These are not the affiliate links you're looking for.
*waves his hand in a Jedi-like manner*
Seriously, I can't think of a reason why any complaints about affiliate links would even be considered valid (as long as the links aren't being obfuscated with url-shortening services).
Having to keep track of multiple freebie/bargain threads is going to stink. "Too many squeaky wheels spoil the soup"... or something like that.