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Pop Quiz: What's the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday? It's a trick question: one takes place on a Friday, the other three days later. Because, let's be honest, Cyber Monday is really just Black Friday, Part 2. It's an extension of the latter, which is limited to weeks and weeks of Thanksgiving season sales. (Above: Weeks and Weeks of Christmas Sales.)
Although there are some exclusive discounts available only on Cyber Monday today, you may find a "rest" for Black Friday. that's exactly what you want. See the full list of available– including an all-time low for the iPad 10.2, which was $ 250 on Black Friday but currently only $ 230.
Here are some examples of other recommendations – and if they are familiar, they are similar to the recommendations I routinely made regarding Black Friday (and Amazon Prime Day, by the way).
Shopping with a Cashback Service  Services like BeFrugal, Rakuten (formerly Ebates), Mr. Rebates and TopCashback offer additional savings on many, if not most, online stores – often with increased percentages before and during the big one Weekend after Thanksgiving. For example, 3% can become 6%, 8% to 12%, and so on.
Even cooler, you get this bonus, even if these devices are for sale. So if something is discounted and you get back bonus money, that's like a double-dip win. (Of course, your triple-dip will use your cash-back credit card, and you will continue to receive these savings.) A cash-back service will not affect you For a quadruple dip, enter a coupon code The mix is rare, but not impossible .)
Review Price Histories
Sure, Every Store Says Cyber Monday deals are "the best prices of the year," but are they really? In some cases, you can find this out using Honey, a free browser plug-in that displays price history for individual products in stores such as Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl's, and Walmart. When shopping at Amazon, use CamelCamelCamel.
Why do you need this information? Quite simply, if a product ever has a lower price than the one you are seeing, chances are good that it will be offered again. For example, Amazon sold its second-generation echo smart speaker for $ 70 ahead of Prime Day. But a few weeks earlier, he had dropped to $ 65. If you took a look at Camel, you would know – and you could wait for the price (or better) to be reached again.
Comparison shop while shopping
There is another recommended browser add-on called PriceBlink. Not only do you find coupon codes for you while you shop, you can also compare prices in other stores. For example, if you search Amazon for a Fitbit Versa 2, PriceBlink will notify you if the same product is available elsewhere at a cheaper price. Unfortunately, it is currently only available for Chrome.
Honey, PriceBlink and Camel also have wish list features. So, if Cyber Monday does not produce the price you want for a specific item, you can set up a notification and enable it. & # 39; I will notify you when a price reduction occurs.
As you've probably guessed, these tips and tools are not related to Cyber Monday (or any other sales day). They can and should be used all year round.
Originally published at the beginning of this year.
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