As a member, you have access to the following benefits:

Craft University

10% discount with the code CIACU17 at checkout is a great place to learn and refine your skills. Become a Sulky certified instructor or learn the Islander Sewing way to teach. We have fabulous instructors such as Cheryl Seboya teaching how to get better social media post results without overextending yourself! Check out these courses plus more at Craft U!


10% discount with the code CIACU17 at checkout offers quilting videos on everything from traditional quilts to modern quilts to art quilts! Learn all the steps of patchwork quilting – from first cut to how to bind your quilt to surface design and beyond. QNNtv stays at the forefront of quilting. Because we post a new quilting video each day, you know you’re getting the most updated quilting tips and techniques available anywhere! Join today to watch your favorite quilting shows any time of day or night, as often as you want, on your desktop or mobile device! You’ll discover new designers, new products, and learn new skills with QNNtv’s growing quilting video library!



3-month free trial

More than 40,000 companies across the US choose Gusto for its easy-to-use payroll software, friendly US-based customer support, and focus on helping to keep your business compliant.

Features include:

  • Automated local, state, and federal tax payments to help with compliance
  • Employee self-onboarding with automatic collection of I-9s, W-4s, and direct deposits
  • Seamless integrations with financial software like Quickbooks, Xero, and Freshbooks

How to use benefit: Sign up now for a 3-month free trial:


20% off annual membership

Skillshare is an online learning community focused on providing education for talented makers like you! We’ve partnered with Skillshare to provide you a free 3mth Skillshare trial. Unlock access to over 10,000 classes on topics like Crafts, Design & Blogging. Get started today!



25% off new Tailwind member discount

Tailwind makes marketing on Pinterest and Instagram easy.  Their clever tool allows you to schedule posts in advance, and their timesaving features (like Tailwind Tribes, bulk image uploading, and multi-board pinning) help you to get a whole week of social media marketing accomplished in minutes!  Their smart calendar even optimizes your posting times to make sure you’re sharing your content at the best possible times – when your audience are most engaged.  Best of all, at just $10 per month for their annual plan, Tailwind is affordable for any blogger or small business.


The discount is good for the first 3 monthly payments (if paying month-to-month) or the entire first annual payment (if yearly). Members can use this link by creating a Tailwind free trial account and, when ready to upgrade, they just need to use that link and the coupon code will automatically be applied.


50% off their Marketing Jumpstart Research report

Stitchcraft is a niche marketing agency specializing in craft companies. The Marketing Jumpstart Research report is a comprehensive analysis to help creative companies get a handle on their marketing program. After a thorough consult call and in-depth analysis of your business, the team will deliver a report that includes an audit of your existing program, feedback on your particular marketing pain points, results of a competitive analysis and strategy recommendations to take your biz to the next level. Learn more about the process and the report using the link below.


The following member benefits are provided through our partnership with Peritus, a national provider of member benefits for groups and organizations.

Wyndham Hotels Group

Up to 20% off Wyndham hotels

Traveling can be stressful, but thanks to CIA newest Member Benefit with Wyndham Group Hotels, you can relieve some of that travel-related anxiety. Wyndham offers everything from luxurious resorts to budget-friendly hotels, with over 7,600 properties in 70 different countries. Whether you’re looking for an upscale hotel, an all-inclusive resort or something along the way, Wyndham has just the right hotel for you…and at the right price.

CIA Members receive up to 20% off the “Best Available Rate” at participating Wyndham Hotel Group locations worldwide.

How to use benefit:

©2016 Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. All rights reserved. All hotels are either franchised by the company or owned, and/or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates, or through a joint-venture partner.

To redeem this Member Benefits Offer (the “Offer”), a reservation must be made by either (i) clicking the Wyndham Hotel Group (“WHG”) URL link on Organization’s website or (ii) calling the phone number(s) above and giving the ID number while making the reservation. Offer not valid if hotel is called directly to make a reservation.  Advanced reservations are required. “Best Available Rate” is defined as the best, non-qualified, unrestricted, publicly available rate on the WHG branded sites for the hotel, date and accommodations requested. The discount for some hotels may be less than 20% off the Best Available Rate. Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels and some blackout dates may apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers, group rates, or special promotions. Discounted rates vary by location and time of year. Certain other restrictions may apply. Offer is void where prohibited by law and has no cash value. Dolce Hotels and Resorts® does not participate in the Offer.

Office Depot

discounts on copies and office supplies

We are excited to bring CIA members significant savings on office essentials at Office Depot. Members now save up to 80% off thousands of products from copy paper and printer ink to cleaning supplies, coffee, furniture and more!

Enjoy all of the following exclusive benefits:

  • Up to 80% off preferred products the “Best Value List”
  • 93,000 additional products discounted 5-15% below retail
  • Everyday low copy/print pricing: 2.5¢ B/W | 22¢ Color
  • Exclusive monthly specials
  • Coupon Central – additional online savings and coupons at your fingertips
  • Free next-day delivery on online orders of $50 or more

With an easy-to-use website and over 2,000 retail locations, you can access these great savings online and in stores.

How to use benefit: Visit to register and shop online as well as download the business discount card.

Mark Edward Partners

Business insurance brokers

We are pleased to announce access to an exciting and valuable service — insurance for your business! Through our affiliation with Peritus, we have been able to work directly with a national insurance broker, Mark Edward Partners, to identity a number of insurance companies that are willing to provide coverage for our members.

Coverage can include:

  • property insurance for your space
  • property insurance for your inventory
  • property insurance for your equipment
  • liability protection, which covers your company’s legal responsibility for the harm it may cause to others
  • business interruption insurance, which covers the loss of income resulting from a fire or other catastrophe that disrupts the operation of the business

How to use benefit: Submit your information here and a representative from Mark Edwards Partners will contact you.


Discounts on entertainment, lodging and rental cars

MemberDeals is a leading member-only Entertainment Benefits provider, offering exclusive discounts, special offers and access to preferred seating and tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more. MemberDeals is a unique benefit offered to associations and member groups through Peritus Affinity Partners.

As a market leader, the integrity of the MemberDeals program is based on extending special offers, products and services not available to the public. MemberDeals is constantly adding new products and new offers in cities and destinations around the world.

By joining the MemberDeals program, members gain access to exclusive discounts of up to 60% on tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, dining, movies, hotels and much more!

  • Save up to 50% on Top Theme Parks Nationwide
  • Save up to 40% on Movie Tickets Nationwide
  • Save up to 40% on Top Las Vegas & New York Broadway Show Tickets
  • Great Savings on Disney & Universal Studios Tickets
  • Save up to 60% on Hotels
  • Save up to 25% on Rental Cars

To learn more or start saving today visit the following sites:


Entertainment deals:

Rental Cars:

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