Brent Shelton

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PR Guru, spokeperson and Online Shopping Expert for at FatWallet (Ebates). Author of a monthly retail trends series ... More »PR Guru, spokeperson and Online Shopping Expert for at FatWallet (Ebates). Author of a monthly retail trends series (http://www.fatwallet.com/about-us/consumer-news/) with access to real-time data and smart shopping tips from deal hunters. See me for the skinny on Black Friday deals, Cyber Monday deals, and what's hot duriing all the annual shopping events year round. (http://www.fatwallet.com)

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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 FatWallet.com. “They’re offering some kind of sale almost every ...

The Best Buys on Martin Luther King Weekend Sales

By Brent Shelton

Shopping expert Brent Shelton of FatWallet says he expects more online retailers to offer deals this year than in past years. Here's what you can expect to see marked down during MLK weekend sales – as well as clearance events throughout the month. Bath and bedding items. Department ...

5 ways to save like a nerd on Cyber Monday

By Brent Shelton

Brent Shelton is a shopping guru for FatWallet, a web forum where online shopping geeks team up and share tips on the latest coupons and secret deals almost as soon as they happen. He says there's a reason the pocket-protector set are apt to score on the Monday after Black Friday where ...

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 ...

Why Super Bowl week is one of the best times to buy a TV

The popularity of 4K televisions is partly driving the sales, said Brent Shelton, an online shopping expert at the deal-finding site FatWallet.com. In FatWallet’s own survey of 1,000 adults, 46% of those who are planning to purchase a TV during Super Bowl sales will purchase their first ...

40 Ways to Save Money Over the Holidays

By Brent Shelton

“Knowing the times that things go on sale can help you be one of the lucky ones that nab those limited, time-sensitive deals,” said Brent Shelton, an online shopping expert with FatWallet. You don’t have to leave your Thanksgiving dinner or battle the crowds on Black Friday to get the ...

How to score the best Black Friday deals

Brent Shelton, an online shopping expert for FatWallet, said users of the site “also vet out the bad deals, offer suggestions and post price mistakes.” When you’re on a deals site, be sure to check out user comments on Black Friday ads, articles or other information to see what other ...

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 ...

What to buy in November

Black Friday has spread across the entire month, said Brent Shelton, FatWallet’s online shopping expert. ‘‘You will see consistent sales, and if you have a list and definite things you want to buy, it is worth paying attention.’’ Take advantage by stacking discounts. For example, if a ...

Good-Better-Best List of Winter Clearance Sales from FatWallet.com BELOIT, Wis., Feb. 18, 2015 /P

By Brent Shelton

"Much like Cyber Monday, we're seeing heavy discounting from nearly every major retailer, including those that rarely offer big price mark downs, like Patagonia, REI and North Face," states Brent Shelton, FatWallet online shopping expert. "The better winter clearance items sell out fast ...

Presidents' Day Deals on Big-Ticket Items Can Stretch Tax Refunds BELOIT, Wis., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRN

"When purchasing very large items like appliances and furniture, consumers will want to secure free delivery and haul-away to add convenience and expose hidden savings," stated FatWallet online shopping expert, Brent Shelton. "They can also take advantage of cash back, which adds up to ...

Buy or Wait? Online Purchases to Contemplate Now vs. Clearance BELOIT, Wis., Dec. 24, 2015 /PRNew

"For some gift buying procrastinators, final sales events are tempting, but may not offer better savings now versus waiting a few days," stated Brent Shelton, FatWallet shopping expert. "If you're in a pinch, the most practical online savings may come from utilizing free in-store pickup ...

Consumers Rank Father's Day Sales Best for Tools Purchases BELOIT, Wis., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire

"While the holidays offer great deals on select tools, June sales feature deals on a wider variety of both tools, and the materials homeowners need to get those DIY projects started," stated Brent Shelton, FatWallet Shopping Expert. "Whether shopping for Father's Day gifts, or personal ...

Redesign Helps Travelers Compare Hotel Deals and Discounts at a Glance

"Booking online can be time consuming, especially after visiting multiple sites," stated Brent Shelton, FatWallet online shopping expert. "Hotel Deals offers online bookers a one stop shop to quickly compare and stack savings from the best discounts and cash back in one click. " Filter ...

2015 Travel Study: 8 in 10 Americans Take Vacations BELOIT, Wis., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

"Late April is prime for consumers looking to save while booking summer vacations," stated Brent Shelton, FatWallet spokesperson. "FatWallet members will stack cash back from more than 100 of top travel sites with hundreds of the most current vacation package offers and hotel deals. " ...

April Showers Shoppers with Early Spring Sales and Savings BELOIT, Wis., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswi

"Early April presents consumers with a great opportunity to save money on a variety of home refurbishing projects as warmer weather entices," stated Brent Shelton, FatWallet Online Shopping Expert. "Savvy online shoppers will capitalize on added savings from spring cash back sales. " ...

Valentine's Spending and Saving Go Hand in Hand BELOIT, Wis., Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

"Traditional Valentine's Day gifts will always be a top choice, but the last couple of years have shown increased tech deals being offered by retailers during these holiday sales events," stated FatWallet spokesperson, Brent Shelton. "FatWallet members will take full advantage of stores ...