Cyber Monday has actually produced more sales than its better-known ancestor, Black Friday, in recent years. With the COVID-19 pandemic leading to many closed or reduced-capacity stores, retailers are moving more than ever into the online space. In 2020, things are weird in many much bigger ways, but one small weirdness is that it’s difficult to tell when Black Friday stops and Cyber Monday begins. Even the dates don’t mean as much as they used to. Luckily, you don’t really have to worry about it—just know that November is jam-packed with good deals on electronics, home goods, appliances, DIY, and a whole lot more.
What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday as a concept dates back to the early 2000s, when retail experts noticed that the Monday immediately following Thanksgiving was a major shopping day online. This was seen at the time as an interesting new trend: people shopping online, as a whole, was sort of an interesting new trend, too. In 2005, a blog post from Shop.org officially named the day “Cyber Monday,” and it’s only grown in popularity since then.
When is Cyber Monday 2020?
Cyber Monday falls this year on November 30th. You can certainly expect to see deals then, and many retailers will have specials ready to go for what they hope will be a huge shopping day. But in reality, there will be many great deals before the 30th, too. And we’ve got them for you right here.
The best Cyber Monday deals
Starting a few weeks before Cyber Monday, retailers began posting sales—some big, some small. We have cherry-picked the best ones for you and will be updating this page regularly as more deals drop. Bookmark us and check back!
Bowflex – BXT116 Treadmill—$1,000 (was $2,400)
TCL – 75″ Class 4 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Android TV—$500 (was $800)
Apple Watch Series 6 GPS + Cellular Aluminum—Now $450 (was $500) *Editor’s Pick*
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3″ Touch Screen – 8GB Memory – 256GB SSD—$899 (was $1,329)
Samsung – Galaxy Tab A7 10.4″ Wi-Fi 32GB—$150 (was $230)
Razer Basilisk Ultimate Gaming Mouse—Now $140 (Was $170).
Razer Basilisk V2 Gaming Mouse—Now $60 (Was $80).
HP – ENVY x360 2-in-1 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop—$800 (was $1,000)
LG – 27″ IPS LED 4K UHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR—$280 (was $430)
Café – Drip 10-Cup Coffee Maker with WiFi—$230 (was $350)
Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine by De’Longhi—$125 (was $199)
Instant Pot 6qt Vortex Air Fryer—$70 (was $100)
Bissell JetScrub Pet Carpet Cleaner—$200 (was $250)
Bissell Icon Pet Stick Vacuum—$186 (was $350)
Saveur Select pans are on sale! Make an awesome stock or soup this winter with an 8-quart stockpot, now $128 (was $300). It’s compatible with all cooktops—including gas, electric, induction and vitro-ceramic glass. It comes with a lid and even distributes heat, making it great for families who need to cook large amounts of pasta or sauce.
Ninja® Foodi™ 4-in-1 Indoor Grill with 4-Quart Air Fryer, Roast, & Bake, AG300—$170 (was $200). The Ninja Foodie 4-in-1 functions as both an indoor grill and an air fryer. It has a temperature range of 250-500 degrees Fahrenheit and produces little smoke. It circulates airflow, so there’s no need to flip foods like burgers, steaks and fish.
Nespresso by De’Longhi VertuoPlus, Black—$99 (was $149). This one-cup espresso and coffee maker from Nespresso can brew five different cup sizes: single or double espresso, and small, medium or large coffee. It includes an extra-large water take and a variety of espresso and coffee pods are included.
Microsoft – Surface Pro 7—$799 (was $1029). Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 has a 10.5-hour battery life that can charge up to 80 percent in just over an hour. It supports both USB-A and USB-C cables and is lightweight at just 1.70 pounds. The included cover doubles as a backlit keyboard with trackpad.
Samsung – 26.5 cu. ft. Large Capacity 3-Door French Door Refrigerator with Family Hub™—$2,200 (was $2,880). This large-capacity fridge from Samsung features a built-in, Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen that can show you what’s inside the fridge, connect to Spotify and sync with other smart devices in your home, like security doorbells. It’s energy-efficient and the finish is fingerprint-resistant.
JBL – Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Ocean Blue—$120 (was $180). The JBL Charge 4 is rechargeable and IPX7 water-resistant, making it ideal to bring to the beach, lake or anywhere you’re vacationing. It can sync with two devices at once, and wirelessly connect with more than 100 other JBL speakers to create an epic listening experience.
Sony – Streaming 4K Ultra HD Hi-Res Audio Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-Ray Player—$150 (was $250). This Sony Blu-Ray player supports media up to 4K resolution for the highest-quality viewing experience—and if you have a DVD, it will automatically up the resolution, allowing you to watch like never before. It can also connect to the internet for firmware updates and video streaming.
Sengled – Smart Wi-Fi LED Multicolor A19 Bulb (2-Pack)—$30 (was $45). Set your room to match your mood with these smart, Wi-Fi enabled lights from Sengled. You can control them via the Sengled Home app or via a smart assistant, like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can set it to more than 16 million colors and choose from lighting effects for special occasions.
Sengled – Smart WiFi LED Multicolor TV Lightstrip—$50 (was $70). Make your TV stand out like never before. Sengled’s TV light strip has a built-in microphone to sync to the sounds coming out of your television. It comes with pre-programmed options or a manual mode where you can set your own colors and timings. It also supports voice commands from Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Zhiyun – Crane 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer—$200 (was $400). Zhiyun’s handheld gimbal keeps your videos looking smooth, while supporting cameras (including lenses) up to 3.9 pounds. The built-in joystick makes it easy to control exactly what you see in frame and you can set up a mobile app to control the gimbal from a phone or tablet. The battery lasts for up to 12 hours on a single charge.
SAMSUNG LAPTOP—SAVE $400. The Galaxy Book Ion is a reminder that, while Samsung makes all kinds of stuff, they also make some of the best displays on the market. This ultraportable, thin, light laptop includes a super-vivid QLED screen, fast charging, and a fingerprint scanner.
SAMSUNG HOME APPLIANCES—UP TO 35 PERCENT OFF. Samsung doesn’t just make phones; they also make some really nice, high-tech home appliances. If you’re in the market for a new washer and/or dryer, you should check out their offerings, which come with self-cleaning technology and easy pairing with a smartphone. For something more luxurious, look into the AirDresser, a steamer, deodorizer, and dehumidifier. Heading over to the kitchen, Samsung is offering around 35 percent off ranges, like the Slide-In with Air-Fry, which includes a smartphone app, voice control, and a gigantic air fryer, in case you want to see if a whole suckling pig will air-fry. (Let us know if you try that.)
HISENSE TVs—SAVE UP TO $300 AT BEST BUY. Hisense isn’t as well known as some other brands, but they make TVs for many other companies to put their names on, including big brands like Toshiba, so you can be assured that their stuff is good quality. The 50-inch H65 G model is on sale at $299.99, which is $50 off—a great option for a first TV or guest room. For a gigantic TV, the 85-inch model is $300 off, at $1,399.99. If you want to upgrade, Hisense’s higher-end H0G starts at $699.99 for the 55-inch model ($50 off) or $949.99 for the 65-inch option. You’ll be getting a great 4K screen with these models, complete with Android TV as a top-tier operating system with tons of apps like Netflix and Hulu and compatibility with voice control.
ROBOT VACUUM—$199. The Shark IQ Robot® Vacuum R100, Wi-Fi Connected, Home Mapping (RV1000) features some pretty insane robotic technology. It’ll map your entire house so it knows where your furniture is, which also allows you to pick and choose which rooms you want the little guy to clean. You can schedule cleanings either with the smartphone app or by speaking it out loud to an Amazon Alexa device, and it’ll never die: when the battery runs low, it’ll automatically head back to its charging station to repower.
How to find the best Cyber Monday deals
Finding Cyber Monday deals isn’t difficult; matter of fact, you may have trouble avoiding them this year. But just finding them isn’t enough: you want to make sure that amazing deal actually is amazing, and that the product itself is worth buying. Here are some tips.
- Bookmark this page! Check back often, because we’ll be updating this page regularly as we find more products. We simply love to help.
- Join Honey: A simple extension for all of the popular web browsers, Honey will automatically search through hundreds of thousands of coupon codes whenever you head to the checkout page of an online retailer. Then it’ll systematically try each one, and often you’ll find one that works.
- Check Google Shopping: Google Shopping is a convenient tool for checking what the regular, non-Cyber-Monday price of an item is. Sometimes a retailer might say a product is on a big sale, but a simple Google Shopping search will show you that it’s available at that price regularly—so no rush.
- Keepa extension: Amazon is chock full of data, but it’s not always visible. Keepa shows you a lot of in-depth stuff, including prices over time, and allows you to set alerts so you don’t miss a short-lived deal.
- Check CamelCamelCamel.com: Another Amazon tool, CamelCamelCamel is a repository of tons of Amazon deals and data.
- Don’t ignore curbside pickup: Shipping costs can be exorbitant, especially if you need it right away. But many big online retailers, like Target and Walmart, will allow you to pick up your purchases for free, safely, from the curb.
- Do your research: Amazon reviews can be both useful and misleading; look to professional reviews for an expert take from those who know everything about the category. Not every deal is attached to a great product!
- Don’t forget YouTube: If you’re curious about how a product actually looks in person, check out YouTube—it’s secretly a great source of reviews of products from people who have bought them.
Where to find the best Cyber Monday deals and sales
Amazon Cyber Monday deals: What more can be said about Amazon? It has the largest inventory of any online retailer, and often boasts the best prices. If you’re a Prime member, you’ll get free expedited shipping, too. It’s a great first place to look, and there’s a wide array of hourly, daily, and weekly sales.
Walmart Cyber Monday deals: Walmart is posting deals steadily throughout the next two weeks, but they’re also doing a big Cyber Monday rollout on…well, on Cyber Monday itself. Walmart is great for local pickup, too.
Target Cyber Monday deals: Target is dropping sales during the whole month of November on its website. One of its best features this holiday shopping season is a Price Match Guarantee, which allows customers to get some money back if prices drop within two weeks after a Target purchase.
Best Buy Cyber Monday deals: At the venerable electronics retailer, Cyber Monday actually starts on Sunday; we’ll let it slide. Best Buy also has become notorious for lines during Black Friday, so shopping online is a great way to avoid the crowds.
Home Depot Black Friday deals: Whether you’re shopping for dad or just for around the house, Home Depot is a great option for tools, appliances, home decor, garden supplies, and holiday gear like Christmas lights. Their sale will start on Cyber Monday itself, but the site will have deals before then.