Infographic Reveals Trends for 2011 Black Friday Deals and 2012 Predictions

FatWallet’s Black Friday Deal Finder is the source for breaking down retail sales from 2011 and forecasting holiday shopping trends in 2012

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Predictions include a 400% increase in tablet and smartphone deals on Black Friday this year.

Beloit, Wisconsin (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

FatWallet, the preferred online resource for millions of smart shoppers, posts a new Black Friday Deals infographic featuring the top trends from 2011 and predictions for 2012 holiday shopping season. Sourced from FatWallet’s Black Friday Deal Finder, the infographic breaks down all 17,062 sale items from last year by category, store and the hot products that were available both in-store and online. Last year’s Black Friday saw a 24.3% (1) increase in online shopping (over 2010) and FatWallet is predicting similar growth 2012, expecting the total number of advertised sale items to increase well over 20,000.

The infographic reveals some surprises, including the shopping categories that featured the most affordable discounts with more than 40% of last year’s total Black Friday deals under $20 and 23% under $10. In response to this trend, FatWallet has prepared all 2012 Black Friday Deals to include details for any available cash back, coupon codes, free shipping offers and mail in rebates. FatWallet’s updated Black Friday iPhone and iPad app echoes the trend for consumers to use more mobile technology for their shopping activities, where predictions include a 400% increase in tablet and smartphone deals on Black Friday this year.

To view, share or embed the Black Friday Deals infographic on your site, visit the Fatwallet Blog.

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About FatWallet: As the preferred online shopping resource for millions of smart consumers and home of the best Black Friday deals, FatWallet.com works closely with 1,500+ retailers like HP, Newegg, Walmart and Amazon to publish special offers, discounts, coupon codes and Cash Back rewards to its members. The much celebrated FatWallet forums represent the pulse of an evolving online marketplace where smart consumers gather to share and learn. FatWallet is owned by Performance Marketing Brands (PMB) who owns and operates the world's most rewarding shopping programs. Through its family of distinct websites and reward programs, Ebates.com, FatWallet.com and AnyCoupons.com, PMB users can get a great deal and earn money back every time they shop. PMB shoppers are expected to spend over $1.5 billion through PMB's websites and shopping programs.

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