Cyber Monday… Probably the only time of the year people look forward to Monday mornings! Just like the now infamous Black Friday Events across the globe, “Cyber Monday” too has become an international marketing term used by online retailers across the world. It’s quickly becoming one of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year.

Online retailers have stated in the past that their sales increased substantially on the Monday after Thanksgiving, a trend that is driving serious online discounts and promotions on Cyber Monday this year. UK online retailers are now referring to “Cyber Monday” as the busiest internet shopping day of the year that commonly falls on the same day as the US Cyber Monday.

When is “Cyber Monday”?

This year, the event falls on Monday November 27(today). The weekend of discounts begins with the Thanksgiving holiday on the Thursday, then Black Friday the day after, and Cyber Monday three days after that.

Why “Cyber Monday” matters?

Black Friday is an important influence as well, because without Black Friday there’s no Cyber Monday. If you’ve missed out on the weekend sales or not had time to get online, then you’ve still got Cyber Monday to fall back on, with shoppers taking up the last opportunity to land a deal before December starts.

Where does the term “Cyber Monday” come from?

     The term ‘Cyber Monday’ was coined more than a decade ago to encourage people to do more shopping online – web retailers offered more discounts, shoppers picked up more stuff, and the cycle has continued to get us where we are today.

Where to get the best deals?

  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • Sam’s club
  • Target
  • Kohl’s
  • Best Buy
  • Toys R Us
  • HP
  • American Eagle (AEO)
  • Macy’s
  • eBay

How do I get the best Cyber Monday 2017 deals?

Start early.

Do your research.

Stack your vouchers.

Create a budget—and stick to it.

Compare prices.

Watch out for door-busters.

Don’t just focus on Friday.

How can I stay safe on Cyber Monday?

Check the seller’s customer satisfaction ratings.

Check the Better Business Bureau site to see if there are a large number of complaints about the seller.

Whenever possible, use a credit card for payment.

Never enter your credit card information on a page that is not encrypted.

Go directly to the seller’s site rather than clicking a “coupon” link that was sent to you by an unknown source.