Amazon's Cyber Monday sale is officially over. Deals started on Saturday, Nov. 25 at midnight PT and ended on Monday, Nov. 27 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Now that the sale is over, read on for some shopping tips so that you're prepared for 2024. Want to be the first to hear about all the Cyber Monday deals for next year? Text SAVE to 57299 or download the Krazy Coupon Lady app to get on the list.
1. Cyber Monday Amazon deals started on Saturday, Nov. 25.
In 2023, Amazon's Cyber Monday sale started at 12:01 a.m. PT (3 a.m. ET) on Saturday, Nov. 25 and ran until 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023 (2:50 a.m. ET on Nov. 28). The official press release dropped on Nov. 5. That means shoppers had a full weekend of Cyber Monday deals. This also happened in 2022.
The sale was accessible on Amazon.com/CyberMonday.
2. Amazon doesn't have an official Black Friday or Cyber Monday ad drop.
Instead, Amazon will usually share announcements leading up to both events on their newsroom page. This year, we made our own Amazon Black Friday ad scan from deals we found on Amazon's latest press release.
3. Are Amazon Cyber Monday deals better than Black Friday deals? What is usually cheaper on Cyber Monday?
It depends on what you're getting, but from what we've seen over the years, you'll often find lots of Cyber Monday deals that beat Black Friday deals. For example, one year, we saw the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush drop to the lowest price ever on Amazon at just $22.28 on Cyber Monday. Another year, you could save $300 on the 2020 Apple iMac, which Amazon had for just $799 — down from its $879 sale price on Black Friday.
4. You'll find Cyber Monday Amazon deals on way more than just Amazon products.
Cyber Monday Amazon deals in prior years focused heavily on Amazon-issued brands and Alexa-enabled devices. While we're still seeing huge discounts on those items again, you can also find savings on popular brands like American Girl, Urban Decay, Apple, iRobot, Peloton, and Skullcandy.
Here are the exact Cyber Monday deals Amazon shared in the 2023 press release:
Amazon Cyber Monday Deals
Save up to 46% on select Instant Pot kitchen appliances
Save up to 45% on HeyDude including Amazon-exclusive styles
Save up to 37% on select Vitamix blenders, and on select KitchenAid mixers and kitchen appliances
Save up to 35% on select Amazon devices including Echo Studio, Amazon Fire TV 55" Omni QLED Series 4K UHD smart TV, and the all-new Fire HD 10 tablet, and get the lowest price ever on Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundles
Save up to 30% on select Casper mattresses
Save up to 30% on select Nespresso coffee machines
Save up to 30% on select Fisher-Price toys
Save up to 30% on select Amazon-exclusive La Roche-Posay skincare bundles, on select Anastasia Beverly Hills products, on select Living Proof products, on select Burt's Bees skincare and gifts, and on select OPI nail treatments and colors
Save up to 30% on select Amazon-exclusive men's, women's, and kids' fashion from Amazon Essentials and Simple Joys by Carter's
Save up to 25% on select Lemme by Kourtney Kardashian Barker products
Save up to 20% on select Ninja premium bakeware, and on select Breville espresso machines
Save up to 20% on select Le Domaine by Brad Pitt products, on select Kérastase hair care, and on select CeraVe skincare and Amazon-exclusive skincare sets Save up to 15% on select Essie nail polishes and sets
5. All shoppers have access to Amazon Cyber Monday deals, but Prime members get access to Lightning Deals 30 minutes before everyone else.
We already know that Prime members get fast and free delivery included with their Prime membership. But another of the many Amazon Prime benefits is early access to Amazon Lightning Deals. As the name suggests, these deals are here and then poof — gone. When they're sold out, it's all over for that deal.
While all shoppers have access to these Lightning Deals, Prime members get to shop them 30 minutes earlier than everyone else. This perk has proved to be worth it, since these deals go by much quicker on Black Friday or Cyber Monday than the rest of the year.
6. Prime members also get access to invite-only deals.
Invite-only deals just launched for the first time during July Prime Day 2023. They returned for Black Friday 2023.
Basically, all Prime members had the chance to request an invite to get access to these exclusive deals, but only a select are be able to shop them. Amazon makes this selection randomly.
The chance to sign up for these invite-only deals in 2023 lasted three days (the exact timeframe was from Nov. 19 to Nov. 22), but you can usually sign up just a few days before Black Friday.
During past sales, we saw the following invite-only deals:
56% off Philips 3000 Series Air Fryer
56% off Jabra Elite 7 Earbuds
60% off Blink Outdoor Camera Bundle, 3 pk
58% off Citizen Men’s Promaster Dive Watch
50% off Sony Dolby Atmos Soundbar
45% off SodaStream Art Sparkling Water Maker Bundle
7. Get up to a $200 Amazon gift card with the Amazon credit card.
The Amazon credit card is one of the best store credit cards to have. Amazon has two credit card options: the Amazon Store Card and Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card.
If you don't currently have an Amazon Store Card, be on the lookout for signup bonuses around the holiday shopping season. In past sales, both Prime and non-Prime members could get a $100 Amazon.com gift card instantly when approved for the Amazon Store Card.
Shoppers who were Prime members and chose the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, got a $200 Amazon gift card instantly when approved.
Plus for a limited time, Prime card members would earn 10% back (or more) on select products and categories.
8. Amazon price match isn't a thing on Cyber Monday. But, there are some caveats.
This year, we saw Amazon quietly match a few competitor deals on their own. For example, when Walmart dropped the price on Apple AirPods to just $69 on Nov. 8, Amazon did the same.
And, you can totally get a Target price match for an item you see on Amazon that's selling for less than the Target price. Just show Amazon's lower price to an associate at Target and you'll get the price match, even on Cyber Monday!
9. The Amazon return policy gives you up to four months to return items purchased after Nov. 1.
Amazon announced that purchases made between Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2023 would be eligible for return until Jan. 31, 2024, except for Apple brand products, which can be returned through Jan. 15, 2024. This announcement was made on Oct. 10.
This extended Amazon return policy first rolled out in 2021, and they've continued it in the holiday shopping seasons ever since. However, in 2021 and 2022, the policy was designed around purchases made between early October and the end of December.