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.
Now, hurry on over to these websites and check out some great sales you won’t want to miss!
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)
Jacket: Azalea | Tee: HER Boutique (use code MISSMOLLY20 to get 20% off)
Scarf: Charming Charlie | Boots: Steve Madden (Similar) | Jeans: Express (Similar)
Great tips! I always need to make and stick to a list, otherwise I buy tons of stuff I don’t need!
You and I both! Lists definitely save me and make things so much easier!
I looooovelovelove how you set this up, Molls! You’re totally right…go in with a budget and a plan and don’t just shop fo’ yo’self! Plus I’ve DEFINITELY found it to be true that the best sales aren’t actually always when you’d think they’d be. J and I bought a TV before Thanksgiving and it was cheaper than the price on Black Friday!!!
Coming Up Roses
Thanks Erica! So glad you loved it and found it helpful. And you are SO right! Your TV story is the perfect example. Glad you got the best deal out there! You smart shopper, you! 😉
Ugh! Your tips are so good, but I wish I saw them before Friday! lol.
Aw thanks! I hope you still got some great deals on Friday!
Love this! When Black Friday and Cyber Monday rolls around its easy to get lax with our money and give those companies just what they want. You are right it is so important to prioritize and go shopping with a plan, yes even shopping can be organized, because it helps us not over spend. – The Mindful Rise
Thanks girl! Over the years I’ve learned to be much more frugal with my money because it’s always been SO hard for me! I love to shop but hate overspending! 😉
Good tips! Also, you are gorgeous!
Thanks Kellie! You’re so sweet <3 Glad you found the tips helpful!
It is easy to overspend if you aren’t paying attention! These are great tips!
Thanks! You’re right… SO easy to overspend! That’s why I find sticking to a list very helpful for me!
Yes, great tips! I already bought myself a few too many things on Friday. I definitely got sucked in. I need to refocus on what gifts I need to buy and maybe be brave enough to look at the sales today haha.
I hope you still got some amazing finds on Friday! Also another great day to shop the sales!
Love this Molly!! I love how you actually gave some tips with the sales!! So helpful! I find having a plan before the sale craziness starts is super helpful! otherwise I will accidentally get the same person 4 gifts and someone else nothing lol
Rachel | The Confused Millennial
Thanks Rachel! Having plan is always the best route to go! Glad you enjoyed the tips 🙂
Love all the fabulous tips! I’m loving all the items you pick out
So glad you found the tips helpful!
Definitely loved this post babe!
xo, Hales | http://www.sincerelyhales.com
Thanks babe! Happy you loved it! 🙂
Definitely some great tips here! I agree 100% it’s so important to buy for others first. I always try to get the majority of my gifts taken care of before I start browsing for myself. That way, I know my budget for myself is already set because I’ve spent on my family and friends previously!
Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com
That’s definitely the best way to do it! Thanks Stephanie 🙂
Love these tips! So great!
Glad you liked them! Thanks Steph!
Right on, Molly! Totally agree with your tips… I have made the mistake many many times in the past of not having a budget and coming home to a huge credit card bill, haha.
xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com
Haha, we’ve all done it! Thanks for reading!
#5 is so important! I read if you’re shopping Black Friday and can’t get more than 40%off then wait. Great tips love! Hugs, Kait
We have to be careful otherwise we end up spending money without needing to! So glad you enjoyed 🙂
These are such great tips! I think we all can go a bit overboard sometimes! 😉
Haha, don’t we all!
What a great list of tips! Just in time for my holiday shopping which will be beginning this week. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! xo, sharon
Ah good luck! Thanks for reading 🙂
These are all really good tips! It’s easy to get caught up in spending simply because something is on sale. Making a list of what you actually want/need is key!
Kathryn • simplykk.com
We’re all getting a little carried away with the ‘treat yourself’ attitude, haha!
That jacket that jacket that jacket! I need it. You look great baby girl. Xx
It’s so goregous, right?! Thanks hun 🙂 xx