It's Thursday and my email box is full of Black Friday offers from Merchants. It's a little late for some of us affilates to start loading your offers,these should have been in place by Dec1. Here is a tip from someone who has 50plus years in retailing. by Jan1,2011 you should have all your promotions for Valentines Day in place for your affilates. This should be followed closely by your Easter promotions etc. We need lead time for any of your promotions to be of value to the both of us.