Cyber Monday transforms the Internet into a shopper’s paradise where deep discounts on brand named goods abound. Since its official inception in 2005, this popular Internet event has drawn thousands to virtual shopping malls in search of good deals. There is no doubt this year will be no exception. Even women one a budget knows there are Christmas gifts to buy. If you are a newcomer to the Cyber Monday scene, I am willing to share some secrets to help you find the best deals possible.
Prepare to Shop
Prepare to shop by updating your computer’s browser. Do your comparison by utilizing two open browser windows. Do some reconnaissance before the big day so you will be familiar with each online store’s checkout procedure. Never shop at sites that have questionable credit card security. Use one credit card to make all your purchases with and delete your cookies after your shopping session is over.
Online Coupon Providers
Visit coupon websites like the Coupon Cabin before Cyber Monday. Search through the store finder feature to find online coupons to use at the checkout. These valuable coupon codes may give you an extra 5% or more off your final purchase. Most of these coupons will expire after the day so use them or lose them ladies!
The shopping giant Amazon.com is a good place to start your Cyber Monday shopping. Unfortunately, Amazon will not release their list of sale items until the Sunday before the event. Visit the Cyber Monday link to peek at electronics, toys and other goodies that will be on sale. Check out the Amazon Discount Table while you are there. Pay attention for good deals on shipping too.
Who doesn’t love the aisles and aisles of inexpensive goodies you can find at Wal-Mart? I can guarantee most of us are not as excited about the crowds that show up. Stop the shopping cart insanity by participating in Wal-Mart’s Cyber Monday and Cyber Week. Unlike other stores, Wal-Mart extends some of their deals on apparel, jewelry, electronics and items for the home for an entire week. Get free shipping by choosing the Site to Store option that is available with some items.
Parent, when you have little ones, the toy giant ToysRUs has to be on your agenda. ToysRUs has buy two get one free specials, gift bundles and free shipping for orders that reach a certain dollar amount. Shop for toys by age, the child’s gender and interests. Sign up for ToysRUs Rewards and get 10% back on all your purchases. Create a Wish List on the site beforehand to make shopping a breeze on Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday Caution
Women who have shopped on Black Friday before know that a trip to a brick and mortar store can be hectic and dangerous. Purse snatchers and bag thieves will take your money and your goodies in a flash. Shopping online will prevent these personal assaults but never take for granted your digital safety. Save yourself from heartache when shopping on Cyber Monday; only visit stores you know and are familiar with. If a deal seems too good to be true it probably is. If you get strange emails asking you for your information again, beware. Never click on email links as these could take you to bogus sites. Instead, visit the website by typing the address directly into your web address bar. From there check the status of your order and make any changes necessary.