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Cheapism recognized your product and service as an excellent value

Let your customers know you were awarded a Best Value, Readers’ Choice or Cheapism Choice badge.

The official licensing partner of Cheapism

Badge Licensing | Quote Licensing

Featuring a review, quote, or third-party endorsement badge in your marketing gives your audience an unbiased, trusted recommendation they can rely on when making purchasing decisions.

Use on your website, social media, product packaging, in-store retail display, print marketing, advertising collateral, and TV.

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Our Brand

Cheapism.com is an award-winning personal finance, consumer lifestyle, and review site for budget-minded consumers that’s been called “a Consumer Reports for the cheap” by The New York Times. Our team is dedicated to helping people make the most of what they have, with money-saving tips as well as shoppable content covering the very best values in everything from home maintenance to must-have fashion.

Cheapism reaches more than 7M unique users per month across multiple channels, including social media, daily newsletters, and syndication partnerships with top news aggregators like MSN.com, Apple News, and Google News.

Our Methodology

We know consumers want to find the best products and services out there at the best price — but that can take time. Cheapism’s team of experienced journalists and researchers do the work of digging up those gems so our readers don’t have to.

We award our top-level distinction, Best Value, to truly exceptional items that stand out for their high quality-to-cost ratio. Our picks are based on both assessments by professional reviewers and input from real shoppers. We weigh the conclusions of trusted sources that conduct rigorous hands-on testing and scour online user reviews to gain insight into the long-term performance, practical features, and potential flaws of purchases made.

Our featured Readers’ Choice selections are backed by extensive in-house data on what our audience is actually buying, and our editors’ Cheapism Choices — from taste test favorites to travel destinations — are vetted with the meticulous care of experts who recognize that behind every budget is a bucket list.

Cheapism does not accept any payment or other gratuity from any manufacturers or retailers in exchange for recommending or discussing their products, so our audience knows they can trust us. Our picks are based entirely on our own exhaustive research and adhere to strict editorial guidelines. We do participate in affiliate marketing programs, which means we may earn a commission if products are purchased through a link on our site. This helps support our work and does not influence our recommendations.

Live Well for Less

Behind every budget is a bucket list. From travel, food and lifestyle to product reviews and deals, we’re here to show you how to save and what’s worth saving for.

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Guidelines

Usage creative guidelines

  1. Usage Request

    All requests for award badges and usage agreements must be made by email to Lori Husted at cheapism@theYGSgroup.com.

  2. Creative Guidelines
    • Recommended size is 100% of supplied badge size.
    • On a white or light background, badge should be printed in color and kept in existing format.
    • All quotes must be attributed to publication name with the date of the article.
  3. Disclaimer

    The following disclaimer needs to be included with all submitted creative using the badge: “(Publication name) is not affiliated with and does not endorse products or services of (Name of Licensee). For example, (Cheapism award name) is a registered trademark of Cheapism and is used under license.”

Usage opportunities

Using a Cheapism award badge or quote on your advertising and product packaging are two high-impact ways for your company to promote the award among consumers and to help drive sales.

Use these great opportunities to show off your Cheapism award badge or quote:

  • Product advertisements and commercials
  • Website (a link to the publication’s website must appear wherever badge is displayed)
  • Product or product packaging
  • Retail displays, including counter displays, shelf-talkers, point-of-purchase displays, posters/wall hangings
  • Email and newsletters
  • Intranet and internal correspondence
  • Trade marketing

Frequently asked questions

  1. What is the benefit of licensing Cheapism badges and content?

    Consumers have many choices, and displaying a Cheapism badge can make your brand stand out from the competition. When your product or service receives a checkmarked seal of approval from Cheapism, shoppers know that recommendation comes from a reliable, unbiased source and they can trust they’re getting the best value for their money.

  2. What is the turnaround time on licensing approval?

    Turnaround time is 24 hours after receipt of payment and submission of creative for approval. All creative material must be approved before it is distributed.

  3. What do I do when the license expires?

    If you wish to continue using the quote or badge license after it has expired, you may reach out to YGS directly at: cheapism@theYGSgroup.com and we can provide you with a renewal quote. Should you decide to not renew for another term, please remove the creative from your website, email signature, collateral, etc… and cease use of the previously licensed content.