Cyber Monday Deals 2012: A Walkthrough on Best Deals Offered by Retailers
Cyber Monday is no doubt the biggest online sales every year. Forrester Research reports that in this year’s Cyber Monday 2012, online sales are expected to rise 15 percent to $68.4 billion as shoppers are glued to their computers looking for the best deals they can buy online.
Brian Hoyt, senior writer for coupon code site RetailMeNot.com, says that the best way to find the best deals is to make a list of the items, check reviews, and compare prices at various stores. Then look for coupon codes for further savings. Try to avoid shipping costs and visit the retailers’ Facebook fan page by liking them or following their tweets on Twitter. Some of the best deals are only available to their avid fans online.
Here’s a walkthrough of some of the best deals offered by various retailers this Cyber Monday 2012:
Walmart is offering a “Cyber Week” starting at Small Business Saturday, November 24 until Sunday, December 2 offering as much as $1,000 savings on popular gifts online, including electronics, toys, video games and more. Shop at Walmart.com
Best Buy is offering a 2-day sale from Sunday, November 25 up to Cyber Monday, November 26. There will be a free $25 savings code with store pick up on purchases of $250 or more. The savings code will be e-mailed to shoppers four to seven days after order has been picked up in store. Shop at BestBuy.com
Kohls Cyber Monday deals start on Saturday, November 24 and extend until Tuesday, November 27. There will be a 20 percent off on entire purchases at Kohls.com and free standard shipping on all online purchases. They are also offering $15 in Kohls cash for every $50 spent.
To excite customers, Kohls is also launching its “Dream Receipt” program where one winner will be picked every day from November 23 to December 24 in all of Kohls stores nationwide. Lucky winners will be able to shop for free as Kohls will pay for their entire purchase!
JC Penney is offering free shipping on all purchases with no minimum amount on its Cyber Monday deals from November 25, Sunday to November 26, Monday.
To kick start Christmas, the retailer is also offering early Christmas savings through its pin buttons where winners can avail of free vacation. Shoppers can get these buttons from a JC Penney team member at any register starting Black Friday until the night of Christmas eve. They will then need to find the 7-digit code at the back of each button. To find out if they’ve won, they need to enter the code at jcp.com/christmas up to two codes each day.
Macy’s is offering a 15% off for its shoppers this Cyber Monday by using the promo code CYBER. The sale is only good until Monday only.
Sears is offering its Cyber Monday deals until Wednesday, November 28 at 6:59am CT. Highlights include a NordicTrack elliptical machine for only $500 (that’s $400 off savings), up to 50% off outerwear, and a Brenham 8? billard table for $470 ($430 off).
Cyber Monday deals won’t be complete without Amazon, the largest online retailer. Amazon calls it as “Cyber Monday Deals Week”. The online retailer is offering a $200 Amazon Gift Card with the purchase of select Ultrabooks and as much as 60 percent off a Panasonic VIERA 55-inch TV that’s usually priced higher than $1,000. Head on to Amazon.com for more of the hottest deals.