*current members will return to full dues in January and can receive the discount again with a new referral


Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a paying Adult, Young Adult, Senior or Family Association Membership (Downtown)
  • Pay on a monthly billing cycle off of a credit card or EFT
  • Maintain your account in good standing by keeping all monthly payments
  • Refer a family member or friend who has not been a Tuscaloosa YMCA member in the last 60 days

What is the 20/20 Membership Special?
20/20 is a great way to bring workout buddies to the Y and save money at the same time! When a current member refers a new member to join the Y, they will both save 20% for the rest of the year! If two new members join together, they can take advantage of the deal as well.

When will I begin to receive the Member Referral Rate?Members will receive their member referral rate on their next billing cycle, the following month.

How long is the reduced rate valid?
The reduced rate received from participating in the Member Referral program is good as long as both parties remain members and their membership is in good standing (by keeping all monthly payments current) for the year 2018. 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 within 30 days, the reduced membership rate will return to the standard rate for the specified membership type.

Can I refer more than one new member?
Yes. Members can refer as many people as they would like. In fact, it is to your benefit to refer more than one friend or family member so, in the event one of your referrals decides to leave the Y, you have another referral attached to your membership, which ensures your membership savings stay in place. However, you are only eligible for one reduced rate – the maximum savings you can receive is 20%.

Who is eligible to participate in this program?
Paying or corporate, Adult, Young Adult, Senior or Family members who pay on a monthly billing cycle from an EFT or Credit Card and refer another new full paying adult, young adult, senior, or family member.

I am currently receiving financial assistance. Can I refer a friend for this program?
Yes. 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 membership type, whichever is less.

Does my friend or family member have to be with me to join?
No. New members will need to bring in the referral card they receive from their friend or family member when they join in order to receive the 20% savings off of their first billing cycle.

Before the Member Referral Program began, I referred multiple members to join the Y. Can I receive a rate reduction based on their memberships?
No. The Member Referral membership savings is only available for current members referring new members. A new member is considered a member that has not been an active member of the Tuscaloosa YMCA in the past 60 days.

I am joining the Y as a new member in the Member Referral Program. Do I have to pay a joining fee?
No. As part of the 20/20 promotion, your joiner’s fee will be waived!

My friend and I came in and joined the Y together. Are we eligible for the program?
Yes! Our goal is to help you be successful in your workout and having a partner increases your chance of success. If two or more friends come in and join the Y together, they will all receive the reduced rate and continue to as long as two or more friends remain members.

What happens if my friend cancels their membership?
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.

What if I have an annual membership?
To benefit under 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.

Can a current member terminate and rejoin with another current member under the 20/20 program?
Qualifying New Members under the 20/20 program must have been inactive for at least 30 days.

If I no longer qualify for 20/20 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.

Since my buddy is connected to my account, am I financially obligated if they don’t pay?
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.

Can Silver Sneakers or Silver&Fit members refer new members to be a part of the 20/20 program?
Silver Sneakers and Silver&Fit members are not eligible to receive the 20% promotion. However, both are welcome to refer members to the Y, who can receive the 20% promotion.

Is the 20/20 program available to the Barnes Branch Membership Rate plans?
Barnes members with an Association membership (valid for both Tuscaloosa branches) are eligible for this promotion. If you are a Barnes-only member, your membership will remain at your standard Barnes Branch rate since that is already a reduced rate plan – you may, however, elect to Upgrade to the Association membership plan and receive the 20% savings and have membership benefits at YMCA’s throughout the nation via Nationwide Reciprocity.