[Featured above: Melie Bianco Full Course Load Bag at ModCloth.]
Unlike shopping Black Friday, shopping Cyber Monday is as easy as turning on your laptop and getting on the Internet. Seriously. That’s all you need to do.
But it pays to have a plan. As always, I recommend beginning with a shopping list. After Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, evaluate what you still have left on your list and in your budget. Then go from there.
Next, visit CyberMonday2014.com. Powered by the team behind Brad’s Deals, this website is tracking and publishing Cyber Monday deals from various retailers. Sign up for the site’s email newsletter, but also sign up to receive emails from all your favorite online retailers like Zappos, Amazon, 6PM, Shopbop, Overstock, etc. And follow online retailers on social media, too. These eCommerce sites are sure to announce their Cyber Monday deals on Facebook and Twitter.
I also recommend checking with RetailMeNot.com, too. This website continually offers the best online shopping codes for additional savings, including free shipping.
Lastly, I urge you to shop securely. If you’re shopping from work (I promise not tell your boss), do not save your credit card information and clear your browsing history when you’re done. And never shop from a public space where WiFi is shared, such as at the airport, coffee shop, or a library. A public wireless network just isn’t safe. Your best bet is to shop from home.
So on Monday, December 1st, go online and see what’s on sale. Take advantage of the special offers and whittle down your holiday shopping list with ease. Here are a few of the Cyber Monday deals that have caught my eye so far: