Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but many major retailers are extending their special deals and discounts for the entire week in an effort to attract shoppers at the start of the holiday season.
The week following Thanksgiving, now nicknamed Cyber Week, offers a great opportunity for shoppers who are weary of stores, lines, crowds and the cold, but who want to save money on holiday gifts. Cyber Week offers great deals on clothes, toys, electronics and more, but unlike Black Firday, all the shopping can be done in the comfort of home or office.
Most major retailers will detail their special deals for Cyber Week on their Web sites, but you should also check out popular aggregator sites for coupons and lists of discounts from a range of companies. Some of our favorite aggregators include SlickDeals, FatWallet, Dealery, and DealNews. SlickDeals has a special Editor's Picks site where they find the cheapest prices for some of the season's hottest gifts, which is particularly useful.
Below is a list of some of the hottest Cyber Week deals announced so far by Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Toys 'R' Us. Remember, most stores only offer limited quantities of popular merchandise, so be sure to act quickly if you plan on capitalizing on the best deals of the holiday season.
Amazon started offering discounted prices on Black Friday and will continue to offer new deals throughout Cyber Week. You can find a list of the newest deals on their Web site. New deals will be offered each day, so you may want to sign up for their daily deals emails and you'll certainly want to check their Web site each day for the newest discounts.
Some of the hottest deals offered so far are:
Canon PowerShot SX230HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with HS SYSTEM and DIGIC 4 Image Processor (Black) for $199.95 (originally $349.00)
Garmin Forerunner 405CX GPS Sport Watch with Heart Rate Monitor for $149.99 (originally $369.99)
LG LHB336 1100W 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System with Smart TV for $295.64 (originally $399.99)
Samsung UN40C6300 40-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED TV, Graphite for $799.98 (originally $1,399.99)
Lenovo G575 43834HU 15.6-Inch Laptop for $379.99 (originally $449.99)
Samsung LN37C550 37-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV (Black) for $661.34 (originally $799.99)
Walmart will continue offering special deals for Cyber Week with free shipping on orders of $45 or more. The company's site lists all the deals for special Cyber Week items and will be updated throughout the week.
Some of the best deals we found include:
Xbox 360 Kinect Family Fun Bundle for $319.00
LG 47 Class 3D LED 1080p 120Hz, 1.2 ultra slim 47LW5300, with 3D Blu-ray and 4 Pair of 3D Glasses, Bundle for $879.00 (originally $1,199.00)
Sceptre 40 Class LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV, X405BV-FHD for $329.98 (originally $479.00)
Fisher-Price Power Wheels Barbie Jeep 6-Volt Battery-Powered Ride-on for $99.00
Nikon COOLPIX L120 14.1MP 21X Ultra Zoom Camera, 3 LCD Display, HD Video w/ 50 Bonus Prints for $249.00 (originally $279.95)
Best Buy is also honoring Cyber Week with special through Saturday for computers, tablets, e-readers, TVs, mobile phones, cameras, GPS, home appliances, music, video games and other electronics. The full and updated list of Cyber Week specials at Best Buy can be found at their Web site.
Some of our top picks for the week include:
$299.99 for Lenovo Laptop
$499.99 for Samsung - Galaxy Tab 10.1 - 16GB - White
$199.99 for Barnes & Noble - NOOK Color eReader
$1,499.96 for Samsung 46 Class LED 3D Smart TV, Xbox 360 with Kinect & 3D Glasses Package
$1,299.98 for Sharp 52 Class LED 1080p HDTV & Blu-ray Player Package
Toys 'R' US
Toys 'R' US will continue offering discounts up to 70% off on thousands of items until Saturday. The company has an extensive list of super Cyber Week savings on their Web site for deals on toys, electronics, action figures, vehicles and more for boys and girls.
Some of our favorite deals so far are:
25% off Transformers
20% off Pokemon
20% off Strawberry Shortcake
20% off select Fisher-Price Toys
30% off Playdoh
15% off select books
75% off seasonal toys
Buy 1 Get 1 Free on collection of hot video games
20% off on Disney Electronics
25% off on EA 12 Sports Titles + Free Shipping