To provide a direct discount to CAT members, the club has established a vendor discount program. This program not only benefits the individual members, in many cases, it benefits the club as well.
With select vendors, CAT maintains rosters of contact information for CAT members who “op-in” to the program. No personal information is sent to any vendor without a member’s authorization. CAT is required to annually update the club roster of those who want to participate in the discount program. If you did not “opt in” when you renewed your annual membership, you can do so by contacting CAT’s Group Buy director (groupbuy AT catoctinareaturners.org) or CAT’s treasurer (treasurer AT catoctinareaturners.org). The updated rosters will be forwarded to the vendors on 01 February. After that time, we will only be able to add new club members. Note that the CAT vendor discount program is all or none – when you opt in, your contact information goes to all the vendors in our program. There is no mechanism to pick and choose which vendor a member wants to have a discount with.
Currently, the CAT program involves the following vendors. Click on “Terms and Conditions” of the vendor to see the details of their program and ordering instructions.
The club discount is 15% Off regularly priced items, plus Free Ground Shipping. Some exclusions apply.
For members ordering individually, there is a 10% discount on sanding discs and finishes. If members pool their orders into a single club order exceeding $1000.00(after discounts are applied) then all products can be discounted 10% and shipping is included. Craft Supply also has a Loyalty Rewards program which provides about a 3% rebate on purchases. Additionally, Craft Supply provides CAT, $10 gift certificates quarterly based on the number of members registered. These gift certificates can be used for club raffles, etc.
10% discount on all regularly priced, non-powered merchandise in their catalog. Klingspor also makes donations to the club twice a year to benefit the members.