Clothing Deals and Tips for Cyber Monday
Everyone knows that Black Friday is king when it comes to shopping for low prices on the consumer goods and gifts your family wants most, but recently, there’s a new queen in town, and this shopping day is gaining fast when it comes to racking up great deals.
I’m talking about Cyber Monday, of course. For those of us who don’t like braving the cold and the crowds, this relatively recent addition to the holiday shopping weekend is heaven sent.
After all, on Cyber Monday, you can get deep discounts on a number of hot product categories including small electronics, televisions, laptops, toys, home furnishings, and especially clothing and apparel. Best of all, you don’t even need to leave your cozy home!
Use the tips below and make sure to check out the stores mentioned if you want to save this Cyber Monday. This might be your best chance to shop and save online all year!
What Is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday was created by retailers way back in 2005 in order to encourage people to shop online. This special savings day was given its name by Ellen Davis of the National Retail Federation and Scott Silverman. In 2019, Cyber Monday falls on December 2nd.
Although originally small by comparison, Cyber Monday has become the online equivalent to Black Friday. On this day, smaller retail websites can compete with the big box stores.
Over the years, we’ve seen that many of the same stores have been aggressive in discounting and promoting clothing sales on Cyber Monday. Some of the absolute best retailers in the past have included:
Macy’s - Great for fragrance, cosmetic gifts, home decor, clothing, and more!
Kohl’s - Best for both bargain and name brand clothing and home accessories, Kohl’s has one of the best coupon stacking programs out there.
Gap - You can find all the great staples and a few fashiony items here, too, and the Cyber Monday pricing makes them downright affordable.
Old Navy - Gap’s little sister, Old Navy, offers big bargains on the clothing your family loves most. From graphic tees to fleece outerwear to cute accessories, Old Navy has something for everyone on your list.
JCPenney - Founded over 100 years ago in 1902, JCPenney has been bringing goods to market for a very long time! You’ll find clothing and home accessories at fair prices here - and those prices get a whole lot better on Cyber Monday!
General Tips To Help You Save On Cyber Monday
Write It Out When it comes to any shopping endeavor, rule number one is to set a firm budget. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of good deals, and when that happens we tend to overspend. A firm budget will help stop overspending in its tracks.
Check Prices Just because an item is on sale on one site doesn’t mean it’s the best deal out there. Believe it or not, some stores slowly raise their prices prior to big sale days to make it look like they’re offering deep discounts. Use Google Shopping or CamelCamelCamel.com (for Amazon) to see where prices have been for your item.
Get Specific When shopping across stores, look at the exact brand and style numbers to see if the same item is available at other stores for less. Some stores use this time of year to dump older or less advanced models, so it pays to look it up by model number. This tip takes only takes a moment, but it could save you huge.
Stack Your Savings In addition to the sale prices, making sure to check for online coupons can help you save even more. Sites like Savings.com will give you coupon codes and more to make your savings as juicy as possible.
Get It Today If you love the convenience of shopping online, but want your gifts and goodies fast, that’s ok - many retailers offer free in-store pickup. Since you don’t have to wait for items to ship, this can save tons of time and help you stay organized. Picking up in the store also makes returns easier if your items were accidentally damaged in transit.
One more good point? With this method, you can avoid porch pirates - in-store pickup makes sure your items won’t be lost or stolen off your front doorstep. If you have a store near you, check out this option. Make your life easier by double checking the store location assigned for pickup.
When In Doubt, Go Out Don’t forget - despite its name, Cyber Monday isn’t just for online sales. Many stores will also offer sweet deals to get people off the internet and into their stores. If you do decide to head into your local store, ask if the retailer offers price matching with their website - or even other merchants - so you can get the absolute best advertised price.
Cyber Monday means great deals - especially on clothes - from many top stores, so don’t waste this opportunity for savings. Pick your favorite tips from this article and make the most of your online shopping.
Here’s to happy holidays - and here’s to saving!