ArtFire’s Friends and Family Promotion

ArtFire offers new promo to allow members to share their low locked-in rate with fellow artisans

Tucson, AZ, March 04, 2010 --( After raising their monthly rate for new members from $12 to $15.95,, the premiere artisan website, is offering a way for artisans to sign up at the reduced $12 monthly rate as part of their Family and Friends Promotion.

The Family and Friends Promotion works by giving all Pro members on ArtFire five $12 coupon codes which they can send to five unique individuals. This means they can invite five new artisans to join the site and lock-in the $12 membership rate.

ArtFire’s monthly membership rates are locked-in, so they never change for current individuals on the site, even if the rate for new members does change. Although the membership rate has increased to $15.95, members who signed up before March 1st are only subject to the $12 rate. With the Friends and Family Promotion, current members can share that locked-in rate with five other artists, allowing them to lock-in the $12 rate for however long they hold the ArtFire account.

“Since the membership rate has increased, we know there will be people disappointed that they missed their chance to sign up and lock in the $12 rate,” said Tony Ford, COO of “This way successful Pro users can share their inside advantage with their friends and family by referring them to the site.”

These friends and family codes are valid until June 1st, after which point all unused codes will expire.

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ArtFire is the first free online marketplace where artisans can buy and sell handmade, fine art, vintage, media, design, and supply goods. ArtFire has two different membership types, Basic (free) accounts and Pro accounts. Basic members can list and sell unlimited items completely free with no hidden costs and limited access to the numerous site tools and features. Pro members choose to pay a flat monthly fee and receive full access to all site features and seller tools. No member of ArtFire is subject to listing fees, final evaluation fees or hidden fees. The Friends and Family Promotion allows more users to take advantage of the many features of a Pro membership while paying a discounted rate.

Tony Ford