No sooner have you settled into your favourite armchair after the rush of Black Friday, than Cyber Monday 2016 is kicking off.
These two events are the bookends of the last weekend in November. They mark one of the biggest shopping events of the year.
For most, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are classed as the big Christmas Sale. Also, this is the key time for Christmas preparation, and for buying Christmas gifts when there will still be time to wrap them.
With the hottest deals online and in-store, and with almost every retailer getting involved, it is easy to see why consumers get excited.
Long queues and fights are all part and parcel of the bargain hunting experience, unfortunately. While Black Friday is a day for in-store battles, but on Cyber Monday the best deals are to be found online.
So, get your laptops and smartphones at the ready! We’ve sourced 10 of the best Cyber Monday 2016 deals, to make sure that you don’t miss out.
Cyber Monday 2016: hottest deals
Electronics and appliances retailer AO.com is stocking a 42″ 4k Smart TV for just £349. This is one of the best savings, amongst a host of discounts for the day.
TVs are always popular choices for Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings. In the past, people have been involved in physical fights to get their hands on TVs in-store.
As a result with AO’s offer, you can buy a new TV while watching your current one.
Toys R Us
For kids, and big kids, there are some great deals to be found at Toys R Us. They are offering ‘Better than Half Price’ on many of their items.
A great opportunity to get Christmas gifts for the younger members of your family.
House of Fraser
House of Fraser is offering big discounts for Cyber Monday 2016.
They are promoted as ‘Up to 50%’, but look carefully and you may come across some even better deals.
If you are looking for a new sofa, ready for family visits over the Christmas holidays, then the House of Fraser website is a great place to be. The Cyber Monday deals continue through their furniture range. Also, meaning that you can find comfortable seating for a fraction of its usual price.
It is a good idea to look for high-value items in Cyber Monday sales because these are where the biggest savings can be enjoyed.
ASOS have released a discount code that you can use throughout Cyber Monday 2016, to get 20% off everything in your online shopping basket.
Use code GOGOGO on any order up to £500.
The beauty of the ASOS discount code is that it is site-wide. These are the deals that you really want to look out for.
Some retailers increase product prices before Cyber Monday so that the discount looks bigger on the day. Others offer their biggest discounts on items that haven’t sold well, to encourage sales of products people don’t really want.
Site-wide sales can seem less dramatic, but will usually offer better value for money. You will know with absolute certainty that the item you want will be reduced.
If you are buying lots of things at once, a full-site discount represents an even better bargain!
Early Learning Centre
Educational toy shop Early Learning Centre is promoting Cyber Monday deals with up to 60% off their products.
These are some of the hottest deals on Christmas gifts for youngsters, with the popular Happyland range being sold for 50% of its usual price.
This is a great time for Santa to stock up.
Air New Zealand
Planning a getaway?
Cyber Monday deals are not just for physical products.
Air New Zealand is offering 100 seats from London to Los Angeles, for just £199 return each.
There are also many other deals on flights to various locations. You will have to be quick to grab one of these bargains, but could soon be enjoying an overseas holiday at a very impressive price.
Are you struggling to find the best deals for Cyber Monday because your laptop is running too slowly? Then, perhaps this is your opportunity to upgrade to something newer?
Dell has advertised its deals as the ‘best savings of the year’, making this your perfect opportunity to purchase a new computer.
Steam is the world’s biggest name in online gaming, and so it makes sense that they would be offering big discounts on Cyber Monday.
Amongst the gaming community, Steam sales are legendary. This one is no exception.
This year’s Steam sale is the Exploration Sale. It provides the opportunity to get some of the best mainstream and independent games at a reduced price.
A highlight is Doom, a popular game only released in May, available now for £13.19.
Always a favourite for Cyber Monday deals, Amazon is a great place to shop for a very wide range of products.
With Amazon, you can enjoy fantastic savings if you get your timing right. Items tend to sell out quickly, and the website takes a flash sale approach. Most things are on offer for a relatively short time, but with some luck, you could get a great discount.
Be cautious. As prices fluctuate very frequently on Amazon, there is a chance that discounted items may have been sold for lower prices in the past. The reductions are also sometimes attached to items that haven’t been selling well.
Only recently has Argos become one of the biggest names in Cyber Monday sales.
This retailer stands out because of their innovative same day delivery service.
With Cyber Monday being an online event, most purchases don’t feel as satisfying as they could. You find a good deal, provide your credit card details and then wait for a parcel to arrive a few days later.
Argos can deliver your items within hours. Furthermore, it is an exciting selling point to add to their considerable on-the-day discounts.
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