Tips for shopping Cyber Monday
Whether it’s your first time shopping Cyber Monday, or you’re a Cyber Monday Veteran, these tips will help you get the most for your money while shopping during the biggest online sale of the year!
Make a list, check it twice.
I like to make a list for each person, basically outlining what I’d like to get them and the amount I’m willing to spend up to on each gift. I also list “back up” gifts, in case I can’t find the exact products I’m looking for. Many stores will list their sales ahead of time, so you can plan everything out to maximize savings.
Don’t just read product reviews, be sure to read site reviews also. Also be sure to find out what each store’s Return Policy is,just in case. Shop the big sites (Walmart, Kmart, etc). Smaller sites may not be as secure, which brings us to our next tip: Be safe, be secure.
The only way to be sure you’re on a secure page is to check and see that the URL for the page begins with “https://” instead of “http://.” The “s” is to let you know the site is truly secure. Some browsers will also show a lock icon in the lower right corner of the browser window as a sign that you’re visiting a secure site.
Use legitimate sites.
Compare prices on PriceGrabber.com to make sure you’re getting the best price on each item.
Score coupons at Savings.com to increase your savings drastically!
Score FREE shipping!
Save big by watching sites that offer free shipping. Don’t get sucked into buying more just to get the free shipping, though!
Print, print, print!
After you make a purchase, PRINT your confirmation or receipt! If you cannot print it, be sure to email it to yourself – even if you have to take a screen shot (CTRL+PRTSC) so you have proof of your purchase.
What are your best Cyber Monday tips?
Melissa is the founder of This Mommy Save Money and wife of an emergency room travel nurse and the mother of a sweet and smart little boy. This is a great way to see our beautiful country, but it has also made it a necessity to save money, and live frugally as they move often. Other hobbies besides sharing her love of couponing and helping others save money include: nature photography, exploring national parks, cooking, and volunteering.