My Dear Readers:
My goal at Everyday Cheapskate is to provide helpful tips, tools, and tutorials for every way imaginable that will help you save time and money every day. I cover topics on cutting the cost of managing a home and raising a family; slashing the food bill and reducing the cost of living in every area of spending while improving the quality of your life.
The information you see on this blog is free to readers and subscribers. It represents many, many hours of time and research for me. As such, compensation is appropriate so I have agreements with some companies who pay me. I’ve worked hard to make this process very unobtrusive to you, my friends and visitors.
As you may have noticed, Everyday Cheapskate isn’t littered with ugly pop-up ads, and you can scroll through my posts with little to no interruption. I also don’t charge a subscription fee. This is a free site. I devote tremendous amounts of time and energy to the growth and upkeep of EverydayCheapskate.com.
I can do that because I get most of my revenue from affiliate partnerships. I partner with a variety of companies and resources. When you click on a link on my site and then buy a service or produce I endorse and recommend, I get a commission. (Thank you!) It allows me to keep creating valuable content free and to keep the bills paid, too.
My affiliate partnerships do not affect my content—if I don’t like something, I say so. And I would never partner with a company whose product I didn’t think was worth your time. You’ll never see links to payday lenders, prepaid cards, or other predatory products.
You have my word, I will only promote products I personally use or can recommend without hesitation.
Integrity is number one with me. Gaining and keeping the trust of my readers is absolutely paramount.
What I do and don’t promote
I do my best to look at potential promoted products and services through the eyes of a customer. I ask myself if I would pay for it. After all, if I don’t think it’s worth paying for myself, I’d better have a really good reason to convince you to buy it.
The majority of the products or services I promote I have paid for personally. My Best Inexpensive™ posts have many examples.
Occasionally, I promote products I have used personally without paying for but still feel comfortable recommending via an affiliate link. Books are a good example. I often link to books on Amazon (mainly to read the reviews), which I checked out from the library (always my first recommendation) or have read using the Kindle Free Reading program.
Sometimes I will promote a product I am not currently a paying customer for, but have been a paying customer in the past but am no longer using it, not because it’s a poor product but simply because my needs have changed.
Very rarely I will promote a product I have not paid for but comes highly recommended by people I trust. I can’t think of an example as it happens so infrequently.
What is an affiliate link/referral link?
Sprinkled throughout this site you will see references to my use of affiliate links or referral links. These references are called disclosures and are a requirement put forth by the Federal Trade Commission. They are there to inform you I have a relationship with a particular product or service and if you choose to purchase that product or service via my affiliate link, I will get a small commission. Of course, this is no extra cost to you, but it does help to pay the bills so I can keep bringing you great tips! I truly appreciate your support in this way. Thank you.
DPL Press, Inc., owner of this website, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
My own products
Separate from my affiliate relationships, I do sell two products of my own—a long list of eBooks that were created by me and their profits come directly to me. That is just one example. From time to time I may also sell books and products created by others, which I purchase on a wholesale basis and resell at retail.
Additional legal stuff
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Mary Hunt. This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
Thanks so much for reading all the way to the end of this somewhat dry and boring disclosure.