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is the online shopping-focused sibling to
Black Friday deals through the weekend., and the event brings equally great discounts and sales straight to you. It’s going live on November 29, but many retailers are holding early Cyber Monday sales or continuing
Historically, the event has always been a great time to shop for tech, smart home, and gift cards — though stock is typically very limited. Acting fast is key to getting a good deal, so it’s important to know what you’re shopping for ahead of time. Don’t worry if you see the dreaded “out of stock” symbol — other retailers might have the product you wanted in stock with a similar deal, and we’ve seen discounts come back throughout the event, sometimes on the same day.
At Insider Reviews, we test products all year and track their price history so we can give you solid buying advice during big shopping events like Cyber Monday. Tons of deals are available now on products we love and trust, and we’re highlighting the best ones below.
The best Cyber Monday deals available now
Best Cyber Monday 2021 tech deals
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Apple’s third-generation AirPods offer longer battery life, a MagSafe charger, water resistance, and support for spatial audio.
Elegant design, reliable performance, and wireless battery power make the Nest Cam Outdoor a tempting option to add peace of mind and checking in on your home’s exterior when you’re away.
Best Cyber Monday 2021 kitchen deals
The KitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food Chopper is ideal and convenient for small prepping needs. The size makes it easy to store away or keep on your counter, and the Cyber Monday price makes it easy on your wallet.
Best Cyber Monday 2021 home deals
For Cyber Monday, Chewy is offering $30 off purchases of $100 or more. This is only for select products, including food, treats, beds, and more.
Best Cyber Monday 2021 gaming deals
The latest Call of Duty game is now on sale for $15 off for PlayStation 5 just a few weeks after its release.
Best Cyber Monday 2021 streaming deals
Save a huge 85% on an ad-supported
subscription for an entire year. That amounts to just 99 cents per month. This deal is live until Monday, November 29.
New Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can get six months of Disney Plus for free when they sign up. Current Music Unlimited members can get three months of Disney Plus. Music Unlimited costs $8 a month for Prime members or $10 a month without Prime.
Best Cyber Monday 2021 health & fitness deals
Best Cyber Monday 2021 style & beauty deals
From shimmery to matte options, the Tartelette Full Bloom Amazonian Clay includes 28 limited-edition shades to wear for any occasion.
A fan-favorite, now with a hood. Between the technical fabric and a do-anything fit, it’s easy to see why this one’s a hit. Right now you can save up to 50% on this versatile piece, but sizes are selling out quickly.
A mix between socks and slippers, Bombas’ Gripper Slippers include a cozy sherpa lining and sole grippers to prevent slips.
When is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Black Friday every year. In 2021, the shopping event will land on November 29.
As a continuation of sorts to Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives shoppers another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and more that you might’ve missed while digesting Thanksgiving dinner. Unlike Black Friday, though, Cyber Monday is entirely online.
What time does Cyber Monday start?
Cyber Monday officially begins at 12 a.m. ET on November 29. That said, the event is expected to carry over many deals from Black Friday, so some discounts are already available.
What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday began as the online version of Black Friday, where online retailers offered big discounts to match their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Now, Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, often surpassing even Black Friday in terms of revenue and sales.
Previously, the main distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was that Black Friday focused on in-store sales and Cyber Monday on online sales. But as shopping habits have increasingly favored the internet, shoppers can look forward to a very online-focused Cyber Monday and Black Friday.
Cyber Monday offers a great opportunity to save on all your holiday gifts.
How long do Cyber Monday sales last?
Though Cyber Monday sales once took place on Monday only, we’ve seen them extend to longer and longer durations, with a handful lasting through the rest of the week.
However, the best discounts we see are in limited supply and expire soon after they become available.
What’s better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
With more and more buyers shopping online, the debate over which shopping holiday wins, is practically moot. Both events will be held predominantly online, and more than a few deals overlap. In fact, many Black Friday deals become Cyber Monday deals when the dates change.
If possible, buyers should shop on both holidays. We’ve seen different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary.
Generally speaking, consumers shopping for big-ticket items, such as laptops, TVs, and kitchen appliances, can expect more opportunities on Black Friday. Shoppers looking for last year’s models, smart home gadgets, digital subscriptions, and gift cards will likely find more luck during Cyber Monday.
What should I buy during Cyber Monday?
If a retailer offers Black Friday deals, it’s a near guarantee that it will offer Cyber Monday deals, too. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are some noteworthy retailers that we know will participate in the shopping event, with deals across many product categories.
We will likely see massive discounts on some of our favorite direct-to-consumer products during Cyber Monday, such as retail startups like Leesa and Brooklinen. For some online stores, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the few times of the year when their products see major markdowns.
Will there be Cyber Monday shipping delays?
Shipping delays and shopping holidays are inextricably linked, so there’s always a risk of late deliveries.
To help you avoid the shipping crunch and get your stuff sooner, several retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, offer in-store pickup and contactless curbside pickup. This means shoppers can grab their orders at a nearby location, provided that the retailer has it in stock.
Best Cyber Monday deals we saw last year
Last year, we saw a lot of great sales on Cyber Monday ranging from sitewide discounts to specific products. Everything from home and kitchen, to subscription services were on sale during last year’s annual savings event.
Here are a few of the best Cyber Monday deals from 2020.
How we select the best Cyber Monday deals
- We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we’ve either used ourselves or researched carefully.
- We compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
- All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.