By Noah Henry • December 02, 2013
The turkey is being ingested and there you are—sitting at work again with a monitor facing you. The Black Friday deals you missed understandably due to wanting to spend time with family are still there, except under another name: Cyber Monday.
National Retail Federation predicts more than 131 million people will shop online today; will you be one of them? You should! The giving spirit is still in full throttle, and 81 percent of retailers say they’ll have deals specific to Cyber Monday. Today is synonymous with across-the-board discounts and free shipping, so it’s to your boon that should you scroll the pages of your favorite stores and get your spending on. Here are some of our favorite Cyber Monday stores and deals:
Barnes & Noble: The national bookstore is opening its online doors to “Steals and Deals,” their Cyber Monday event featuring a site-wide 25% off discount on any item along with up to 70 percent off on DVDs and Blu-rays and 50% off on select books. Surprisingly, Barnes & Noble is taking it to tech with a highly competitive NOOK Simple Touch Glowlight for only $49 (down from $99). The regular NOOK Simple Touch is offered at only $39, a reduction of the regular $79. Known for their long-lasting batteries and readability for day and night, the NOOK series comes at wonderful price you won’t find anywhere else.
Travelocity: Didn’t think Cyber Monday was about travel discounts? Think again! Travelocity’s screen busters include flight and hotel packages with savings of 50 percent or more in the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida and other destinations. Just in time for the holidays, you can whisk away to paradise unknown with this monumental deal. In addition, Travelocity is also exclusively slicing $100 off $1,000 booking packages.
Best Buy: Cyber Monday lasts a full week at Best Buy, with deals coming and going in waves. For the next 12 hours, however, you get anywhere from 30 to 70 percent off on flash drives, DVDs, appliances, and select video games for the entire Cyber Week. Currently, customers can get an Insignia 37” HDTV for $199.99, down from $299.99, along with free shipping. In addition, shoppers can save $200 on the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3” and snag an LG G2 cell phone for free with a two-year contract. Also—as an ideal stocking stuffer—you can snag a $100 iTunes or App Store Gift Card for $85. This is just the tip of the iceberg, and you should visit Best Buy frequently this week to see what they offer next.
Amazon: Although thoroughly detailed here, it’s worth it to note Amazon is providing across-the-board two-day shipping for the entire holiday season and new deals every 10 minutes throughout the week. Featured deals include the Kindle Fire HDX 7” and the Kindle Fire HD 16 GB for $50 off, bringing the former down to $179 and the latter down to $119. Last year, the website experience its biggest day of the year, with 306 orders coming in every second. It’s customary to aim for the stars each subsequent year—to outdo the last—so keep Amazon on your start page to stay clued in.
Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy: The three retail siblings—can’t forget Piperlime—are all having storewide Cyber Monday deals. On Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, Gap and Banana Republic are offering 40 percent off while Old Navy and Piperlime are offering 30 percent off—online and complete with free shipping on orders over $50.
Macy’s: Ending tonight, Macy’s is offering substantial savings from 30 to 70 percent off, including 60 percent off coats for girls, boys and infants, 50 percent off select coats from Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein, DKNY and London Fog, and 40 percent off fashion boots from Vince Camuto, Nine West, I.N.C. and others. Shoppers can save up to 70 percent on comforters and 50 percent on women’s tops, dinnerware, and women’s dresses. Free shipping is available for orders at $75. On top of these, customers can shave an extra 15% off with promo code CYBER.
All Posters: Posters, posters and more posters are available for 40 percent off at AllPosters.com. It’s the best offer of the year, as it states on their website, so if someone you know is a poster junkie, it goes without saying now is the time to shop.
Dell: This Cyber Monday sale isn’t reserved for computers, although some of the best deals are on Alienware and Dell laptops. Dell is discounting an array of electronics including bundles for the PlayStation 3 and 3DS XL. You can get the PS3 250GB bundle for $199.99, which comes with Batman: Arkham Origins and The Last of Us. The previously mentioned 3DS XL comes with Mario & Luigi Dream Team and a $25 Dell eGift Card for $199. Love Grand Theft Auto? You can pick up a copy of Grand Theft Auto 4 for PS3 for $9.99.
Staples: Staples is right there with the Walmarts and Targets of the world. There are some great Cyber Monday laptop, Kindle and tablet deals going on at the moment, and here are a few highlights:
$49 Nook Simple Touch
$169 Kindle Fire HD 7” 16GB w/ free $25 gift card
$229 Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7” 16GB w/ free $25 gift card
$399 Toshiba C55t-A5287 Core i3 Touchscreen w/ $25 app credit
$379.99 HP Pavilion 15-E046US 15” Core i3 Laptop
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Noah Henry Noah Henry is an amateur movie critic, foodie, bowler, and beer reviewer. But he's no amateur when it comes to saving money, so listen up!