This blog is solely written and edited by Tammy Tillery and all opinions expressed on this blog are her own. She gives full disclosure on all forms of paid advertising and giveaways.
Per the FTC regulations, this is a full explanation of how and when I am compensated on TheThriftyRaven.com.
In order to keep all the content of my blog free but still be able to pay all the costs associated with running a business, including hosting fees, blog design, my own time and that of those who help me, there are many ways in which I am compensated.
My opinion and my integrity
My integrity as a blogger is extremely important to me. I will never promote something, even if I am offered compensation for that promotion, if I don’t feel it is worth your time, energy, or money.
If I tell you I like something, I mean it. If I tell you I own something or bought something that is the truth. If I tell you that Amazon Prime free 2 day shipping is the greatest thing that was ever invented, you better believe that I was a card-carrying member long before I ever even knew what a blog was!
I will never knowingly lie or mislead you just because I think it may make me a few bucks. A girl’s gotta pay the bills, true, but I value you, my readers, far too much to mislead you.
Sometimes I accept free items from marketers or companies. Often I use those free items as contest prizes here on one or all of my blogs or Facebook pages. If it so happens that I keep one of those items for my own personal use, I will disclose that I received the item for free if it is discussed here on the site.
As a general rule, I do not do paid product reviews. Once in a blue moon, I will review a product I think y’all might find interesting . In that case, I will either disclose that I received the item in question for free (and from whom). If such a thing isn’t mentioned, it’s because it’s an item I purchased myself and just happen to love and want to tell you about.
Occasionally companies will offer to underwrite a post in order to expose the LWSL audience to their brand. These posts are written by solely by me on a subject or topic selected by me, but agreed upon by the company I am working with. These posts represent my own honest opinion and are not reviewed or edited by the company prior to publication. Be assured that I will only work with companies whose values align with those represented on this blog, and I will only write content that I think would be of genuine interest to you, my readers. Underwritten posts will always be clearly disclosed as such.
Another source of revenue for The Thrifty Raven are the commissions I make off from sales or leads generated through affiliate linking.
Again, it is important for me to emphasize that I will never link to something just because it is an affiliate link. In fact, most of the places/stores/coupons I link to have no affiliate association attached.
Often the reverse is true; I will find a company I like and recommend that I was planning on writing about anyway and then, after the post is already written I will look to see if there is an affiliate program available.
The following are some, but not all, of the companies I frequently link to using affiliate links:
Just to be clear, clicking on an affiliate link and printing a coupon or signing up for a service or ordering a product will be earning me a commission & helping me keep this blog going.
If you have any concerns about this policy, please feel free to email me.