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:
My Savings Media
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!)
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!
We ♥ our readers!!