Can I add a new family member to my membership and receive the 25% savings?

Adding a new family member to your membership is considered a membership upgrade and does not qualify for 25/25 Membership Program rates.   (Return to Top)
 
 

Does my friend or family member have to join the same Y?

Your friend or family member must and can only join the Family YMCA at Tarrytown to participate in our 25/25 member benefit program.  (Return to Top)
 
 

Can a member leave and come back as another member’s friend and family member?

You can be referred by a member as long as you have not been a member since before December, 2016. If your membership lapsed after December of 2016, you will need to wait 6 months to be eligible for the 25/25 Membership Program.  (Return to Top)
 
 

I am currently receiving financial assistance. Can I refer a friend for this program?

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 25/25 Membership Program rate for the membership category they select. Your membership will remain at your standard financial assistance rate or be reduced to the 25/25 Membership Program rate for your current membership type, whichever savings is greater. As always, if finances are a barrier, anyone can apply for financial assistance for membership. (Return to Top)
 
 

I currently receive a reduced rate for my membership. Can I refer a friend for this program?

Yes. We encourage all of our members to take this opportunity and help us make our community a healthier place to live. Should your friend or family member decide to join they will receive the 25/25 Membership Program rate for the membership category they select. Your membership will remain at your current special rate or be reduced to the 25/25 Membership Program rate for your current membership type, whichever savings is greater.  (Return to Top)
 
 

Can I upgrade or downgrade my membership if I am part of the 25/25 Membership Program?

Yes, you can upgrade or downgrade your membership as long as both members retain an eligible membership type.  (Return to Top)
 
 

I have a free (Silver Sneakers) senior membership. Can I refer someone for the 25/25 Membership Referral Program?

Yes, you can refer a new member, and that new member will receive the 25% savings so long as the new member coming on board is not also receiving a free (Silver Sneakers) senior membership. Free memberships (Silver Sneakers) do not qualify for the 25% savings, since the membership is free.  (Return to Top)
 

How long will you be offering the 25/25 Membership Program?

We will be offering the program through 2017 only, so take advantage now to reap the benefits!  (Return to Top)
 

I don't have a current Y member to refer me, but I have a friend I can bring with me who also wants to join the Y, is that ok?

As long as two of you sign up at the same time, together, yes you can take advantage of the 25/25 Member Referral Program.   And, as long as both of you maintain an active membership, you will continue to enjoy the 25% savings.  (Return to Top)