The last few days of November are loaded with more sales than you can ever imagine. While Black Friday has been a popular shopping holiday for decades, Cyber Monday is still rather new. If you've never shopped on Cyber Monday, you may be wondering how to get the best deals. Whether you compare prices or be mindful of expensive shipping costs, you can get the best Cyber Monday deals.
Sign Up for Newsletters
First things first. Make sure you're signed up for the newsletters of all your favorite online stores. Not only will you be sent information on sales, but you may also get special savings or coupons for being a newsletter subscriber. Some stores even give away free items or free shipping to their subscribers. Yes, it's a few more emails coming to your inbox, but it can be worth it for your favorite stores..
You also want to compare prices at different stores. You'd be surprised at how different the prices can be. You also want to make sure you have a backup plan in case one store sells out. For example, if you're shopping for a gaming system, there's a good chance that Amazon and Walmart.com will both have the same price. If one store has already sold out, check the other store.
Just like Black Friday, you want to make sure to shop early. Each store will start sales at different times. Make sure you know when sales are going to start so that you have the best chance of getting the deals you want.
Be Careful of High Shipping Costs
Something you also need to be aware of is that some stores offer free shipping while others charge a small fortune. When you're comparing prices, make sure you take shipping costs into account. While you may save $20 at one store, you may find that the shipping costs far outweigh the savings. You can check the shipping costs before the big day so that there aren't any unwelcome surprises.
Check for Codes
Last, but not least, before shopping, check the online coupon code database to see if there are any codes available. You can also check for codes on the store's website. These codes can save you a certain percentage, get you free shipping, or even get you free items.
Cyber Monday is an awesome time to shop for great deals. Best of all, you don't have to battle the crowds to get a good deal.