This policy is valid from January, 2011 to the present

A Helicopter Mom is a personal blog written and edited by Mickey, aka A Helicopter Mom. For questions about this blog, please contact Mickey at ahelicoptermom@gmail.com.

All items and products received for review and/or giveaway have been provided to me by the sponsor and are not in exchange for a positive review. Products and/or compensation received do not influence content. If a product does not meet expected standards, sponsor will be contacted and will be given the choice of whether or not the review should be posted.

I do accept and keep free products, from companies and organizations, for review and giveaway purposes. Generally this is in the form of the product I am reviewing and/or giving away or a gift card. 

Personal information may be collected in order to enter a giveaway.  This information is not shared, sold or made available to any other parties unless specifically noted in the giveaway terms.


This blog accepts many forms of compensation, including (but not limited to) paid posts, sponsorships, advertising, products, and trips.

The compensation Mickey receives may influence the advertising content, links, or post topics of this blog, but will never influence Mickey’s opinions on any subject or product. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely Mickey’s. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

If a reader clicks on a link or advertisement on AHelicopterMom.com and subsequently makes a purchase on that website, or uses a discount code found on AHelicopterMom.com, Mickey may receive some form of compensation (cash or otherwise) from that company or website.

Compensation Levels

Compensation levels will be stated clearly at the end of any post that mentions a product, service or location that is covered by any of the levels listed below. If no compensation level is listed, it is to be assumed that there was no compensation involved with the post or any products, services or locations mentioned in the post. Compensation refers to cash, gift certificates, products, or services.

Level 0: The blogger has no significant relationship with any product, service or brand mentioned in this post.

Level 1: The product or service mentioned was provided to the blogger free of charge (or at a considerable discount not available to the public).

Level 2: The product or service mentioned was provided free of charge and the blogger was compensated to post about the product or service.

Level 3: The blogger was compensated for inserting links from a specific website into this post.

Level 4: The blogger was compensated for including a product in pictures or videos in this post.

Level 5: The blogger was compensated for attending the event mentioned in this post.

Level 6: The blogger was compensated for posting about the event mentioned in this post.

Level 7: The blogger was provided with transportation, food, lodging, tickets, and/or other incidentals for the trip mentioned in this post.

Level 8: Although not specifically compensated for this post, the blogger has an ongoing relationship with a company or person connected with a product, service or location mentioned in this post that the blogger feels may have influenced his/her decision to post about it.

Level 9: Products or services were provided to the blogger to give away in a contest.

Level 10: Products or services were provided to the blogger to give away in a contest and to keep for his/her own use or for review.

Level 11: the blogger was compensated for administering this contest.

Level 12: The product or service mentioned advertises directly with the blogger’s website.

Level 13: This is a sponsored post. The blogger was compensated to write this post. While the blogger’s opinions in the post are authentic, talking points may have been suggested by the sponsor.

Level 14: The blogger is under contract with the company, product or service mentioned in this post. While not specifically paid for this post, the blogger is paid by the company to attend events and write about the company/product/service. The blogger receives free samples of the product, special access to the company, and all of the blogger’s costs are covered when attending events related to the company.


We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Any questions or concerns about compensation or affiliation should be directed to Mickey at ahelicoptermom@gmail.com