This is a re-post of one of my favorite posts! Enjoy these strategies – while you are drinking coffee in the comfort of your own home :). Here’s to not hitting the crazy stores!
(Oh, and if you have a small business, please leave your details and URL in a comment! I want to stalk your shop!)
Well, I confess, I am not a Black Friday shopper. That whole idea does not appeal to me at all – and it kinda just makes me want to avoid every store altogether. But, Cyber Monday? I can get behind that! I don’t do wild and crazy shopping, but I do love to get a head start on my Christmas shopping! I have been compiling my favorite Cyber Monday Strategies for you – hoping that you find some awesome tips and tricks to make this deal day the best!
SHOP YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST
I don’t know what I am getting everyone for Christmas, but I do have a budget and basic list, so I don’t shop all-crazy-like! The last thing I want to do is buy something just because it’s on sale. I love this Holiday Gift List Printable by iHeart Organizing and shared by Jen of Whimsy At Heart. Read her post to get some fabulous ideas for keeping track of your Christmas Gift Plans!
FOLLOW THE DEALS IN ONE PLACE
Every single blogger and their sister are tracking the Cyber Monday deals – and that just totally overwhelms me. I follow Cyber Monday deals with Collin from Hip2Save. She tracks deals and updates her site all in one place! Keep her site bookmarked (or follow with Bloglovin) so you get instant reports of all the sales!
SHOP SMALL BUSINESS
I am a huge cheerleader for small businesses! I know that I am an Amazon junkie, but there is nothing more exciting than finding that perfect handmade gift from a local artisan! One of my favorite tricks, is that I check Easy, Twitter and my favorite small businesses for their good deals! I just found out that my new favorite web host Flywheel is having a 50% off sale on new hosting packages. It’s the deals like these that make Cyber Monday worth it!
Also, my friend Rachel is having a sale on her super cute Etsy items! Use code THANKFUL20 in the @ohsimplejoys shop for 20% EVERYTHING from now until Monday.
FOR BIG THINGS, SHOP AMAZON
For handmade soap, your favorite Etsy business will be the best. But, for anything large (cameras, electronics, appliances), CHECK AMAZON. Their sales will often top the individual stores, and with Amazon Prime shipping is FREE and TWO-DAY. I love to price check at Amazon – and am often stunned by the price difference. Check this App for a great Amazon Price-Checker!