Don’t have the patience to fight the crowd on Black Friday? Do you have to work on Black Friday? Unfortunately, I could not participat in Black Friday this year for both of these reasons….but this is why I LOVE Cyber Monday! This is actually the first year I have heard about Cyber Monday, although it made its debut back in 2005. It is quickly becoming one of the biggest shipping days of the year and grossed $887 million last year alone. Cyber Monday is also big in the U.K., France, Portugal and Germany – but in these countries it lasts for a full 8 days! If you haven’t guessed already, Cyber Monday is basically the Internet’s version of Black Friday. Most online retailers offer huge discounts (like their Black Friday counterpart) plus free shipping.
Major retailers participate in Cyber Monday like Toys R Us, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Overstock.com, Kohls, and Macy’s….Target is making Cyber Monday even easier this year by offering alerts delivered to you via email or text message. Be the first to see the 2-day deals by signing up at Target.com, indicate your preference of email or text message, and specify what time you would like your alert. Walmart is also making Cyber Monday a big deal and offering Cyber WEEK through December 3. So do yourself a favor, save yourself from stress, and shop from the comfort of your own home on Cyber Monday!