The Member-Get-A-Member Campaign offers current ACS members the opportunity to recruit new paid members and receive a Periodic Table of the Elements blanket like the one above.

And in order to receive a blanket, you must use the Member-Get-A-Member application!  It is the only way you, the Nominator, and the Nominee are linked together. Please, do not use the above "Join ACS" button.

To start, Nominate someone through your ACS account ...
Using your ACS Web ID, send your Nominee an MGM e-invite to join the American Chemical Society.  You may add a personal message below your name in the evite.
Once your MGM evite has been sent to your Nominee, you will receive a confirmation message from ACS.  Please be aware there can be up to a 2-hour delay in your MGM evite arriving in your Nominee's email box.

After the MGM e-invite has been sent ...
Within your Nominee’s e-invite they will see your name as their Nominator and be asked to click on a link that will take them directly to an online application.
ACS will send two additional reminders, over the next 14 days, to your Nominee encouraging them to join ACS. 

Nominee has submitted their application ...
Once the Nominee's online application has been submitted and dues have been paid, they will receive a confirmation email welcoming them to ACS. 
You, the Nominator, will also receive an email confirmation that your Nominee has joined and a blanket will be on its way to you.
If your Nominee joined ACS using a MGM paper application only the Nominee will receive a confirmation email from ACS.   Blanket shipping lists are pulled the first Friday of each new month.

Each time you recruit a new member you will earn one of these coveted Periodic Table of the Elements blankets and there is no limit on the number of new members you may recruit and blankets you can earn!   

Online Application

REMINDER: The above JOIN ACS button is not associated with the Member-Get-A-Member Campaign.  Please do not use.

Please use the links within this MGM page to invite your Nominees to join.  Remind your nominees that they are to use the links within your MGM e-invite to complete their application. Those MGM links tie your names together.

MGM Paper Applications

Prefer to use a paper application?
Please download one of the MGM applications below.  
Current member/Nominator - please fill in your information on the left side of the paper application and add your signature to the back where indicated prior to giving to your Nominee.

Send completed paper applications to:
Fax: 614-447-3891

American Chemical Society
Member Services
PO Box 82229
Columbus, OH 43202-0229

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Nominee’s dues must be received by December 31, 2018 in order for the Nominator to receive the 2018 Periodic Table of the Elements blanket.

Please Note:  The next blanket ship list will be pulled April 6th.

Regular Member, Reinstating Member, Society Affiliate: $171. Graduate Student: $85.50. Undergrad Student: $56 with C&EN, $28 without C&EN.

  • The Nominator (current ACS member) and Nominee must use the official MGM application.
    The above JOIN ACS button, in the top right corner, is not connected to the Member-Get-A-Member Campaign.
  • Nominators will be sent their blanket once the Nominee is accepted for membership and pays his or her dues by December 31, 2018.   while supplies last
  • Nominees for membership can be former members who left the Society.
  • Nominator should make sure their shipping address is current in their membership record.
    We prefer not to make deliveries to Post Office boxes. Please write to and provide a street address if available.
  • Blanket shipping lists are pulled the first Friday of each new month and released from the warehouse the following week.
  • The blanket is unique to the MGM campaign and is not available for purchase.
The Blanket

In 2005 the ACS developed the Periodic Table of the Elements blanket and distributed only 930 blankets to its members.  By 2011, we were distributing over 4,000 blankets!

  • Made in the U.S.A. of 100% Cotton
  • 50” x 60”
  • Machine wash, gentle cycle, for best results. Use only
    non-chlorine bleach.
  • It is best to hang dry or use the lightest heat temperature in the dryer.
  • Sorry, no substitution of gifts.
  • The blanket is unique to the MGM campaign and is not available for purchase


American Chemical Society
Member Services
PO Box 82229
Columbus, OH 43202-0229

Questions about your membership

Service Hours:
Member Service representatives are available Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. eastern time.

Fax: +614-447-3891

Phone (within U.S.): 800-333-9511

Phone (outside U.S.): +614-447-3776

To update your membership information:

  • Go to
  • Log in to ACS using your ACS Web ID
  • Access "My Account" through the dropdown menu beside your name in the top header.
  • Update your membership information and save.