Cyber Monday: Tips to click your way to big bargains
Those who didn’t recover from their turkey comas in time to shop on Black Friday have a chance to redeem themselves today.
Cyber Monday, during which tens of millions of holiday shoppers are expected to log on from their office computers, boasts many of the season’s best deals.
“Retailers are still struggling sales-wise and whatever they can do to catch the attention of the consumer, they’re doing,” said Elise Loehnen, editor at large of Lucky, a shopping magazine.
Online sales already have risen by 35 percent on Black Friday compared to last year, according to Coremetrics, which monitors Web trends.
“There are some pretty attractive offers out there to get people spending,” said Andrew Lipsman, of comScore, a digital marketing company. Free shipping is a standard incentive, he said.
Here’s a guide to help navigate today’s madness:
Make the most of today with hourly deals. Get up-to-date information on these and other exclusives on this site, a byproduct of the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org, which coined the phrase Cyber Monday.
The electronics emporium has $100 off some laptops and as much as 33 percent off some digital cameras.
Heavily discounted books, music, toys and more in limited quantities will be presented in on-the-hour lightning deals through the day. It’s one per customer.
Free shipping with purchases of $75 or more. Use the code CYBER at checkout.
Free shipping on any purchases of $49 or more with thousands of items marked down. The site also has a helpful animated gift finder tool.
Free shipping on orders of $50 or more, and free shipping from anything in their gift guide, which includes iPhone accessories and Mac games.
The athletics store is allowing shoppers to save an extra 25 percent on clearance items with the code VICTORY.
The makeup shop is offering free shipping on purchases of $50 or more, and a free metallic clutch, filled with free samples, with purchases of $25 or more. Use promo code CLUTCH4U.
Save 20 percent off all purchases by entering the code VSSAVE20 at checkout.
The company responsible for ubiquitous suede boots is offering free shipping on purchases of $100 or more with the promo code CYBERMONDAY.
Gap.com, OldNavy.com, BananaRepublic.com
Create an order at any or all of these online stores, as well as at their sister sites Piperlime and Athletica, and pay only $7 to ship, no matter how large the package. Piperlime, on its own, is free shipping for all products.