Cyber Monday deals may be as good as Black Friday deals — especially in the sense that there’s no standing in line — as long as you take advantage of promo codes, free shipping and other perks.
You can find Cyber Monday deals at most of the major retailers’ websites, including those of JC Penney, Kohls, Macy’s, Walmart, Toys R Us, Target and Sears. Specialty stores that sell athletic clothing, home goods, toys or places that cater to kids and teens are also likely to have dollars-off or percent-off promo codes, and some may have free shipping. Be sure to check for free site-to-store shipping options too. Some of these retailers (Kohl’s is a good example) offer rebates and store credits, bringing the effective cost of the item well below regular sale prices.
But Cyber Monday also offers online-only retailers, including Amazon, Overstock, NewEgg, Buy.com, Tanga and Woot the opportunity to lure you in with lower prices, as will members-only and social-buying sites, including MyHabit, NoMoreRack, Zulily and Groupon. Consider using any credit you may have accumulated with these sites to get even better deals.
Remember to factor in the cost of shipping if it isn’t free, and acquaint yourself with the return policies. (If you pay through PayPal this year, the company promises you free return shipping.) Use your online comparison shopping skills before you click they Buy button.
Here are 30-plus deals and promo codes we found:
6PM: Free shipping on all orders, no minimum, no code required. Sales up to 80% off brands. Begins at midnight 11/26.
Amazon: Cyber Week sales and Lightning Deals (only available for an hour or two each); free two-day shipping on most items with Amazon Prime membership.
Aeropostale: 50%-70% off everything; free shipping on orders of $75 or more; free Aero headphones with orders of $100 or more (while supplies last)
Babies R Us: 40% off many items; free shipping on orders of $49 or more, or free site-to-store shipping. Babies R Us also offers an “order online, pay in store” option.
Barnes and Noble: 50% off select ebooks; up to 60% off DVDs and Blu-Rays; free shipping on orders of $25 or more.
Bed, Bath, and Beyond: Free standard shipping on orders of $99 or more until 12/17/2012.
Best Buy: Free standard shipping with no minimum; free $25 savings code with store pickup on purchases of $250 or more
Buy.com: Free shipping is available on many items; expect to see fair discounts across categories, and possibly a “superpoints” bonus.
Cabelas: (unconfirmed) Free shipping on orders of $99 or more
Carter’s: (unconfirmed) Free shipping on $50+ orders
Childrens Place: 30% off with coupon code CYBER2012HP; free standard shipping on all orders.
Express: Everything 40% off plus free shipping
Gap: 30% off with code CYBER; free shipping on orders over $50
Home Depot: $5 off orders of $50 or more with coupon code CMHD2012; free shipping on (most) orders of $45 or more.
Hot Topic: 20% off and free shipping on orders of $30 or more with code HTTHANKS.
JCPenney: Cyber Monday sales in most departments; free shipping with no minimum order or promo code required.
Kmart: Free standard shipping on orders of $49 or more.
Kohl’s: Extra 20% off with promo code CYBER20 stacks with sale prices, clearance and any department-specific codes you can find; free shipping with no minimum purchase and no promo code required.
Lowe’s: Free shipping on qualifying parcel orders of $19 or more.
Old Navy: 30% off sitewide with the promo code CYBER; free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
Macy’s: Extra 15% off with promo code CYBER, stacks with sale and clearance prices; free shipping on orders over $75; further discounts on clearance.
Newegg: Still waiting for the deals to be unveiled.
Overstock: Up to 69% off; free shipping sitewide excludes AK, HI, and international, excludes Books, Music, Movies & Games
Radio Shack: 24 deals in 24 hours; Twitter promotion: Guess which product will be on sale next and tweet your guess with #24dealsin24 to @RadioShack for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
Sears: Extra 5% to 40% off plus free shipping on orders of $49 or more.
Starbucks Store: Save $20 on orders of $60 or more (excludes VerismoTM products). Valid 11/26 only, no promo code necessary; free shipping on orders of $75 or more.
Target: Free shipping on select items and/or free shipping on eligible orders of $50 or more; see all of Target’s Current Promotions here.
Toys ‘R Us: Up to 70% off; free shipping or ship-to-store on qualifying items; free in-store pickup available on some items.
Underarmour: Free shipping on everything, no minimum, no promo code needed; 25% off select fleece hoodies.
Walgreens: 15% off sitewide with code 15THANKS until 12/1; free shipping on orders of $25 or more.
Walmart: Free shipping on most items, free site-to-store, and pay-in-store options for most Walmart Cyber Week specials.
Have you found any great Cyber Monday 2012 deals and promo codes we missed? Leave a comment and share the savings.
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