Brent Shelton

Brent Shelton Journalist

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cyber Monday Deals Rank #2 to Black Friday as Year's Best BELOIT, Wis., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire

When asked which Cyber Monday offers they will take advantage of: "The majority of online shoppers will be looking for added savings to stack with Cyber Monday deals," states Brent Shelton, FatWallet spokesperson. "Savvy FatWallet members will take advantage of increased cash back ...

Shopping App Deals More Than Black Friday Ads BELOIT, Wis., Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

"With the holiday sales events starting earlier and stretching out for several days, shoppers have to do a lot of work in order to know when to buy," stated Brent Shelton, FatWallet Shopping Expert. "Our redesigned app lets shoppers quickly compare current deals with Black Friday ads and ...

Smart Shoppers Compete To Score Fast Moving Labor Day Deals BELOIT, Wis., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswi

"Just like President's Day and Memorial Day, Labor Day sales bring shoppers another prime opportunity to save hundreds of dollars on end-of-season inventory," states Brent Shelton, FatWallet spokesperson. "Although many of these deals are limited in available styles, fast-acting shoppers ...

Most parents agree, teens 'need' their own laptops and smartphones for school

"This annual shopping event is the perfect time to find added savings on higher quality tech products for students," said Brent Shelton, spokesperson for FatWallet. "Each year during Back-to-School sales, FatWallet works with top retailers to increase cash back and feature their best ...

Survey Says Father's Day Sales Offer Best Time To Find Tool Deals BELOIT, Wis., June 3, 2014 /PRN

"Technology allows us to build and repair stuff around the home–faster, easier and cheaper than ever before," stated FatWallet spokesperson, Brent Shelton. "Deep discounts online for newer tools and tech gadgets during Father's Day promotions has created a windfall of savings and ...

Vacation Spending Survey: 6 in 10 of Americans Will Go On... BELOIT, Wis., April 29, 2014 /PRNew

"Late April is prime time when consumers look to book and save the most on their summer vacations," stated Brent Shelton, FatWallet spokesperson. "FatWallet offers vacationers easy opportunities to save more by earning cash back from more than 100 of top travel sites, including ...