Cyber Monday ads pick up where Black Friday ads left off. It is immaterial if you could make it to the mall today; with Cyber Monday deals are in some cases even better than Friday’s shopping extravaganza. Cyber Monday sales might become the new Black Friday sales event. If you are wondering what Cyber Monday 2008 looks like in your area, read on!
Cyber Monday Ads
Cyber Monday ads for 2008 Cyber Monday deals abound. A look at the Cyber Monday website shows that they include Macy’s, Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Sears, Crate & Barrel, Bloomingdales, Saks, JC Penney, Kmart, Best Buy and of course Kohl’s. Another site, Cyber-Monday, contains a lot of outdated coupon code offers, but it also has the REI Cyber Monday coupon deal you cannot be without: 50% off the outlet purchases!
Cyber Monday Sales at a Retailer near You
NBC Philadelphia reports that practically each and every online retailer advertises online shopping discounts on Cyber Monday. In some cases this means deals you cannot get at your local store are yours for the taking online. What is more, in the case of big box stores that routinely offer consumers the option of ordering merchandise online but picking up in person, you can still drive down to the retailer and pick up your sales item! Best Buy actually encourages this. Most everyone else offers free shipping.
How Can You Find Out About Cyber Monday Sales In Your Area? Social Networking!
You are most likely quite happy that you have cut off spam on your computer virtually at its knees. While this is usually a time for cheering, when it comes to Cyber Monday ads it is actually a serious drawback. The same is true for the folks in your address book whom you have strongly discouraged from forwarding emails from every Tom, Dick, and Harry.
While you are no longer on their distribution lists, you also miss out on the Cyber Monday sales info that is being bandied about. Cone Business in social Media issued a press release in September that revealed staggering facts about these emails you have thus far pooh-poohed. 60% of “Americans use social media;” if the emails you used to get from your friends any indication, this is entirely true.
Yet what you might not have known is that of these 60%, “59% interact with companies on social media Web sites.” So you see, by refusing receipt of those emails from friends and acquaintances, you more or less cut off a direct pipeline to insider knowledge about Cyber Monday ads.
So go ahead and set up a separate email account, and participate in swapping links, and forwarding deal info with friends and only acquaintances. Guidance, a heavy hitter in the eCommerce business, revealed this staggering statistics: if you have children, you have a 6% higher likelihood of finding out about sales through social networking online. “Friends forwarding a link” was noted as a great way of finding out about deals by 22% of younger age groups and 18% of older age groups.
So instead of tuning out, it is time to tune in, get hooked up, and watch the Cyber Monday ads roll in.
Sources: http://www.cybermonday.com/Department-Stores/bc_30___.htm; http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/around_town/shopping/Forget-Black-Friday-Try-Cyber-Monday.html; http://www.cyber-monday.org/rei-cyber-monday.html; http://www.coneinc.com/content1182