Disclosure: We. Make. Money.

January 6, 2010 20 Comments | Disclosure


Yep – we sure do. 

Do you think we’d be spending hours and hours on this blog since 2008 just for fun!? Do you think we’re crazy?

Sure, we love it (IT being, working on this blog!). If we didn’t, we’d stop! We’ll be the first to admit it is certainly more fun to bring in a little extra cash doing something you enjoy!

Why in sam hill are we telling you this? The FTC came out with new regulations for bloggers effective 12/1/09. If we make money on a post. We’re supposed to let our readers know. We could give you the boring shmoring disclosure you’ve been reading everywhere else. But that just isn’t who we are!

Yes, dearest readers, because of you, we’re ROLLING in the DOUGH! HA!>

When Cathy started this site, it was merely to share info with friends and family. Nothing more. About 4 months into it, we tossed around the idea of putting up a few “ads”. We weren’t in it for the $, but we did think if we could pull in a few extra dollars to justify to our husbands all the time we were putting into it, we wouldn’t object (nor would our hubbys). So we went for it.

Here are a few things you should know:

  • We are very particular about the “ads” we put up.
  • 98% of the time, we try the offer out ourselves to see if it’s really worth it
  • We only put up about 1% of the slew of “offers” out there.

We do this because we want you, our fab readers, to know that what we are posting is worthwhile. Our time is precious. We refuse to post every single thing out there (goodness, there is a lot of it!)… and frankly, we don’t think you’d read us if we did. What’s the point of me telling you this? If we post it, we believe in it. If we are a little unsure of the offer, but we post it anyway (because it sounds pretty darn good, but we didn’t have time to try it out ourselves), we’ll let you know!

If you like us and appreciate the hours we spend sitting on our fannys getting bloggers butt, then simply click through our site when heading to coupons.com, or restaurant.com, or amazon.com (to name a few). See the banners over there on the sidebar? They aren’t there for decoration (well, OK – some of them are). Feel free to click on them! You just may send a few pennies our way!

So now on to the nitty gritty. Here is a list of companies we are affiliated with:

Logical Media,
My Savings Media
Escalate (coupons.com)
Amazon.com (we are apart of the Amazon Associates program. We get 4-8% of the purchase you make after clicking through our site!)
Idaho Statesman (yep, if you get the newspaper deal and tell them that Fabulessly Frugal sent you, we get a kickback! Thanks for dropping our name when you subscribe!!)
Idaho Press Tribune (same here – make sure you tell them that you want the Fabulessly Frugal newspaper deal!)
LinkShare
Commission Junction
Google AdSense
eBay
RedPlum
ShareSale

You know who is missing from this list? Albertsons! No, we do not get paid by them, but don’t you think we should? We are always talking about them!

And what about these fab fellas?

  • Dr. Olsen gave us some free treatment so we could fairly review his practice. Guess what, after having him work on me twice, I was hooked and would go see him whether or not I paid for the treatment! I take ALL OF MY KIDLETS to him now too! I have to drive 17 minutes to get to him – and it’s WORTH IT!
  • Dr. Sam Smith, my orthodontist, kindly wrote off the last portion of my bill in exchange for some advertising. This was pretty nice since my husband had just lost his job. This guy is just all around good!

So thanks for supporting our site

by clicking on links and banner ads…

that’s why this site is still alive and kickin!

As always…

We ♥ our readers!!

Comments

  1. I am trying to understand the Albertsons Quaker deal. If they have a manufacturers coupon for $3/5 can you put any other coupons on top of that?? Or is the $1 per box the best you can get?

    Thanks
    Jennifer

  2. I am new at couponing and was going to try an Albertsons trip today. I have learned that you can only use 3 doubler coupons per transaction. So my problem is I have 18 coupons for my shopping list. Will Albertsons let me ring up 6 different transactions in the same trip and will I have to pay 6 different times? Like I said I am new at this. Any help would be appreciated. I live 25 minutes away from Albertsons so I can’t go in there 6 days in a row to get all on my shopping list.

    • Jessica,
      Most locations will let you do 3 transactions in a row before you have to either go back to your car & come back in or get in the back of the line. But just call ahead & ask their policy!! Good luck!

  3. Anxiously awaiting for your blog to include Fry’s in Phoenix….Pleeeeeeease

  4. Please start including Colorado soon! Also, for my question, is it better to buy the newspapers and clip the coupons yourself or can you still save money using a service like eBay?

    • You sure can save money by using eBay… especially if there aren’t newspaper deals in your area! Be sure to check out all the coupon clipping service options we list here: fabulesslyfrugal.com/coupon-clippers

  5. Anna Roper says:

    I’ve been couponing for over 25 years, but just recently startedf using the internet. I am scared to death of “downloading the printer”. Everyone keeps telling me thats dangerous to do, and bad for your computer. I tried a few sites, and to be honost I dont understand everything they want you to sign up for, nothing seems straight forward…

  6. Huge question I live in the border between tx and nm. Actually i live in nm, but i buy el paso times because it has coupons. Sad to say we get like 40% of what other papers have. My questions is which news paper is the best to subscribe and if they’ll mail it all the way to la mesa n.m.? Thank you

  7. I have another tip for everyone. Veggies seem to be one of the most expensive things to buy at regular grocery stores. We save a bundle going asian and latin markets. In the seattle area you can get apples as low as .79 cents, tomatos .99, and other deals.

  8. Hi,  I am new to all this couponing. How do you print out 4 coupons online of the same product?  thanks

  9. I would like to know when you are planning your next coupon class in Salem, OR?

    I want to register,now so that I do not miss it.

    Thanks!

  10. HELP! I can’t get the code to work to subscribe to your emails! I just get a code that says “easy to read” and that doesn’t seem to be accepted. Please help me out………..

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