I've never been a big fan of traditional Christmas shopping. While I love buying gifts for my friends and family, I'm not so crazy about the crowds. Online shopping, on the other hand, has been a revelation to me—allowing me to stock up for the holidays from the comfort of my own home (and in my pajamas if I want to).
So, needless to say, that while Black Friday just isn't my thing, Cyber Monday is right up my alley. But it's a big wide web out there, so it's good to have a plan of attack. Here’s a list of sites to check out on Cyber Monday (if not before).
1. The Krazy Coupon Lady
The Krazy Coupon Lady has an entire page dedicated to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Why waste time scrolling through pages of deals on other sites to find the perfect gift items when KCL has already provided you with the best discounts on the web. Easily choose deals by store, gift recipient and couponer favorites.
When it comes to an online sale, it's no surprise that global shipping giant Amazon is a major player. While their Cyber Monday deals are yet to go live, they are already getting into the spirit with major deals on everything from computers and accessories to homewares, electronics, toys, games, books and DVDs. Here’s a sample of the types of the daily deals you can expect to see over the following weeks.
Remember, if you you're planning to do a lot of shopping on Amazon this Cyber Monday, it may be worthwhile to sign up for Amazon Prime. For $99 you'll get free shipping not only on Cyber Monday, but for an entire year.
Another great one-stop shop, this year Target is celebrating an extended 'Cyber Week' starting on November 30th. They are also offering free standard shipping for Christmas on orders before December 19th.
If you have a few stores you frequently shop at now is the time to like them on Facebook to ensure you catch any exclusive fan-only deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With retailers increasingly using social media to connect with loyal customers, you can pick up some great deals! Last week I took advantage of this special on Supima bedding from Lands' End.