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Cyber Monday: Finding Deals From Your Home

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

Shelby Township and Utica residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of 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 online this Cyber Monday?

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

  • Kohl’s – This retailer plans to release its Cyber Monday specials on its splash page Nov. 24.
  • 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.
  • 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.

And don't forget every cyber bargain hunter's No. 1 rule. Don’t purchase anything online without first searching for a coupon code! Retailmenot.com lists many of them. Otherwise just use a basic Internet search, such as “Target coupon code,” to find what you’re looking for.

Also, you'll want to make sure you are using a secure site before sharing any of your credit information online. You can do this by simply checking to see if there is a lock icon on the site's url. The presence of the icon means this site is secure and you are good to go. If it's not there, you may want to second guess your purchase.

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!

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