Thanks for the response.
1) I set up the COMMON AFFILATE program
2) I deleted everything from the PRODUCT SPECIFIC
3) I used the code above with my own affiliate number (I signed up asn affiliate so that I could test it and put an add on blogger). The banner looks great. When I click through the banner, I get this message:
Merchant, Product, Affilite relation, Affiliate percentage or the Hop link has been removed. Please contact the merchant
What am I missing?