DETROIT (WWJ) - Why fight the mall crowds when you can online shop from the convenience of your home (or work, as it is)? Throw in free shipping and it’s kind of a no-brainer.
In fact, a growing number of shoppers plan to purchase their holiday gifts online this year, with many starting on Monday, November 29, aka “Cyber Monday,” the online equivalent of Black Friday.
A new survey by Shop.org estimates about six in ten workers with web access (or 76 million people) will shop for gifts from the office on Monday.
If that includes you, here’s a cheat sheet of web-exclusive deals this Cyber Monday.
Take advantage of exclusive “Cyber Monday” deals including tickets as low as $1. Offers include Michigan men’s and women’s basketball, ice hockey and the Michigan Photo Store. Give the gift of Michigan Athletics this holiday season!
The online retailer’s “Cyber Monday Store” opens at midnight on Sunday and lasts through the end of the week. Deals include:
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera for $199 (save $150) - Pentax K-5 Digital SLR (Body Only) for $999 (save $200) – Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle (includes Fable III and Halo Reach) for $199 (save $100) – Nokia N8 (Unlocked) for $299.99 (save $249) – Monster Diddybeats Headphones for $59.99 (save $89) -Mercer Cutlery Genesis 6-Piece Knife Set for $99.95 (save $150) - Panasonic Linear Vortex Shaving System for $78.99 (save $171) - ”Twilight” series DVDs for $6.99 each
The world’s biggest retailer will kick off “Cyber Week” on Sunday November, 27, a day early. Promotions will run through Friday December 2. There will be more than 250 online only specials, including:
Toshiba 32″ LCD HD TV for under $250. HotWheels Mega Garage Playset for under $30. Xbox 360 Holiday Gamer Bundle for under $320. Disney Cars 2 Lightning McQueen Talking Feature Chair for under $20. Tramontina Dutch Oven for under $40. Danskin Women’s Velour Hoodie and Pant Set for under $15. Fuji Finepix AX330 Camera Bundle for under $60. Oral B Electric Toothbrush with bonus Crest 3-D Whitestrips for under $40. Free shipping on home orders of $45 or more on Cyber Week specials
The newspaper giant is offering new customers 50% off a 26-week subscription of any New York Times digital subscription package. Twelve and 26-week gift subscriptions will also be available for 50% off.
The toy giant will release Cyber Monday promotions starting Sunday, November 27 and on through the week. Customers can get free shipping site-wide throughout Cyber Week. The store is offering some freebies, as well as 20 to 25% many items, including:
Free Skylanders: Soyro’s Adverture with the purchase of Red Nintendo 3DS with Mario Bundle for $199.99 (This deal begins at 8am on Monday, November 28. Limit 3000.) Free game, controller or headset with the purchase of Xbox 360 with Kinect for $299.99 Buy-One-Get-One 60% off hundreds of video game titles 25% OFF ALL Transformers Action Figures and Role Play Save $15 on any Barbie doll or play-set purchase totaling $100 or more 20% off all Justin Beiber dolls and room decor
The big-box retailer is promoting several deals online throughout “Cyber Week.” Kicking off the event on Cyber Monday will be the following discounted items:
Movies starting at $3.99 $100 in free accessories — cradle, LCD screen protector and AC Adapter — when you buy a Sony Tablet S ($499.99) Over 30% off some electronics 60 percent off a top selling scooter ($19.99) 30 to 50% off toys Buy one, get one free pillow sets
Find web-exclusive deals on diamonds, digital cameras, tools and more.
Sterling SIlver 0.18ctw diamond stud earring for $49.99 (originally $199.99). NordicTrack ACT Elliptical (includes free delivery) for $749.99 (originally $1,299.99). GE Create 12MP digital camera for $49.99 (originally $129.99). Craftsman 200pc MTS set for $99.99 (originally $199.99).
This is just a sample of what is available online on Cyber Monday – check out your favorite store online to see what they are offering.