Big News for The Non-Consumer Advocate!

by Katy on April 1, 2016 · 50 comments

I’ve been writing The Non-Consumer Advocate since 2008, and it’s been an amazing ride, and for the most part it’s been a labor of love. I made a decision early on that I would not prioritize having the blog be very profitable, as that goal would contradict my message to minimize purchases and step away from a consumer lifestyle. Yes, I work with two different advertising networks to cover expenses, but have declined the daily offers I get for sponsored posts, sponsored links and general advertising.

I often joke that I could quit my job if I started a blog that accepted all the advertising offers that I receive for The Non-Consumer Advocate.

With the advent of two kids in college at the same time, the time has come to prioritize any and all income opportunities, which brings me to my big news:

The Non-Consumer Advocate is welcoming a new corporate partners! No I haven’t sold the blog, but the daily posts will each be sponsored by different companies that support the non-consumer lifestyle.

Sponsor #1:

Home Goods. With home as a haven, why not redecorate as often as you change your mood?

Sponsor #2:

Bank of America. From credit cards to fee-tastic bank accounts, Bank of America is America’s financial institution!

Sponsor #3:

H&M. We live in a global economy, so why not look to our planet’s most vulnerable workers to stitch our clothing? Clothing falls apart after a single wearing? Worry not, as replacement garments cost less than a cup of coffee!

I am very excited to be working with these forward thinking companies!

Click HERE for more details about the future of The Non-Consumer Advocate.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Susannah April 1, 2016 at 11:02 am

🙂 How did you manage to narrow it down to just three?


Katy April 1, 2016 at 11:05 am

Yes, I could have gone on and on . . .


Ruby April 1, 2016 at 11:08 am

Okay, you almost had me there. 😀

Happy April Fools Day!


Phyllis April 1, 2016 at 11:10 am

You are a nut!!! 😉

Enjoy this sunny first day of April!


Chris April 1, 2016 at 11:16 am

Hahahahaha – best April Fool’s prank!


Lori April 1, 2016 at 11:16 am

I was falling for it until I read who the sponsors would be. bahahahahaha good one! Especially #1 decorate when ever the mood hits… bahahahahaha 🙂


Tracy April 1, 2016 at 11:18 am
Elizabeth April 2, 2016 at 2:35 am

ROFL Thanks so much for sharing this link. The “customer comments” were hilarious!


Kim from Philadelphia April 1, 2016 at 11:29 am

Nice try for April Fools Day; unfortunately we know you too well!!


WilliamB April 1, 2016 at 8:34 pm

Agreed, although your reason for changing was very plausible.


April April 1, 2016 at 11:30 am

Oh my god Katy, I was reading this in utter shock thinking “wow, I can’t believe this.” You totally had me hook, line and sinker.


Deb April 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm

LoL. Me too!


Laura April 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm

And me!


Ruth April 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Me also


Sharon April 1, 2016 at 11:48 am

April Fools!!!!!


Rox April 1, 2016 at 11:54 am

Greetings from Mexico, i read your blog and i like it a lot, you had me with this joke! i almost died, haha very funny!


Dana Vogel April 1, 2016 at 12:11 pm



LisaC April 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Oh my goodness.


LisaC April 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

You and HiptoSave. Hilarious.


Linda M April 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm

When I got bto you first sponsor, etc….well. …..Happy April Fool’s Day to you….big smiey face!


Kelly April 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Nice one, Katy!! 😉


Florencia April 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

JAJAJAJAJAJA! I knew something was off when you said “Home Goods.” I knew for sure when you said H&M. XD


Michelle H. April 1, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Well done, Katy. And a very happy April Fools to you, too.


Bee April 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm

OH My Gosh! You almost had me. I thought the world had finally turned upside down.


lulutoo April 1, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Hahahahaha! Good one! Happy April Fools’ to you, too!


IsabelI April 1, 2016 at 1:27 pm

It is 2nd April here and I thought I’ll give up reading your blog now! Thank goodness it was your fun for April Fools Day!


Lesley April 1, 2016 at 1:37 pm


From a relieved follower in Iowa City.


Mariana April 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm

You totally fooled me!!!


Rb April 1, 2016 at 2:14 pm

I was a bit freaked untill i hit the H and M part! Well done!!!


Kathy April 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm

You got me. I read this and immediately thought that this sucks, and I guess some people will sell out for a buck. Thank goodness it’s a joke. Goodwill would be more of your sponsor style.


Vickie April 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Ha! Yes, you had me too. I loathe BAC, that would have been a deal breaker!


Marilyn April 1, 2016 at 4:16 pm

I was not in on the joke until I read the words “fee-tastic bank accounts.” Good one, Katy!


Lori April 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Oh my!!! For a couple of seconds I was feeling upset and a little mad at you! How could you….really…how wasteful! I actually felt betrayed! Haha it was good though I am happy you are the Katy I think I know.


melanie April 1, 2016 at 10:18 pm

This was my reaction too – glad I don’t have to be disappointed in Katy!


rosa rugosa April 1, 2016 at 5:08 pm

As soon as I saw Home Goods I said “no way.” 🙂


Karen April 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm



Sandy April 1, 2016 at 7:32 pm

Oh, Katy! You tricky rabbit!
By the time I got to H&M, I was thinking, “no! I have to unsubscribe from Katy’ s blog!”
SO very glad I can keep reading your blog and learning!


Elizabeth April 2, 2016 at 2:27 am

Oh my gosh, I’m such a sucker, almost fell for it! I was especially disappointed in the B of A sponsorship. Lol You got me good! Haha


Isabelle April 2, 2016 at 4:26 am

You got me there for a second!!


Tammy April 2, 2016 at 5:17 am

Ha! You had me for a second, till I got to H&M. Up to that point I was thinking, “I’m not going to read this blog any more” and then after H&M I realized you got me! 🙂


Jill A April 2, 2016 at 5:42 am

You almost made me throw up. I’m reading this on April 2…..


Peg April 2, 2016 at 6:39 am

Wow! I was so scared for a minute there!! Whew! Good one 😉


Trisha April 2, 2016 at 8:25 am

You had me until H&M. 🙂


Karen. April 2, 2016 at 9:27 am

I love the nope cat.


Kristin April 2, 2016 at 12:51 pm

You crack me up Katy!!! 🙂 Why not redecorate as often as you change your mood. LOL!!


Kim in Los Alamitos April 2, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Katy even if it were real, you put such a positive spin on it, I would have agreed with you!


Katy April 2, 2016 at 5:03 pm

I think you’re the only one!


Jade April 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

haha, you got me. I believed you until I read who the sponsors were, then I thought there must be a catch. Aprils Fools!
I admire your stance on turning away advertisers that are not aligned with your beliefs. You are very inspiring! 🙂


Jennie April 3, 2016 at 5:40 am

Katy – I was so disappointed when I initially read this – selective reading because I recently had the worst customer service dealings with one of the 4 you listed. So it wasn’t until today (April 3) that I decided to read the comments and see how other readers felt about this. Imagine my shock and huge relief to see that this was a joke and that your integrity remains untarnished. You have made such a difference to so many of us. Thank you!


Katy April 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

Sorry about that. You need to remember to don your cape of skepticism on April 1st!


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