Late November is known for a few different things. Some people like it for the football. Others associate it with turkey and mashed potatoes. And for some, late November means early Christmas shopping. The sales at Black Friday are tempting, but those crowds? No thanks. Cyber Monday, the understated cousin to Black Friday, might have just as much to offer with less hassle.
Save Time and Trouble
For one thing, if you choose to shop Cyber Monday instead of Black Friday, you’re going to save a lot of time and trouble. Consider the crowds, the traffic, and the running from store to store. For some people, that’s part of the thrill. It’s a shopping marathon and only the best will rise to the challenge. For others, just thinking about it calls for a nap. Shopping Cyber Monday means shopping from the comfort of your home, maybe even in your pajamas or with some hot chocolate.
You may be worried that while you’re saving on time and energy, you’re wasting money and missing deals. That’s not necessarily true! Lots of stores offer exclusive sales for Cyber Monday shoppers, just as they would on Black Friday. Plus, if you shop Cyber Monday you’ll often find deeper discounts as stores mark down products left over from Black Friday even more. Lots of stores will even offer free shipping options. Just make sure you know the return policy well so that if for some reason little Jimmy doesn’t like his tap dancing penguin sweater, he can send it back.