The Internet has added a new holiday shopping tradition: these days, Thanksgiving isn't just followed by Black Friday, but by Cyber Monday, too.
Cyber Monday is Black Friday online: numerous retailers offer discounts on purchases made through their websites, offering perks like free shipping and site-wide sales in an attempt to boost spending. According to Comscore, it's working: Cyber Monday was the second highest spending day of 2009, with buyers charging nearly $890 million during the special shopping event.
We've put together a guide to finding details on Cyber Monday sales. Note that some retailers are offering one-day-only discounts, while others are offering a "Cyber Week," with seven days of sales.
- From Wallet Pop, Cyber Monday 2010: Which Deals To Expect
- BestCyberMondayDeals.com, a website listing retailers' "best online deals for this day."
- Shop.org's CyberMonday.com, highlighting "the best deals from over 700 online retailers," including Avon, Sony, Toys R Us, and more.
- On Twitter, follow @CyberMonday, @CyberMondayNews, or @BestCyberMonday. Try following specific retailers--like @WalMartSpecials--for the latest on their 2010 Cyber Monday deals.
- Check retailers' websites for the full rundown on deals--Amazon.com, Target, Home Depot, and Best Buy are among the stores that have already listed their Cyber Monday sales.
Have other suggestions? Let us know your Cyber Monday shopping tricks in the comments below.