Spirit Grooves

Tis the Season to Spread the Love! (and shop, of course)

By on November 20, 2012

I’m aiming to buy local and handmade this holiday season, and from now on whenever possible. When it’s not possible, I usually end up at Amazon.com…

Recently when I hit the button for Amazon.com in my tool bar for the zillionth time, it dawned on me that I was blowing it big time! I was missing out on an opportunity to do something really nice for any one of the many bloggers I adore.

By simply going to Amazon through a link on another blogger’s page, anything I end up buying at that time will go toward their affiliate rewards. And it won’t have changed my prices or shopping experience in any way!! How amazing is that? Please note that the most important time to use one of these links is just before you check out. If you click through and fill a shopping cart, but don’t get back to it for over 24 hours, the credit will be lost. So think in terms of linking as part of the Checkout process.

Even knowing this and wanting so much to spread this wealth around, I find myself taking the most direct route to Amazon when I suddenly need to go.

Lauren at Hobo Mama and I talked about it and decided we would figure out a way to make this process so easy for everyone that no one need ever miss out on this opportunity again.

Just add one of our pages to your toolbar or bookmarks and think of it like the best route to your shopping destination. Here’s mine; here’s Lauren’s.

I’m a firm believer in buying local, buying handmade and supporting my community first whenever possible. This is another easy and painless way to do that. Plus, it makes me feel so much better about those times I do shop someplace like Amazon.

As one of the bloggers who has partnered with Amazon, I appreciate their program very much. I can’t use my own links and give myself credit, so I’m pledging to shop only through affiliate links from now on.

And since we know Amazon isn’t the only shop in town, if you have an affiliate account with other businesses our readers would like to shop through, please leave it in the second linky. Don’t be shy; link away!

If you don’t have a blog or an affiliate account, please just shop through any one of these links and let’s all Spread the Love!

Amazon Associates links

To enter: Put your blog name in the Title field and your affiliate link to the Amazon homepage in the URL field.

To use: Click on one of these links every time before you check out at Amazon!



Other affiliate links

To enter: Put the store name and your blog name in the Title field, as well as any information on what the store sells if that would be useful. Put your affiliate link to the store homepage in the URL field.

To use: Check out these links to other stores and small businesses you might shop!



Grab our buttons to let others know to spread the love!

Spirit Grooves: Support bloggers by shopping through affiliate links

Spirit Grooves: Support bloggers by shopping through affiliate links

Spirit Grooves: Support bloggers by shopping through affiliate links

Spirit Grooves: Support bloggers by shopping through affiliate links

Spirit Grooves: Support bloggers by shopping through affiliate links

Spirit Grooves: Support bloggers by shopping through affiliate links

Comments

  1. Cammy@TippyToeDiet
    November 20, 2012

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    What a lovely and generous thing to do!

    I don’t shop much at all these days, but when I do use Amazon, I go through an affiliate link. As in weight loss, even little bits add up, right?

    • treepeters
      November 20, 2012

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      Cammy, you have an affiliate account too, don’t you? I thought you had a little store page… If you don’t you might want to. It’s totally easy and I’ve gotten some nice surprises from it.

      • Cammy@TippyToeDiet
        November 20, 2012

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        I added it to the linky! I agree, it’s a wonderful surprise when someone shops through my account!

        Now I have to go figure out which one of your gorgeous buttons to grab. :)

  2. Melissa
    November 20, 2012

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    What a wonderful idea! I have been ordering a lot of odds and ends from Amazon as we’ve settled into our home here and I never ever think to use an affiliate link. I’ll do that now! I suppose it may be time for set up an account for myself, too.

    • treepeters
      November 21, 2012

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      Absolutely you should!!! Go do it now and link up. It’s super easy to sign up. Who knows what could happen. Plus when you write blog posts you should have links to products live. It doesn’t hurt and people like to see what you’re talking about. I always do. I’ll use your link!

  3. Cathy
    November 21, 2012

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    Hey cuz!!! You are brilliant and now are in my tool bar where I will now enter the world of the Amazon via your site!! Have I told you lately that I love you??? Well I do!! Rock on!!!!!

    • treepeters
      November 21, 2012

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      Gee thanks Cath! I love you to.
      You might as well get an affiliate account too. I still want you blogging in this next year!

  4. beerab
    November 21, 2012

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    Thanks! I have 4 items I’m buying already for xmas gifts through amazon- I for sure will click it through you :)

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