BigCrumbs now saves you more than FatWallet
Jan 22nd, 2008 by estreet

Vince at BigCrumbs.com brought this to my attention. In my previous post comparing the two savings sites, the numbers I used for BigCrumbs must have been CrumbEarner rates, not CrumbSaver rates.

BigCrumbs.com CrumbSavers save more than FatWallet.com users on 5 out of 6 randomly chosen online sites.

Here’s the apples to apples comparison – revised today 1/22:

  1. SharperImage.com
    • BigCrumbs 7.2%
    • Fatwallet 6.6%
  2. BestBuy.com
    • BigCrumbs 0.9 - 2.7%
    • FatWallet Not Offered
  3. Dell.com
    • BigCrumbs 0.9%
    • FatWallet 3.0%
  4. BarnesandNoble.com
    • BigCrumbs 4.5%
    • FatWallet 3%
  5. Borders.com
    • BigCrumbs 5.4%
    • FatWallet 2%
  6. Target.com
    • BigCrumbs 2.7 – 9.0%
    • FatWallet Not Offered

Of course the appeal of BigCrumbs is that you can sign up as a CrumbEarner to earn money on other people’s purchases. FatWallet has relationships with 553 online merchants, but notably, eBay is not one of them. BigCrumbs.com offers savings at 227 merchants.

Speaking of e-consumerism, check out the workmanship on my new DeMarini Diablo softball glove.

Demarini Softball Glove
FatWallet members rank on Big-Boards.com
Jan 10th, 2008 by estreet

A recent comment inspired another one of my researching jaunts when I should be working.

Mermaid said,

I joined fatwallet to see what it was all about… there’s absolutely no incentive to refer others and they aren’t very good at developing a community (no personal pictures). They simply don’t believe in the power of viral marketing. I don’t think I’ll go back.

To the contrary, FatWallet.com ranks up there on the Big-Boards.com forum rankings.

Their forum has 839,000 members (ranked #40) and has 155,000 visitors each day (ranked #5).

Big-Boards.com has a lot of interesing stats – daily unique visitors, posts, members online, and country of origin. They get the stats from their own statcounter scripts. They supply the hit counter code for forum owners to voluntarily use on their site.

I saved $3 this week when I purchased the www.WatchedItem.com domain name for $6.99. Someone posted the January GoDaddy.com codes on the FatWallet.com forum.

FatWallet is about saving money. BigCrumbs is about earning money. So which site you use just depends upon your immediate need.


Hey Vince! Where’s the chocolate chip cookie logo? I sorely miss it.

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