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affiliate frequently asked questions

Program Overview
Adding Links
Tracking & Payment
Legal Questions

Program Overview:

Q. What is the WeightWatchers.com Affiliate Program?

A. If you have a Web site, the WeightWatchers.com Affiliate Program is a way for you to earn cash while introducing your site visitors to Weight Watchers, which has helped millions all over the world lose weight. The WeightWatchers.com Affiliate Program compensates affiliates per qualified subscription.

It's simple and FREE! We want you to be a successful WeightWatchers.com affiliate, and we've taken steps to support you along the way. You'll receive monthly commission checks, and you'll have the tools you need to maximize your effectiveness and satisfy your site visitors.
Q: Is the Affiliate Program free to join?

A. Yes! There is absolutely no cost to become a WeightWatchers.com affiliate, although you are responsible for the costs of operating your Web site.
Q: What is a qualifying Weight Watchers Online or Weight Watchers eTools subscription?

A. A qualifying subscription is defined as a successful execution or billing of paid subscription (excluding execution or billing of automatic renewal, or other recurring billing of a subscription , or activation of an offline purchase) to the Weight Watchers Online, Weight Watchers Monthly Pass or Weight Watchers eTools offering by any end user who:
  1. Clicks on an affiliate link or graphic and subsequently subscribes no later than 14 days after such click;
  2. Has not clicked on a hypertext link or graphic to the WeightWatchers.com Web site from a third party promotion site after last clicking on a link during such 14 day period; and
  3. Has not previously been a subscriber in the past six months.

Q: What if I live outside the United States?

A. The WeightWatchers.com Affiliate Program is only accepting US-based affiliates at this time.
Q: Who is Commission Junction?

A. WeightWatchers.com has teamed with Commission Junction, a leader in third-party affiliate marketing programs, to provide affiliates with trusted third-party tracking, real-time reporting, and monthly commission checks, to handle our affiliate accounts. Once you sign up for and are accepted to our program, you'll be taken to Commission Junction's site where you'll create your own personal and secure account. Here you can log in at any time to get our banners and links, find out about commissions earned and even learn about how many impressions each of your links has received.

For marketing tips and additional affiliate program education, visit Commission Junction.

Adding links:

Q: How do I add links?

A. Once you are accepted into our affiliate program, you'll be provided with a variety of banners, buttons and text links, which you can add to your site. You can log into your account through Commission Junction (www.cj.com) at any time to see a list of our available banners. Once logged in, select "WeightWatchers.com" in the Current Merchant Partner area. Next, select "Show Links" towards the bottom of our information page. Choose your desired link and select "Get HTML". Copy and paste the HTML code to your Web page. It's that easy!
Q: How many links can I have to WeightWatchers.com?

A. You can have as many links, both text and banner, as you would like.
Q: May I use the WeightWatchers.com logo or content on my site?

A. You will have access to a wide variety of banners and text links after you are accepted into our affiliate program. You are welcome to use any of the graphics and text links provided. You may not alter or modify any banners or links in any way. You must also secure permission before using any third party's copyrighted materials. If you are unsure about your rights to use or modify the materials for your Web site, please review our Affiliate Terms & Conditions or contact us.
Q: What if I have more than one Web site?

A. We recommend adding our links to all of your approved Web sites. In fact, we encourage it! Tracking will still take place through Commission Junction. All of your approved sites will be listed under your one account.

Tracking & Payment:

Q: How do I check the status of my account?

A. Once your application has been approved, you will receive an e-mail notification welcoming you to our program. This will include your Commission Junction password, so make sure to make a note of it. To see your account status, log in to Commission Junction at
www.cj.com. Once logged in, you can see your account balance at the top center of your screen and get instant site statistics under the "Generate Reports" area on the right.
Q: What will I earn?

A. You will earn a base commission of $10 for every qualifying subscription.
Q: Can I change and update links whenever I want?

A. Yes. You may change and update the links on your site at any time, based on seasonal changes, the type of site you have, to keep the creative fresh, or for whatever other reasons you wish. You'll find a variety of logos, banners, and links on CJ.com where you can choose the one that's right for your site.
Q. When do I get paid?

A. Once you are accepted into our program, you'll be able to log into your account at www.cj.com and go to the area titled "Generate Report". Here you can see how much you've earned and even download a file if desired. Earnings are automatically sent out every month via check to all Affiliates who have accumulated at least $25 in their account. There are no invoices to send and no data to track - all payments are taken care of by WeightWatchers.com and Commission Junction.
Q: How are sales & subscribers tracked?

A. Commission Junction will track revenue earned, number of subscribers, hits (click-throughs), impressions, CTR (click-through ratio or the number of impressions divided by the number of click-throughs), CPM (cost per thousand impressions), and CR (conversion ratio or the number of click-throughs divided by the number of subscribers)

For additional questions on tracking and payments, visit CJ.
Q: What if I have more questions?

A. For additional questions about the affiliate program or to contact a customer service representative, please e-mail Affiliate@WeightWatchers.com. You can also contact Commission Junction directly once you are logged into your CJ account.

Legal Questions:

Q: How do I qualify to become an Affiliate? Any restrictions?

A. Our eligibility requirements and restrictions for becoming a WeightWatchers.com Affiliate are set forth in our
Affiliate Terms & Conditions. Please review to determine whether you qualify.
Q: Am I required to sign any kind of agreement?

A. We require our affiliates to electronically accept our Affiliate Terms & Conditions before joining our affiliate program.

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