It’s that time of year again – Stanley FatMax tape measure promo time!
Over at Amazon, they have 2 promos, both featuring Stanley FatMax tapes. These are the previous/other tape measures, not the new 2018 version that’s priced at $30 each.
These are very good tape measures, although I did get one with a defective or at least less effective tape lock once. I couldn’t return it either. The first tape was great, and I didn’t try the second until months later, when I misplaced the first. Moral of the story? Check both tape measures as soon as you get them.
Promo 2: 2x 25′ tape measures for $16 (as of the time of this posting)
How does this 25′ tape measure compare to the newest FatMax tape? It has a little less standout, 3″ of the special extra tough blade coating instead of 6″, and it presumably has the typical 1 return spring instead of 2. These tapes are quite durable, although the newer has more boastful marketing claims.
Price-wise, you can get a 2-pack of these tapes for $16. The new 2018 FatMax tape is $30 each, and it doesn’t look to be available anywhere yet.
I should mention that these 2-for-1 FatMax 25′ tape measure promo packs are typically $20, making this current deal a little sweeter. The deal *might* pop up at other retailers and home centers, but it’s not certain.
As an aside, I wish the new FatMax tape has a special name. Somehow I doubt that it’s going to replace these current FatMax tape measures. So what do I call these? The regular FatMax tape measures, and the new one could simply be described as the 2018 version? But what happens when 2019 rolls in? That’ll be awkward.