INFOGRAPHIC: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY A NEW TV?
promo code club’s annual TV Buyer Survey (*TNS) reports 26% of Americans will buy a new TV this year (that number increases significantly to 40% for those with children and 35% for those under age 30). Of those, 25% will buy new TVs during Super Bowl sales this month (#1 choice), while 18% will wait for Black Friday deals (#2 choice). Almost half (46%) are planning to purchase their first 4K TV this year, and 29% say they now stream the bulk of their TV programming, which is up 21% from a year ago. More than half surveyed (55%) plan to spend $500 … Read more
Cyber Monday just over the horizon, we want you to be prepared to sail into those hot seasonal deals ready to click “purchase.” So far, most companies have been fairly mum on their Cyber Monday offerings, but both Sears and Kohl’s and 6pm and shoes.com published press releases this morning detailing their sales.
Kohl’s Cyber Week Sale
Starting Sunday, Nov. 27, Kohl’s is offering customers Cyber Week deals that look fit to rival their Black Friday offerings. No doorbusters, but there are some serious discounts on clothing, electronics and toys, so if you didn’t see something you wanted on Black … Read more
A sea of phones backlit the Samsung Consumer Electronic Show (CES) conference Tuesday afternoon as COO Tim Baxter unveiled the newest items rolling out in 2019. And while I expected the usual TV, smart watch and tablet announcement, all roads led to fridge today.
Well, a smart fridge that is.
As the stainless steel finishes on refrigerators became more popular, we got rid of the kids’ artwork, family pictures and those weird magnets you pick up every time you visit a new country.
The new Family Hub Fridge is a thing of beauty. It’s refrigerator as showcase: order and pay for groceries via the … Read more
handpicked by our Deal Hunters! These deals will take you all the way through the weekend, with storewide sales from American Eagle, Overstock and Neiman Marcus, plus a software deal for small business owners that’ll help you stay organized this year. Just click the link at the beginning of the description to get the deal:
Amazon has QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2019 with Enhanced Payroll Small Business Accounting Software on sale for $199.99 (was $499.99). This is a digital … Read more
If you’re still planning on doing the majority of your last minute gift shopping online and are starting to panic about getting good value on shipping costs, then you’re thinking right. Remember last year when many millions of packages didn’t make it to holiday celebrations on or before Dec. 25 … even though stores said they would. Well, keep in mind, online shopping set massive records this season already, and postal workers are actually delivering packages on Sunday this year.
If you really want to avoid the last minute store rush late next week, standing in long lines, driving around for far away parking … Read more
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Free Shipping Day is fast approaching, and it’s the last day to order online at many retailers at standard delivery rates and receive your gifts by Christmas. But, procrastinators, fear not, for we have the holiday shipping cut-off dates that will help you plan your last-minute shopping this season.
Here are the deadlines for this holiday season’s standard and expedited delivery rates:
Amazon – Up to 10% cash back
- Dec. 16 – Last day for free (non-Prime member) shipping
- Dec. 18 – Last day for standard shipping (4-5 days)
- Dec. 22 – Last day for two-day shipping
- Dec. 23 – Last day for
Summer’s approaching quickly, and so is your family vacation with cheapoair and hotels.com. The time has come to decide how you’ll get around once you get there. Now, renting a car discount with travelocity , expedia may seem like the obvious choice (it’s what you’ve always done, after all); however, before you go looking for the best ways to save on car rental, you’ll want to stop and ask yourself if car rental is really the best option for you.
In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of alternative options to car rental, such as … Read more
Let’s be honest. We all could have been a little healthier in 2018. Walmart So why not start off 2019 by righting some of those 2018 health wrongs? To help you get started, some of our healthiest merchants are offering increased cash back today through Don’t miss out Athleta promo on this great opportunity to stock up on vitamins, fitness apparel, sporting equipment and much more!
Be sure to check out all of these great stores on your healthy shopping quest:
- Vitacost – 6% Cash Back (was 3%)
- Puritan’s Pride – 10% Cash Back (was 5%)
- Horizon & Vision Fitness
Right off the bat, CEO Herbert Diess addressed the diesel engine emission issue scandal at CES 2019.
“The most important goal for 2019 is to solve the emissions issue in the U.S.,” he said.
Volkswagen is confident in finding good solutions for the U.S. market. And while there will be some troubleshooting due to differences in compliances for U.S. regulations compared to Europe, this is the most important issue to address.
Beyond the emissions scandal, expect a redefined Volkswagen. They are gearing up for new smart cars and the brand is pivoting toward a new focus on “electric mobility, fully … Read more
At Intel’s keynote at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), CEO Brian Krzanich announced the company had met its goals for diversity hiring for 2018, with 43% of its new hires comprised of either women or other underrepresented minorities within the company and retention rates for these employees being on parity with non-diverse employees (read: white males). Krzanich then detailed Intel’s plans for 2019, wherein they’ll invest in programs to get more students into STEM fields, produce a semi-annual diversity and inclusion report for public release (the first one launches in February) and team up with Vox Media, Recode and … Read more
Faraday Future is a relatively new (and mysterious) company that kept a tight lid on any information leaking to the public in advance of the Consumer Electronic Show. At last night’s press conference, we learned many of the new startup’s employees have come from Tesla, BMW and Jaguar. Faraday Future is attempting to use virtual reality to create the FFZERO1 in a very short time frame — only 18 months.
The 1,000 horsepower electric car claims a 0-60 time in under three seconds, and top speed of over 200 miles per hour. Of course, these are completely theoretical … Read more
As a child of immigrant parents, my reading list was not limited to any specific type of genre; my parents were just happy that their oldest child pushed hard to overcome her dyslexia by reading so much. Growing up I loved comic books and science fiction — the escape to other worlds was wonderful for a kid who had difficulty reading and didn’t have much. I still enjoy reading today, and I love that there has been a rise in reading for all age groups, whether through e-books, audiobooks or your traditional paper copies.
If you’re looking to add to … Read more
We’ll start with our very own FatWallet app, which, to its disadvantage, is only available on the Apple App Store (4 star user rating). It’s incredibly simple to use, presenting you clearly with the best deals on the site, your recently visited stores and special cash back sales you’ll want to check out. You can easily search by store or by product and even track your cash back through the “My FatWallet” tab, which displays your pending cash back, available cash back, processed payments (you can receive your cash back in the form of a check in … Read more
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This has been an amazing year for many makeup collections. And while some collections have turned out amazing colors and quality like Kat Von D and Lorac, others have been a major disappointment. We did our research and looked back on all of our makeup purchases over the entire year and below are our single best and worst beauty buys of 2019.
ANYTHING FROM KAT VON D.
Kat Von D seriously killed it this year. The color compilations in the … Read more
we take our video games (and console preferences) pretty seriously. But PS4 versus Xbox is an argument for another day because there is one thing we can all agree on: retro video games from our childhood.
Some of us were Sega kids; some of us were strictly NES (and don’t get us started on those kids who had every console ever made.) No matter the game, we all spent hours after school, on weekends and every spare minute before bedtime playing.
HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE RETRO VIDEO GAMES:
Alicia: The first video game I truly remember … Read more
5 TIPS TO KNOW WHAT TO BUY IN JANUARY
It’s always nice to kick the new year off with some goals — resolve to do things better, stay focused, be smarter about your health and wealth. One sure way to keep your wealth in good order is to save money whenever possible, and there are numerous ways. The key is to make saving a habit, or better yet, a lifestyle by spending to save. If there’s cash backavailable, a coupon, discount, points or rebates, grab it every time. These will add up to significant savings over the course of a … Read more
Look, 2019 is coming whether you like it or not. So you might as well start it off right with a great New Year’s resolution. And I’m not talking some namby pamby resolution like vowing to lose a couple of pounds or something like that. I’m talking hard core resolutions. Resolutions that will make Baby New Year wet his Pampers. So, whaddya say, reader? Are you gonna be the windshield or the bug in 2019? Personally, I prefer the windshield. That’s why I’m resolving to do all thirteen of these things this year, even if it kills me. So let’s … Read more
We love any excuse to get dressed up, but there’s something electric about getting ready on New Year’s Eve. The possibilities for the next 365 days are endless, whether you’re dressing up to the nines and swilling champagne at a soiree or having friends over to watch the ball drop from the comfort of your couch.
But time is running short to get your best New Year’s Eve attire pulled together. (Not into sequins? We’ve got something for you, too.) We’ve pulled together entire looks, all the way down to shoes and jewelry, that won’t break the bank.
So go … Read more
How many female characters from the first six “Star Wars” films can you name? You’ve got ten seconds; go.
Finished? I’m willing to bet your answers were Leia, Padme, and maybe, just maybe, Aunt Beru. I’m not going to rag on any of those women, but “Star Wars” hasn’t exactly been a female-character-friendly series up until its most recent installment. Featuring Daisy Ridley as Rey, Carrie Fisher returning as General Leia Organa, Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones’” Brienne of Tarth) as Captain Phasma of the First Order, and Lupita Nyong’o as the ancient pirate Maz Kanata in a record-breaking (for … Read more
We’ve been spending some time surfing the web and ogling tons of fan-made, well crafted Star Wars themed costumes from cosplayers around the world. The Internet is full of talented people handcrafting costumes from their favorite characters, some universally recognized, like Han and Leia, and some incredibly obscure, like Senator Chi Eekway Papanoida from “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” Among the masses of cosplays, we’ve curated a Pinboard, and from those selections, we bring you this list.
HERE ARE 15 OF OUR FAVORITES:
15. Special Effects Artist Frank Ippolito’s Rancor Costume. If you’re wondering how he gets … Read more
When choosing a computing device, the sheer amount of options can be daunting. It can feel intimidating to browse through the myriad electronics that have become necessary in our everyday lives. Fear not! This guide is intended to help alleviate your concerns and give you a solid jumping off point from which to dive into the world of tech.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
While computing devices include many kinds of machines, we’ll be focusing on the most popular three.
Pros: Tablets are the most mobile of the three and have a default “standby” mode, allowing for quicker access than … Read more
You may have heard that there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out soon, and, of course, that means an influx of Star Wars-themed toys and merchandise.
Star Wars toys are highly collectible and exceedingly valuable.
So valuable that the esteemed auction house Sotheby’s, along with eBay, organized a Star Wars collectibles online auction on Thursday, Dec. 11, one week before the seventh film in the world’s biggest film franchise releases. The 175 lots sold at live auction went for a total of $502,202.
While we all know that the Luke Skywalker action figure with double-telescoping lightsaber is always … Read more
May the Force be with you this holiday season as you shop the latest Star Wars toys and merchandise for the Jedi (or Sith) in your life. We’re showcasing some of the best offers online on our Star Wars Deals page. Check them out before they’re all gone!
Here are just a few of the retailers offering Star Wars deals this holiday:
- ThinkGeek – 3.5% cash back
- Walmart – 3% cash back
- Disney – 1.5% cash back
- Fandango – Up to 3% cash back
- Amazon – Up to 10% cash back
- Toys “R” Us – 1% cash back
- Kmart –
After much excitement and more than a little disappointment, the Star Wars line from Cover Girl has been out on shelves since the end of September. The collection includes six lipsticks, six nail polishes, and 20 mascaras. Many struggled to find any of these items as the Cover Girl website was down during the release and in some circles, the packaging was considered a disappointment. There seemed to be a disconnect between creating a “Star Wars” line and listening to what beauty addicts and Star Wars fans actually wanted. While not every aspect of this limited edition line is bad, … Read more
The Star Wars franchise has been producing video games since 1982 and shows no signs of slowing down. From my own gaming experiences, I’ve put together my top five favorite Star Wars video games in anticipation of the upcoming film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
OUR ALL-TIME TOP STAR WARS VIDEO GAMES:
5. “Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast” (2002)
An odd bird on a list of blockbusters, “Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast” improved immensely on its predecessor’s controls and level design, providing a unique, extended universe experience from the perspective of Kyle Katarn. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stand the test of … Read more
USA Today writer Jennifer Jolly recently published an article listing some of the best Star Wars toys to buy this holiday season. We here at agree that these toys look great and want to help you find the best deals on them. Our best deal hunters have scoured the net for the lowest prices on these cool gadgets and have found some pretty darn good deals. So without further ado, we present our picks to you in list form. If you’re looking for other great Star Wars merchandise, check out ourspecial Star Wars page and be prepared when The Force … Read more
Free shipping has officially arrived for the holiday shopping season. With Christmas just over two weeks away, now is a great time for all you procrastinators out there to finish your shopping up; so treat yourself and buy one for them and one for you. Some of these merchants rarely offer free shipping, so shoppers will notice steep savings after adding on cash back.
FREE SHIPPING PLUS DOUBLE CASH BACK:
Walmart: Free shipping on orders over $50 plus 3% cash back
- Get grocery shopping for Christmas dinner out of the way with $20 off of an $80 grocery purchase(new
You know those tiny E’s or R’s you see in the corner of video game boxes? Well, those are actually ratings similar to movie ratings. The letters were created and are assigned by an agency called the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). The ESRB was created in 1994, and its mission is to provide consumers, especially parents, unbiased and objective information about the content in games, apps and software of all types.
These ratings are especially useful for parents because parents they tend to know a lot less about video games than their child does. The child may have done … Read more
Another Christmas has come and gone, and once again you are left with that one gift you really didn’t want to receive. You’ve told your Uncle Roy thousands of times that you don’t like multi-colored turtleneck sweaters, but does he ever listen? No. He never does. Come on, Roy!
So what do you do? How do you deal with this new, unwanted thing in your life? We’re here to help you navigate the five-step process of getting over an unwanted Christmas gift. This process isn’t easy or fun, but we believe that the end result is well worth the trouble. … Read more
With the holidays quickly approaching there are plenty of ways to spice up those traditional gatherings of friends and family. While many cocktails require tons of ingredients, here are a few drinks that include ingredients from your pantry and are a snap to make.
We like to think simple is better when it comes to holiday drinks, and the best part is you can even save or print these recipes later and enjoy them for years to come. Enjoy!
The spirit of choice for most sweet cocktails. The right vodka is smooth and enhances the drink. Like many … Read more
Ever felt envious of Aunt Bea’s peanut brittle skills or wished you could garner the same praise as Grandma with your own baked goods during the holidays? Ever paged through fancy cooking magazines and wondered how you were ever going to afford the myriad ingredients required for the perfect tiramisu or whether you’d have time to brush up on your blowtorch skills for a decadent creme brulee? If you’ve lost sleep (or hair) over holiday baking expectations, look no further than these five simple, cheap holiday-friendly recipes:
Online shoppers spend more money in December than any other month, even when Cyber Monday falls on Nov. 30, like this year. There are more sales each day and weekend than any other month, and more items shipped than any other month. At its heart, December is big consumer spending, especially on holiday gifts for kids. In fact, 9 in 10 parents will spend the same or more than they did a year ago, and 70% will buy each of their children 3 or more gifts. Add to that 61% of adults will buy their significant other at least one … Read more
Christmastime is here, and you know what that means! It’s time to pick out a holiday movie to watch with your family! But there are so many great choices out there, so which one do you pick? Have no fear; we here at FatWallet are here to help. We have developed the definitive top 10 list of the all-time classic Christmas films. These are some of the silliest, most heart warming and nostalgia-inducing holiday pictures Hollywood has ever produced. Watch any of these films at your next Christmas party, and it’s sure to be a holly jolly good time. So … Read more
HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR EVERYONE…YOU TOO, SPOT!
Did you know only 2% of parents say they do not buy holiday gifts for their kids? That’s according to a new study from free-coupon.com (*TNS) that reports 70% parents say they’ll buy 3 or more gifts for each child and another 28% will buy 1-3 gifts per child. Overall, 9 in 10 parents will spend the same or more buying gifts for their kids in 2015. This bodes well for 61% of significant others, as 47% of American adults buy more than one holiday gift for their spouse/partner and another 14% buy … Read more
No Shave November is over, but you still love the look of that gorgeous beard and want to keep it growing. We interviewed Alex LaRoach, vice president
of the Austin Facial Hair Club, on what makes a world award-winning beard, and how to keep it in tip-top shape.
Here are our top tips to help with trimming, awkward beard stages, and caring for the beast once it is perfect (in your eyes.)
IGNORE THE SHAVING MYTH
There is little to no scientific evidence that supports the idea that shaving repeatedly helps hair grow in faster. Humans tend to grow less … Read more
Free Shipping Day is upon us. Today many stores are offering to send you their products on their own dime. That’s as good a reason as any to shop online today.
Another great reason to shop online today is, after today, most online orders won’t arrive in time for Christmas. So if you’re one of those folks who likes to wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping, then today’s your day!
The stores we are most excited about this Free Shipping day are Walmart (2% cash back), Cabela’s (3% cash back), Target, J.C. Penney (1.5% cash back) … Read more
A long time ago, in a strange decade called the seventies, a little movie came along that changed everything. Ever since, we’ve been singing the praises of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie and so many more great characters from the awesome Star Wars universe. We reveled in the original trilogy, tolerated the prequels and soaked in all of the expanded universe stories we could get our hands on. Now we’re going to get three more epic feature films, with the first one set to come out on the eighteenth day of this very month! If that doesn’t psych you up, then … Read more
Carrie Fisher, the actress behind the Princess Leia character in the “Star Wars” franchise, recently turned to Twitter to support fans who are protesting the lack of Leia merchandise available in the wide inventory of “Star Wars” toys currently gracing shelves. And for good reason – Disney, which purchased Lucasfilm, LTD, in 2012, currently has no plans to manufacture Leia dolls or action figures.
Really, Disney? This is an iconic character who started off as a princess and went on to become a politician, Jedi Knight and a general. Who wouldn’t want to add her to their action figure collection?!… Read more
While we all look for great deals on the hottest items, sometimes we just need an easy option to stuff into stockings last minute or wrap as gifts to equal out our numbers beneath the tree. (Don’t think for one second your kids aren’t counting out each and every gift, comparing the number to their sibling’s pile.) While Christmas is the time for giving, sometimes we just run out of ideas.
So why not go with the best gift of all: the practical gift. While kids hate them, adults end up needing these gifts, so why not?
Hanes is offering … Read more
All right, people, it’s less than two weeks to Christmas. If you haven’t wrapped up your gift shopping yet, (see what I did there?) don’t freak out. You still have a chance to score some hot deals while getting those gifts delivered before St. Nick beats you to the punch. To save you some time on digging through all of those Green Monday deals, you’ve done the legwork for you and found six of the hottest Green Monday deals.
- Banana Republic: Get an extra 40% off sale styles
- UGG Australia: Get 15% off $250, 20% off $350 or 25% off
Artist Christine H McConnell is once again wowing the web with another epic creation. This time she’s converted her parents house into a gingerbread cottage – decked out with candy canes and gingerbread men. It looks delicious, Christine!
Great job Christine! I can’t wait to see your next creation!… Read more
Thanksgiving and Black Friday; these back-to-back celebrations kick off the holidays with a whirlwind of activity that has a tendency to suck you in. Unfortunately, it sometimes seems like you have to pick one or the other, and the most memorable moments can get lost in the craze. You can spend all of Thursday in the kitchen whipping up a Thanksgiving feast that would make Martha Stewart jealous, but then you risk being at the back of all the Black Friday lines and missing out on the best sales. On the other hand, you could get in line at Best … Read more
We here at know a lot about shopping (some would say too much). Today we bring you nine little-known or unbelievable holiday shopping hacks. We hope these tips will give you the confidence to venture forth and conquer your holiday shopping!
#1 BEWARE OF DOWNGRADED PRODUCTS
Some companies or stores will create special Black Friday versions of existing products to sell only on that day. So that amazing deal you waited in line all night for might really be a downgraded version made of poor quality materials, which is why it can be sold for a much lower price. Check … Read more
Happy Cyber Monday! We have been rolling out the Cyber Monday ads for the past week and have put together an amazing list of stores offering amazing cash back on all of your shopping needs for the holidays. For today only, we are having a special DOUBLE CASH BACK sale to help you make the most of your Cyber Monday shopping.
These are just a few of the retailers who are offering double cash back during this special sales event:
- Walmart- 5% Cash Back was 1% Deals will start on Sunday
- Groupon- 10% Cash Back was 3%
- Dell Consumer- 4%
Now that the Black Friday frenzy has passed, we’re onto the next shopping holiday: Cyber Monday . Several retailers have upped the ante this year by pushing their sales back to Sunday evening, including Walmart and eBay.
And where Black Friday is sure to have great deals, Cyber Monday, at times, beats them all. Enter Best Buy’s Cyber Monday ad.
With 24 pages full of deals, there may be no better time to stock up on your electronic goods.
- Save $100 on a Dell Laptopwith Intel Core i7 and 256GB Solid State Drive. You’ll find bright, high-resolution images for
Walmart wants you to be able to catch a good night’s sleep before Cyber Monday this year. For the second year running, the world’s largest retailer has announced plans to kick off its online deals bonanza at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, Nov. 29.
According to a Walmart press release, “It can be exhausting for working parents and millenials to stay up past midnight to shop online, only to wake up early the next day to get ready for work,” said Fernando Madeira, President and CEO, Walmart.com. “By starting ‘Cyber Monday’ hours earlier on Sunday evening and quadrupling … Read more
Amazon recently announced that it plans to release a barrage of Lightning Deals between Saturday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 5, as well as 10 exciting Deals of the Day on Cyber Monday. We have posted an ad listing some of the best deals that will be available during this amazing sale. Keep in mind that these deals will be released at random times throughout the eight-day period, so you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on Amazon so that you won’t miss out on your favorite deal.
The ad features deals from five different categories: Electronics, Baby, Toys & … Read more
Some of the year’s lowest prices appear in our Top 25 Cyber Monday deals, and the earliest start times ever have already leaked in Cyber Monday ads on This is pretty rare. We don’t typically see any Cyber Monday ad flyers leak before Sunday, let alone from all the major retailers. However, it’s no surprise retailers have started their holiday sales events earlier than ever. Regardless, the staff at will aggregate the majority of the best Cyber Monday deals and all the anticipated store-wide discounts in one place starting on Sunday morning, so lucky you — you have someone to … Read more
We just posted the 373-item Home Depot Black Friday sale listing along with the 32-page Home Depot Black Friday ad scans!
Home Depot stores will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, but you can avoid the lines by purchasing via the Home Depot website and getting free in-store pickup or free shipping on orders of $45 or more. shoppers can get 1% cash back their Home Depot purchases.
As usual, Home Depot is offering deep discounts on a wide array of home items, lawn and garden supplies, appliances, and more….and yes, the 99-cent Live Poinsettia is back again this … Read more