I have so many memories of going out early in the morning on Black Friday to shop with my family. We were like a basketball team invading stores, stealing the deals before the opponent and then heading straight for the basket to SCORE! Now I am all about relaxed Cyber Monday shopping from the comfort of my home. I set the mood at my desk with the scents, sights and sounds of Christmas while I shop. No lines, no crowds, no need to get dressed and no need to take my four screaming kids into the wild shopping arena.
Cyber Monday is usually an all day event where retailers have deals online only. Some special deals have limited quantities so it is best to shop early. Over the years I have found that Cyber Monday deals are typically on completely different items than Black Friday so if there was something you wanted and it wasn't on sale Friday try Cyber Monday!
Here are my tips for relaxed Cyber Monday shopping:
On Sunday evening (today) -
- Find Yourself A Merry Little Spot to Shop- Find a spot to set up shop (literally).
- Set the Holly Jolly Mood- Make a cup of hot cocoa, turn on the Cyber Monday playlist I created and light a deliciously scented candle (I'm burning Pumpkin Apple Harvest American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand which I purchased on Walmart.com)
- Make a List and Check it Twice- Grab pen, paper and any sale flyers you might have. Start searching for items advertised on your favorite retail websites. Most places will have their Cyber Monday deals advertised so you can start making your lists for Monday shopping. Be sure to keep an eye out for even more money saving coupons and deals!
- Start Shopping! Grab the deals you wanted and don't forget to check your email for any additional coupon codes from any retailers you subscribe to.
My youngest Emmett has been sick and had me up the past three nights. He is really congested and since he is too little to know hot to blow his nose he makes himself sick. It has been real fun (not). I wouldn't have been able to do any shopping this past weekend if I wanted to. There was so much going on and with him being sick I got NOTHING done that I needed or wanted to. Tomorrow is back to the grind for me and I'm staying up late making my list and then making my purchases. I have been back and fourth using my phone to check retail apps and my computer to check websites.
If we are being honest I will tell you I have only purchased four gifts so far this year. We are toning things down and started picking names with one side of the family. We told our extended family to please not gift us anything this year. There are still those people that I feel like I HAVE to buy for but I never know what to give. We all have those types of people right? I found a Cyber Monday deal at Walmart for their American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand and that is what they are getting! Candles always seem like the perfect gift for the person who has everything or the one who is hard to buy for.
Tomorrow Walmart.com has a Cyber Monday Deal for two 19 ounce American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand candles for only $22. They are the ones below - Sparkling Cinnamon Spice and Fresh Balsam Fir. Both fragrances instantly remind me of the holiday season. That is a Cyber Monday steal if you ask me!
One of my favorite fragrances this season is Pumpkin Apple Harvest American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand. It carries from Fall into Winter. I have the two wick tumbler and the gel beads which I like to put in my car.
What's on your Cyber Monday list this year? If you have any extra tips please share them in the comments!!
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