How To: Save Big On Holiday Shopping with Cyber Monday Deals

Save Big On Holiday Shopping with Cyber Monday Deals

After Thanksgiving, there's Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, with stores offering holiday shoppers the best deals they can muster up.  This year's Black Friday was practically a one-day warzone, with Target taking on most of the mayhem (see videos below).

(1) Stampede @ Target in Buffalo, New York. (2) Near fight over a television @ Target in Altamonte Springs, Florida. (3) Flood of shoppers @ Target in Midvale, Utah. (4) News story about shopping @ Target in Appleton, Wisconsin (Fox River Mall).

But the shopping isn't over yet.  Many deals were and still are being offered at stores throughout the weekend, and for those who weren't willing to risk their lives in the mass of angry deal-hunters, there's still hope.

It's called Cyber Monday, the Internet's newest holiday tradition, since 2005.  It's basically Black Friday all over again, but from the comfort and safety of your own home.  Numerous retailers offer discounts on purchases made through their websites, including perks like free shipping.  Black Friday sought to boost company sales from red (losses) to black (profits), while Cyber Monday is a way to ensure the gains.

According to Comscore, it's working: Cyber Monday was the second highest spending day of 2009, with buyers charging nearly $890 million during the special shopping event.  Some retailers offer deals only on Monday, while others offer sales throughout the whole week, typically from the last Monday in November to the first Monday in December.  So, you still have plenty of time to SHOP!

So, start clicking and saving!  Here's a list of some of the biggest deals coming up, plus some places to look for even better deal ideas.

Note: Prices are rounded up.

Step 1 AMAZON

How to Save Big On Holiday Shopping with Cyber Monday DealsAmazon.com — NOW!
Duration: Sunday, Monday (11/28 - 11/29)

Check out the site for some great deals, but one of the best deals seems to be Swiss Legend and Invicta men's watches, which are selling out fast!

If those don't fancy you, check out all of the watches on sale on Amazon.

Check out all of the sales at Amazon.  You can sort by category, availability, upcoming deals, sold out and expired.

Step 2 TARGET

Target.com — NOW!How to Save Big On Holiday Shopping with Cyber Monday Deals
Duration: Sunday through Sunday (11/28 - 12/5)

The best deal seen is the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS 12MP Digital Camera.  You save 44% - Reg. $160, Sale $90.

Visit Target online to see all their deals this week.

Step 3 BEST BUY

How to Save Big On Holiday Shopping with Cyber Monday DealsBestbuy.com — NOW!
Duration: Sunday, Monday (11/28 - 11/29)

Camera seem to make the best deals on Cyber Monday, and Best Buy is no exception:

Still, it's better not to rush into buying anything, because you might find better deals elsewhere.  Best Buy offers free shipping, but will still tax on these purchases.  The Coolpix S4000 can actually be found cheaper, like on RitzCamera.com, for $130 flat (no shipping or sales tax).

Step 4 WALMART

Walmart.com — NOW!How to Save Big On Holiday Shopping with Cyber Monday Deals
Duration: Sunday through Friday (11/28 - 12/3)

There's a lot going on at Walmart, and one of the highlighted discounts is for a huge Panasonic 50" Class Plasma 1080p, 600Hz, HDTV (TC-P50S2).  That's a savings of 23% - Reg. $1100, Sale $848.  They've also got great deals on video games.

Check out all 188 items on sale at Walmart.

Step 5 MACY'S

Macys.com — NOW!
Duration: Sunday, Monday (11/28 - 11/29)

Macy's is jam-packed full of web only deals, with their selection of vacuum cleaners providing deals at up to $150 off select models.

How to Save Big On Holiday Shopping with Cyber Monday Deals

Step 6 OTHER MAJOR RETAILERS

If you like to shop somewhere, and they have an online store, chances are they're having an online sale for Cyber Monday.  All of the stores listed below are offering Cyber Monday deals, going on now and possibly all week.  Best thing for you to do— search your favorite store online and cash in on the deals!

Step 7 HANDMADE & INDIE SHOP SALES

Also, go to papernstitch for a list of 45 shops with some incredible bargains (up to 50% off) on Cyber Monday.  And not just any ol' shops— handmade and indie shops only!

How to Save Big On Holiday Shopping with Cyber Monday Deals

How to Save Big On Holiday Shopping with Cyber Monday Deals

How to Save Big On Holiday Shopping with Cyber Monday Deals

Click through to see all of the handmade and indie shop deals!

Step 8 FIND OUT MORE...

There are many more places to find out about hot Cyber Monday deals.  Browse some of these sites to see all the greatest promotions, favorite picks and sale predictions.

  • CyberMonday.com (by Shop.org) - Highlights "the best deals from over 700 online retailers," including Avon, Sony, Toys "R" Us, and more.
  • BestCyberMondaySales.com - A website listing retailers' "best online deals for this day."
  • WalletPop.com - Article about some of the predictions for Monday's sales, compared to last year's Cyber Monday.
  • CyberMonday.net - Yet another sale aggregator, that "show you the best deals so you can quickly and easily take advantage of the savings."

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