How Fat is Your Wallet?


I can pretty much guarantee that the last “deal” you found could have been better.  Unless you’ve been following this blog for some time now, you likely only stumbled upon a simple retail promotion.  You see, many stores loosely practice a concept referred to as “keystoning“, where the cost of any sale prices, discounts, coupon codes, or free shipping are already built in.

Don’t worry though, you are in the right place to learn how ratchet up your next deal.  In fact, this post might just blow your mind – and it’s only one of the paths to “Dealicacy”…

If you are not yet a member of, you shouldn’t wait any longer.  Their official mission is to blah, blah, blah (I’ll get to that in a minute) – the best part is this site can PAY YOU CASH BACK on just about any retail purchase you make on the Internet.

This part falls into the “Bonus” category of Deal Overload, and better still – it is FREE to become a FatWallet member.  There is a sign up link at the top of every page on their site.  How do they do it?  Basically, they share half of the commissions they receive for referring your purchase.

Once you are a member, there is a sequence of events that you *must* follow to get cash back on your purchases.  Luckily, it is pretty darn straightforward.  Simply log in to their site, click their link to the merchant you are going to shop at (double check that they offer cash back), and then complete a purchase in the window that opens.

Don’t add anything to your cart prior to taking these steps, and do all of your product research prior to clicking through FatWallet. Just to be doubly safe, I advise closing all other windows to make sure your “computer” doesn’t get distracted along the way to checkout.  To get specifics, visit their FAQ on the cash back process.

In about 90-121 days following your purchase, the funds become available to withdraw.  If you have more than $10 accrued you can request a check via mail, but I personally route the funds to my PayPal account for convenience.  There is no charge to do this, and no minimum balance requirements for tne transfer (I successfully transferred 13 cents once).

And now the rest of the benefits: forums, discount notices, and deal tip-offs.  With over 500,000 members, there is a sizeable number of people making up the FatWallet community.  Coupon codes are listed everyday, and there over 20 discussion categories lending insight on everything from Black Friday deals to travel and local clearance items.

A side note: this site is just plain awesome and I use it very nearly everyday – and I’m NOT getting compensated in any way for telling you this.  Almost anything you need to be well-informed about a purchase, make smart shopping decisions, and a confident and successful consumer is going to be found at Dealicacy or FatWallet.

For the rest, be sure to sign up for the Dealicacy newsletter. 🙂

Yours for great deals,

– Nathan

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4 Responses to “How Fat is Your Wallet?”

  1. Rickie Duprat says:

    This blog was unbelievably helpful. You’re the man. lol 🙂

  2. Will says:

    Hey how are you doing? I just wanted to stop by and say that it’s been a pleasure reading your blog. I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back & read more in the future as well. plz do keep up the quality writing

  3. Goodacre says:

    I have already been visiting your site for 3 days. absolutely love your posts. by the way i’m conducting a research concerning this topic. do you happen to know other good sites or maybe online forums where I might get more information?

  4. Nathan says:

    Hi Goodacre – Wikipedia is always a great place for research on retail topics. I like to go there to check my facts and get great ideas for examples.