What’s The Deal With Cyber Monday?


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Sure, we all have a battle scar or two from braving the mall on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  But you can’t blame us for hoping to score some major deals, can you? If mentally (and physically) prepping for Black Friday weren’t enough, now we also need to be ready for Cyber Monday!

So…what’s the deal with Cyber Monday anyway?  Can shoppers get the same or better savings with just a click on a keypad as they can shopping in the store?  If Black Friday is all about the door busters at the big box stores like Best Buy and Walmart, what does Cyber Monday have that Black Friday doesn’t?

The Growth of Cyber Monday

In 2005, Cyber Monday was created so online merchants could push their holiday deals without competing with in-store Black Friday promotions.  However, in 2009, 195 million shoppers visited both stores and websites over the Black Friday & Cyber Monday weekend, spending an estimated $41.2 billion dollars!  Propelled by aggressive retailer promotions in 2009, online shopping has skyrocketed and shoppers have embraced the benefits of shopping from the comfort of their home – spending $913 million last year on Cyber Monday alone! -*Statistics provided by savings.com.

What Does this All Mean?

It’s no secret: merchants want you to spend your money at their store, and they’ll do what ever they can to get you to shop!  Cyber Monday allows online stores to continue to benefit from YOUR shopping mindset, while extending savings opportunities for the entire long weekend.  And as online shopping becomes more and more the norm, the line between the two shopping holidays has become blurred….

Luxe Monday Online & Off

When you think of Black Friday you think of people in their sweats racing for the doors at big box stores.  But the higher end and luxury retailers often wait for Cyber Monday- or Luxe Monday- to focus on their promotions.  Here are some luxey online and offline deals to watch out for!

Vacation Time!

Today is the day to find some serious travel deals on flights, hotels and vacation packages.  USA Today has listed some killer NOT TO MISS DEALS that you NEED to check out right NOW!

Additionally, get $200 off your next trip of 5+ nights at Travelocity when you book a qualifying flight + hotel or just hotel.  *Travel for qualifying trip must be complete by 1/2/12. $200 promo must be used between February 1 and April 30, 2012. Offer expires 12/15/11.

Orbitz is also offering  BIG deals to Europe if you book your trip now- offer expires 12/31/11.

A Day at the Spa!

Looking to buy a gift certificate for someone to a local spa, or maybe you want to a break yourself from the holiday madness.  Check local deals  near you for major spa discounts.   Spafinder is also offering a 20% savings!  Buy one $50+ gift certificate  and get 20% off the second of equal value.  Just enter in the code SFGIVE at checkout. –Offer expires 11/30/11.

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3 Responses to “What’s The Deal With Cyber Monday?”

  1. Carole says:

    A wealth of tips and resources!!! Fantastic…thank you!!

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