Black Friday 2011 is over, but Cyber Monday 2011 is yet to come. The Internet’s biggest e-tailers, along with brick-and-mortar retailers with Web adjuncts are set to offer Black Friday deals, but on a Monday.
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Cyber Monday is the first business day after Thanksgiving. It’s dubbed as such because, at least in the past, it was the first day that many Americans would have access to broadband. While that’s less true today, it’s still a day on which many Internet retailers give huge promotions.
The distinction between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and “just any old promotion between Thanksgiving and Christmas” has blurred quite a bit this year. Many retailers are starting their Cyber Monday deals on Sunday, perhaps recognizing two things: 1) more Americans have home broadband, and 2) Cyber Monday has become a day of poor productivity at work.
Among the retailers looking toward Cyber Monday for another big day, or days, is Internet giant Amazon.com. We already covered their deals in depth, here, but among the deals the site is going to offer are:
- Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle (includes Fable III and Halo Reach): $199 (save $100)
- Save 25 percent off orders of $75 or more on select brands in Shoes & Accessories
- Save more than 40 percent off the price of select TechnoMarine watches
- Save 50 percent off the price of select Hasbro games
- Save up to 50 percent off the price of select VTech electronic toys
- Save up to 60 percent off the price of sweaters and fleece for Women, Men, Kids and Baby
Those are just a few of the savings that Amazon.com has promised; you can see more at the link above, but the full list won’t be revealed until midnight Sunday. Amazon.com is calling the event “Cyber Week,” Cyber Monday deals for 2011 will extend the entire week.
Other retailers are also following suit. You’ll be able to find Amazon.com’s Cyber Monday 2011 deals here, when the site goes live; right now that URL points to the Black Friday 2011 page.
Other retailers that have already assured people of Cyber Monday deals are:
Best Buy’s Cyber Monday landing page is here. Right now, that still directs to its Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, which is running from Thursday to Saturday. Best Buy’s Cyber sale starts on Sunday, not Monday, and among the deals we are aware of are:
- Free $10 e-Gift Card with Store Pickup Orders of $100 or More.
- $600 Off Samsung 25.8 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator.
- Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Apple iPad or Android 3.0+ Tablets, Sale $35.99 each.
- Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor, Sale $99.99.
- Less specifically, BestBuy.com will also have Great Home Theater Deals, Great Mobile Phone Deals, Great Gaming and Gadget Deals, Great Music and Movies Deals, 25-40 percent off Select Digital Cameras, 19 – 41 percent off Select Digital Camcorders, and all iPods will be on Sale, too.
WalMart is planning a Cyber Week of savings. Cyber Monday 2011 deals actually begin on Sunday November 27, a day early, and run through Friday, December 2. There will be more than 250 online only specials, including:
- Toshiba 32-inch LCD HD TV for under $250
- HotWheels Mega Garage Playset for under $30
- Xbox 360 Holiday Gamer Bundle for under $320
- Disney Cars 2 Lightning McQueen Talking Feature Chair for under $20
- Tramontina Dutch Oven for under $40
- Danskin Women’s Velour Hoodie and Pant Set for under $15
- Fuji Finepix AX330 Camera Bundle for under $60
- Oral B Electric Toothbrush with bonus Crest 3-D Whitestrips for under $40
- Free shipping on home orders of $45 or more on Cyber Week specials
WalMart’s big rival, Target, is previewing its two-day Cyber Sale, here. Among the deals expected are:
- DVDs as low as $3.99
- $100 in free accessories — cradle, LCD screen protector and AC Adapter — when you buy a Sony Tablet S ($499.99)
- Over 30 percent off some electronics
- 60 percent off a top selling scooter ($19.99)
- 30 to 50 percent off toys
- Buy one, get one free pillow sets
Sears.com will also offer a set of Cyber Monday deals, including promotional pricing on jewelry, digital cameras and, of course, tools and still more.
- Sterling Silver 0.18ctw diamond stud earring for $49.99 (originally $199.99)
- NordicTrack ACT Elliptical (includes free delivery) for $749.99 (originally $1,299.99)
- GE Create 12MP digital camera for $49.99 (originally $129.99)
- Craftsman 200pc MTS set for $99.99 (originally $199.99)
Kmart.com will have its own set of slashed prices on electronics and toys. Included among them are:
- Ario 32-inch LCD HDTV for $199.99 (originally $299.99)
- GPX PD701W Portable DVD 7″ LCD for $49.99 (originally $74.99)
- 25 percent off all Nerf toys
- 25 percent off all Baby Alive dolls
Toys R Us
Toys, toys, toys, but also some video games and electronics, as Toys R Us will begin its Cyber Monday promotions on Sunday, November 27 and run them throughout the week. In addition, customers can get free shipping site-wide throughout all of Cyber Week. Among the deals will be:
- Free Skylanders: Soyro’s Adverture with the purchase of Red Nintendo 3DS with Mario Bundle for $199.99 (This deal begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 28. Limit 3000.)
- Free game, controller or headset with the purchase of Xbox 360 with Kinect for $299.99
- BOGO, 60 percent off hundreds of video game titles
- 25 percent off all Transformers Action Figures and Role Play toys
- Save $15 on any Barbie doll or play-set purchase totaling $100 or more
- 20 percent off all Justin Bieber dolls and room decor
Overstock.com (AKA o.co) is already running a Cyber Weekend event, with email coupons and extra percentages taken off of already discounted items.
eBates, which doesn’t sell anything per se, but which offers rebate offers for a number of online sites, will offer double cash back rebates on Cyber Monday. That means that if a site, say, normally offers 5 percent cash back, you’ll see 10 percent, instead. The site did the same thing on Black Friday.
Those looking for Apple deals shouldn’t forget third-party Apple retailer MacMall, which had some really good Black Friday deals, and will continue the trend with good Cyber Monday deals, too. Deals can be expected among:
- New Mac Notebooks
- New Mac Desktops
- Top Mac Closeouts
- Top HDTV Rebates
- Hot iPad Cases
- Trendy iHome Accessories
- Great Electronic Deals
- Software Specials
- Huge Accessory Price Drops
Online retailer Buy.com will have a Cyber Monday sale, as well, though right now their URL redirects to its Black Friday deals.
Quite a few people forget about TigerDirect.com. It will have a huge Cyber Monday sale to match its Black Friday sale, and while details are sketchy, the site typically runs its deals for the entirety of “Cyber Month,” or really, the holiday shopping season.
Newegg.com is another big retailer, again focused on technology. It appears it won’t transition from Black Friday weekend to Cyber Monday until Monday.
We’ll be updating this with more info as it comes in.