Is there any way to get the initiation fee waived or reduced? Do they ever have special promotions or have referral specials? I'd like to join but hate paying "fees". I just found out that my Christmas gift from my wife is that she's "allowing" me to join. :laugh: Also, is there a charge for bringing a friend guest once in a while or is that not allowed. I see they have an associate member fee for a spouse but don't see anything on their website about bringing guests. I guess I can ask when I call but thought I'd ask here while I'm at it.