What Is Green Monday? Don't Miss the 2023 Green Monday Sales
Though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, it still isn't too late to find deals on your holiday gifts! One of the biggest shopping days in December is Green Monday, and it's one of your last chances to bag good online deals that may arrive before the holidays.
Want to learn more about Green Monday sales and when you can score these late holiday savings? Our guide to Green Monday 2023 has everything you need to know.
Your Guide to Green Monday 2023
What Is Green Monday?
Green Monday is one of the retail industry's biggest shopping days in December, and it was started by eBay in 2007. Though it isn't as well-known as Black Friday or Cyber Monday, it's still a solid chance to score deals.
Holiday shipping deadlines loom in December, and retailers — particularly online retailers — ramp up sales to catch the attention of last-minute shoppers. Not all stores advertise sales under the name "Green Monday." But you should see events at many major outlets as the holiday shopping season draws to a close. If you still need to pick up gifts or are looking for a little something for yourself, take the time to check out Green Monday sales for good bargains. (Also check out our holiday gift guide and deals on white elephant gifts and stocking stuffers for more ways to save!)
When Is Green Monday 2023?
Green Monday is always the second Monday in December, and in 2023 it falls on December 11.
How Does Green Monday Compare to Cyber Monday?
Don't expect to see as many offers on Green Monday as on Cyber Monday or Black Friday. You aren't likely to see many big doorbuster deals or flash sales either. But even though Green Monday isn't as hyped or well-advertised as Black Friday or Cyber Monday, bargains are still available.
What to Expect from Green Monday Sales in 2023
Green Monday shoppers are able to score discounts of up to 70% off or more, plus take advantage of a lot of free (or free with minimum orders) shipping offers. And while Green Monday originator eBay will likely have deals across a variety of categories, like they did in 2022, other retailers will have more specialized offerings. We go over a few categories you can expect to be discounted during the 2023 Green Monday sales.
Get Up to 40% Off During Green Monday Home Sales
Last year's Green Monday sales were prime opportunities to shop for home items. Holiday deals included an extra 20% off sitewide at Bissell, as well as free shipping on orders of at least $49. Blinds.com also hosted a Green Monday sale and offered up to 40% off plus free shipping outright.
Save Up to 60% During Green Monday Clothing and Shoe Sales
Green Monday will also be a good time to shop for clothing and shoes, with stores like Reebok likely offering an extra 50% off sale items and 45% off everything else, along with free shipping for loyalty program members. In 2022, Haggar also celebrated by taking 60% off sitewide, plus an extra 10% off. And it provided free shipping on orders of at least $75.
Score Big Discounts and Free Shipping During Green Monday Tech Sales
Keep an eye out for excellent tech deals on Green Monday, as well. In 2022, Monoprice knocked an extra 12% off their already reasonable prices and provided free shipping on select items. HP took up to 66% off, while Dell Refurbished knocked an extra 40% off and Lenovo cut up to 73% off. Even better, all three retailers offered free shipping with no minimum online purchase required.
How to Save on Green Monday
To ensure you're making the most of Green Monday 2023, you'll want to use all your usual savvy shopping techniques. That's particularly true if you're on a tight budget this holiday season. Not all sales are created equal, so check prices on sites like DealNews to be sure you're getting a real bargain instead of a tiny discount. There'll always be another sale, and you don't need to jump on a purchase simply because it's labeled as a deal.
As far as keeping costs down, Green Monday has one major advantage over Black Friday and Cyber Monday: price matching. While many retailers have specific exclusions in their policies during Black Friday season, you can often get price matching for Green Monday sales. A few stores will even beat a competitor's price, giving you a better bargain.
Beware of Shipping Deadlines
If you're shopping Green Monday 2023 online, you need to be aware of holiday shipping cutoffs. Do you want your packages to arrive by Christmas Eve? Then know that the USPS Ground Advantage cutoff date is December 16 for domestic packages within the contiguous U.S., and the FedEx Ground cutoff date is December 15 for domestic packages. While faster shipping methods exist, many free or discounted shipping deals use slower shipping. And since not all retailers will ship your order the same day, you could be very close to those cutoffs.
Confirm your shipping dates before you click that buy button. And be wary of extra costs if you need to pay for faster shipping, as they can eat into your holiday budget. And don't forget: if you're buying online from a store with a brick-and-mortar location in your area, you may be able to opt for in-store or curbside pickup to save.
Is Green Monday the Last Chance to Save for the Holidays?
Green Monday isn't your last chance to shop for the holidays, but you're cutting it close. If you're shopping online, it's time to start counting the days — and the shipping cutoff dates — to be sure any packages you order will arrive on time.
But if you're interested in low prices, you can still find sales after Green Monday as retailers rush to cater to the last-minute holiday shoppers. You can usually expect good deals on Super Saturday, which is the last Saturday before Christmas. That's when the shoppers who have seriously procrastinated rush to make purchases. This year Super Saturday falls on December 23.
Most years, it's too late to buy online without paying for expedited shipping by Super Saturday. But if you're willing to brave the crowded pre-Christmas shopping malls, you'll still find sale prices — albeit with a lot less selection than if you had bought earlier in the season.
Our advice is not to wait. If you have gifts you need to buy still, check out the sales on DealNews to find out if what you want is being discounted. But if you have to run out for gifts in the eleventh hour, don't panic — you should be able to save up until the very last minute.
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