posted 48 years ago by
Media Mamma

It's that time again! The Black Friday T-Shirt Contest is here!

Are you ready to unleash your inner artist? We want you to design a Black Friday 2011 T-Shirt that will be sported by FatWallet fans everywhere!
Don't be shy. (Like I need to say that to you? You're the wittiest and most outspoken forum fanatics I've ever seen.) But this is for everyone, even those of you who have been lurking and stalking the forums, Facebook, and blog just waiting for your chance to shine!

Here's what you get in exchange for your creative design:

  • A box of FatWallet premium schwag and bragging rights for your awesome design!
  • Plus one dozen shirts you can give to others! (I suggest you use 'em for leverage to get favors out of your friends and family.) "Sure, I'll give you a signed t-shirt if you'll wash my car."

Everyone who enters with a qualifying drawing will win a 2011 Black Friday T, so you've got nothing to lose by entering!

You decide the winner! Visit the Voting Gallery to view entries, vote, and see who's winning.

To Enter

  • Upload your original design image in your reply to this topic
  • Enter by October 14, 2011, 11:59 PM CT

Design Guidelines

  • Theme: Black Friday 2011
  • Max graphic area: 17"(wide) x 18"(high)
  • 3 color max, plus shirt color
  • T-shirt front OR back (1 shirt side only)
  • Must incorporate FatWallet.com logo or swirl (below) in 1 of 4 options:
    • PMS green 376 and white; PMS green 376 and black; all black, or all white
    • (No alterations, drop shadows, or glow effects on the FatWallet.com logo)
  • NO Copyrighted material, celebrity images, or tired viral puns

NOTE FatWallet reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not meet design and copyright guidelines. We reserve the right to alter winning design for production suitability.

No sneaky shenanigans will be allowed!
  • Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Disqualified entries will be removed from the contest topic and voting gallery with a kind and encouraging note, gently nudging you to try again.
  • We have a nose for alt IDs and will disqualify any entries stuffing ballots.

Need some inspiration?

Here are some previous winners:
2010 Winner
2009 Winner
2008 Winner
See all 2010 Entries
See all 2009 Entries
See all 2008 Entries


  • Voting will take place between October 17, 2011, 12:01 AM CT to October 20, 2011, 11:59 PM CT
  • Scope out the competition and see all of this year's designs in the Voting Gallery

How can you get a T-shirt?

  • Submit a qualifying design for the contest, or
  • Starting Monday, October 3, check Hot Deals for the "2011 post a Hot Deal topic, get a Black Friday T-shirt" promotion.

Don't forget to brand it!

Click images for larger format.

Updated 9/30/11

I've private messaged you if your design (so far) needed tweaking to meet the design requirements. I encourage you to resubmit your designs, as most of them were great but they simply contained too many colors to print. Remember you can have 3 colors plus your t-shirt color (4 colors total) black and white each count as a color as well as the FatWallet green, so you're technically allowed two more colors if you're using the 2 color (green & white/green & black) fatwallet logo. If you're using the swirl only, you do have a few more options for colors. :)

Let's keep the designs coming in! Please PM me if you have any questions about your design!

Add Comment

Black Friday Forever

For your consideration. I can't believe I ended up primarily using MS Word.

For the BFF shirt, it really would work better as a front/back shirt (equation on front, all else on back), but as that is against the rules, I'll stick with the front only design.

Fatwallet, powered by ebates? (Too soon?)

Yes I know they are two separate companies for now. Glad to see this promo is back. Lots of good entries the past few years, hope that its allowed for some of those authors to resubmit their designs (updated to 2011 as appropriate, of course).

Man, now I have to great creative to win my shirt.... VICTORY WILL BE MINE!!!!

freedom to save
My entry:

my entry

Here's my entry..

Thank you Fatwallet team - for the opportunity.

this will too join my stack of FW BF tshirts

shirt design
here is my quick try at a shirt design. might try to clean it up when i have time later.

Timing is perfect

Do we have to include Ebates on the design?

Black Friday 2011 QR Design
Here's my design this year. See if you can crack the hidden message...
(hint... scan the QR code with your phone...)

Just imagine people stopping you on the street, and wanting to scan your shirt... LOL

Okay, I've had enough people ask me.
For those of you without an iPhone or Android phone with QR scanning app, what's encoded on the shirt is this limerick:

Black Friday's not for the meek,
Camp out to get what you seek.
You'll miss turkey dinner,
To come out a winner.
And fill rebate forms out for a week.

ver 2

My design.

If you like it, please vote for it!

EDIT: I was asked to make the fonts bigger on the original design, so it would be better for the shirt print.

Black Friiiday!

Best I could do without photoshop on this computer. Will perfect it soon without her likeness. Let's face it, this is the ONLY year we could have Rebecca Black on our FW shirts.

Homage 1
Good submissions so far, here is mine, I hoped the theme doesn't violate anything. A nice homage to fight club. Of course could be spruced up a bit.

PS, I am jealous Heather, you have the first "Fly Paper" badge.

Already that time of the year huh?

To Shop & Save
Please don't vote now, wait for the voting gallery to go live for voting

limo: a police badge but is for fw squad says "To shop and save 2011" and has badge with fw police car and black friday for badge wings.

Black Friday.

Its my favorite time of year!

entry withdrawn.

Long Live the Chief
Please don't vote now, wait for the voting gallery to go live for voting

For those that might not be aware or new, The artist rendering of the person in the design is the founder of fatwallet.com
This design is a tribute to him.

I am in

Another one. Please vote if you like it!

EDIT: And please don't forget to vote when the real voting starts, too!

EDIT2: Version 2 can be found here. I am not sure which is better. If both are good, vote for both.

Vote for me.

enterkey said:   Another one. Please vote if you like it!

And we might have a winner...

BF Eclipse
Be Kind! I'm a network admin, not a graphics pro.
I'm too embarrassed to admit how much time I spent on this.

I like it



lower case 1

lower case 2

get your BF on

eye chart
Yeah Black Friday!

It's Game On for Black Friday!
Here's mine. It's game time!!!

last years reworked-small for loading

small for faster viewing
Edit: Added for your consideration!

my first one

2nd one reworked from last year

Yay for Black Friday!
Here's my first design!

Tim 'Che' Storm Revolucion Design
Tim 'Che' Storm Leading the Shopping Revolution

(See the mock-up image of this design on a shirt here!)


Here is my entry. Thanks
Which color looks best to you?

LiquidSilver said:   enterkey said:   Another one. Please vote if you like it!

And we might have a winner...


Nice designs so far.

Can't wait for Black Friday.

What happened to last year's employee?

MISURICK said:   LiquidSilver said:   enterkey said:   Another one. Please vote if you like it!

And we might have a winner...


No winner till the end!

FrugalFreak said:   MISURICK said:   LiquidSilver said:   enterkey said:   Another one. Please vote if you like it!

And we might have a winner...


No winner till the end!

I nominate LiquidSilver and MISURICK to be the judges.

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