Y Connect Rules and Prizes
The Y Connect Challenge "Challenge" is a game of chance where members of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities can complete pre-defined activities for a chance to win a prize. The Challenge runs from midnight on February 14, 2020 until 11:59pm on February 27, 2020. After this time, no further entries to the promotion will be permitted. No promotional fees or purchase required. Member ID and an email address must be entered and verified on the Challenge website when registering. Participation is based on the member’s ID number. Members that lose their card and are issued a new ID number will not be given credit for previous activity. Visits completed, or activities tracked outside of the timeframe for the Challenge do not earn chances to win prizes.
Who can participate
All active members of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities ages 10 and up are eligible to participate. If participants are under 13 years old, we require an email address for the participant’s parent or guardian so that we may notify them of the participant’s use of the Challenge in compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) laws. Employees and family of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities are eligible to participate and can earn four (4) guest passes but are not eligible to win prizes during the promotion.
How to participate
Participants will need your member ID to sign up:
- At challenge.ymcamn.org
- In the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities mobile app
- In a YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities branch location
The Challenge requires members of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities to meet a personalized visit goal, based on past behavior to earn four (4) guest passes.
Additionally, participants can collect up to four (4) entries daily during the promotion for a random prize drawing. To receive entries for the prize drawing, participants complete pre-defined Activities (list below) in the Categories of Swimming, Group Exercise, Fitness and Community, and then report these Activities on the challenge.ymcamn.org site. Participants may claim multiple Activities per day, but only one (1) Activity per Category and no more than four (4) Activities per day – one from each category - will be applied to the participants daily prize drawing entry.
Eligible activities include:
Using the lap pool; using the leisure pool; using the splash deck; using the whirlpool; using the water slide; using the sauna; using the steam room; using the vortex pool; participating in, or taking kids to Swim Lessons; using a cardio machine; using a strength machine; using stretching or mobility equipment; using weights; using the indoor track; using the Youth/Family Fitness Cards; using the climbing wall; participating in Open Gym; basketball, pickleball, racquetball, handball; participating in any Personal Training program, including one-on-one personal training, buddy training, small-group training, flex training, Fitness Solution or metabolic assessment; taking kids to Youth Sports; participating in any ForeverWell, Group Exercise, Water Exercise, or Kids & Family class; doing individual or group meditation; receiving a massage; receiving acupuncture services; coaching a team; exercising during TV commercial; having a family park day; helping a neighbor (e.g., shovel the walk, carry groceries, etc.); doing household chores; doing an outdoor workout; taking the stairs instead of an elevator; volunteering; and walking for transportation (e.g., to work, to the bus stop, to run errands).
About the prizes
Earned guest passes are automatically credited to member accounts on or before March 6, 2020. Guest passes must be used by December 31, 2020.
Participants can collect up to four (4) entries daily during the promotion for a random prize drawing. Winners will be notified via email by March 6, 2020. Each YMCA location will have 12 total game of chance winners, including first-, second- and third-prize winners for each of the following categories:
- Group Exercise
First Place Prize:
- One (1) free month of YMCA membership*†
- Subli PlushTowel
- One (1) Y water bottle
Second Place Prize:
- Subli Plush Towel
- One (1) Y water bottle
Third Place Prize:
- One (1) Y water bottle
*Contract members (including participants in the Silver&Fit, SilverSneakers and MHP programs) who do not pay membership fees will receive $70 in Y Bucks (equal to one month of adult membership fees) in place of the free month of membership. This substitution does not apply to members who pay for membership.
Y Bucks can be used at YMCA locations toward:
- Y-branded merchandise
Ask Member Services at your local Y if you have any questions about using Y Bucks.
†One (1) month of free membership will be awarded for the month of April 2020..
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities reserves the right to cancel or amend the promotion and these terms and conditions without notice. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. Youth under the age of 18 can transfer their prize to a parent/guardian who is a member of the Y; all other prizes are not transferable. Registration into the promotion will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.