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Cyber Monday: Shop by Computer for the Holidays

Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?

Sonoma residents who don’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save on Cyber Monday.

Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only.

So how can you find the best deals?

While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday.

Here are just a few stores that are planning Cyber Monday deals:

  • Target – This store’s Cyber Monday splash page invites consumer to sign up for an email alert that will tip them off about sales and exclusive offers on Cyber Monday and all year long.
  • Amazon – This online retailer tends to celebrate Cyber Monday in a very big way. Its splash page even features a countdown clock.
  • Kohl’s – This retailer hasn’t released its Cyber Monday specials yet, but it has a splash page all set up reminding customers to save the Nov. 26 date.
  • Walmart – This retailer has a splash page set up and always offers online deals. To get a sneak peek at some of its holiday specials, the store invites consumers to check out its Facebook page.

TELL US: What’s your favorite store to surf on Cyber Monday? Share your suggestions in the comments section. If you own or know of a local business that is participating in Cyber Monday, be sure to let everyone know by posting below, too!

J. J. McCullough November 21, 2012 at 09:35 PM
What happened to shopping local? It looks like you are publishing an ad for big box stores and driving business out of town!
Janis Jennings Snyder November 22, 2012 at 03:00 PM
As a local shop owner, I am very offended by this article! Most people over the age of five know how to shop online. What is needed is a guide of local shops and information of we're you can shop locally to find the special gift you won't find in the generic big box stores outlined in this article. Thanks but no thanks, I think I will stick to supporting my local economy.
Dee Baucher November 24, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Shopping local (in Sonoma) means shopping with tourist prices. The local stores would get a lot more locals to shop at their stores if they had special prices for locals, or at least special days where the prices were lowered for locals. (Like they do in Hawaii.) Otherwise, the price differential is too great, especially for families who are feeling the economic downturn.
Jim Davis November 26, 2012 at 07:27 PM
We have done all of our shopping online the past 5 years and used a website called The Online Shopping Mall at http://jimdavisenterprises.blogspot.com for the past three. They only work with established retailers and look for the best bargains on highly-rated products, and put everything on one website. Most things ship for free. I love it.

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