Points, Miles & Martinis is a relatively small blog, and have been amazed at how our blog has grown over the past year. We always appreciate support from readers like you and it is feedback that keeps us going for the most part and our love of all things travel.
We started this blog, back in the blogger days, to share information with friends and family about traveling better and earning / burning point strategies. While this has been a labor of love for the last two years we are in fact compensated for readers that use our affiliate links. Most people know that and we include disclosures on our blog about that.
But we’ve decided to limit the use of embedded credit card links within our posts. We alluded to this in our official announcement about “A Change To Affiliate Links We Know You Will Like” post a few weeks ago. While the post was in jest, highlighting fictitious credit card offers like Dairy Queen Diner’s Club but placing actual travel review post links behind the hyperlink, we felt that our approach to add in links within text was a bit distracting.
Instead, we are launching a new approach and our own version of Small Saturday, Blog style. We’ll place this little picture at the bottom of our Saturday posts which links to one of our affiliate pages like our Flexible Credit Cards, Hotel Credit Cards and Airline Credit Cards pages.
So going forward, we’ll limit the use of credit card links within the actual content of posts. Instead, we’ll keep the the links in actual affiliate offer review posts that we like and our dedicated affiliate pages with offers you’ll see on our Flexible Credit Cards, Hotel Credit Cards and Airline Credit Cards pages.
So again, thanks for your support. We’ll continue to seek ways which we can improve our little space here in the travel blog world by sharing tips, tricks and running giveaways which highlight interesting deals while offering goodies to our readers.