The official holiday shopping season kicked off last week when stores opened their doors after Thanksgiving. With that being said, many of us often think of Black Friday as being the ultimate time to score a deal. But, we may be wrong as Cyber Monday will be the best time to get that price. And, the best part about Cyber Monday? You don’t need to wait in those crazy long lines for a great deal.

Cyber Monday is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. And, according to an article on NBC News entitled Why Cyber Monday Will Bring More Customers Into Physical Stores, this year’s Cyber Monday will be no exception. The article stated that more than 75 million will be taking advantage of online deals today.

Cyber Monday isn’t the end of the insane deals. It is the kickoff of Cyber Week – so you don’t need to worry if you don’t have enough time to place your order. Amazon is celebrating by slashing prices throughout the week.

And, this isn’t just exclusive to just online stores. The article says that stores with a strong online presence will benefit from Cyber Monday. Furthermore, the article goes onto say that stores that offer in store pickup will be a huge benefit to retailers as well. For example, if you buy something online, you can pick it up in the store using a print out of the receipt, or an order number. This is awesome, especially when you’re trying to pick up an electronic or can get a better deal online.

So, with websites slashing prices, what can you get the best deal on?

According to an article on WTNH entitled Stretch Your Dollar: What To Buy During Cyber Week, while Black Friday was the best time to get a good deal on electronics, Monday is the best day to get a good deal for travel. Furthermore, the article says that it might be a good day to score deals on toys and travel deals.

One other thing to watch when shopping online? Free shipping and coupon codes. Be sure to check sites such as RetailMeNot for this. And, be sure to do your research. If you don’t think that you are getting a good deal, the best bet is to always wait.

And, with that being said, happy shopping!

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