Cyber Monday Starts Earlier This Year

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Those not weary from Black Friday's blowouts may find the energy to peruse Cyber Monday deals, many of which actually begin on Sunday this year.

Last year, more than 100 million consumers shopped online on Cyber Monday, according to personal finance security service, BillGuard.

Online shoppers would be wise to comparison shop and maximize the rewards they can earn.

While shopping online, if you have a credit card that rewards you with points, use those racked-up points to purchase gifts for your loved ones, said personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi with Chase Ultimate Rewards. Chase cardmembers with Ultimate Rewards, for example, can redeem their points for gifts and discounted gift cards. Cardmembers who use reward points to shop on Cyber Monday will also save 25 percent on merchandise at the Ultimate Rewards mall.

"Depending on your points balance, some gifts could even end up being free," she said.

Here is a sneak peek at 18 Cyber Monday deals:

1. AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service)

The Exchange's shopmyexchange.com website will offer "Cyber Monday" deals on Nov. 28 for active and retired military guard and their families who are authorized shoppers for the Exchange.

2. Academy Sports and Outdoors

Cyber Monday deals on academy.com will begin Nov. 29 until supplies last. A spokesman said ustomers can check back daily for specific offers.

3. Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware is offering 10 percent discount off your entire order on Cyber Monday valid from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m EST on Monday acehardware.com only. Offer applies to merchandise subtotal. Tax or shipping and handling charges will not be included in determining merchandise subtotal and are not discountable. Offer not available with any other offer or on previous purchases. Offer excludes sale and clearance items, power tools, power equipment, grills, water heaters, EdenPure heaters and gift cards.

4. Babies"'R" Us

Save up to 30 percent off thousands of items on Babiesrus.com, including car seats, strollers, furniture and much more, during the site's Cyber Week beginning at 6pm on Sunday through Saturday, Dec. 3.

5. Banana Republic

From Saturday to Monday, save up to 40 percent off select "Style Level" promotions. Additionally, on Cyber Monday shoppers can visit www.ClosduBois.com to get a discount on the Banana Republic for Clos to Bois limited-edition holiday bottles. The code "BRCYBER" can be entered at check-out to receive the discount.

6. Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops' Cyber Week Sale will feature special prices each day only good for that day.The sale starts on Saturday through Sunday. On Saturday, RedHead hooded jacket in assorted colors, regular $49.99, will have a cyber special price of $29.97. On Monday, for the serious fisherman, the Shimano Curado reel, regular $199.99, will be on sale for $129.97.

7. GameStop

Gamestop.com's Cyber Monday deals, while supplies last, include:

G155 Portable Gaming System - $50 off! $249.99 sale price, regularly $299.99 - http://www.gamestop.com/accessories/g155-portable-gaming-system/91206 Buy uDraw Game Tablet with uDraw Studio Instant Artist (Xbox 360 or PS3 only) and get Pictionary Ultimate Edition Free! ($39.99 value) Uncharted 2 for PS3 (Reg. $29.99, on sale for $14.99)

8. Half Price Books

On Cyber Monday, Half Price Books will offer free standard shipping on hpbmarketplace.com.

9. JCPenney

JCPenney's Cyber Monday Sale will begin on Sunday, Nov. 27 through Tuesday and includes:

For Her – Xersion premium packable down jacket, $39.88; over 100 choices of boots, $29.99 ; and diamond jewelry, 50-60% off.

For Him – St. John's Bay wool outerwear, $49.99; Stafford sleep pants, $8.99; Nike, Adidas, New Balance and Asics athletic shoes, 30% off.

For Kids – Boys and girls microfleece sleep pants, $6.88; boys and girls Arizona long sleeve tops and premium jeans, 40-50% off; Okie Dokie winter matchups, $4.88.

For Teens – Juniors Arizona camis, tees and tanks, $4.99; young mens Arizona flannels and thermals, $9.99; iHome portable mp3 speaker system, $14.88.

For Home – All flannel and fleece sheet sets, 60% off; all lighting, 60% off; kitchen electrics, $14.99.

Customers can receive free shipping on orders over $25 throughout the entire event. Customers may opt to purchase gifts on jcp.com and have them shipped to 1,100 stores across the country.

10. Kmart

Kmart.com has declared that every Monday in the month of December is Cyber Monday, and customers can enjoy deals on several products, such as:

Ario 32" LCD HDTV - $199.99 (Reg. price: $299.99)

GPX PD701W Portable DVD 7" LCD - $49.99 (Reg. price: $74.99)

Twenty-five percent on all Nerf toys and Baby Alive dolls

11. Macy's

Macys.com Cyber Monday deals will be available online starting Sunday. For the first time this season, Macy's will lower its free shipping threshold on all online purchases made on Cyber Monday to $75 ($75 minimum order - promo code CYBER; excludes furniture, mattresses and rugs) beginning Sunday through Monday. The deals include buy one get one free select women's sweaters, $99.99 select 24-piece room-in-a-bag sets, $349.99 Dyson DC-17 total clean vacuum, $79.99 Bill Blass Premier 4-piece luggage set, and $29.99 TDK performance headphones.

12. Office Max

Office Max's Cyber Monday deals include:

Toshiba L755D-S5250 – Sale $379.99 (Regularly $549.99) Available Nov. 28 starting at midnight EST.

Kodak EasyShare M577 Digital Camera 14MP 5x, 3" LCD – Sale $69.99 (Regularly $129.99) Available Nov. 28 starting at midnight EST.

13. Sam's Club

Sam's Club Cyberweek deals will be available as of midnight (Sunday to Monday) on samsclub.com, the mobile app and its new iPad app, available for download this week.

They include a Canon T2I Bundle $849, originally $999. The wholesale club will also feature a "Breakfast in Bed" offer: the Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig K-Cup Brewing System is worth $199 but free with the purchase of a Serta Talcott Full, Queen or King size Pillowtop Mattress Set. A King bundle is $1099 (orig. $1298); a queen bundle is $879 (orig. $1079) and a full bundle is $829 (orig. $1029).

14. Sears

Customers can shop on Sears.com or a mobile Web browser and find the Cyber Monday deals including:

Sterling Silver 0.18ctw Diamond Stud Earring - $49.99 (Reg. price: $199.99)

NordicTrack A.C.T Elliptical (includes free delivery)- $749.99(Reg. price: $1,299.99)

GE Create 12MP Digital Camera - $49.99 (Reg. price: $129.99)

Craftsman 200pc MTS Set - $99.99 (Reg. price: $199.99)

15. Staples

For Cyber Monday, one of Staples' deals is an HP Pavilion 13.3" Laptop DM3-3112NR for $329.99, reg. price $549.99.

16. Target

A spokeswoman said Target.com will have "greatly-discounted deals across all categories on Cyber Monday, plus deals on thousands more items throughout Cyber Week."

Cyber Monday kicks off with $3.99 movies and many items at 50 percent off or more within the Home, Apparel, Health & Beauty, Toys, Electronics & Entertainment categories. Cyber Monday items include $100 in free accessories -- cradle, LCD screen protector and AC Adapter -- when you buy a Sony Tablet S ($499.99), plus over 30 percent off other electronics; 60 percent off a top selling scooter ($19.99), plus other toys at 30 to 50 percent off; and "Buy One, Get One Free" on Pillow Pets.

17. Toys "R" Us

The company announced Cyber Monday will begin at 6pm on Sunday, November 27 on Toysrus.com, with new deals being added all week long. Toysrus.com will have free shipping offers site-wide throughout the holiday weekend and Cyber Week for deals such as:


Free Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure with the purchase of Red Nintendo 3DS with Mario Bundle for $199.99 ($69.99 value. This deal begins at 8am on Monday, November 28. Limit 3000.)

Free Game, Controller or Headset (up to $59.99 value) with the purchase of Xbox 360 4GB with Kinect for $299.99

Buy One Get One 60 percent off hundreds of video game titles

18. Walmart

Walmart.com will feature its Cyber Week Event Sunday to Dec. 2. A spokeswoman said the event includes more than 250 online-only specials, Walmart.com's largest to date, with savings of up to 40 percent on top gifts in electronics, toys, video games, apparel, home, beauty items and more, including:


Toshiba 32" LCD HD TV – under $250

HotWheels Mega Garage Playset – under $30

Xbox 360 Holiday Gamer Bundle – under $320

Disney Cars 2 Lightning McQueen Talking Feature Chair – under $20

Tramontina Dutch Oven – under $40

Danskin Women's Velour Hoodie and Pant Set – under $15

Fuji Finepix AX330 Camera Bundle – under $60

Oral B Electric Toothbrush with bonus Crest 3-D Whitestrips – under $40

 
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