Cyber Monday Deals 2020: Best early deals, important dates, & FAQs

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Cyber Monday is now less than two days away on Monday, November 30. This year’s gigantic online sales event, like Black Friday, could very well be the biggest ever. If all the excellent Black Friday deals we’ve seen were any indication,

Cyber Monday
2020 deals will be some of the best the world has ever seen. 

Better yet, retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Target, The Home Depot, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Walmart are holding discounts in the lead up to Cyber Monday over this weekend, some of which is left over from

Black Friday
– but some are brand new.

We’ve gathered all the information you need for early and upcoming Cyber Monday sales this Saturday, including the biggest deals available now, a primer on Monday, and answers to more frequently asked questions. This story is being updated daily as we get closer to Cyber Monday with more savings as retailers share information on new deals, promotions, and bundles.

The Everlane Day Boot is as effortlessly cool as it is comfortable, and Everlane’s refreshing policy on transparency also makes the boot a fantastic choice for anyone who prefers to buy pieces that are ethically made.

The Lenovo IdeaPad L340 is a great gaming PC option for shoppers on a budget. With 256 GB SSD, 8 GB of memory, and a GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, it can run most games at 1080p. For $420, this gaming laptop is a tremendous value.

Samsung makes some of the best microSD cards on the market. This EVO microSD card can be used to expand the storage on your smartphone or Nintendo Switch. This particular card drops to an all-time low of $25 during Black Friday.

This 2-in-1 Lenovo Yoga laptop offers up Intel’s 10th generation Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB solid state drive (SSD), a FHD display, and can function as a tablet. The $1,000 discounted price is one of the best we’ve seen on the super-capable ultrabook.

Already much more affordable than our Braun razor picks, the Series 5 is further discounted to $60, a solid price from a reliable brand.

The soft and plush pillow is also hypoallergenic and considered best for stomach sleepers. The price per pillow comes out to just $12.50, a deal you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

Sony’s are the gold standard in wireless noise-cancelling headphones. For a limited time, you can pick up a pair for just $298, one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on these recently-released headphones. Better still, you’ll also get the Sony SRS-XB20 Bluetooth speaker as a bonus.

 

Of course, we’re anticipating tons of Cyber Monday deals on Amazon devices, including clothing from Amazon Fashion, Echo smart speakers, Fire tablets, and 4K TVs. We’re also expecting to see Amazon outdo itself compared to its deals held on this year’s delayed Prime Day in October.

Amazon’s latest eero mesh Wi-Fi system includes three units that serve as both routers and range extenders in one, creating a Wi-Fi network that covers your entire home. During Black Friday, this normally $249 set drops to $174. While not the best deal we’ve seen this year, this markdown is still a solid discount over its usual price.

The latest, fourth-generation Echo Dot gets a new, spherical shape. The smart speaker with Alexa can play music, set timers, and preform all sorts of other tasks. It has a smaller footprint than the Echo, so its sound won’t be as robust.

The Echo Dot may be the entry-level option on this list, but it’s still just as smart as its siblings, plus, its small size is its biggest asset. Stock is limited, however, and Amazon estimates that will take one to two months to ship new orders.

An Audible Annual Membership gives you unlimited access to select audiobooks, Audible Originals and podcasts, plus one audiobook of your choosing per month to keep forever.

 

Apple deals are more than likely the most popular deals on Cyber Monday by a mile, with products selling out in hours if not minutes. We expect this year to be no different, with savings on Apple’s entire catalog of products. While Apple offers modest discounts on its own store, we should many more deals – and hopefully even better ones– at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.

The iPhone Mini has a smaller 5.4-inch OLED screen, and it’s otherwise identical to the iPhone 12, including the same powerful A14 processor. It’s one of the more affordable iPhone models you can buy at the moment. Walmart is offering it for both AT&T and Verizon users for $579 with monthly payments, down from $699.

The eighth-generation 10.2-inch iPad is the best option for most people, as it offers the best balance of performance and value. This $30 discount (Space Gray) is the best we’ve seen on this recently released tablet.

On top of the usual fitness and health tracking features and sensor you’d find on previous generations, the Apple Watch Series 6 lets you measure your blood oxygen level, take an ECG from your wrist, see your fitness metrics directly on your wrist.

The Apple Watch SE is the perfect blend of features and affordability. This recently released Apple Watch is selling for less than $20 its usual price — which was already a bargain for all it offers.

The Apple AirPods Pro look and sound better than previous-generation AirPods. Plus, they have noise cancellation built right into them and integrate perfectly with other Apple devices.

Online shoppers can get excited for dozens of TV deals leading up to and on Cyber Monday. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart usually offer numerous limited-stock doorbuster models, in addition to the standard savings that go live through Cyber Week.

This 32-inch smart TV comes with Amazon’s Fire TV interface baked right into a 720p resolution display with integrated Wi-Fi for an excellent deal price of just $100.

This 58-inch Samsung set may not offer the wide color gamut of Samsung’s higher-end models, but for those looking to save on a larger set, this budget model offers a ton of value. This 4K UHD smart TV packs a high-res panel, small bezels, and several streaming apps built-in. This $398 price is the lowest we’ve seen in several months.

Cyber Monday is an excellent opportunity to shop for all of the home theater gear to support that fancy new 4K TV. From streaming media players to receivers as well as soundbars, several of these gadgets will be available at their all-time lowest prices during the holiday.

Android tablets are a rarity, but this Lenovo Smart Tab M10 is one of the best you can own. This usually $99 tablet doubles as a smart display, thanks to its included dock, and is selling for just $150. It’s currently sold out, but Best Buy could replenish stock, so we’re keeping it in our list just in case.

The Roku SE is its entry-level device and streaming simply doesn’t get more affordable than this, with Walmart selling it at just $17.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K streams video in 4K straight to your TV. You can get it even cheaper at a $20 discount during Amazon’s Black Friday sale, which runs Nov. 20-27, bringing the price down to $29.99.

Roku’s cheapest 4K streaming media player is the Premiere, and it comes with everything you need, including an HDMI cable, and a remote control.

Too much clutter under the TV? The interesting Roku Streambar combines all of the features of a Roku 4K player with a powerful soundbar.

Sony’s are the gold standard in wireless noise-cancelling headphones. For a limited time, you can pick up a pair for just $298, one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on these recently-released headphones. Better still, you’ll also get the Sony SRS-XB20 Bluetooth speaker as a bonus.

Let’s let everyone down easy first: there will likely be no deals on anything PS5 or Xbox Series X, because of how brand new they are. However, you can bet there are and will be deals on games, accessories, and collectibles – particularly for Nintendo Switch and prevous-generation PS4 and Xbox One games that will work on the new models. Better yet, we’ll definitely see deals on game download codes as well, plus PlayStation Plus, Xbox Game Pass, and Nintendo Switch Online subscription deals and bundles.

Google’s ambitious game platform, Stadia, offers a Netflix-style, cloud-based experience without the need for a console. This $15 discount is the best we’ve seen on this controller and Chromecast bundle yet. However, if you’re willing to wait until Black Friday, the price will drop an extra $5.

The Seagate Expansion 4TB hard drive is built by a well-known and generally reliable company, and it offers a massive 4TB of data.

The Razer Basilisk X gaming mouse is known for its striking design and incredible performance. During Black Friday, shoppers can grab this wireless mouse for a low $40, the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

Smart speakers, security cameras and sensors, smart lights, and dozens of other smart home devices will see sizable price cuts leading up to and on Cyber Monday. Whether you’re in an Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple HomeKit-powered home, Cyber Monday weekend is the time to add or upgrade.

The Amazon Echo Show has all the perks of the original, but it adds a touchscreen for streaming Prime Video and making video calls. During Black Friday, shoppers can pick it up for $150, the lowest price we’ve ever seen, plus two bonus Hue bulbs.

Deals on these smart bulbs aren’t uncommon, but $100 for a pack of three is a solid deal. They’re easy to install and can be controlled via Bluetooth to change your lighting to either your personal preference or one of many presets.

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro offers many of the perks of the standard Ring doorbell, but the best thing about it is its sleek profile that fits on a door frame. Amazon is offering it at an $80 discount for $169.99 as part of its Black Friday deals running from Nov. 20-27.

The Echo Show 5 may not be Amazon’s newest smart display, but it is still ideal for listening to music, accessing Alexa, and making video calls. This bundle comes with a Blink Mini indoor camera, adding even more value. It is now available for just $49.99 during Amazon’s Black Friday sale, which runs from Nov. 20-27, though it won’t deliver until early December.

Bidets have only started to catch on in the United States in the past few years, though they’re common and quite popular in parts of the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. During Black Friday, you can save $10 off this barebones model.

Our favorite mattress startups, like Leesa, in addition to iconic brands such as Sealy, have great deals leading up to and on Cyber Monday. Brands might also throw out freebies, like sheets and pillows with your mattress order. Find plenty more mattress deals here.

 

When is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday occurs the following Monday after Black Friday every year. In 2020, the online-heavy shopping event arrives on Monday, November 30. Typically, it begins at 12 a.m. on Monday. Of course, Cyber Monday sales are going on right now on Saturday and Sunday in the lead up to the event.

As a continuation of sorts of Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives you another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and other deals that you might’ve missed while recovering from Thanksgiving dinner.

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday began as the online version of Black Friday, where online retailers offered big discounts to match their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Now, Cyber Monday is the biggest shopping day of the year, surpassing even Black Friday in terms of revenue and sales. 

The “holiday” was created in 2005 as the online version of the brick-and-mortar-focused Black Friday. Previously, the main differentiation between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was that Black Friday focused on in-store sales and Cyber Monday on online sales. But as shopping habits have increasingly favored the internet, amplified by the pandemic, shoppers can look forward to a very online-focused Cyber Monday and Black Friday. 

Cyber Monday offers a great opportunity to save on all your holiday gifts. 

How long do Cyber Monday sales last? 

Though Cyber Monday sales once only took place on Monday, we’ve been seeing them extend to longer and longer durations, with more than a few lasting until the rest of the week. For instance, Wayfair’s Cyber Monday deals will take place all from November 30 through December 4.

“Doorbuster” Cyber Monday markdowns are often restricted to the day and available stock. When we know the end date of a deal, we’ll list it next to the deal. 

What’s better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

With most Americans sticking to online shopping this year, the debate on which shopping holiday is particularly moot. Both events will be held predominantly online, and more than a few deals overlap. In fact, many Black Friday deals become Cyber Monday deals when the dates change. 

If possible, shoppers should shop both holidays. We’ve seen different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary. 

Generally speaking, consumers shopping for big-ticket items, such as laptops, TVs, and kitchen appliances, can expect more opportunities on Black Friday. But for shoppers looking for last year’s models, smart home gadgets, digital subscriptions, and gift cards will likely find more luck during Cyber Monday.

What should I buy during Cyber Monday?

If a retailer offers Black Friday deals, it’s a near guarantee that it will offer Cyber Monday deals, too. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are some noteworthy retailers that we know will participate in the shopping event.

We will likely see massive discounts on some of our favorite direct-to-consumer products during Cyber Monday, such as retail startups like Leesa and Brooklinen. For some, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the few times of the year when their products see major markdowns.

Where can I find Cyber Monday ads?

Shoppers in-the-know eagerly await Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads to help guide their Black Friday game plan. Typically, storefronts like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart release their previews early-November or alongside their Black Friday ads.

Here are the most important ad scans currently available: 

  • Best Buy: While the electronics retailer has yet to announce any deals for Cyber Monday, shoppers can peruse Best Buy’s Black Friday Ad here. For that intend on shopping the discounts early, there are deals already available from the ad.
  • Walmart: To find the ad scan, first find your local Walmart via the local directory. Once you get to the “Store Overview” page, find the “Weekly Ad” section.

Will there be Cyber Monday shipping delays?

Shipping delays and shopping holidays are inextricably linked, and this year is no different. Experts suggest that consumers may see low inventory and shipping problems, during Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and the weeks following. 

To help you avoid the shipping crunch and get your stuff sooner, several retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, offer in-store pickup and contactless curbside pickup. This means shoppers can grab their orders at a nearby location, provided that the retailer has it in stock. 

  • We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we’ve either used ourselves or researched carefully.
  • We will compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
  • All deals will be at least 20{4deaea03d78349d2462fb96996a246ea5d0077172a16867ed072c7a64f0a268c} off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.