Of course most of us are at work for the greater part of Cyber Monday, but once we get home we have a list and we are checking it twice for those Cyber Monday deals that are nice. But there are a few tips to use when making the most of your shopping today.
Look for coupons and promotional codes. Almost every website will have something today from buy one get one free, free with purchase, free shipping, and free gift with purchase. For some you have to have the code or coupon in order to get the Cyber Monday price. You can search online for codes and some people have their favorite blogs and websites that they turn to on a regular basis to see what the “professionals” have found.
Stack the savings. Some manufacturers and websites will allow you to stack your savings using a coupon code, a free shipping or evern a rebate offer. There are many such opportunities through a site like ebates, where you earn cash back on your purchases and then you use that cash to make other purchases.
Get social with your purchase power. Visit manufacturer sites on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Sometimes social media shopping is the only way to get some discounts and coupons. You can even win free, like in today’s Melissa and Doug Cyber Monday contest where there is a chance to win every hour and coupon codes posted.
Split the difference. Have you found everything you need and don’t qualify for free shipping? Why not call a friend or family member and see if they have anything they need ordered. You may be surprised to find out that when you put your shopping and their shopping together you both get free shipping and all the other advantages you were not getting alone.
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Now that you know the do’s of Cyber Monday shopping how about the dont’s?
Don’t pay for coupons or provide any information (say other than a zip code) to get coupon or discount codes.
Don’t provide your credit card information until you are absolutely certain that you are ready to buy.
Don’t give out personal information like name, address, or telephone number just to score the next great big deal.
Don’t forget to read the fine print. I hate going to the store all excited about making a buy and finding out it wasn’t a steal.
Cyber Monday can be a successful shopping trip. There are no crowds. No heavy Houston traffic. You can shop in your PJ’s. You can save a great deal of money. No children to “help” ad no covert operations needed to get the gifts you bought for them out the door.
What will you be doing for Cyber Monday?