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Why fight the mall crowds when you can online shop from the convenience of your home (or work, as it is)? Throw in free shipping and it’s kind of a no-brainer. In fact, a growing number of shoppers plan to purchase their holiday gifts online this year, with many starting on Monday, November 29, aka “Cyber Monday,” the online equivalent of Black Friday. A new survey by Shop.org estimates about six in ten workers with web access (or 76 million people) will shop for gifts from the office on Monday.

If that includes you, here’s a cheat sheet of web-exclusive deals this Cyber Monday.


The online retailer’s “Cyber Monday Store” opens at midnight on Sunday and lasts through the end of the week. Deals include:

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera for $199 (save $150)
Pentax K-5 Digital SLR (Body Only) for $999 (save $200)
Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle (includes Fable III and Halo Reach) for $199 (save $100)
Nokia N8 (Unlocked) for $299.99 (save $249)
Monster Diddybeats Headphones for $59.99 (save $89)
Mercer Cutlery Genesis 6-Piece Knife Set for $99.95 (save $150)
Panasonic Linear Vortex Shaving System for $78.99 (save $171)
“Twilight” series DVDs for $6.99 each


The world’s biggest retailer will kick off “Cyber Week” on Sunday November, 27, a day early. Promotions will run through Friday December 2. There will be more than 250 online only specials, including:

Toshiba 32″ LCD HD TV for under $250
HotWheels Mega Garage Playset for under $30
Xbox 360 Holiday Gamer Bundle for under $320
Disney Cars 2 Lightning McQueen Talking Feature Chair for under $20
Tramontina Dutch Oven for under $40
Danskin Women’s Velour Hoodie and Pant Set for under $15
Fuji Finepix AX330 Camera Bundle for under $60
Oral B Electric Toothbrush with bonus Crest 3-D Whitestrips for under $40
Free shipping on home orders of $45 or more on Cyber Week specials

The New York Times

The newspaper giant is offering new customers 50% off a 26-week subscription of any New York Times digital subscription package. Twelve and 26-week gift subscriptions will also be available for 50% off.


The toy giant will release Cyber Monday promotions starting Sunday, November 27 and on through the week. Customers can get free shipping site-wide throughout Cyber Week. The store is offering some freebies, as well as 20 to 25% many items, including:

Free Skylanders: Soyro’s Adverture with the purchase of Red Nintendo 3DS with Mario Bundle for $199.99 (This deal begins at 8am on Monday, November 28. Limit 3000.)
Free game, controller or headset with the purchase of Xbox 360 with Kinect for $299.99
Buy-One-Get-One 60% off hundreds of video game titles
25% OFF ALL Transformers Action Figures and Role Play
Save $15 on any Barbie doll or play-set purchase totaling $100 or more
20% off all Justin Beiber dolls and room decor


The big-box retailer is promoting several deals online throughout “Cyber Week.” Kicking off the event on Cyber Monday will be the following discounted items:

Movies starting at $3.99
$100 in free accessories — cradle, LCD screen protector and AC Adapter — when you buy a Sony Tablet S ($499.99)
Over 30% off some electronics
60 percent off a top selling scooter ($19.99)
30 to 50% off toys
Buy one, get one free pillow sets


Find web-exclusive deals on diamonds, digital cameras, tools and more.

Sterling SIlver 0.18ctw diamond stud earring for $49.99 (originally $199.99)
NordicTrack ACT Elliptical (includes free delivery) for $749.99 (originally $1,299.99)
GE Create 12MP digital camera for $49.99 (originally $129.99)
Craftsman 200pc MTS set for $99.99 (originally $199.99)


The discount retailer is slashing prices on some electronics and toys:

Ario 32″ LCD HDTV for $199.99 (originally $299.99)
GPX PD701W Portable DVD 7″ LCD for $49.99 (originally $74.99)
25% off all Nerf toys and Baby Alive dolls


The home-improvement giant is offering a number of items up to 75% off on Cyber Monday:

Zenith 26″ metal over the shower head caddy in white for $5.99 each
Maytag French Door refrigerator in stainless steel for $1,198
Dyson multi floor bagless vacuum cleaner for $318


The online jewelry store is partnering with daily deals site LivingSocial to sell $100 vouchers worth $200 in merchandise. The sale starts at 5am EST on Monday and the voucher will be valid starting the next day.

About the Author: Farnoosh Torabi is a personal finance journalist and commentator. She is the author of the new book Psych Yourself Rich, Get the Mindset and Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life. Follow her at http://www.farnoosh.tv and on Twitter at @farnoosh.