Affiliate Disclosure

The Federal Trade Commission sets rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that users or viewers of web media (websites, blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the website owner is sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with a third party. In simple terms, the readers need to know if the website is receiving compensation by sharing a link or product.

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site:

Some of the links on are affiliate links, through which I may receive a small commission for qualified sales.

What Are Affiliate Links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from Amazon and/or other companies pay a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

Prices are exactly the same for you whether your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by using the link.

We use two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon Affiliate Links. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports this website at no additional cost to you.

If a website links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link, the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get a commission on that sale.

2. Product Affiliate Links.

These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the website owner receives a small percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Links to Amazon, HotelsCombined, Travelpayouts,  are usually affiliated links. Prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click” unless otherwise denoted.