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Cyber Monday, the day when retailers push their online deals to holiday shoppers, tends to skew towards deals on electronics, but toy, fashion and even food sellers are trying to lure in shoppers.
Charlie Graham, founder and CEO of shopping site Shop It To Me, said Black Friday and Cyber Monday are "just the beginning" of the holiday sale season.
Last year, the days immediately following Cyber Monday, weren't great for clothing, shoes and accessories sales, he said.
"But with the short holiday shopping season this year, the discounts should pick up again shortly," he said. "My advice is this: if you're shopping for a gift or if you see something you really love on sale, go ahead a buy it now – as long as you are getting at least 30 percent off."
He said the price may go down over the next few weeks, but don't expect to see sales that are greater than 50 percent off until 2014.
The search term, "cyber Monday 2013" is spiking 2882 percent this month on Yahoo, with 56 percent of searches coming from women in top searching cities like Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York and Lexington, Ky., Yahoo says.
Here are 11 unexpected Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals.
quicklist:title: Virgin America text: Virgin America is offering Cyber Monday fares for up to 20 percent off if you book before 11:59 pm PT on Dec. 2, with code GAMEPLANE, and fly between Dec. 18, 2013 and March 16, 2014. There are blackout dates including Dec. 20-25, Dec. 27-31, and more days in January and February, and other restrictions.
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quicklist:title: TheBouqs.comtext: Floral subscription service TheBouqs.com is offering 20 percent off a year of flowers when you sign up for "Regular Blooms." Celebrity clients include Molly Sims, Lauren Conrad and Courtney Cox, the company says.
quicklist:title: Dippin' Dotstext: Who doesn't love Dippin' Dots, "The Ice Cream of the Future" found in amusement parks, even if it costs at least three times as much as normal ice cream? With flavors like Birthday Cake and Candy Cane, you can have your own festive Dippin' Dots party. If you buy two gallons for FedEx Ground delivery, you can get a third gallon free, for savings of $49.95. Use promo code holly13, and pay $9.99 ground shipping per cooler purchase of $50 or more.
quicklist:title: Starbucks text: On Cyber Monday only, get $25 off purchases of $60 or more plus free standard shipping at StarbucksStore.com. Also, get $50 off a Verismo System 580 coffeemaker, now for $99.
quicklist:category: media: 21069122title: Best Buy text: Best Buy is offering $100 iTunes or App Store Gift Cards for $85 while a Apple MacBook Pro with 13.3" Retina display, 8GB Memory is on sale for $1,599.99 (reg. $1,799.99).
quicklist:title: Macy's text: While Macy's has its share of jewelry, clothing and linen deals, it's featuring 16 Cyber Monday deals for vacuums, such as a Dyson DC24 Animal Vacuum with bonus attachments for $289.99, normally $549.99.
quicklist:title: Fashion websites text: Don't forget your favorite fashion retail websites. J.Crew is offering 30 percent off plus free shipping on all orders, with code "Monday" online and in stores today. ShopItToMe has posted its annual fashion sale guide on its website, highlighting deals like 30 percent off Kate Spade's website with code CYBER 30 and 25 percent off clearance items with code MOVEMORE on Nike's website.
However, if you want better discounts on average for fashion, you may be better off shopping in February around Presidents' Day sales, says Shop It To Me. Out of more than half a million items in over 150 online retailers' sites, markdowns for Presidents' Day 2012 averaged 48 percent compared to 42 percent over Thanksgiving weekend 2012.
Armed with Cyber Monday discount codes, on-trend shoppers can also check out smaller retailer websites, like men's and boy's swimwear company Solid & Striped (CYBER30), skirt e-tailer PARTYSKIRTS BY SKOT (CyberMonday), and jewelry subscription service Rocksbox for 30 percent off.
quicklist:title: Gyms, leisure activities text: While the New Year is often the time when fitness gyms aggressively sell memberships to people with hopeful resolutions to get fit, your local gym club or YMCA may be offering Cyber Monday deals now, a great gift for a loved one who will appreciate your sense of health, and not find it rude. For example, in Washington, D.C., local YMCAs are offering a list of discounted classes.
Mary Helen Bowers, the ballerina behind Natalie Portman's ballet training in "Black Swan," is offering 20 percent off her Ballet Beautiful website for her DVDs, books and New York City classes, with code BBHOLIDAY.
quicklist:title: Targettext: A Cyber Week promotion ideal for families buying for multiple children or Santa's toy shop for next year, Target is offering buy one, get one 30 percent off certain toys, plus free shipping, such as an Easy-Bake Ultimate oven for $39.99 and a Back to the Future Delorean Lego set for $32.49.
quicklist:title: Amazon text: Sure, Cyber Monday is typically known for discounted electronics, and Amazon is a go-to destination for those deals, like Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX discounted $50 to $179 today. But Amazon Fashion is also offering a discount of 30 percent when you spend $100 on shoes, handbags and more, with code CMSHOE30 on eligible items sold and shipped on Amazon.com.
Amazon sellers are also trying to capitalize on Cyber Week with limited-time deals like a Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler, on sale for $79.95, or 57 percent off.
quicklist:title: Walmarttext: Though the Apple iPad mini deal for $279 at Walmart is sold out for the time being, you can still get an Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation for $279, normally $299 at the Apple store. You can also still get a Samsung 46" Class LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV for $478, normally $949.99. Walmart has a range of deals on toys and jewelry too, including $98 for a 1 Carat T.W. Diamond Sterling Silver Pendant & Earrings Set, which Walmart says is worth $500.
Though Cyber Week, Walmart.com is offering "Value of the Hour" specials throughout the day that last an hour. These include Dirt Devil SimpliStik Stick Vacuum Cleaner for $10, a 60 percent discount, Monster Diesel Vektr On-Ear Headphones for $99, a discount of 50 percent, and Crayola Creative Art Supply 70 Accessory Set for $14.97, a discount of $7.
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