It’s Cyber Monday – one of the most sought after online shopping days for deals and steals. I am a huge online shopper and generally, my Cyber Mondays are filled with browsing websites and finding the best sales. However, like any sale seeker, there is the tendency to not only get swarmed by the vast amount of deals but also forget the priorities of shopping. To ensure you get the best bang for your buck, I’m giving you five tips to save you the most money during holiday sales and a round up of my favorite Cyber Monday sales while they last!
Think of others first.
This tip may sound silly, but it will save you tons of money in the long run. Black Friday is when I do so much of my Christmas shopping for my friends and family. It saves me tons of money on things I was already planning on buying for Christmas presents.
Look for things you’ve already had your eye on.
Maybe you already have a wish list, but if not you need to create one. By doing this, you will ensure you aren’t giving into the spur of the moment impulse buys. I am much better off in making decisions and getting a good deal when I enter a sale prepared with the things I’ve had my eye on for a while.
Sort your priorities.
Once you have your wish list (for others or for you) prioritize it according to the order of things you want. Maybe it’s been months that you’ve been looking for a pair of over the knee boots, but only a week since you saw that cute crossbody bag. You’re probably better off investing in the over the knee boots and save the purse for another time.
Stick to your budget.
The times I didn’t have a budget were the times I majorly regretted it. I let all the little sales add up and didn’t keep track of how much I had spent. MAJOR MISTAKE. By creating a budget, even if it is a rough estimate, you will be much more apt to find the items worth purchasing without breaking the bank.
Avoid the thrill of the word SALE.
It’s so easy to do, but once we hear the word “sale” we are immediately drawn to all the dollar signs we could be saving. Don’t pay for something that you wouldn’t have purchased full price, just because it is marked down. Instead, find the best deal for quality items that you’re willing to spend your hard earned money on. And to be sure you’re making the best decision, initiate a “power-pause” to really think about what you’re purchasing before you hit that “purchase now” button.
Amazon 30% off Clothing, Shoes, and Jewelry (through 12/3)
Anthropologie 25% off + free shipping over $150 with code STACKS (through 11/28)
ASOS 30% off everything with code THANKFUL30 (through 11/30)
Chicwish Extra 25% off with code BLK25 (through 11/30)
Dynamite 30% off everything (through 11/29)
Express 50% off everything + free shipping (through 11/28)
Forever 21 Extra 30% off sale items+ free shipping with code EXTRA30 (through 11/28)
GAP 50% off everything with code CYBMON (through 11/28)
H&M Up to 30% off (through 11/28)
HER. Boutique 25% off everything + free gift + free shipping with code CYBERMONDAY (through 11/28)
J.CREW 40% everything + free shipping with code MONDAY (through 11/28)
Joe’s Jeans 25% off + free shipping & returns with code CYBER25 (through 11/28)
Kate Spade Surprise sale! Up to 70% off (through 11/28)
LOFT 50% off everything with code CYBERMONDAY – excludes Lou & Grey (through 11/28)
Lulus Take an extra 40% off all sale items with code CYBER40 (through 11/28)
Macys Extra 20% Cyber Week specials with code CYBER (through 11/30)
Madewell 25% off everything with code THATSALE (through 11/29)
Nasty Gal Up to 80% off (through 12/2)
Nordstrom Up to 50% off select top brands + free shipping & returns (through 11/30)
Rebecca Minkoff Get 25% off all order + Essie Nail Polish + Free Shipping (through 12/1)
Rent the Runway Get 30% off all rentals with code CM2016 (through 11/28)
Target Save an extra 15% off (through 11/28)
Ted Baker Up to 50% off (through 11/28)
Topshop Up to 50% off (through 11/30)