A reader comment yesterday really reminded me that I need to speak to this. In a word, up to this point and for the immediate future, I have not accepted any kind of credit card referral income. Yesterday, I posted 2 paragraphs about how much I like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, and in that post I included a link to the application for the card. A fellow BA blogger emailed me that he noticed that I was apparently not participating in any referral program, and would I mind including his link. I didn’t mind, and I added it. In retrospect, I should have added a note to the post that I had done so.
In my reply to the reader comment (which I really appreciated) about referrals, I stated that “every word ever written here has been my unvarnished, unpaid for, honest opinion which everyone is welcome to agree or disagree with at their leisure.” That remains the case this morning, and will continue to be what I do as long as I blog. I do want you to know that at some point in the not too distant future, I will begin accepting referral income for credit card applications. When I do, this will be fully disclosed. Additionally, I’m going to talk to the folks at Boardingarea about helping me set up an “ethics” page if you will where each credit card referral link that might pay me will be listed along with any gifts I might receive from travel providers. Further, if I become aware of any richer offers than the link that I have listed, I will disclose it on the blog.
I doubt that I will get rich by doing this as you are probably aware that I’m not nearly as much of a credit card flipping enthusiast as many….but I’m learning. 🙂 In any event, I wanted to get this out there so you’ll know where I stand and what’s coming in the future.