Affiliate Links Policy

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Coffee or Die’s Policy on Affiliate Links

At Coffee or Die, we pride ourselves on publishing independent work that puts our audience first. High-quality content for our readers and viewers will always be our first priority. 

When we write about gear and products such as books and movies, every item has been picked for selection by either our editors or our team of freelance writers and reviewers. We do not accept money or product to cover the gear we write about. Items sent to reviewers are either returned to the manufacturer or donated at the conclusion of a review period. 

That said, when you purchase a product through a link on, we earn an affiliate commission. This is now a common media practice used by many notable sites, including Wirecutter, Gear Patrol, Wired, Outside, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and many others. 

Here’s how it works: When you click a link on one of our pages that goes to an affiliate retailer, such as or Bass Pro Shops, the URL automatically notes that you came from Coffee or Die. If you purchase that product, we may earn a small commission that helps offset our production cost. To be clear, it doesn’t cost you more — the price is the same as if you went directly to the site.

Affiliate links do not factor into our editorial coverage other than to make it easier for you, our readers, to get the gear we organically recommend. 

If a manufacturer or retailer has paid for any editorial placement on our website, it is noted clearly as Sponsored Content.

Our reputation as serious, independent gear testers and review writers — and our relationships with you, the readers and viewers of Coffee or Die — is our first concern. We will continue to review and discuss products honestly and independently with one simple goal: to help you find the best gear possible for all your needs.

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