In accordance with FTC guidelines, this page outlines Whisky + Sunshine's (formerly Merlot Mommy) approach to samples/reviews and advertising/sponsorship revenue.
Whisky + Sunshine may choose to highlight products that we deem excellent and worthy of our readers’ consideration. If we have received a sample of a product that is featured—or any type of related complimentary goods or services—we will clearly indicate as such in the related review. Whisky + Sunshine will accept for consideration liquid samples (wine, beer, liquor, or related products), as well as other products (coffee, tech, beauty, etc.), but explicitly does not guarantee any coverage on the website in exchange for a sample (unless agreed upon prior to receiving the sample). Sorry, no bribery or cajoling is allowed on this site.
This website contains endorsements for products and services, meaning that when you click on a link that we recommend, we may receive a small commission if you purchase a product. Some links are affiliate links (ones we get paid for in pennies) but not all. We may also place banner ads on the site that will also result in commission if you click through and purchase a product from said link. Furthermore, some of the text and/or image ads throughout the site are affiliate ads. We assure you, we're not getting rich from affiliate links, but we appreciate any links as it is part of how we monetize our site.
Any advertisements or sponsorships seen on Whisky + Sunshine will be clearly marked as such to differentiate from editorial content. Often we will also include a disclaimer on posts that are not sponsored, too, because we've had feedback that sometimes people can't tell the difference between sponsored and editorial content if editorial content is a review of an experience we had. Not everyone is educated in FTC rules, but we try to keep up so you don't have to.
Whisky + Sunshine is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases on Amazon.com.
If you have any questions about our affiliation with a certain product or ad, feel free to contact Jana for additional details.
Use of Trademarks
The Disney name, Walt Disney Studios, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and other such trademarks of the Walt Disney Company, and its affiliates are used on this site. Whisky + Sunshine is not affiliated with or employed by the Walt Disney Company. All thoughts and opinions expressed are our strictly our own.
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We may receive compensation from other websites and companies I mention on my blog. I also receive products, travel opportunities, and such for honest reviews.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Jana at Monday Media LLC. Occasionally, we have guest contributors and we also have a baby/toddler item reviewer. For questions about this blog, please contact Jana.