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Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

How to Get the Best Deals

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Cyber Monday – it's the start of the holiday shopping season online, and a great day for bargains; but only if you know how to find them. Here are several tips that should help:

Track the Deals

Use CyberMonday.com and dealio.com to stay on top of all of the Cyber Monday deals across the web, including information about free shipping offers and coupons.

Sign Up for Newsletters

If you plan to shop at a particular retailer, be sure to sign up for their e-newsletter a few weeks before the sales begin. It's a good way to stay abreast of special deals and promotions, and a great way to score special subscriber-only coupons.

Shop at Sites that Offer Free Shipping

Many, but not all, stores offer free shipping on Cyber Monday; so spend some time looking for those free shipping deals. Don’t see free shipping offered on the site that you're on? Then, check a competitor's site.

Seek Out Coupon Codes

Head to currentcodes.com, retailmenot.com or one of the many other sites dedicated to finding and posting coupon codes. You may just find a deal – free shipping, free merchandise, a percent off your order – to sweeten the pot.

Bonus Tip: Bookmark Retailmenot.com. Then, the next time you're shopping online, just click on the link, and it'll display all of the coupons for the site that you're on – now that's bargain shopping made easy!

Order through a Rewards Site

Access a store's website through a rewards site, and you'll earn points or even cash for your efforts. Some rewards sites worth checking out: Upromise, MyPoints, FatWallet and Ebates.

Compare Prices

Before you place an order, use a price comparison website like pricegrabber.com to make sure you're getting the best deal.
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