Before you do any shopping, visit the DailyMail website. You’ll find discount codes and vouchers for all your favourite retailers that you can use at any time of the year, including during the Cyber Monday sale.
Many retailers offer free standard delivery with a minimum spend. Check the minimum spend amount before you shop and try to group your purchases to meet the limit. You’ll be able to claim free delivery.
Visit your favourite retailers’ websites and sign up to receive their newsletters by email. This is an easy way to be the first to hear about the sale launches and latest products. Some retailers also offer exclusive discounts to customers on their mailing lists. Sign up to receive price alerts for your planned purchases, and you’ll get a message when prices go down.
Lots of retailers have clubs and rewards programmes that allow you to collect points every time you make a purchase. We recommend becoming a member at your favourite stores before Cyber Monday, so you’ll automatically collect points on all your sale purchases.
Definitely. Online shopping is now very safe as there is plenty of technology to protect your purchases. In November 2017, internet sales made up 19% of total retail sales in the UK, and this figure rises every year. However, you can help to ensure your safety online by always buying from reputable retailers and checking that websites you visit have the correct address displayed in your browser.
You don’t have to wait until Cyber Monday to save money on your purchases. There are ways to save money at any time of the year. Try shopping with online discount vouchers. These are always available and are regularly updated.
Black Friday is the older sibling of Cyber Monday with a much longer history. It always takes place on the day after Thanksgiving, which this year is 23rd November. On Black Friday you’ll find sales in most major retailers, both in stores and online. If you enjoy the thrill of physically scrambling to pick up a bargain, you might like shopping on Black Friday. But if you prefer browsing the sale from the comfort of your couch, then Cyber Monday is for you. Whereas Black Friday features sales on all kinds of items, Cyber Monday is more focused on tech and electronics.