FatWallet’s March Double Cashback Madness Promotion

March 3, 2009 · 2 comments

FatWallet has announced that they’ll be doubling their usual, excellent cashback rates on a selection of merchants during the month of March. There are currently 18 stores participating in this event, with additional stores to be added after March 15th.
Some of the highlights include Sears and Kmart at 4%, Macy’s at 6%, Hotels.com, Sephora, and NY & Company at 8%, PetFoodDirect at 10%, and Botanic Choice at 20%. Coupons are included where available.
Click here for more information, and enjoy! Just don’t install their FatWallet Tools Firefox plug-in while you’re there. Toolbars are bad and this one in particular has taken a lot of heat recently for violating the terms of at least one affiliate network. Avoid the toolbar by going directly to the rewards program and clicking through to the merchants from there. Big Brother need not watch you 24/7. ;)

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Brent Shelton March 4, 2009 at 9:27 pm

We would like to make some clarifications regarding The Fatwallet Tools for Firefox plug-in mentioned in your recent post. A diligent process took place with all the affiliate networks FatWallet works with for their approval prior to the tool being offered to our members. FatWallet developed the tool with sensitivity to both our members expectations, and to the balance of consumer benefit versus industry concern. Our Firefox plug-in is designed with the intent to be basic and less invasive than the comparable products in our industry. Thank you for acknowledging our March promotion.


Becky Ford March 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Brent, I appreciate your taking the time out to stop in and share your comments.
However, it’s my understanding from this post: http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=115565 that the Fatwallet Tools for Firefox plug-in *so* violated the terms of the ShareASale affiliate network that the company had to REWRITE their terms to allow your continued use of the toolbar. Prior to that time, ALL toolbars were banned from their network. So yes, you did break the rules, although you got approval from the network to do so. But that didn’t get FatWallet out of hot water with some of their merchants, did it? From what I’ve read, several of your merchants were so unhappy with FatWallet Tools for Firefox that they insisted you remove them from it. Or would you care to spin that another way, too?
IMHO, “Other products are worse” isn’t much of an excuse.
Avoid the toolbar, folks.


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