Since its launch in June 2014 the RYA Refer a Friend scheme has proved extremely popular, with RYA members introducing over 1,600 new members to the association.
The scheme was introduced in the hope of introducing even more boaters to the wide ranging benefits RYA offers, from unlimited access to specialist, legal, cruising and technical advice, news and bespoke support from our experts, to countless money saving offers and discounts to help members cut the cost of their boating.
“There are no better advocates for the benefits of RYA membership than our existing members, and the scheme was our way of offering a special thank you to those members who went the extra mile in promoting the benefits of membership”, explained Gemma Garrett, RYA Membership Engagement Officer.
The scheme offers new members 25% discount on the price of their chosen membership type; and once the friend or family member has signed up the referring member will receive a special thank gift of either an exclusive RYA branded umbrella or five litre RYA branded dry bag from Overboard.
“We’ve received some great feedback from new members since we launched it four years ago; from the ease of taking part to the great benefits being enjoyed as a new member. Our referring members have also been delighted with their thank you gifts and we have had a number of members introduce multiple friends so they can claim both gifts”, Gemma added.
As well as a whole host of benefits, rewards, discounts and offers, every member that joins the RYA adds their voice to the existing 112,000 members in support of the work of the RYA does ensuring that legislators, regulators and other authorities understand and take account of recreational boating activity.
“The more members we have, the louder our voice to act on members behalf to protect their freedom to use the water responsibly, with the minimum of restrictions”, Gemma concluded.
Taking part in the new Refer a Friend scheme is really simple.
- Complete the referral form, available on the RYA website at www.rya.org.uk/go/refer including the name and email address of your friend together with a reason why they should join the RYA.
- Select your referral gift.
- We’ll invite your friend to join the RYA by email with a 25% discount.
- If your friend becomes a member, you receive your selected referral gift in the post, it’s that easy
“So if your club members are RYA members, why not tell them about Refer a Friend so they, and their friends can benefit.”
Look out for special Refer a Friend promotions throughout 2019!
To find out more about Refer a Friend visit www.rya.org.uk/go/refer
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