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First, let’s be real…
Sometimes I’ll link to and talk about products I love. And sometimes I will receive a nominal affiliate fee for that product. It’s not a lot (trust me), and it doesn’t cost you anything extra. If I’m talking about how much I love so and so’s product, then I honestly and truly do. If I don’t like something, I’ll tell you. I’m not in it for the free stuff. Trust me. It’s not worth it.
And this blog does accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation on occasion. I only work on projects and campaigns that I want to participate in and I think are a good fit for you, my awesome readers. No form of compensation is going to influence my opinions on a product or the content on Shared Appetite.
And now the mandatory stuff the FTC makes me say:
Disclosure: Shared Appetite is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of advertising, sponsorship, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are, and always will be, purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
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Last updated: June 1, 2020