What Is Green Monday? Don't Miss the Green Monday Sales in 2022

This December shopping holiday may not have the same hype as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but it boasts discounts that are worth checking out.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but it 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 even arrive before the holidays.

If you want to learn more about Green Monday and when you can score these late holiday savings, our guide to Green Monday 2022 has everything you need to know.

Your Guide to Green Monday 2022

What Is Green Monday?

As we move into December, holiday shipping deadlines loom, and retailers — particularly online ones — ramp up sales to catch the attention of last-minute shoppers. Started by eBay in 2007, Green Monday is one of the retail industry's biggest shopping days in December. And though it isn't as well-known as Black Friday or Cyber Monday, it's still a solid chance to score deals.

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Not all retailers 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 you're looking for a little something for yourself — take the time to check out Green Monday sales for good bargains.

When Is Green Monday 2022?

Green Monday is always the second Monday in December, and in 2022 it falls on December 12.

What to Expect from Green Monday Sales

Don't expect to see as many sales on Green Monday as on Black Friday or Cyber Monday; 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. Green Monday shoppers will be able to score discounts anywhere from 15% to 70% off, plus take advantage of a lot of free (or free with minimum orders) shipping offers.

Green Monday falls on the second Monday of December every year; the holiday is on December 12 in 2022.

Last year's Green Monday sales included some particularly good tech deals. For example, shoppers could get up to 70% off laptops from Lenovo, up to $875 off the latest-model iPhone from Best Buy, up to 40% off everything at Dell Refurbished, and up to 61% off laptops, desktops, and monitors at HP. If you're looking for a computer and didn't find the deal you wanted on Black Friday, you should be able to find some solid sales on Green Monday.

It's also a good time to snag deals on shoes and apparel. Last year we saw bargains going up to 45% off from Kohl's, Macy's, and Reebok. eBay also remains a mainstay for Green Monday sales, with deals on a wide range of products.

And don't avoid retailers just because they don't specifically offer sales labeled "Green Monday." You're likely to find late-season savings at most major retailers — including Amazon, Target, and Walmart — as they try to attract shoppers before it's too late to buy holiday gifts.

How to Save on Green Monday

To ensure you're making the most of Green Monday 2022, you'll want to use all your usual savvy shopping techniques — particularly 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.

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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 for price matching 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 2022 online, you need to be very aware of holiday shipping cutoffs. If you want your packages to arrive by Christmas Eve, know that the USPS Retail Ground cutoff date is December 17 for domestic packages, and the FedEx Ground cutoff date is December 14 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 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.

Expect Green Monday sales to take 15% to 70% off categories like electronics and clothing.

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 17.

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 when Green Monday rolls around, 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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Elizabeth Harper
Contributing Writer

Originally working in IT, Elizabeth now writes on tech, gaming, and general consumer issues. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, and more. She has been one of DealNews' most regular contributors since 2013, researching everything from vacuums to renters insurance to help consumers.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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