About Cyber Monday
You will have seen it on headlines and crafty ads on social media, heard it from excited colleagues, and been briefed about it from your partner: Cyber Monday is on its way, and some monumental savings are to be made across the shopping wonderland that is the internet.
This year, turn to Groupon for your Cyber Monday shopping. We’ll round up the best deals from across the web; from big online names to high street retailers and your favourite brands. Bag some bargains on fashion, tech, home, beauty … whatever tickles your fancy, you’re bound to find a great deal for it here on Groupon for Cyber Monday. Whether you’re new to online shopping or an avid digital bargain hunter, bookmark this page and jot the date in your calendar: this year, Cyber Monday UK falls on 27th November 2017.
What is Cyber Monday?
The term was coined by our counterparts across the pond to define the boost in ecommerce sales after the Thanksgiving weekend. You’ve probably heard of the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday when well-rested Americans head to the stores and go crazy for mega sales the likes of which you won’t get any other time of year. Growing increasingly popular each year, the day regularly yields over a billion dollars in sales.
Cyber Monday is the ecommerce cousin of Black Friday, and occurs the following Monday. While Black Friday does boast, as well as physical sales, an ever-increasing number of online trades, the focus for Cyber Monday is exclusively on internet sales.
When shops started noticing an escalation in online shopping the Monday after Thanksgiving, they took the opportunity to further boost their sales, by putting up discounts and special offers! The reason for this purchase party? As millions of Americans came back from the long weekend to work, in this last stretch before December, they extended their Black Friday shopping and nabbed some bargains for their Xmas present list. Softening the blow of going back to the office may have something to do with it too…
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, this annual ritual has made its way to the UK – to the delight of anyone who likes saving cash on their big purchases! Cyber Monday is a win-win event for all sides: retailers cut their prices right down, launching holiday shopping season, while consumers get their hands on irresistible deals.
What can I expect to see here at Groupon on Cyber Monday?
Leaving your Cyber Monday shopping to Groupon means you’ll find all the best deals from your favourite online retailers such as Amazon, Debenhams, Very and ASOS (and so many more), all in one place! No more spending the day rummaging through the web to find the lowest prices on that ASUS laptop or those Clarks boots you’ve been dreaming of: we’ll handpick discounts and offers from beloved brands and keep them right here for you.
Because all these deals will be easily accessible on this page, your Cyber Monday shopping will be easier and faster than ever (that saves you hiding from your boss to fill your basket)! Plus, you could make it even more convenient, and swiftly shop on your mobile during your breaks – tested and approved for avoiding small talk at the coffee machine.
What’s more, we may have leftover deals from Black Friday! Find some heavenly discount codes on stocks that may remain from the previous Friday. It could be half price dolls from Toys ’R’ Us or some unexpected offers on mobiles and tablets from AO.com.
Why should I be excited for Cyber Monday 2017?
Cyber Monday UK is THE e-shopping event of the year. Whether you’ve been dreaming of a new smartphone all summer, need to refresh your winter wardrobe, want to up your tableware game for the holidays or spoil someone special, this is your chance to purchase some real treasures at prices you won’t normally see.
It’s no coincidence that last year, over the Black Friday + Cyber Monday weekend, the UK spent nearly £6 billion! This year, over a quarter of us here in the UK are expected to take part. You wouldn’t want to miss out, would you? With December fast approaching and prices dropping for the day, stock could go out the door faster than you think. This is the time to get your shopping game on: think of it as Boxing Day Sales one month ahead, without the hassle of navigating through crowded stores with a tummy full of Christmas pudding.
On that note, Cyber Monday is another great occasion to find some gems from the comfort of your own home. You’ve presumably bought stuff online before, so you know how convenient, quick, and easy it is! What’s more, have you noticed that Cyber Monday is ridiculously close the gift-buying extravaganza of, say, Christmas?
Everyone knows it’s never too early to start saving up for Christmas. Unless you enjoy the sight of jam packed stores and empty shelves, you know that bagging presents in the weeks running up to the holiday beats panic shopping on the 24th. So why should you be excited for Cyber Monday this year? Simply put, you get to sit back, relax, and enjoy some well-planned and incredibly priced Xmas present hunting. That’s right, at Groupon we’re promising you easy bargains and peace of mind for your holiday shopping.
What types of deals will I find on Cyber Monday?
Because most retailers publish their deals on the day for Cyber Monday, it’s difficult to predict exactly what offers will pop up. That said, you can count on savings from large online retailers such as eBay and Amazon, department stores and multi-brand distributors such as Argos, John Lewis or Debenhams, tech specialists like Apple and Currys PC World, and fashion giants ASOS or New Look. We wouldn’t be surprised to even see offers from the likes of Tesco Direct, Marks & Spencer and other supermarkets!
Usually Cyber Monday is very much fashion oriented, so this will be the perfect opportunity to stock up on trendy must-haves, or give the gift of fashion to your close ones for Christmas. That said, electronics and tech goods are extremely popular, and you’re bound to find an abundance of deals to stay ahead of the tech game (and maybe finally get your brother that Nintendo Switch he keeps going on about). As Cyber Monday becomes more competitive for sellers, prepare for discounts over large selections rather than one-off deals!
Can you tell me more about fashion deals for Cyber Monday 2017?
Big fashion names will have plenty in store. Look for your favourite high street brands as well as online retailers and discount sellers. We’ve seen Topman halve their prices and Levi’s offer 30% off their online store, while ASOS dropped their prices by 70% on the Outlet. Keep an eye out for coupons for free delivery on your shopping too, which could come in handy for that office Christmas party you’d forgotten about!
Top up your shoe rack: you could find offers from major specialist retailers Clarks or Office who might just have flash deals on Adidas, Vans and Nike. The Sock Shop offered 20% off last year, so prepare your feet for some cosy new duds. Get ready to polish all your looks with stylish accessories, because last year we had offers for 20% off big brands at the Sunglasses Shop UK (and that included up to 70% off Ray-Ban!) This is a good opportunity to find some cheap jewellery for Christmas gifts, such as discounted Swarovski or Oliver Bonas necklaces – previously sold at -30%.
What about technology and electronics deals? It is Cyber Monday after all…
High-tech gadgets and essentials are big stars of the November sales. Watch for discounts for AO.com, Currys, Carphone Warehouse and Argos. While you may not get your hands on a just-released iPhone X or Galaxy Note 8, look for offers on previous models, including the iPhone 7 (or even 8?) or the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Laptop wise, expect to get more bang for your buck, as nowadays most reasonably priced laptops come with 8GB of RAM, at least 128GB on an SSD, and an i5 or i7 processor. We would forecast considerable discounts on Dell and Lenovo laptops, and recommend checking out deals from the Microsoft Store too.
For discounts on gadgets, photography and entertainment, bag some Amazon, Argos, John Lewis or eBay vouchers. You should find some offers on Apple Pro tablets, as well as Amazon Fire.
Will I be able to find offers on beauty and cosmetics on Cyber Monday?
Beauty and cosmetics are not forgotten in amongst all the big item deals. Offers on makeup, skincare, hair products and other home-spa treatments make for great gifts not only for your close ones, but for treating yourself too.
Last year we had offers up to 50% off for large retailers such as Superdrug, Boots and Feelunique.com. This year you could also nail discounts on natural beauty products from the likes of The Body Shop and BareMinerals, possibly with 15% to 20%, or even 40% off. Look for coupons from makeup and skincare superstars such as Nars Cosmetics or Clarins, and luxury makeup on sale at Debenhams or John Lewis.
What Cyber Monday deals will Groupon have for homeware?
Prepare your home for the holidays with offers you’ll find at Groupon for homeware and appliance retailers such as Argos, TK Maxx and John Lewis. We’re predicting discounts of at least 15% on tableware, cooking sets, large and small appliances, and even home fragrance. This could be your chance to bag a half price DeLonghi espresso machine, or a super powerful Dyson hoover on sale.
What other deals will Groupon have for Cyber Monday UK this year?
Think discounts across the board, from original gifts to bicycles, kids’ toys to gardening supplies. You may well find discounts on luggage, sports equipment, music and DVDs, office supplies and who knows, even travel. We’re hoping to see discounted fares for Expedia or Lastminute.com for example. If not, know that you’ll usually find good rates during autumn, as they encourage off-season vacationing.
Do you have some advice for savvy and safe shopping on Cyber Monday?
At Groupon, we make sure you have a fun and safe shopping experience on Cyber Monday. Here are a few tips and tricks for the events:
- First, to ensure you find the best deals on Cyber Monday, simply bookmark this page. On the morning, you’ll be ready to go!
- Plan a budget: while you’ll make amazing savings on all your purchases, do define your budget for the day. This could include your Christmas shopping budget: this way, you’ll have all your Xmas presents sorted and out of the way. That leaves more time for mince pies and getting the red pen out to plan what Xmas telly you’re watching.
- As a general matter, stay safe when you shop online: use an up-to-date browser and a protected internet connection.
- Be aware of your consumer rights: at Groupon, we provide you with coupons for partner merchants. Always make sure to check what the terms and conditions are on any online purchase you make.
With these tips and tricks, and an appetising preview of our take on Cyber Monday, we hope you bag yourself some happy savings. With Groupon, finding offers on the biggest brands in retail (and the smaller ones too!) really is as easy as visiting this page.