Thanks Governor Malloy !

Last week I got an email from Amazon. It seems I can no longer be an affiliate with them due to some new laws and the fact that I live in CT. I never really made any money with this affiliate program anyway, but it stinks that now I will definitely not be able to make any money with it!!


For well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of Connecticut residents. Unfortunately, the budget signed by Governor Malloy contains a sales tax provision that compels us to terminate this program for Connecticut-based participants effective immediately. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers – including but not limited to those referred by Connecticut-based affiliates like you – even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.

We opposed this new tax law because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It was supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside Connecticut, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that we must take this action.

As a result of the new law, contracts with all Connecticut residents participating in the Amazon Associates Program will be terminated today, June 10, 2011. Those Connecticut residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to,, MYHABIT.COM or Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned on or before today, June 10, 2011, will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of Connecticut. If you are not currently a resident of Connecticut, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, you can manage the details of your Associates account here. And if you relocate to another state after June 10, 2011, please contact us for reinstatement into the Amazon Associates Program.

To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to offer the Associates Program to Connecticut residents and will not affect their ability to purchase from

We have enjoyed working with you and other Connecticut-based participants in the Amazon Associates Program and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Associates Program to Connecticut residents.


The Amazon Associates Team

Book Review: Thank You Notes by Jimmy Fallon

If you watch Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, then you probably have seen his “Thank You Cards” segment where he thanks random items.  He has recently released a book that compiles a lot of the thank you notes written by him and the Late Night staffers.

The book was released May 23, 2011 and retails for $12, but is onsale right now for $6.60 at! (Free shipping with Amazon Prime) It quickly made it to number 1 on Amazon as well.

The book is a pretty quick read, it is 176 pages and has roughly 180 thank you notes in it.  Some of them I totally agreed with and completely cracked up over.

A couple of my favorites were to the ants, for making his life start with murder every morning.  We’ve been having an ant invasion lately so I definitely could related to that! Also his thank you to the DVR Remote for not fast forwarding right away when he hits the button and then going back to the beginning of the program.  Definitely another one that I could relate to.

If you are looking for a quick pick-me-up and enjoy Jimmy Fallon’s humor, then I definitely recommend that you pick up “Thank You Notes”!

I purchased this book for myself and enjoyed it and decided to share about it. I was not compensated for this review in any way.
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