CYBER Monday rounds out the Black Friday sales period – and as the name suggests – focuses on online only deals.
It always falls on the Monday after Black Friday, and is considered one of the final opportunities in the shopping calendar to snap up incredible savings before the festive season.
- Shop Amazon Cyber Monday deals here
- Shop John Lewis Cyber Monday deals here
- Shop Boots Cyber Monday deals here
Most retailers who take part in Black Friday choose to extend deals to Cyber Monday, giving shoppers a longer window of opportunity to bag some bargains.
In the UK Cyber Monday is considered to be one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, as retailers pack their websites with oodles of offers until midnight.
Follow our Black Friday and Cyber Monday live blog for all the latest deals.
When is Cyber Monday 2022?
The Cyber Monday 2022 date will fall on November 28. The date follows Black Friday, which takes place on November 25.
Traditionally, Black Friday comes one day after the American Thanksgiving holiday that takes place on the fourth Thursday in November.
That means Cyber Monday is always between November 26 and December 2, depending on the year.
What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday was created in 2005 by marketing companies to encourage people to shop online.
Hot on the heels of Black Friday, Cyber Monday is traditionally a day when retailers slash their prices online for 24 hours.
Customers often bookmark the products they have their eye on and set alarms for the exact moment the sales launch on each site.
In previous years demand for deals online has caused retailer websites to crash, or virtual queues to be put in place.
With so much choice out there, it can be easy to pay more than you need to for a product, while caught up in the shopping frenzy.
Which retailers are set to take part in Cyber Monday 2022?
Here are just a few of the major UK retailers that are set to offer deals during Cyber Monday.
- Amazon – read our guide here
- Argos – read our guide here
- Boots – read our guide here
- Currys – read our guide here
- John Lewis – read our guide here
- Lookfantastic – read our guide here
- Very – read our guide here
How to find the best deals on Cyber Monday 2022?
It might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Cyber Monday, but by following a few simple steps you can guarantee whether what you’re buying is a genuine great deal.
1. Make a shopping list
Avoid impulse buying during the sale by planning exactly what you would like to buy in advance. You can also bookmark product pages on major retailer websites so you can easily track them down on the day.
2. Do your research
Find the item you want to buy and then look for the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy and CamelCamelCamel give you historical data on prices so you can see the best deal.
3. Get following
Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and sign up to newsletters. We post the best deals in our Sun Money FB group too.
4. Look for discount codes
Check Sun Vouchers to see if you can get an extra discount code savings at your favourite retailers while the price reductions are running.
5. Earn cashback
Check websites like TopCashback BEFORE you place your order. Cashback websites PAY you to shop. All you have to do is click through their links and the money is added to your online account, usually within 14 days.
Is Cyber Monday better than Black Friday?
Shopping on Cyber Monday does not necessarily mean you will be getting a better deal.
In fact, most retailers will continue to offer Black Friday deals through to Cyber Monday, extending discounts for bargain hunters to take advantage of.
It’s worth noting that in-demand items such as games consoles, 4K TVs and tech gadgets tend to be snapped up fast.
Often these items sell out as soon as they launch on Black Friday.
So if you are after a coveted item, getting in early on Black Friday is usually more sensible than waiting for Cyber Monday online sales. Still, there are some banging offers out there if you look hard enough.
Want to find more savings on your online shopping? Then head to Sun Vouchers where you can get discounts and voucher codes on hundreds of top retailers including B&Q, Boots, Iceland, Lookfantastic, Dunelm, adidas and more.
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