MIDTOWN — Thanksgiving dinner is a distant memory and the smoke has cleared from the chaos of Black Friday. Cyber Monday will be a cakewalk compared to those two. Crack open your laptop and use these tips from DNAinfo New York on how to get the best out of this online holiday shopping bonanza.
1. Sign up for newsletters.
Retailers keep a tight lock on information regarding their Cyber Monday sales, often because they’re waiting to see how they fared on Black Friday. Several retailers we spoke with said that they would first release information about their Cyber Monday sales over the weekend, through newsletters to loyal customers, leading up to the online sales day.
2. Even boutiques do Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
Racked has compiled a comprehensive list of New York City boutiques that are offering special deals on Black Friday that may carry over through the weekend and into Monday. Check out their list here.
3. Go local for the big tech gifts.
Online giants such as Best Buy and Amazon may be the first stores you think of for purchasing computers, televisions and cameras, but local businesses are offering great Cyber Monday deals. B&H, J & R Music and Computer World and P.C. Richard & Son will have sales on appliances, cameras, televisions and more for Cyber Monday.
4. Mini-chains will do the deals.
Other beloved local brands are offering specials for Cyber Monday. Ricky’s will offer $5 off every $25 spent, with free shipping for all orders. Century 21 will offer free shipping and double or triple points for VIP members. Brooklyn Industries' Black Friday deals may continue into Monday (check online for more details).
5. Hotels do Cyber Monday deals too.
Hotels in the city such as The Jade and The Out, as well as large chains such as Marriott, are offering special rates for reservations booked on Cyber Monday, though some date restrictions will likely apply. Or, gift yourself your own cheap getaway out of town.