i'm not nearly as sensitive about such posts as many forums i've seen.
i think it's important that when people make posts about special offers, etc., they state clearly if they have a financial interest, which you did.
so i have no problem with it at all, please everyone feel free to make such posts, just state clearly whether you are affiliated with or benefiting from sales.
and i don't really mind people posting such offers if they are financially involved, as long as they so state, and don't post repeatedly. one post about an offer/program is fine with me and I won't consider it spam.