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JUN 12, 2017: Best Things to Buy in June courtesy of FatWallet.com
While Memorial Day sales extend past the holiday weekend, retailers change message to prop Fathers Day deals and a variety of home improvement sales. The past holiday weekend brought huge mattress sales, thus sparking followup sales on bedding and home decor sales. Add that graduation and wedding gift deals offer timely savings for June shoppers from a host of department stores for checking off gift lists, or filling personal needs for the summer. (original posted in LinkedIn for What Things to Buy in June)
APR 27, 2017: FatWallet Reveals “THE BEST THINGS TO BUY IN MAY”
[Release via FatWallet.com] From weddings to graduations to Mother’s Day to Memorial Day and summer vacation planning, there are plenty of events and reasons we choose to spend money in the month of May. Luckily, it also one of the biggest months of the year for traditional sales and savings on items we need to purchase! And… with what seems like a bazillion store closings this year, close-outs will be plenty as spring cleaning wraps, making for even more frugal abundance at outlets and thrift stores.
MAR 30, 2017: 5 TIMELY NEEDS THAT BEG TO KNOW WHAT TO BUY IN APRIL
[Release via FatWallet.com] April sales feature savings on a variety of items for the home as consumers look to wash off the winter with a refreshing cleaning and new look. Whether just getting out in the yard for the first time, or pushing past lawn prep and into spring projects, April offers savings from huge lawn and garden deals through the month.
MAR 20, 2017: FIRST DAY OF SPRING – WHAT TO BUY, AND WHY
[Release via FatWallet.com] It’s the First Day of Spring – Here is What to Buy, and Why!
FEB 27, 2017: BEST THINGS TO BUY IN MARCH – SPRING SPENDING 2017
[Release via FatWallet.com] A record setting warm winter sets up March for early winter clearance of top brand outerwear from stores like REI, Patagonia, Columbia, Land’s End, etc. with “outlet” prices in the 50-80% off range. And, with a new iPhone coming (40% haven’t upgraded in 2 yrs), Nokia resurrecting the “best-selling mobile phone” in history for $50, and the Mobile World Congress (LIVE now) bringing timelines and pre-orders of all other new mobile devices for 2017, consumers can expect a fire sale of last year’s cell phone brands.
FEB 14, 2017: Presidents Day Sales: What to Buy Now or Wait for Spring
[Release via FatWallet.com] — Although Valentine’s Day sales are the headliner, many retailers have already started promoting their Presidents’ Day sales. This first major sales event of the year can bring significant savings on a variety of bigger-ticket items for the home. More important, Presidents’ Day sales offer families an opportunity to stretch their tax refunds by taking advantage of 0% financing until refunds are available to pay off any purchases. With nearly every retailer promoting something, these are the items to either buy now, or wait to buy.
FEB 6, 2017: 36 Valentine’s Day Spending Stats
[Release via FatWallet.com] Americans shelled out nearly $20 billion in 2016 for chocolate, flowers, jewelry and a variety of other items, including activities and travel during Valentines shopping season. To further illustrate this wide variety of celebration, FatWallet.com has assembled a massive list of Valentine’s Day Spending Stats (see list of reputable resources*.
JAN 30, 2017: Best Things to Buy in FEBRUARY 2017
[Release via FatWallet.com] From those familiar heart-shaped boxes to 4K TVs to home furnishings to winter travel deals, these are the very best things to buy in February this year, including some smart tips to help shoppers stack on additional savings.
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, the savings resource for millions of online deal hunters, launches their annual Best Things to Buy in January shopping guide for consumers looking to save money heading into the new year. The guide includes tips for which major categories contain significant savings opportunities and forecasts discounts and pricing on traditional Health & Fitness and White sales, as well as clearance on last year’s best electronics products and 4K TV deals leading up to the Super Bowl.
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com provides 2016 Holiday Shipping Deadline Guide and comprehensive list of retailers offering free shipping deals before, during and after December 16.
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com announced results of its 2016 Holiday Gift Buying Survey (*Survata – full survey reveals shopping behavior between men and women). The study reports that 70% of parents plan to spend the same or more buying gifts for their children this year (men will outspend women), and 70% said getting the best deals is the most important factor when buying holiday gifts online (59% said. free shipping).
Parents said their kids want gift cards or money more than anything else, followed by toys, video games and laptops. More than 4 in 10 (43%) of women and men equally want quality time with family as a holiday gift this year, 32% want gift cards, 22% want apparel and 18% would settle for a vacation. See FULL RESULTS.
NOV 25, 2016: New Cyber Monday Shopping Study Leaks Consumers’ Plans
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com released their Cyber Monday Survey 2016 (*Survata). The survey reveals less than 20% of holiday shoppers expect to shop for Cyber Monday deals early and more than 80% are more likely to shop starting Monday morning or later. Only 1 in 4 Cyber Monday shoppers admit to shopping for themselves, while nearly half will be looking for holiday gifts and more than 6 in 10 plan to spend the same or more than last year during Cyber Monday sales. *See FULL RESULTS.
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com and BFAds.net announced a new partnership, combining resources to bring holiday shoppers a one-stop solution for sorting through all the best holiday sales and deals, including Black Friday. Experts from both sites will pool their deal hunter knowledge to offer consumers both breaking news on retailers’ sales events and the quickest path to the biggest values of the holiday shopping season, regardless of whether they visit BFAds, or FatWallet. Read full release.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016: Top 10 Black Friday Predictions Point to Record Number of Deals and Doorbusters
/PRNewswire/ — BFAds.net, the “WikiLeaks” for breaking news on all Black Friday ads and deals, announces its Black Friday Predictions including a record 52,000 advertised deals from 2016 Black Friday ads (49,000 in 2015). Holiday shoppers should expect more than 7,000 doorbuster deals during the Thanksgiving weekend sales, with the majority of those deals also available as online doorbusters. BFAds also expects an increase in store exclusives versus past years, especially involving products related to toys, video games, TVs and laptops, and special incentives for mobile shoppers. Review all Black Friday Predictions.
AUGUST 29, 2016: Ten Best Things to Buy in September Kicks Off with Labor Day Deals
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, the savings resource for millions of online deal hunters, launches their annual Labor Day deals aggregator featuring a precursor for many of the items on sale in the month of September. The early holiday sales events kick-off clearance events for summer clothing and school supplies, as well as deep discounts big-ticket items like major appliances, mattress sets and lawn and garden equipment. Labor Day sales offer a savings ranging from 20-80% on a variety of items for personal and home use as retailers use September to make space for holiday merchandise. Review FULL LIST.
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, the savings resource for millions of online deal hunters, announced results of its Back to School Tech Survey (*Survata), which revealed 28% of parents plan to purchase student laptops and/or smartphones during back to school sales this year for their children in grades K-12 (up from 20% in 2015). More than one-third of those parents rank back-to-school sales as the best time to find student laptop deals, out-ranking Black Friday for the third year in a row. Parents also said the most stressful part of buying a laptop for their children was finding the best value for their money, while 54% indicated some level of concern with their children having their own laptops
To help parents with their back-to-school shopping concerns, FatWallet has launched a new Student Laptop Buying Guidefeaturing easy-to-follow steps on how to choose the right laptop model and features and the best value in their purchases. Review FULL RESULTS and infographics.
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, the savings resource for millions of online deal hunters, announced results of its annual Back-to-School Survey (*Survata), which reveals 9 in 10 parents plan to spend the same or more than last year when shopping for back-to-school items. More than half of parents said they will shop for back-to-school needs online versus in-store, and 4 in 10 said lowest price is the most important factor when buying school supplies. Nearly two-thirds of parents said back-to-school prices are best in July and August, but more than 2 in 10 said prices are best after school starts. Most notably, 70% of parents said they now buy more, or most, K-12 school supplies compared to years past due to increasing budget cuts at their children’s schools.
See FULL RESULTS of 2016 Back-to-School Shopping Survey, including an INFOGRAPHIC and shopping behavior and concerns for parents planning to purchase laptops and smartphones for their kids.
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, the online savings resource for millions of deal hunters, presents a Prime Day guide with past stats, predictions for 2016 and smart shopping tips to assure buying success. Starting at 12:00 a.m. CST on July 12, FatWallet will launch a Flash Deal Day promotion directing shoppers to real-time resources and tools for monitoring the best of 100,000 Amazon Prime Day Deals, and comparable retail offers from competing top stores. FatWallet users can quickly access intelligent discussion from thousands of deal hunters for advice and instantly share deals and comments with peers using the new FatWallet ToGo browser tool.
JUNE 1, 2016: Good Buys In June – Summer Savings
MAY 2, 2016: What to Buy in May – 4 Hidden Savings Tips
From smart tech to big-ticket investments, May offers sales events with key savings that take care of summer needs, and your budget.
/FatWallet.com/– From Mothers Day to memorial Day, there are huge traditional sales events that kick-off and wrap up the month of May, so opportunity to shop is on high. As well, retailers fill the middle of May with big weekend one-off sales featuring discounting on just about everything under the sun. And with all these sales comes a plethora of savings, if you know what to buy in May:
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com launches its annual Mother’s Day deals promotion featuring a one-stop resource for finding the best deals and coupons for items moms want most. Overall Mother’s Day spending is expected to exceed $22 billion in 2016 ($21.2 billion in 2015 –Fundivo) as gift seekers shop for sales from the holiday’s top categories like jewelry, clothing, flowers and new wearable tech. FatWallet’s two-week Mother’s Day event offers shoppers additional savings from increased cash back with up to 12% at more than 30 top retailers, including Walmart, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Back Country, Under Armor, TOMS, American Eagle and Ralph Lauren.
Shopping Guide to Top 10 Wearable Deals for Active Moms
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, where millions of online deal hunters go to stack deals and coupons with cash back, announces their annual What to Buy in April shopping guide for consumers looking to save money on things they need for spring preparation around the home. The guide includes tips for which major shopping categories contain significant savings opportunities and forecasts expected discounts and rewards on items like lawn and garden equipment, outdoor sports gear, cleaning supplies and other spring essentials.
FEB 29, 2016: What to Buy in March – 5 “Smart” Shopping Tips
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, where millions of online deal hunters go to stack discounts, announces their annual What to Buy in March shopping guide for consumers looking to save money heading into spring. The guide reveals timely tips to help consumers find hidden savings opportunities and forecasts heightened discounts on in-demand items like smart home tech, mobile devices, spring travel deals and winter/spring apparel and sports gear.
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet announces their annual Presidents’ Day Deals offering online shoppers a one-stop resource to compare and buy from hundreds of store-wide sales with average savings of 20-40% off top name brand furniture, mattresses, appliances, electronics and spring break travel deals. The site also features additional clearance with some of the largest discounts of the year (20-80% off) on seasonal clothing, outerwear, home furnishings and computers. Presidents’ Day sales and coupons can stack with increased cash back from Dell, Verizon, American Eagle, Orbitz, hotels.com, Expedia and other stores, creating additional savings.
JAN 26, 2016: Valentine’s Spending Comes Up Roses: 24 Stats and Facts
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet launches Valentine’s Day Deals, featuring exclusive savings on flowers, chocolates, jewelry and other trending gifts ideas from hundreds of top brands and stores. The annual event promotes the most current discounts, coupons and free shipping offers, offering online shoppers a one-stop resource to find the best savings on their Valentine’s gifts. Dozens of stores are sharing their love by increasing cash back through Feb. 14, including Kay Jewelers, Godiva, Nordstrom, Verizon and Cowboom.
JAN 19, 2016: Super Bowl Sales Are Best Time to Buy New TVs in 2016
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, where millions of online deal hunters go to stack coupons with cash back, announced results from its annual TV Buyer Survey* (TNS) revealing 26% of Americans will buy a new TV in 2016 (that increases to 40% for those with children and 35% for those under age 30). Of those, the study reports 25% will buy a new TV during Super Bowl sales, topping 18% that said they’ll wait until Black Friday to buy a new TV. Also, nearly half that buy TVs this year will purchase their first 4K and almost one third said they now stream the majority of their TV programming (up 21% from a year ago). See FULL Results: 2016 TV Buyer Survey
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, where millions of online deal hunters go to stack deals and coupons with cash back, announces their annual What to Buy in January shopping guide for consumers looking to save money heading into the new year. The guide includes tips for which major categories contain significant savings opportunities and forecasts for expected discounts and rewards on items like fitness equipment, health & beauty products, bed and bath linens, tax software deals and high-end TV deals. Top 5 tips for finding the biggest savings in January:
2015 Press Releases: (see Newswire Releases here)
DEC 18, 2015: e-Gift Cards Growing As Last Minute Purchase for Holiday Shoppers
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, where millions of online deal hunters go to stack deals and coupons with cash back, presents their annual Shipping Deadlines Guide with spending threshold details and final online purchase dates to help assure delivery of packages and gift cards before Christmas Day. Over $127 billion is spent on gift cards annually, one third spent for holiday gifts with up to 10% expected to be digital gift card purchases (GiftCards.com). A new FatWallet.com study* reports that 39% of kids and 45% of adults prefer to receive gift cards during the holidays.
DEC 16, 2015: Free Shipping Day Hacks Assure Gifts Get Delivered On Time
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, where millions of online deal hunters go to stack deals and coupons with cash back, launches Free Shipping Week featuring more than 35 major retailers offering both free shipping with no minimum purchase and cash back from stores like Dell, Bloomingdale’s, Under Armour and Kate Spade. The promotion also features access to more than 1,700 stores offering cash back on Free Shipping Day, in which hundreds have increased cash back rewards for up to 20% additional savings on last minute gift purchases.
DEC 10, 2015: Green Monday Brings Big Deals for Gift Seekers
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com announces the Saturday kickoff of Green Monday Deals for December gift seekers, featuring increased cash back and exclusive coupons from top stores like Walmart, Amazon, American Eagle, and Cabela’s. The promotion provides online shoppers access to hundreds of Green Monday sales and discounts, including savings on this year’s hottest gifts like Star Wars collectables, Xbox One and PS4 video game bundles, the Apple Watch and Disney Frozen and Infinity toys.
DEC 2, 2015: Kids Gifts: 9 in 10 Parents to Spend Same or More Than Last Year
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, where millions of deal hunters go to stack coupons with cash back, announced results of its 2015 Holiday Gift Buying Survey (*TNS). The study reports that 90% of parents plan to spend the same or more buying gifts for their children this year, with 70% of parents buying 3 or more gifts for each child and another 28% buying 1-3 gifts, leaving just 2% saying they do not buy gifts for their kids. What items do parents think kids want most this year?…LINK to full study: Holiday Gift Buying Survey and INFOGRAPHIC
NOV 27, 2015: Top 25 Cyber Monday Deals List That Start Sunday via FatWallet
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet, where millions of deal hunters go to stack coupons with cash back, announced their Top 25 Cyber Monday Deals List for 2015. The deal experts and community at FatWallet have evaluated thousands of upcoming sale items from Cyber Monday deals that have leaked publicly. This year the Top 25 list features some of the lowest prices ever on many items, which bodes well for nearly 70% of Americans that say they will spend the same or more than last Cyber Monday (*survey). While 33% say they get their Cyber Monday deal information from retailers, 26% rely on Black Friday deal sites, and another 27% will go shopping without any cares.
NOV 24, 2015: Black Friday Hidden Savings Uncloak Star Wars and Pet Lovers Deals
/PRNewswire/ — With most of the attention given to this year’s video game bundles, tablets and TV doorbusters, FatWallet.com reveals its annual list of Black Friday budget deals. Leaked 2015 Black Friday ads feature more than 2,000 deals for under $5, 6,500 under $10 and nearly 13,000 under $20, with more than half of these featuring savings of 50% off or more. This year, consumer electronics and computer deals make up less than 10% of seasonally advertised items, and despite some of the lowest prices ever on 4K TV deals, there are just 280 Black Friday TV deals in ads (620 in 2014). In contrast, there are over 400 Star Wars deals in a wide variety of merchandise categories and more than 800 deals for pet items.
NOV 23, 2015: Cyber Monday Data Points to Continued Spending Splurge
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, where millions of deal hunters go to stack coupons with cash back, announced results of its annual Cyber Monday shopping study (*TNS), including a comprehensive overview of Cyber Monday Trends since 2004. The study reports that 7 in 10 plan to spend the same or more than they did last year, despite that 40% think prices will be higher this year (40% also think they’ll save more money than last year). Like last year, about half will shop on Cyber Monday and one third will buy holiday gifts, while another third will buy for themselves or family needs (non-gifts). Although 33% get their Cyber Monday ideals information from retailers, 26% say they rely on Black Friday deal sites, and 27% just go shopping without any intel.
NOV 19, 2015: Three Shopping Apps to Hack Through Black Friday Clutter
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, where millions of deal hunters go to stack coupons with cash back, relaunches their most comprehensive shopping apps and web browser tool to date, just in time for hacking Black Friday deals, Cyber Monday and beyond. The FatWallet Black Friday app, Cash Back app and FatWallet Express browser button offer holiday shoppers a trio of tools for comparing all the Black Friday deals, rewards, coupons and discounts. Whether consumers are shopping online or via mobile device, these smart tools assure consumers they’re buying holiday gifts, and items for themselves, at the lowest prices of the season.
NOV 17, 2015: Moms and Dads Vote to Make Black Friday a National Holiday
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet.com, where millions of deal hunters go to stack coupons with cash back, released the results of a survey it conducted asking shoppers if Black Friday should become a nationally observed holiday. Despite 24 states already allowing their employees to take the Friday after Thanksgiving as a paid day off, a majority of those asked said they felt Black Friday should not become a national holiday. Only 39% of those surveyed voted to elevate Black Friday to holiday status.
NOV 16, 2015: Annual Top 25 Black Friday Deals List Ranked as Good, Better, Best
/PRNewswire/ — FatWallet, where millions of deal hunters go to stack coupons with cash back, announced their annual Top 25 Black Friday Deals List. The deal experts and community at FatWallet have evaluated more than 50,000 sale items from Black Friday ads and Thanksgiving Sales that have leaked publicly. This year the Top 25 list features some of the lowest prices ever on 4K TVs, laptops, tablets and video game bundles, which bodes well for more than 70% of Americans that say they will spend the same or more than last Black Friday (*survey). The list also includes the top Star Wars Black Friday deals chosen from more than 400 items in 50 categories.
JUN 30, 2015: Summer’s Best Buys Ignite with Early 4th of July Sales
JUN 29, 2015: FatWallet Cash Back App Adds Savings To Mobile Purchases
APR 28, 2015: Local Deals Trend as Top Gifts for Mothers Day
APR 14, 2015: 2015 Travel Study: 8 in 10 Americans Take Vacations
FEB 2, 2015: Valentine’s Spending and Saving Go Hand in Hand
JAN 06, 2015: What to Buy in January: Top 5 Saving Tips
2014 Press Releases:
DEC 22, 2014: Four Tips to Hack Holiday Clearance Online
DEC 16, 2014: Gift Cards Top Lists for Last Minute Shoppers
DEC 08, 2014: FatWallet Express Signals Shortcut to Cash Back
DEC 01, 2014: Consumers to Spend Most During December Sales [Survey]
NOV 26, 2014: Online Shoppers Poised for Cyber Sunday This Year
NOV 10, 2014: Black Friday Ad Leaks Stack Up to Predictions
NOV 4, 2014: Shopping App Deals More Than Black Friday Ads
JAN 27, 2014: [INFOGRAPHIC] 30% of Americans will buy a new TV in 2014
OCT 29, 2013: Black Friday Ads Leaking Earlier Than Ever Before
OCT 23, 2013: Boomers Less Likely to Shop on Cyber Monday / [INFOGRAPHIC]
New survey from FatWallet reports that almost half (48%) of those surveyed plan to shop on Cyber Monday 2013, with more than half planning to spend more this year. Also, more than 60% surveyed under the age of 40 plan to shop Cyber Monday while more than 60% of “Boomers” say they will not shop.