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Cyber Monday has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year, with sales from almost every type of company, product, and service you can think of.
But the big question for most people is "How can I make the most of my Cyber Monday shopping?"
In this post, we'll go over everything you need to know about prepping for Cyber Monday, so you'll be able to shop with confidence.
Sound good? Keep reading to find out more.
Cyber Monday is the shopping holiday that happens on the Monday after Thanksgiving. It started largely in response to Black Friday, which is the day after Thanksgiving.
Black Friday is notorious for huge crowds full of crazed shoppers trying to snag some deals on their Christmas time gifts buying.
So companies started providing big sales online, so people could still take advantage of savings without fighting the crowds.
First, you'll want to decide if you plan to brave the crowds and deal with doing your shopping in person or do it from the comfort of your own home.
Next, you'll want to pick out some of your favorite websites and hit them up well before Cyber Monday. Preregister on as many of them as you can.
This will save you time on the actual holiday, as well as alert you to any pre-Cyber Monday sales.
And smart shoppers know that the best deals aren't only found on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Many retailers start rolling their best deals out Thanksgiving and over the weekend.
So stay vigilant for the days leading up to Cyber Monday to take advantage of those.
If you already know the type of items you're looking to buy, it's a good idea to know which sites will be selling them and who has the best deals.
And make note of when those deals are going live on each site since certain deals will be on a strict timeframe. You'll be able to coordinate your schedule and pick up a gift for everyone.
Another part of your game plan should be to limit your impulse purchases. With all the sale swirling around on Cyber Monday, it can be very tempting to buy something that pops up on the screen that you hadn't planned on.
But too many of those purchases of things you don't actually need will negate all the potential savings you're getting!
Finally, you want to take advantage of any apps that retailers have. Download them beforehand so they are ready to go on the day.
Many retailers have special benefits and discounts available for people who download and shop on their apps, so that can be a way to get even more savings.
And keep another window on your browser tuned to the various social media pages that retailers have. They might add additional sales and discounts on their facebook, twitter, or Instagram pages.
If you follow these steps, you'll be in great shape to have a fantastic day full of Cyber Monday shopping.
And if you have any questions, contact us today!