How to Score the Best Cyber Monday Deals

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Posted on 11/26/2009

Whether you’re worried about contracting the swine flu or you just want to sleep in on the day after Thanksgiving, shopping from the comfort of your own home on Cyber Monday does have its perks. Interested in taking advantage of some of these online-only offers? Here are some tips for scoring the best Cyber Monday deals, and a whole host of fantastic coupons & sales can also be found at the UltimateCoupons' Cyber Monday Deals page!



Do Your Research - Just like Black Friday shopping, Cyber Monday requires a little research. Thankfully there are already great sites out there that are doing the hard work for you. Two to check out are UltimateCoupons.com and BensBargains.net. With these sites you don’t have to spend time searching for sales or coupons—they’re all in one place so you can find the best bargains and make your purchases before stock runs out or the deals expire. If you’re researching the night before, make sure you bookmark your favorite deals so you can return to them quickly.


Comparison Shop - With so many deals it’s important to know that you’re getting the best price on your purchase. Do some comparison shopping using sites like PriceGrabber.com. Just type in the item you’re shopping for and Price Grabber will tell you what it’s selling for at top retailers. For instance, if you want a Nintendo Wii, Price Grabber shows you where you can get it the cheapest, who’s offering free shipping and how much you’re saving compared to other retailers.


Get Cash Back - An easy way to make your Cyber Monday deals even better is by going through a shopping portal site like Ebates.com. Every month lots of stores double their cash back reward—helping you to save even more. For example, on Cyber Monday you can get 5% cash back at Nordstrom.com, 8% cash back at Sephora.com and 15% cash back from Shutterfly.com when you shop through Ebates.com. These deals are on top of any coupon codes are sales that you may be scoring on Cyber Monday.


Don’t Pay for Shipping - If shopping online has a negative, shipping charges would be it. Avoid paying for shipping by hunting for free shipping codes before completing your online purchase. FreeShipping.org is a good resource. Head here and do a quick search for the store you’re interested in. If there are any free shipping codes out there-- chances are they’ll be listed here.


Keep Your Computer Hacker-Free - Since Cyber Monday is all about shopping online make sure you’re doing it safely. No deal is worth having your personal information stolen. Make sure your virus software is updated. Choose new and complicated passwords when asked to create an account. And make sure you shop on sites that promise cyber safety. Review your credit card statement regularly so if you do notice unauthorized activity it can be reported quickly. That way you can score huge deals on Cyber Monday without creating a huge headache.


By Alison Storm


Nautica - Shop through the link provided to save $25 on $75, or $50 on $100, plus free shipping on orders over $125. Expires 11/30/2009.


Beauty.com - Knock $10 off a $60 purchase automatically by shopping through the link provided through 12/31/2009.

* Hot deals expire quickly. This deal may no longer be valid.

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