It Is important you know that some links on this site are what are known as Affiliate Links. You should be aware that if you make a purchase through one of these links we may earn a commission on the sale.
We only recommend products we truly believe in and base all our opinions solely on this basis. we never recommend a product that we don’t believe is a great product that will enhance your holiday experience and even then try to honestly point out the pitfalls and reasons why that product may not suit.
We hope this comes across in all our posts and guides and a lot of our information earns us no money at all. We have tons of advice on what to do for free and how to save the most money, as this is what is important to us. However, when a product really stands out as excellent we use the commission from these to help fund the site.
What are affiliate links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on .com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from yourusacityguide.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay yourusacityguide.com a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.
Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.
We use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links.
yourusacityguide.com 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.com. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports our cause at no additional cost to you.
If a blogger 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 on Amazon and purchase something else, however, We will get a commission on that sale.
Anytime you see a link that looks like a store.com/… or amazon.com… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.
2. Product affiliate links.
These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links as well. Again, 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.
What about sponsored content?
We do not write sponsored posts. We want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, We will disclose this clearly at the beginning of the post.