Promoting one of the biggest sales of the year seems like a no-brainer, but Cyber Monday deals have typically remained a mystery. Either they're announced a mere day or two before, or only unveiled when they're actually live.
Why? Well, the big sales of Cyber Monday happen just after the big sales of Black Friday. If deals are better or personally preferable on Cyber Monday, it could undermine Black Friday sales figures as shoppers wait to buy. So, in the past, stores have broadcast their Black Friday deals well in advance, while keeping quiet about Cyber Monday offerings.
However, this year, things are going differently so far.
Cyber Monday Deals From Major Retailers
Even days before Thanksgiving, Amazon, Walmart, and Target — aka the nation's three biggest retailers — had all announced Cyber Monday plans. Even if they were a bit vague, that's a big change from years' past, and shows the growing importance of this shopping day.
Amazon: The site "will offer thousands of Lightning Deals starting on Saturday, November 28, and 10 coveted Deals of the Day on Cyber Monday." One standout advertised deal is a LG 60" 1080p TV for under $700, which would be one of the cheapest HD LED TVs we've seen of that size.
Walmart: This store leaked a glossy Cyber Monday ad to rival any Black Friday circular. The Xbox One Gears of War bundle for $299.96 was pretty typical for this week, but it is helpful to know the deal will still be available on Monday if you didn't get to grab it before.
Target: This site will offer 15% off sitewide with code "CYBER15," with 75 "e-doorbusters." They are also trying to pass off a $300 Xbox One Gears of War bundle as a particularly special deal.
eBay: This site will cut "up to 70% off" and feature new deals starting at 12:01am EST on Monday. One standout advertised price is $100 off the Apple Watch 42mm Steel Case. We were off when we predicted no significant Apple deals; and other stores have only offered a store credit.
Black Friday Week Deals Continuing Through Cyber Monday
FTD: This floral site will cut 50% off holiday floral bouquets, centerpieces and wreaths from Nov. 25 through Dec. 4.
Grand Lucayan, Bahamas: This resort will offer 55% off stays of three nights or more. Plus, children 12 and under eat and stay free.
James Allen: This diamond ring site will offer 25% off site wide excluding loose diamonds and gemstones.
JW Marriott Miami: This hotel will offer up to 25% off the best available rates with advance purchase.
7 A.M. Enfant: This chic children's outerwear site will offer 30% off sitewide and free shipping via coupon code "CYBERMONDAY30". (That beats its planned Black Friday deal of 20% off with free shipping!)
Birch Lane: This home store is offering 30% off sitewide and free shipping on orders over $49.
Boob: This maternity wear site will cut 20% off its Simone styles.
Dell Small Business: The store released its entire Cyber Monday ad. Some highlights include:
- $379 Dell Inspiron 15 5000 i3 Laptop with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive
- $379 Dell Inspiron Small Desktop (no monitor) with 4GB RAM and 1TB hard drive
- $499 Dell Latitude 15 3000 i3 Laptop with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive
- $129.99 Dell E2216H 21.5" Monitor
DwellStudio: This home store is offering 20% off and free shipping sitewide.
Fridababy: This baby health gadget company will cut 25% off sitewide via "Frida25".
Nununu: This children's apparel site will cut 25% off sitewide.
Palace Resorts: This chain of Mexican and Jamaican oceanfront resorts is offering up to 50% off stays of three nights or more.
Peet's: This coffee retailer will offer a free Keurig 2.0 Brewer to anyone who purchases a K- Cup gift subscription of 6 months or longer.
Personal Creations: This online retailer specializing in personalized gifts will be cutting up to 50% off select items.
ProFlowers: This floral site will offer the Santa's Workshop bouquet for $19 and Santa's Sleigh for just $29.
Skylar Luna: This children's loungewear site will cut 20% off sitewide.
Ticketmaster: This ticket site will offer $20 concert tickets for artists like Janet Jackson, Demi Lovato, Def Leppard, and Motley Crue.
Tiffany Rose: This bespoke maternity fashion site will cut 20% off (excluding outlet) via coupon code "BFCM30".
ZAGG: This phone and tablet accessories site will off 50% off sitewide, with some restrictions.
Readers, what Cyber Monday deals are you most excited about — or most hoping for? Share your thoughts in the comments below!