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Black Friday Might Be Over, But Cyber Monday Is Here To Truly Max Out Your Credit Cards

Today may just be another Monday to you, but for online shoppers in the know, it’s Cyber Monday, and is the day when online shopping truly took shape.

What Is Cyber Monday?

Image Credit: Washington Post
Image Credit: Washington Post

To get the obvious bits aside, it’s an online sales period used in marketing when referring to the Monday that immediately follows the traditional Black Friday weekend.

Unlike Black Friday which has a history dating back to 1952, Cyber Monday itself doesn’t have a storied history – it only started slightly more than a decade ago with the dawn of online shopping.

Image Credit: WABC
Image Credit: WABC

Despite being the younger one, that hasn’t stopped it from being a real rival to Black Friday.

Last year alone, Cyber Monday hauled in a record US$3 billion in online sales alone according to Adobe, and that figure is expected to go up this year.

What You Need For Cyber Monday

Image Credit: Identity Magazine
Image Credit: Identity Magazine

Basically, all you need to prepare for Cyber Monday is essentially the same as Black Friday. For a crash course to Black Friday, read our previous article here.

The main differentiator for Cyber Monday, though, is that it is more heavily emphasized on online sales and offers. Expect flash sales galore, and massive discounts as retailers throw unsold Black Friday stocks online.

Also, always keep a lookout on websites for additional coupon codes for use at the checkout.

Amazon Screenshot
Amazon Screenshot

Not sure of which stores offer the best deals? Hit up the Best Black Friday website – they have collated offers and promotions of all the major online retailers in the US under one roof.

They even go down to the deets of when the sale of a specific product goes live, so that you can add the time to your calendar.

Going Local – Again

If the US dollar still scares you when thinking of the exchange rates for your credit card transactions, our local online stores are in it again to join in the fun of Cyber Monday.

Image Credit: Zalora
Image Credit: Zalora
Image Credit: Lazada
Image Credit: Lazada
Image Credit: Courts
Image Credit: Courts
Image Credit: Shopee
Image Credit: Shopee

Zalora, Lazada, Courts, and Shopee (among the many others) all have their own Cyber Monday promotions going on – some extending from the Black Friday sales from a few days ago.

This is probably a good time for you to get some Christmas socks fillers, with lots of affordable and useful items for the season of giving.

So, have you hit your credit limit yet?

 

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