Cyber Monday is a particularly great time to shop for tech, smart home, and gift cards — though stock is typically much more limited than Black Friday. Acting fast is key to getting a good deal, so it’s important to know what you’re shopping for ahead of time. Don’t worry if you see the dreaded “out of stock” symbol — other retailers might have the product you wanted in stock with a similar deal, and we’ve seen discounts come back throughout the event, sometimes on the same day. To keep up with discounts without spending all day sleuthing, bookmark this page and check back throughout the day; we’ll do the heavy lifting for you.
At Insider Reviews, we test products all year and track their price history so we can give you solid buying advice during big shopping events like Cyber Monday. Tons of deals are available now on products we love and trust, and we’re highlighting the best ones below.
Best Cyber Monday 2021 tech deals
Get two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.
Apple’s third-generation AirPods offer longer battery life, a MagSafe charger, water resistance, and support for spatial audio.
The latest MacBook Air released in late 2020 gains Apple’s new M1 processor, which brings impressively fast performance and long battery life, for prices starting at under $1,000, making it the best Apple laptop overall.
Elegant design, reliable performance, and wireless battery power make the Nest Cam Outdoor a tempting option to add peace of mind and checking in on your home’s exterior when you’re away.
Best Cyber Monday 2021 kitchen deals
The KitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food Chopper is ideal and convenient for small prepping needs. The size makes it easy to store away or keep on your counter, and the Cyber Monday price makes it easy on your wallet.
Best Cyber Monday 2021 home deals
This pan is absolutely indestructible, far as we’re concerned, and the tri-ply stainless steel and aluminum is as nonstick as nonstick gets without incorporating all sorts of nasty chemicals. Dishwasher- and metal utensil-safe, we might go so far as to suggest making all of your cookware Hexclad if you don’t already have it. – Owen Burke
For Cyber Monday, Chewy is offering $30 off purchases of $100 or more. This is only for select products, including food, treats, beds, and more.
This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag.
subscription for an entire year. That amounts to just 99 cents per month. This deal is live until Monday, November 29.
New Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can get six months of Disney Plus for free when they sign up. Current Music Unlimited members can get three months of Disney Plus. Music Unlimited costs $8 a month for Prime members or $10 a month without Prime.
Best Cyber Monday 2021 health & fitness deals
Theragun’s Prime massage gun is the perfect blend of performance and value. It delivers a high-quality massage, is durably built, and features an ergonomic design that makes it easy to use anywhere on your body. It’s also half the price of the flagship Pro model.
The Theragun Pro is our top pick: a powerful, customizable, and durable massager that’s worth every bit of its $600 price tag.
The Charge 4 hits a budget-friendly price point while offering stellar activity tracking in a smaller footprint than a smartwatch.
Best Cyber Monday 2021 style & beauty deals
The Large Diamond Necklace is made in 14k gold and set with a large brilliant-cut diamond. The chain is adjustable. Mejuri sales are rare, but they’re offering 20% off of orders $150 or more. This saves you $200 on the Large Diamond Necklace.
A fan-favorite, now with a hood. Between the technical fabric and a do-anything fit, it’s easy to see why this one’s a hit. Right now you can save up to 50% on this versatile piece, but sizes are selling out quickly.
A mix between socks and slippers, Bombas’ Gripper Slippers include a cozy sherpa lining and sole grippers to prevent slips.
When is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Black Friday every year. In 2021, the shopping event will land on November 29.
As a continuation of sorts to Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives shoppers another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and more that you might’ve missed while digesting Thanksgiving dinner. Unlike Black Friday, though, Cyber Monday is entirely online.
What time does Cyber Monday start?
Cyber Monday officially begins at 12 a.m. ET on November 29. That said, the event is expected to carry over many deals from Black Friday, so some discounts are already available.
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 one of the biggest shopping days of the year, often surpassing even Black Friday in terms of revenue and sales.
Previously, the main distinction 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, 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 took place on Monday only, we’ve seen them extend to longer and longer durations, with a handful lasting through the rest of the week.
However, the best discounts we see are in limited supply and expire soon after they become available.
What’s better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
With more and more buyers shopping online, the debate over which shopping holiday wins, is practically 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, buyers should shop on 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. 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, with deals across many product categories.
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 online stores, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the few times of the year when their products see major markdowns.
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.
Best Cyber Monday deals we saw last year
Last year, we saw a lot of great sales on Cyber Monday ranging from sitewide discounts to specific products. Everything from home and kitchen, to subscription services were on sale during last year’s annual savings event.
Here are a few of the best Cyber Monday deals from 2020.
How we select the best Cyber Monday deals
We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we’ve either used ourselves or researched carefully.
We 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 are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.
As a Deals Reporter for Insider’s Reviews team, Sarah sifts through the depths of the internet to surface only the best of deals for our readers. Prior to joining Insider Inc., she was a Deals Writer at Wirecutter, a New York Times company.
After graduating from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Marketing, Sarah started out as a Freelance Deals Writer at Wirecutter; here she focused on newsletter creation, social media promotion, and syndication in addition to deals writing before stepping into a full-time role. Her accomplishments from this position, in addition to the countless deals she’s written, include implementing multiple social media marketing campaigns and launching a Deals Facebook group for the company.
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