I contacted Amazon yesterday to find out how family, friends, and even myself can purchase a product from Amazon without putting my affiliate account in jeopardy. Hello Linda, Due to the proprietary nature of the process, we can't share the criteria by which we detect ineligible orders placed by an Associate. To avoid having your account closed for placing orders, please place all orders for yourself or others directly at http://www.amazon.com. Please do not use your Associates links when accessing our site to place your orders. We appreciate your understanding. Best Regards, Jill R.