What to Expect From Amazon Cyber Monday Sales in 2019: Get 50% Off Blink and Ring Security Devices
Whether you're looking for toys, electronics, housewares, or something else, there's a good chance Amazon will offer a deal for it around Cyber Monday. Our below guide will help you find the best Cyber Monday deals on Amazon amidst its ocean of savings.
The 5 Best Amazon Cyber Monday Deals for 2019
Here are our Top 5 picks from the Amazon Cyber Monday ad.
- Amazon Echo Show 8 for $80
- 3rd-Generation Amazon Echo Red Edition Smart Speaker for $60
- Free $5 eBook Credit with $20 eBook Purchase
- Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $99 via Alexa
- Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera for $50 via Alexa
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Is There an Amazon Cyber Monday Ad?
Amazon has officially dropped its 2019 Cyber Monday ad! Check out the best Amazon Cyber Monday ad deals here.
When Does Cyber Monday Start for Amazon?
Amazon Cyber Monday deals started on the Saturday after Black Friday and go through Cyber Monday. Along with offers that last throughout the weekend, Amazon will have select "one time only" deals that launch during the day on Cyber Monday.
NOTE: The information below was assembled before the Cyber Monday ads came out. Please refer to the ads above before making any shopping plans.
How Do Amazon Cyber Monday and Black Friday Sales Differ?
Honestly? There's not a huge difference. We saw a similar number of deals on Amazon during Black Friday week and Cyber Week last year, though we did post slightly more deals during Cyber Week — and more Staff Pick deals during Black Friday week. (Staff Picks are deals that we consider "the best of the best.") Both weeks are extremely strong times to shop.
Still, you could have better luck shopping certain categories during Cyber Week. For example, during that week in 2018, we posted more Amazon home and garden deals than we did for Black Friday week, plus more gaming and toy deals. Black Friday week boasted more discounts on electronics, clothing, and computers.
When Is the Best Time to Shop?
Cyber Monday is by far the hottest day of Cyber Week for deals. We saw more than twice as many Staff Pick deals on Monday than we did on any other day that week, as well as more offers in general.
What Will Be on Sale? What Will Be the Best Deals?
Amazon is the biggest online retailer — you can expect thousands of deals during Cyber Week. Look for discounts on clothing, electronics, housewares, toys, tabletop games, movies, and more.
Several toy and apparel deals were among the most popular Amazon offers we posted last year. But that list included excellent bargains in a wide variety of categories, including a sofa for $189 shipped and a stellar deal on a Samsung Galaxy S9 bundled with an Echo Show, a price low by $180.
One particular deal to watch for: Amazon frequently offers a rare dollar-off book coupon during Cyber Week. Last year, the coupon cut $5 off $20 purchases of physical books.
Tips for Shopping Amazon Cyber Monday Sales
While you can bag great deals from Amazon without a Prime membership, Prime benefits can still be handy. Members receive early access to select Lightning Deals, which can make all the difference for an item that's in high demand. The 2-day (or faster) Amazon Prime free shipping is a nice perk, too.
If you're interested in an upcoming Lightning Deal, download Amazon's app, then click "Watch this deal" to receive notifications when the deal's about to go live. (It's worth making note of the time yourself for any deals you really want, as we've noticed this feature can be buggy when the app is under heavy load.)
Some Lightning Deals are claimed in minutes (or seconds!), which can be stressful because shoppers can't see prices in advance. But don't worry — after you add a Lightning Deal item to your cart, you'll have a few minutes to think the price over and decide if you want it. A timer will pop up to show you how long you have to complete your purchase. Likewise, even if an item shows as 100% claimed, don't hesitate to add yourself to the waitlist. Many people who added the product to their cart may not follow through with their purchase.
Another reason to download the app is that Amazon sometimes offers discounts during the holiday shopping season to users who try out new app features. For example, last year users could get $5 off by trying out camera search features and "AR" — or augmented reality view — to see what items looked like in the home before buying.
Finally, in the spirit of giving, don't forget that when you shop eligible items via AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of what you spend to the charitable organization you choose.
Readers, what will you be looking for on Cyber Monday? Let us know in the comments.