How Does Amazon Do Cyber Monday?

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Cyber Monday is a great time to score savings on Amazon. The retail giant offers deep discounts across all categories of its enormous selection of products. You can find Amazon Cyber Monday deals on everything from bestselling tech like Fire Tablets to trending toys like L.O.L. Surprise dolls. That makes checking everyone off your list a breeze this holiday season!

Considering how much emphasis is put on Prime Day, though, you might be wondering if Amazon’s Cyber Monday is an afterthought by comparison. In other words, should you still look for savings on Cyber Monday even if you already shopped on Prime Day? Yes! Historically, Cyber Monday is just as big of a shopping day on Amazon. In fact, Cyber Monday 2019 was Amazon’s biggest shopping day to date in company history.

With $9.4 billion in sales across all retailers, Cyber Monday 2019 also set a record as the busiest online shopping day so far in U.S. history. To put it simply, Cyber Monday is a huge sales extravaganza for most online retailers, and Amazon is no exception. We expect Amazon Cyber Monday deals to rival many of the discounts we saw on Prime Day.

So, how can you make the most of Amazon’s Cyber Monday? We’ve dug into what to expect from this massive deal day and have a few insider tips to help get you ready to save.

When Do Amazon Cyber Monday Deals Start?

In 2019, Amazon’s Cyber Monday sale started right after Black Friday, but there’s a good chance that Amazon will launch Cyber Monday deals earlier this year. In addition to discounts that were available from Saturday through Monday in 2019, there were also single-day offers that started on Monday. So, it’s a great idea to shop both before and on actual Cyber Monday.

What Deals Will Amazon Have on Cyber Monday?

Amazon is sure to have deals on items from every category on its site. Whether you’re looking for a specific tech device, appliance, toy, beauty product, or something else, Amazon will most likely offer a discount on it or a similar item for Cyber Monday. Some of the notable 2019 Cyber Monday bargains on Amazon included 50% off Fire TV Sticks, 50% off Instant Pots, 30% off LEGO sets, 25% off Mario Badescu skincare, 40% off Puma sneakers, and 30% off Bose headphones.

How Long Do Amazon Cyber Monday Deals Last?

While plenty of the markdowns will be available for the entire sale, we expect that many Amazon Cyber Monday discounts will be Lightning Deals. Since this type of offer has both a limited stock and a time limit, we recommend acting fast when you see a Lightning Deal you want. It doesn’t have to be a mad dash to score these savings on Cyber Monday, though. Make the most of these fast-moving discounts with a few tips.

Amazon lets you browse upcoming Lightning Deals. Just click on the “Upcoming Deals” button at the top of the daily deals section. Select the “Watch this deal” button to receive a notification when the deal becomes available for purchase. To receive notifications, download the Amazon app on your phone. If you’re a Prime member, you also get to purchase Lightning Deals 30 minutes before everyone else.

Not 100% sold on a particular Lightning Deal? Add it to your cart even if you’re still debating whether you actually want it. Amazon gives you 15 minutes to make your purchase. It’s easy to keep track of your remaining time because a handy timer pops up after you add the product to your cart.

These deals often sell out quickly, but if you miss out on one, you still might be able to get the discount. Add yourself to the waitlist to receive a notification if the deal becomes available again. It’s likely that some people who add the product to their cart won’t complete their purchase, freeing up stock for those on the waitlist.

Does Amazon Also Have a Cyber Week Sale?

Yep, the deals don’t stop on Cyber Monday. Amazon takes Cyber Week to the next level with its annual 12 Days of Deals. Starting somewhere between the Sunday before Cyber Monday and the Tuesday after—the exact day varies from year to year—12 Days of Deals is a dream-come-true for everyone who waits until the last minute to do their holiday shopping. We expect Amazon to offer discounts on a variety of products during this sales bonanza, which runs through mid-December. For example, bargain shoppers were able to score 34% off KitchenAid stand mixers, 35% off Fitbit smartwatches, and 50% off Echo Dot smart speakers during 12 Days of Deals in 2019. With unbeatable deals like these, ‘tis the season to save on Amazon!