For those looking to save on their holiday shopping while avoiding the Black Friday crowds, Cyber Monday offers an excellent opportunity for customers to get the best bang for their buck without leaving the house.
But the items to avoid on Cyber Monday?
Holiday decorations and themed products. Shop a few days before Christmas, or better yet, the day after, to score 50% off or more on lights, ornaments, artificial trees, wrapping paper and other seasonal items, states BlackFriday.com.
Below are the items shoppers should focus on for Cyber Monday, according to BlackFriday.com:
Cyber Monday centers on tech deals, meaning laptops, desktops and gaming PCs will be in the spotlight. While there are always plenty of tech deals on Black Friday, there is a chance that some of the discounts will be deeper on Cyber Monday.
Accessories such as external storage, memory cards, cables, keyboards and headphones will all be marked down as well.
• Smart home devices.
And if you’re looking for smart home deals, they are available.
Smart home assistants (including Amazon’s Echo) drop in price for the entirety of Thanksgiving weekend and into Cyber Monday. Plus, smart lights, smart doorbells and smart thermostats will be on sale, too.
In past years, there have been no significant changes in price throughout the weekend. And deals we see on Black Friday continue through Cyber Monday .
Airlines will offer heavily discounted tickets on certain routes, and travel sites will offer flash deals on vacation packages, according to BlackFriday.com. Booking sites, cruise lines and resorts alike are eager to sell inventory for the post-holiday period, and Cyber Monday deals are how they entice travelers.
• Online subscriptions.
A little-known area with big potential discounts is online subscriptions, such as Audible and Rosetta Stone.
Retailers like the Gap have a fantastic Cyber Monday tradition for clothing shoppers — sitewide discount codes. Instead of hunting for product-specific deals, just select what you want, enter the promo code and get 30% to 50% off your entire cart.