The last few years have given me lessons on guarding both my heart and my wallet. Fat Kid Deals has been making this both easier and more difficult at the Same. Damn. Time.
About a year ago, I was perusing through Black Twitter in search of a chuckle or two, and I noticed an account called @FatKidDeals. Not because I was looking to do any online shopping, but because the jokes were simply inspired. Sarcastic, witty, timely and aware of the culture, Fat Kid Deals was all things Black Twitter likes when it comes to social media entertainment.
But then I started noticing what they were actually promoting besides comedy. Speakers for $65. Bamboo pillows for $20. Fifty-leven batteries for $12.99.
I showed restraint for a while, and then I saw them list Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid M.A.A.D. City on vinyl.
‘Twas a wrap, beloved.
My record player wasn’t even set up all the way yet, but it didn’t matter. I needed it in my life (on the lowest of keys my record player still isn’t set up all the way. Someone come help me with that, plz).
Since then, Fat Kid Deals has been a source of discounts and entertainment during my social media scrolls. And from what I remember (my financial habits are currently pressing ever onward toward the goal. My change soon come), those scrolls resulted in me purchasing the following:
- A $10 blender that doubled as a soup maker. It didn’t work, but it sounded good in theory.
- A sound bar that works just fine.
- A My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy vinyl set. Now before y’all start letting your twitter fingers turn to trigger fingers, this was before Kanye’s recent shenanigans. Click here before you come for me, and even then: don’t, unless you ‘bout that clap back action, boss.
Anywho, my most recent deals are the ones I’ve been the most excited about: one gallon of Tropicana orange juice, and one container of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls for one cent a piece.
That isn’t a typo. I really got name-brand orange juice and cinnamon rolls for a penny. Not orange drink. Actual orange juice. Y’all don't understand how blessed my breakfasts have been. God was moving MIGHTILY and Fat Kid Deals was His chosen vessel.
Have your way, God.
Fat Kid Deals has it all. Current deals range from a globe that doubles as a whiskey decanter, to books, to a sous vide, to duvet sets. Once I even saw a deal on accessories for when people want a little “razzle dazzle”.
I’ll let y’all decide what razzle dazzle is. Those were their words, not mine.
In a social media world where jokes > facts, Fat Kid Deals has demonstrated what the Culture has known to be true for ever. Entertain people and give them discounts, and their affection will soon follow. And if you hold that affection long enough they’ll also give you their money.
Lord knows they’ve got both of mine.
Have you purchased anything through Fat Kid Deals? Tell us about what you’ve purchased in the comments. Need to see if 35 boxes of hypoallergenic Q-tips was worth it. For research purposes.
Lauren Whiteman is from Dallas, she eats Rudy’s, it’s been a while since she’s been to Big T though. She has a couple of degrees from the University of Oklahoma and is now an educator in Dallas area. Lauren’s work focuses on advocacy, student development, and the miseducation of Black and African American students in higher education. She’s a TEDx presenter and hopes the next generation always remembers what to do for the 99 and the 2000. For her twitter shenanigans, visit @itsmewhiteman.