Brent Shelton

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PR Director at FatWallet (Ebates): Spokeperson and Online Shopping Expert for monthly retail trends, real-time data and shopping tips. See me for ... More »PR Director at FatWallet (Ebates): Spokeperson and Online Shopping Expert for monthly retail trends, real-time data and shopping tips. See me for what's trending in FatWallet's Black Friday Deal Finder and Cyber Monday, as well as any annual shopping event year round. (

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“Over 200 million roses are purchased for Valentine’s Day,” says Brent Shelton of the shopping website FatWallet. Valentine’s Day spending is rising. “We’re expecting a record $20 plus billion this year,” says Shelton. When shopping for gifts online, watch out for the extras, such ...

10 retail tricks that make you spend more

And they move that threshold depending on demand, says Brent Shelton, spokesman for deal site FatWallet. Wal-Mart had a $50 threshold for free shipping and, in the days leading up to Black Friday, reduced it to $35. Similarly, Kmart offers free shipping on purchases of $59. “I catch ...

Early Sales Abound In Shortened Holiday Shopping Season

“Walmart, Best Buy, Newegg, and Amazon — the four big ones when it comes to online and when we think of Black Friday deals — they all hit the ground running on November 1,” says Brent Shelton, spokesman for the deals portal “They’re offering some kind of sale almost every ...

Missed United's Free Tickets? Here's How to Find More Pricing Errors

"Price mistakes happen a lot," says FatWallet's Brent Shelton. "The term to look for in forums is 'possible PM. '" But you shouldn't limit yourself to deal sites. Discussion boards for travel, tech and other industries often have sub-forums dedicated to deals, and occasionally a member ...

Best Black Friday Bargains Are Just A Touch Away

“They’re now in one resource, all digital,” says FatWallet’s Brent Shelton. “You can view page-by-page, item-by-item.” Shelton says their app includes 20,000 bargains from those retailers’ flyers, and online ads. “They also include coupons,” he says, “free shipping offers, mail-in ...

Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: Which day has better deals?

* Plan your shopping ahead - FatWallet's Brent Shelton advises making a shopping list to help you from overspending. FatWallet's Black Friday Deal Finder and mobile app alerts you to sales news, and you can save your personal shopping list. DealNews also has an app for that. * ...

7 things worth trading in today

Demand will keep trade-in prices buoyant for laptops that are still in excellent condition, says Brent Shelton, a spokesman for FatWallet. Best Buy, for instance, will give customers $100 for a Samsung Chromebook with a 11.6-inch screen, 2GB of memory and a 16GB solid-state drive. ...

From Now On, Every Day Is Cyber Monday

Here are some insights from one shopping expert, via the Daily Finance post: “The trend is to keep Cyber Monday going all week,” says Brent Shelton, a spokesman for deal site FatWallet, who adds that the week is followed by other big online shopping events. “We’re expecting Cyber Monday ...

Make money via online rebate sites while shopping for Black Friday deals

“FatWallet is for people who are more interested in saving money, and who are willing to do a little work,” says Brent Shelton, PR director at FatWallet. “We have a huge online community of people who share tips on sales, deals, and how to stack coupons.” Because FatWallet is a little ...

Spring Fashion Deals Bring Big Savings to Early March Shoppers

"With the unseasonably cold weather, it may seem premature to shop for spring items," stated FatWallet spokesperson, Brent Shelton. "However, spring sales events are heating up right now and FatWallet's Spring Cash Back Sale provides early shoppers with bonus savings. " Online shoppers ...

Early Winter Clearance Savings Snowball for FatWallet Shoppers BELOIT, Wis, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNew

" states Brent Shelton, FatWallet spokesperson. "Plus, stacking discounts with increased cash back can save shoppers hundreds of dollars this time of year. " Adding to winter savings opportunities, FatWallet has reinitiated cash back for eBay shoppers. Members now have access to this ...

Online Shoppers Poised for Early Cyber Monday Deals On Sunday BELOIT, Wis., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNew

"Even more so than last year, retailers are pushing for earlier shopping opportunities during traditional sales events," stated FatWallet Spokesperson, Brent Shelton. "FatWallet is prepared to switch from Black Friday to Cyber Monday on Sunday, so shoppers can compare live deals quickly ...

FatWallet Stimulates Summer Clearance with Tips for Smart Savings

"Each year, July offers online shoppers a wide variety of summer clearance savings for the family," stated FatWallet Spokesperson, Brent Shelton. "FatWallet's Summer Sizzler Cash Back Sale significantly raises the bar on these savings. " Traditional July shopping trends focus on seasonal ...

Tools and Tech Forecast as Top Father's Day Deals on FatWallet

"Technology allows more of us to build and repair things around the home, faster, easier and more accurate than ever before," stated FatWallet spokesperson, Brent Shelton. "This, combined with stackable savings found online, has helped spike recent sales growth for newer tools and tech ...

FatWallet Salutes Online Shoppers with Early Memorial Day Sales Featuring Cash Back Increases and Mi...

"Memorial Day sales are traditionally some of the biggest of the year, primarily serving shoppers' needs for the home, clothing and gifts for dads and grads," states Brent Shelton, FatWallet spokesperson. "FatWallet shoppers are shrewd and know they can increase Memorial Day savings by ...

Online Shopping for Tech Deals Outpace Other Mother’s Day Gift Ideas at FatWallet

“The rise in sales to our local daily deals partners makes sense as they offer local spa, health and beauty specials 50% off or more that make a great gift,” stated FatWallet spokesperson, Brent Shelton. “We’ve seen the most growth in shopping trips during Mother’s Day for electronics ...

Online Deal Hunters Dig Up Home and Garden Savings with FatWallet Spring Deals

“Retail sales for spring seasonal merchandise purchased through FatWallet during April have increased 110% since 2009,” stated Brent Shelton, FatWallet Spokesperson. “Our members have become very savvy shoppers who recognize a favorable window to save, especially on items they need to ...

Spring Fashion Deals Show Sizable Savings For April Shoppers at FatWallet

“Our experienced deal hunters sort through all the sales to help shoppers manage their time and budget,” stated FatWallet spokesperson, Brent Shelton. “They post an easy-to-browse selection of the best available values for spring clothing, footwear and beauty trends for women, men and ...

Early Cyber Monday Deals Will Supercede Late Black Friday Sales Starting Sunday at

“It‘s not surprising that Cyber Monday is trending to start early like Black Friday did this year,” stated FatWallet Spokesperson, Brent Shelton. “We’ve readied FatWallet to switch on the fly so shoppers can compare live deals quickly in one stop and go make smarter purchases. " ...

5 Senior Discounts Worth Turning 50 (or 60) For

Brent Shelton, a spokesperson for deal site, says retail deals for seniors are especially abundant online these days. And some airlines have begun for the first time to allow seniors to claim discounts when they book their flights online. "Prior to this, senior fares were ...

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