Saturday, November 24, 2012

How To Find The Best Cyber Monday Deals

According to a report by CNN Money, the Cyber Monday Deals 2012 could end up bigger and better than the recently ended Black Friday sale.

In a news story yesterday, CNN Money tells that big and small retailers including Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, Ann Taylor and Apple are all lining up the big and best deals for the online shopping day.

Strategy director for IBM Smarter Commerce, Jay Henderson says it's no longer Cyber Monday in his opinion, but Cyber Weekend, as merchants are already raking in money from Cyber Monday sales as early as Thanksgiving and through the weekend.

So if you're still a few items short from your Black Friday shopping and hoping to finish off your holiday gift list on Cyber Monday, here's a quick tip on how to find the best deals out there.

First, have a list of your needed items. It's easier to shop if you know what you want.

Second, go to the social networking accounts of your favorite retail stores such as their Twitter and Facebook pages, and network with the members, making sure that they know the things you're planning to buy.

This will help you get connected with the right stores who have the best deals on the items you want.

Third, sign up for the newsletter of the merchants you believe will offer the things you need. This will give you an early heads-up if the item goes on sale.

Fourth, look for bargain comparison shopping sites to see who is giving the best deals. You can go as specific to the items you want, or the general category of the things you need to buy.

Fifth, when you already have a general map of the online merchants where you're planning to buy, read through your credit card promo deals for possible discounts, rebates and cashbacks on using their card.

Sixth, search online for Cyber Monday coupon codes which you can use for shopping.

And lastly, always be mindful of your shopping list and the best prices you were able to scout. Cyber Monday deals often change and stores can run out of stock. When you see an item you need at the best bargain price, don't hesitate to add it to your cart.

We hope these tips can help you get the most value out of Cyber Monday.