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The use of affiliate links helps fund what is a 50-hour per week job for Rob as well as paying for external contributors and technical support. Advertising revenue alone cannot generate enough money to support the site, especially with the increased use of ad blocking software.
Because it is technically difficult for us to identify every individual affiliate link, you should assume that any link on this site may be an affiliate link even though only a fraction are.
It is our honest view that affiliate links have no impact on the editorial content of the site. The long-term success of Head for Points is based on attracting and keeping readers and this will only happen if the material we produce is seen as independent and trustworthy.
If we have affiliate links for particular companies covered in an article then we include them. If we don’t, we run the article anyway. Our primary concern is to bring you the best frequent flyer and travel loyalty news each day.
We will, very occasionally, run sponsored posts. These are clearly marked. We also clearly disclose if any airline or hotel covered on the site provided free their services for free. If there is no disclosure you should assume that the flight or room was booked in the normal way.
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