But will sleeping in on Black Friday mean paying more on Cyber Monday? According to our experts, not really. Here's a sneak peek at what online holiday shoppers can expect.Deals that Deliver
The good news for online shoppers is that Cyber Monday 2010 should deliver; and we don't just mean a bunch of packages to your door. Luke Knowles, founder of Coupon Sherpa, tells WalletPop that he expects, "Cyber Monday deals to be as good, if not better than what we saw last year." Knowles added, "In past years I have noticed that retailers bring out their best online offers, like free shipping on all orders, on Cyber Monday and I don't see that changing this year."
Cyber Monday 2010 Sneak Peek
Right now it seems as if all of the headlines are about how to find Black Friday deals, but that doesn't mean you can't plan ahead for Cyber Monday, too. Sign up for e-newsletters from the online stores you want to shop at since they will often send out Cyber Monday deals early to subscribers, says Knowles.
Savings.com, another great resource for deals, expects that we will see many site-wide coupons this year. Here are some of the Cyber Monday deals they sent us:
- The Limited is offering 40% off site wide, plus free shipping.
- Bloomingdales is offering 20% off all orders ($50 off $250) and 30% to 40% off select items.
- Saks Fifth Ave is offering 30% to 40% off designer items
- Macy's is offering an extra 20% off of almost everything (this is their Black Friday deal, most likely to be duplicated on Cyber Monday)
Cyber Monday Laptop Deals:
- $349 for a 15.6" Dual Core, 3GB RAM Laptop; look for refurbished deals for even lower prices
- Discounts on Customized computers from Dell and HP for 10% to 25% off select systems or specific dollar off coupons.
- 50-inch plasma 1080P HDTVs for $700
- Expect to see online retailers like Amazon, Newegg, TigerDirect and more meet or beat Black Friday HDTV prices.
- Discounts on major appliances up to 15% off at places like Sears.com
- Smaller Appliances on sale at Amazon and other retailers.
- Look out for digital download deals on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
- Discounts on Xbox Live subscriptions, Microsoft Points, Wii Points and PlayStation Network Cards
- Up to 50% off iPhone and iPad apps.
- Discounts on controllers and other video game accessories
- Up to 30% off at stores like American Eagle, Aeropostale and others.
- Special deals on high-end items from stores like RowNine and Gilt.
If these deals aren't enough, be sure to check in at CouponSherpa, Savings.com and RetailMeNot's Cyber Monday Center for the best Cyber Monday 2010 savings.
Remember to be on the lookout for scams when it comes to Cyber Monday. Adam Levin, Founder of Identity Theft 911, suggests that you use a one time use credit card number (here's how to create one) when checking out to cut down on the possibility of your card number being stolen and used by criminals. For more tips, check out Consumer Ally's Top 10 Cyber Monday Tips for Safe Online Shopping.