If you thought Black Friday was the busiest shopping day of the year—“ehrrrrrgh!” (That’s my phonetic attempt at the “wrong answer” buzzer. I dare you to come up with a better one!) Today is Cyber Monday, the true celebration consumption via click.
Almost every retailer with a website– 88 percent—is offering discounts and free shipping today for Cyber Monday, so I’ve put together a short list of links to help you grab those online deals.
First, a little historical perspective: Cyber Monday was a term invented five years ago by the National Retail Federation. The NRF says today more than 106 million Americans are expected to rack up their credit cards shopping online according to its own research. The survey also indicates 7 million of us will shop from our mobile phones this year–compared to 4 million who snagged Cyber Monday deals last year on their phones.
TOP CYBER MONDAY SITES:
#1 If you want to find a one-stop source for all the online deals today, you’ll want to check out CyberMonday.com where you can get alerts from more than 700 retailers like Dell, Staples.com, Nike and Williams Sonoma. You can even follow this site on Facebook and Twitter to get the most current deals.
Here’s how it works:
#2 Savings.com offers more coupon codes that will give you 10 to 30 percent off your entire order of computer-related purchases from stores like Microsoft, Dell and Amazon.
#3 Next, head over to DealNews.com’s Cyber Monday page. Click on the navigation bar to find coupon codes for computer and electronics retailers for the best discounts on laptops, HDTVs and mobile phones.
#4 GottaDeal.com not only lists great deals, but you can also head over to the forums section to see what all those other cyber shoppers found online.
#5 If you’re looking huge discounts, Amazon.com’s limited time lightning deals offers up to 72 percent off DVD movie titles. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, check out Amazon’s waitlist for lightning deals that fell through when customers claimed them but didn’t check out.
#6 Ebay is also hosting an Ebay’s Deals page for big discounts from its sellers and retailers.
Most retailers like Target, Sears, Macy’s and others have their own Cyber Monday pages. Some retailers Walmart.com have been blurring the lines a bit by getting a jump start on CM deals—Walmart is going as far as hosting “Cyber Week,” including a 24-inch 1080p HDTV for $199.
#7 Finally, I had to add this one for all of you fashionistas out there. Blogger Courtney Boyd Myers tracked down 5 favorite online fashion start-ups offering Cyber Monday deals on the latest celebrity looks for a mere fraction of what they pay.
If you find other deals online today, let’s hear ’em!