The best part of Thanksgiving is the shopping, right? Okay, it should be spending time with family and being grateful, but it’s also a great time for some huge discounts. When people think about Thanksgiving discounts, they often think about Black Friday with all of its crazy lines, early mornings, and hordes of people. Forget about Black Friday, avoid the lines, stay at home and shop online for Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday is a “holiday” observed the Monday after Thanksgiving, mainly in the United States but also by various other countries around the globe. The term was first mentioned in a 2005 article: “77 percent of online retailers said that their sales increased substantially on the Monday after Thanksgiving, a trend that is driving serious online discounts and promotions on Cyber Monday this year.” Many smaller businesses discount their products on Cyber Monday, not being able to compete with the big business Black Friday discounts.
Each year, Cyber Monday grows and grows. Though it’s following a US holiday, many other countries have jumped aboard, with more and more companies offering deals the Monday after Thanksgiving. Last year saw record sales of $2.68 billion. There are more and more deals each year.
Tips for Cyber Monday:
- Make a list beforehand. What are some things you need or want to buy? Make a list, note the prices, then look for those products on Cyber Monday.
- Set a budget. Sure, things are on sale, but that doesn’t mean you won’t break the bank. As much as we’d like to buy everything in sight, you’ll thank yourself later if you set a budget and don’t go over.
- Make note of your favorite sites and check there. Odds are pretty good that you’ll find discounts on your favorite website. While not everyone chooses to participate, more and more companies are taking part every year. Don’t miss out on deals from your favorite store.
Bookmark this page and check back as Cyber Monday approaches. We’ll post our favorite deals below: