Happy Cyber Monday! We have lots of online shopping to do, so let’s cut right to the annual checklist: score a great deal (that you can actually give to someone), with free shipping, the best coupons, the highest cash back, and purchased with credit card cash back!
Just as we expected, Amazon is offering $50 off today on their Kindle Fire HDX.
In addition Amazon is also featuring 50% on top toys from Mattel and Fisher-Price today. Here’s more on Cyber Monday:
1. Cyber Monday Deals
There’s no need to find your own deals when we have all the deal sites at our fingertips. Here are my favorite places to scope out the deals today (almost all of my holiday shopping originates from these three places!):
2. Maximize Cash Back
Once you know what you want to buy, my next stop is the cash back sites that we feature each week. Login to your Ebates, Mr. Rebates, or whichever account you are using to get cash back on your purchase. Be sure to watch for any double cash back offers, which usually start flooding our email boxes this week each year.
3. Compare the Price
I also like to verify that I’m in fact getting a really great deal. You can use the Amazon browser bar or the Invisible Hand to compare prices at multiple places. In addition, you can use Camelcamelcamel to track price history at Amazon.
4. Ship It Free
My favorite way to ship for free is through our Amazon Prime account. If you don’t have Amazon prime there are plenty of ways to get free Amazon prime shipping during the holiday season:
5. Coupons and Rewards
Rewards. In addition, I’ll make sure that I entered any information needed to earn points for the Rewards Programs at each store.
6. Credit Card Cash Back
Then it’s off to purchase using the credit card that will give the most cash back. I’ll check my options with the cards offering special holiday shopping cash back as their 4th quarter rotating quarterly cashback. Here’s what I have lined up:
- Discover it: 5% Cashback on Online Shopping
- Citi Dividend: 5% Cashback on Holiday Shopping at Best Buy, Toy Stores and Department Stores
- Chase Freedom: 5% Cashback at Amazon.com and select department stores.
Gift Lists and Ideas
Not sure what to buy? Here is a collection of gift ideas from our holiday gift guide and lists to get you started:
- Amazon Holiday Toy List
- 12 Inexpensive Christmas Gifts Under $20
- 10 Inexpensive Christmas Gifts Under $10
- 10 Amazing Frugal Gift Ideas Under $20
- Frugal Last Minute Gift Ideas Under $20
More Cyber Monday Tips
For more Cyber Monday shopping tips from our annual coverage of the day, check out:
- 14 Ways to Save Even More Money Shopping on Amazon
- Cyber Monday Shopping Tips to Stack Your Savings
- How to Score Big on Cyber Monday
- Cyber Monday and Online Holiday Shopping
- Online Shopping Resources: Cyber Monday and Beyond
Are you shopping online today? If so, what are you planning to buy?
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