Mensa Voucher Program

The Mensa Voucher Program (MVP) leverages the strength of our membership to identify and encourage others to test or submit evidence to qualify for membership for free.

Past member surveys have shown that 89 percent of members tell their families, and 59 percent tell their friends, that they are members. Word of mouth from peers is a top recruitment effort of many organizations, so who better than our own members to help us identify and recruit new prospects to Mensa?

Program overview

  • The program runs from Oct. 1, 2018, until March 31, 2019.
  • Each member will receive, via email, a discount code to be given to a nonmember who may, at no cost, either submit prior evidence or sit for a supervised test.
  • You should receive your MVP code by Sept. 25. Members who join or rejoin between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1 will receive their code Oct. 2.
  • This discount code for free testing/prior evidence will be limited to one-time use and will expire at the end of the fiscal year. To ensure that's the case, we're requiring that each discount code be used during an online transaction, either for prior test submission or pre-purchasing a testing voucher.
  • The discount code must be entered/provided by the nonmember at the time of purchase to receive the discount.
  • Only members as of Oct. 1, 2018, will receive a code.
  • The usual $15 funding for Local Groups will not be provided for supervised tests that use one of the discount codes because those tests and applications will not generate revenue. However, Local Groups will continue to receive the traditional $25 stipend for each month they hold a test session, even if they test only candidates who use a discount code.
  • The discount code will not apply to past supervised tests or prior evidence submissions.

Additional things to know

  • If members have an issue with their discount code (e.g., they've lost it or never received it), direct them to call the National Office or email MVP@americanmensa.org, where they will be provided with their code.
  • The Join page will be adjusted for discount codes to be redeemed easier. Please direct candidates to americanmensa.org/join for information on redemption.