Wanna hear something weird? Even though the IRS doesn’t make you file taxes if your income was under $400 for the year, the Federal Trade Commission wants me to let you know if I get something for free.
Crazy, right? Gotta love our government!
I’ve got a super cool giveaway coming up next week. It’s a tool (literally) that can help you create a grocery budget, eat better-for-you food and even show you how to make apple cider vinegar from scratch! It’s your very own grocery budget MacGyver.
Pretty cool, right?
So what exactly does a grocery budget MacGyver have to do with our government?
Well in order to share my thoughts on this cool new tool, I had to take a look at it. I can’t just go and tell you something is super great when I haven’t the slightest idea what I’m talking about, right?
Since I like being able to eat an entire (Costco-sized) bag of pita chips with Trader Joe Hummus and drink Coconut Watermelon Agua Frescas from the comforts of my backyard, and don’t really have a desire to spend the precious years of my kids’ childhood behind iron bars in San Quentin, I realized that in order to giveaway this MacGyver-ish book for one lucky reader, I had to comply with that crazy FTC law mentioned above.
So, here you go.
First and foremost: this blog is dedicated to helping you do more with less. I did not start this blog to make money, but apparently there are some people who think my opinion is valuable and subsequently compensate me for my opinion. That compensation can range from a free item to actual money. In any and all cases, all opinions written on this blog are honest and mine. If I don’t like something, I’ll either let you know, or simply not post blog about it at all. You won’t find a fake positive review just because I was compensated. That’s just not cool.
As of this posting, I’m an affiliate with Swagbucks and Amazon. “Affiliate” means that if you use a link on my blog and sign up for something on Swagbucks or purchase something on Amazon, I get a (very) small kickback. Rest assured that this pocket change will help keep Crumbs running (because apparently server space isn’t free).
It should come as no surprise that I believe in honesty. If by some long-shot chance someone offers to pay me to write something that didn’t 100% come out of my brain, I’ll clearly let you know. I have no intention though of accepting any sort of compensation for products that I do not believe in or that conflict with my personal beliefs.
Whew! With that all said, don’t forget to drop by Monday for the giveaway (and Sunday too for our weekly menu). Want a hint to help you win? Tell your friends!
P.S. If you haven’t guessed already, the word of the day is “cool!”