Most thrifty shoppers have heard of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when retailers offer ridiculous deals. Of course, to get those deals, you have to brave large crowds and find a place to park. If you’re someone who prefers to shop at home in your pajamas, then you may be more interested in Cyber Monday.
Since 2005, the Monday following Thanksgiving has become a great day to find deals online, with many retailers offering such incentives as free shipping and wrapping.
Amazon.com, for example, has limited-time offers throughout the day called Gold Box Lightning Deals. At certain times of the day you’ll find an LG 42-inch HDTV for $894—a discount of $506, with free shipping—for example. Other websites have deals throughout the weekend; newegg.com, a computer supplies specialist, is selling a 19-inch Acer monitor for $100, HomeDepot.com has 20 percent off all Dyson vacuums, and Express.com is selling jeans at a discount.
If this sounds like your kind of shopping, check out CyberMonday.com, a hub website that gathers the best deals from around the Internet. Check before and after Cyber Monday, as websites are offering deals throughout the month.