Cyber Monday 2019 falls on Dec. 2 this year, with deals starting at around midnight. This massive end-of-year online sale is a bargain hunter’s dream. It offers holiday shoppers a second chance at scoring excellent deals online.
Retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart will continue to offer excellent their best deals of the season. And in some instances, many of the best Cyber Monday deals trump Black Friday discounts.
For bargain shoppers and retailers alike, Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. According to Adobe Analytics, Cyber Monday 2018 raked in $7.9 billion which was 19.3% more than the prior year. With the trend of online spending increasing at an exponential rate, Cyber Monday 2019 could set a new record.
The holiday season this year is shorter, so for the first time in 5 years, Cyber Monday falls on Dec. 2. Since shoppers have less time to scratch everything off their holiday gift list, we expect Cyber Monday deals to coincide with Black Friday deals. Here’s everything you need to know about Cyber Monday 2019.
What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday is an online shopping event created by the National Retail Federation (NRF) to encourage people to shop online. During a time when Black Friday was predominantly a brick and mortar store event, Cyber Monday was created to include online retailers.
When is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday 2019 date is Dec. 2 which is the Monday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It’s been five years since Cyber Monday took place in the same month as Christmas. This year’s shorter holiday shopping season means the best Cyber Monday deals will start earlier. It’s safe to say that discounts will continue throughout Cyber Week.
Best Cyber Monday deals
The best Cyber Monday 2019 deals won’t be hard to find. In fact, you won’t even have to lift a finger. This is a digital age, so you can ask Alexa or Google Assistant on your phone, tablet or smart home device to find deals.
In a real-world test, I said “Hey Google, find me laptop deals.” into my Galaxy S9. My Google Assistant, Issa Rae then gave me an audible summary of today’s best laptop deals.
If you’d rather find the best Cyber Monday 2019 deals manually, set an alarm or install your favorite retailer’s app to notify you about deals.
For instance, you can use the Amazon app to set up notifications to receive notifications when an Amazon Lightning Deal is about to start. Best Buy and Walmart also have dedicated shopping apps for instant access to Cyber Monday deals.
What stores participate in Cyber Monday?
All major retailers will participate in the Cyber Monday online deals smorgasbord. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and warehouse stores like Costco and Sam’s Club will participate in Cyber Monday. Macy’s will also offer discounts on audio, smart home, and wearable products on Cyber Monday. That’ll be your second chance at scoring the best holiday deals of the season.
Cyber Monday Amazon deals
Amazon will play a major role in Cyber Monday 2019. Some of the best Cyber Monday Amazon deals will include competitive discounts on the best laptops of 2019. We’re talking hundreds off mainstream and business laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and Macbooks.
Gaming laptops tend to get massive discounts at the end of the year when Amazon prices items to move. So if you’re looking for a gaming machine from Acer, Dell or Alienware, HP, and MSI, Amazon is a good place to start. Last year, Amazon’s Cyber Monday laptop sale slashed up to $350 off premium portable PCs. For instance, the Dell XPS 15 9570 was on sale for $1,399 ($300 off).
Oftentimes, Amazon’s deals are so solid that it undercuts the manufacturer’s direct price.
Cyber Monday is likely to have Amazon Lightning deals on must have laptop accessories. These Lightning deals go fast but if you catch one, you’ll get the best price on a new external hard drive, mouse, headphones, speakers or USB-C cable.
Amazon will likely have all of its hardware on sale from its best-selling smart devices like the Echo Dot, the new Echo Dot with Clock and Echo Show 5 to its affordable Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle Paperwhite E-reader. Last year, some of Amazon’s Black Friday deals were also available on Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday Best Buy deals
Best Buy is renown for excellent deals on home entertainment and offers some of the best deals throughout the year. Cyber Monday 2019 at Best Buy will have tons of deals on tablets, laptops, TVs, and gaming.
For instance, Best Buy currently has the Samsung Galaxy Tab A on sale for $149 ($130 off). Since it’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this tablet, Best Buy could repeat this stellar deal come Cyber Monday 2019.
Cyber Monday Walmart deals
Cyber Monday deals at Walmart are sure to have some excellent rollback and clearance deals on iPads, laptops, Google devices, gaming, and 4K TVs of course. We predict some its best Black Friday deals will continue on Cyber Monday and extend through Cyber Week.
Walmart’s early deals like the Apple iPad for $329 ($100 off) Core i5 Lenovo ideapad S340 for $399 ($150), this Vizio 55-inch M-Series Quantum 4K Smart TV for $398 ($100 off) could resurface even cheaper on Cyber Monday.
Walmart’s Early Drop Deals were advertised more than a month before Black Friday. It would come as no surprise if Walmart were to start advertising Cyber Monday deals at the end of October.
Walmart’s new next day shipping program aims to rival Amazon’s next day shipping Prime member perk. In a recent statement, the big box retailer seemingly mocked Amazon Prime’s monthly cost, emphasizing that Walmart next day shipping doesn’t require membership fees.