7 Ways to Maximize Your Cyber Monday Experience

Cyber Monday is the online version of Black Friday, and it’s my personal favorite. Retailers are handing out crazy discounts left and right, and I don’t even need to leave my house! I don’t get trampled at the mall and I get to save money? Win-win! So, cozy up with a cup of coffee, turn on the Christmas radio station, and read these tips for how to make the most of your Cyber Monday experience.

 

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  • 1. Read blogs! 2 of 8
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    There are a bunch of blogs listing the best deals for Cyber Monday. Some of the best are SavingsLifestyle.com and MoneySavingMom.com. Retailers want you to spend money, and if you're not on someone's mailing list, chances are, someone out there on the internet is.

     

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  • 2. Google the company. 3 of 8
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    Use "retailer" + "Cyber Monday" to do your research, and see if you need to enter any coupon codes.

     

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  • 3. Before checking out, find a coupon code. 4 of 8
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    Use RetailMeNot.com and find the best codes. Free shipping, 20% off, 30% off, and more!

     

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  • 4. Search for the retailer on Twitter. 5 of 8
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    Use hashtags to find discounts or follow the company's Twitter feed. You might be surprised at what you can find!

     

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  • 5. Shop carefully. 6 of 8
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    Most online retailers allow you to return things, but it's so much easier if you don't have to! Shop once, ship once is the best practice here. Remember, the post office is a madhouse this time of year, so if you shop carefully, you can avoid the crazy lines just to return something that you changed your mind about later.

     

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  • 6. Think outside the box. 7 of 8
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    Non-traditional retailers are offering discounts this time of year too, so don't forget to check them out! Think of things like house cleaning services, duct cleaning, window washing, car detailing almost anyone who has an online business is going to be handing out discounts on Cyber Monday.

     

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  • 7. Don’t let it overwhelm you. 8 of 8
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    Sure, there are some great deals to be had, but if you miss them? I promise, you'll still be in good shape for the holidays. If you find that you're stressing yourself out over Cyber Monday, it's not worth it. Make your friends and family a nice gift instead. Check out my favorite 15 homemade gifts that won't make you look cheap.

     

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