Cyber Monday for 2018 is literally in hours! This little online shopping hype started way back in 2005 already and has turned into an online shopping day craze.
In order to be prepared and maximize your security and savings, we compiled a list of tips to Help You shop on Cyber Monday.
Be sure the site you are purchasing from is SECURE.
See at the top a small padlock symbol in the address bar (or elsewhere in your browser window) and a web address beginning with https:// (the s stands for ‘secure‘). You can see at the top of our website right now we have https. That is what you want when you are using credit card information or any type of payment.
Set a Budget.
Even if it’s a killer deal, your budget and needs may tell you no. It is better to go in shopping knowing the amount of money you have to spend, then have to figure out how to return items or even bring them back to the store. A budget will help with impulse shopping when you see the hype of a good deal. You can always add items to your cart if you see the deal and decide what else you need to shop for that day.
Take Advantage of sites offering FREE Shipping.
Sign up for Amazon PRIME FREE TRIAL NOW!
You can utilize a free membership during the best time of the year to score deals. Plus the free two-day shipping is ideal this time of year.
FREE Shipping for the Holidays is a no-brainer!
Amazon Prime Member Perks include:
- Early Access to Black Friday Lightning Deals
- FREE 2-day shipping
- Prime Member exclusive discounts
- Discounted 1-day shipping
- Free 2-hour Prime Now delivery
- Prime Video – Including Starz, Showtime & HBO
- FREE Photo Storage for all of those Holiday get-together selfies
- Access to Prime Music – Free access
Always check the price in your cart before hitting confirm.
Prices tend to change quickly online, especially Amazon. if you are following us we always post the prices at the time of posting but it’s something worth double checking.
Use Ebates to earn an extra amount of money back on online shopping.
Think of this like your BJs Perks membership or Target Redcard- that’s what Ebates is too! But no credit card is needed.
Ebates will play a big part of your ultimate Cyber Monday experience. You’ll earn cash back on your online AND in-store purchases. Plus, new members get a free $10 gift card after their first purchase through Ebates.
Its very easy to use, Ebates will send you exclusive coupon codes on your favorite stores. To get cashback make sure you go to Ebates FIRST than click the store you want to buy from. That way your purchases and cashback will be tracked.
Turn on your notifications to ALL if you follow us on Facebook!
Otherwise, Facebook only shows followers posts that are “popular” and with Cyber Monday by the time Facebook says a post is popular the deal may be gone.
Follow a Deal/Coupon Blog.
You’re in the right place. My brother Taylor and I will be posting all the hot deals we see. You can just keep coming back here to the blog every half hour to every hour to see the new deals we have posted.
Wake up Early or Stay up Late.
The best deals are going to be posted right away and then again just before it ends. It’s best to wake up early and snatch up the deals you want before they are gone.
Skip Add-ons and Warranty
Think back to your budget. Most warranties are literally a joke. This is coming from my father who has worked in the retail business all his life. They never cover the things you actually need them to.
Keep an eye on your credit card/Bank Account
Just to be sure check your accounts once that day if there is any unusual activity. If you are paying attention to secure sites you should be good but this is the busiest shopping time of the year and the highest time for credit card and identity theft.
There you have it! Don’t forget to check the blog multiple times on Monday! Can’t wait to help you save some cash!