Cyber Monday is just the best! Who doesn’t want to get great deals on items they love—all from the comfort of your own home? Let’s look at some tips to help you get the best deals on Cyber Monday.
You’ll want to have as much information about upcoming sales as possible to get the best deals on Cyber Monday. Start with a list of your favorite retailers, and then add the favorite retailers that you know from everyone on your gift list. Bookmark their sites, follow them on social media, and sign up for email lists. This tactic will get the pre-Cyber Monday marketing messages flowing to you. Spend a bit more screen time before Cyber Monday, making notes about what looks good and what sites to visit first.
Get your gift information organized in advance. Make a master list of everyone for whom you plan to buy and everything that you would like to purchase. Include clothing sizes, favorite brands, and preferred colors. It’s important to know what size of men’s sweaters the guys on your gift list wear so when you see that perfect buy you will be ready to take advantage of it. As you make purchases, update your list so you will have both a shopping list and a purchased list all in one.
The earlier you can start shopping once the prices drop, the more successful you will be at getting the best deals on Cyber Monday. Find out what time the sites you are most interested in will begin to offer their deals. Check their websites and any social media information they post in advance to get this information. Retailers want you to take advantage of their deals, so this information should be readily available as you get closer to the actual day.
Thankfully, Cyber Monday shopping can be done from the comfort of your home. Gone are the days of waiting in line for brick-and-mortar stores to open (unless you like to do that). You can stay up late or get up early to nab these deals, all while enjoying a cup of tea in your women’s loungewear.
If there is a big-ticket purchase, a must-have gift to put under the tree, or something you have been waiting to buy until the price dropped, buy that item first, if possible. The new TV for the family room you want so everyone can watch that special Christmas movie while wearing their Christmas pajamas should be your first priority. It may sell out. Buying those cute socks that match your favorite sweater can wait until later in the day. You are on a mission!
By shopping from most to least important, even if you run into either issues with out-of-stock items or higher prices than you are hoping for, you will still maximize your shopping results. If there are items left unpurchased at the end of Cyber Monday, they will be the nice-to-haves that you can keep an eye out for later.
When in doubt, stick with the brands that you trust. By purchasing quality items (at Cyber Monday prices!), you’ll have the best of both worlds. Once the deals start appearing on your screen, keep an eye out for high-quality items you have wanted to buy for a while now. Luxury items such as cashmere sweaters that you can wear for years to come can be both wardrobe investments and Cyber Monday deals. Now that’s a real bargain! If you have younger shoppers in your family, teach them how buying high-quality items can actually save you money in the long run because the items will not only look better, but they will also last much longer.
When possible, see if you can add to the savings advertised on Cyber Monday. Are there online coupons or special shipping codes available? Can you buy gift cards at deep discounts? A good price minus an extra 15% with free shipping isn’t just a good deal; it’s a great deal.
Keep an eye out for buy-one-get-one-free specials and multiple buy deals. If you are stocking up on anything from flannel sheets for your family to a classic sweater in a couple of colors, these specials can be a boon.
By getting started early, having a prioritized shopping list, buying high-quality items, and taking advantage of add-on savings, you will score the best deals on Cyber Monday. Have a great time shopping!