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We hope you didn’t spend all your dough on Black Friday deals, because Cyber Monday has some mighty fine offerings too.
As with Black Friday sales, consumers are being inundated with options, so NBC News has cobbled together a list of five of the best Cyber Monday sales.
Before we begin, though, one thing to keep in mind if you’re busy today: Many sales will last beyond Monday. Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insight at Profitero, an e-commerce analytics firm, said the biggest trend in the retail industry this holiday season is extended promotions.
“Retailers including Amazon, Walmart, and Target are starting the promotions earlier and ending later — some running a full week or more of promotions,” Anderson said.
What would Cyber Monday be without Amazon.com, which helped pioneer the shopping holiday? The online retail giant sold more than 43 million products last year on Cyber Monday — a record-breaking 500 items per second.
This year it’s looking to break that mark by offering savings across a number of categories, including electronics, toys, gifts for babies and pets, home and kitchen, sports and travel and fashion and beauty.
Among the standout deals are:
- 60 percent off MEE audio Sport-Fi M6 noise-isolating, in-ear headphones.
- Up to 50 percent off select toys, including favorite brands like Nerf, My Little Pony, “Star Wars,” and more.
- 60 percent off a SINGER 4411 heavy-duty sewing machine.
- 40 percent off select bikes for the entire family.
- 50 percent off select Kenneth Cole Reaction shoes for men and 50 percent off select Frye boots for women.
Fellow e-commerce giant eBay.com is also offering substantial savings, most notably in the form of gift cards.
After selling a gift card every two seconds from Black Friday through Cyber Monday last year, the online auction and retail site started rolling out coupon offers on Nov. 23 this year. It will continue to do so through Cyber Monday, including these discounted offers:
- Lowes coupon: $200 for $175.
- Exxon: $100 for $92.
- JC Penny: $50 for $42.59.
- Wine.com: $50 for $40.
Suzy Deering, chief marketing officer of eBay North America, said consumers looking for bigger and better deals can find them on the site’s “Wish Bigger” holiday hub and on eBay’s mobile app, where “shoppers can snag great merchandise at a discounted price, whenever and wherever. Additionally, almost all our deals throughout the holidays will ship for free.”
The department store retail chain has fashioned Cyber Monday deals spanning its entire range of merchandise, including clothing, jewelry, TV’s, electronics, toys, bed and bath products and kitchenware.
Some of the hottest deals here lie in the niche category of tech toys, including a World Tech Toys Spy Drone for $199.99, marked down from $349.99, and a Discovery Kids Digital Photo Camera at $29.99, down from $69.99.
In addition to mark-downs of up to 50 percent off, shoppers can knock off an extra 15 percent by using coupon codes (search using the store name and the word "coupon" or "promo code" and check couponing sites such as retailmenot.com or slickdeals.net) or by signing up for Kohl’s email alerts.
Nick Porfilio, the CEO of Saveful.com points to one Kohl’s sale as a particular standout: the Keurig K45 Elite Coffee Maker.
“It's originally $149.99 but is on sale for $89.99. Then you can use promo code TURKEYTIME for an additional 15 percent off. This brings the final price to $76.49,” Porfilio said. “You'll also get free shipping and $15 in Kohl’s Cash, which is a $15 coupon on a future purchase.”
Shoppers can also use the promo code DEALSEEKER to take an extra 20 percent off select items — both online and in-store. Free shipping applies to any purchase of $25 or more.
The Children’s Place
Shoppers looking for gifts for little ones should check out The Children’s Place, which is offering is offering between 50 percent to 75 percent off plus free shipping, Kendal Perez, savings expert at CouponSherpa.com, told NBC News.
The savings apply to every product on the site — offering outstanding value on everything from like winter boots and fleece jackets, to basics like jeans and socks, and NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLB apparel.
“Target.com's site-wide15 percent discount is pretty aggressive and likely the best offer we’ve seen,” said Profitero’s Anderson.
In additon to the site-wide savings, use of the promo code CYBER15 gives consumers access to nearly 75 “e-door-buster” deals, including 50 percent off Sennheiser in-ear headphones; a Swagway x1 Hands-Free Smart Hoverboard for $399, down from a list price of 499; an Xbox One 500GB Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle for $299.99, $50 less than its regular $349.99 price tag. The deal also comes with a free EA sports game, and a 3-month Xbox Live subscription.
Shoppers appeared to be eager to cash in on the deals, as Target's website crashed Monday morning after being overwhelmed by traffic. It was back online by late morning ET.