When it comes to holiday shopping, I’m a multitasker. I like shopping while earning the money to pay for my purchases. And, since I work at home, that means online shopping. In my jammies. So Cyber Monday is my deal day of choice.
I am probably prejudiced towards the deals on this sale day because it would take a mighty fine deal to get me out of bed and into the cold to stand in a line on Black Friday. But I do think the deals are better. Plus? No one wants to fight me. All the hype may be over Black Friday but I have been waiting patiently all weekend for its slightly less popular but much more relaxed sister Cyber Monday.
And it was worth the wait. Here are a fist grab of some of the deals of today. This was totally worth crawling out of bed and into a pair of fuzzy slippers for.
Need a big TV?
This smart TV lists for $1300 normally and is usually discounted to around $800; buying it on Cyber Monday save you an extra C note.
Or maybe a laptop?
Cyber Monday is a great day to find a real deal on slightly older but still powerful portables.
You can save $200 on Intel-Powered Lenovo 2-in1 Laptop at Amazon. Or among the 2000 deals Walmart shoppers have been perusing since that retailer jumped the Monday morning start time for Cyber Monday last night at 8 pm ET is a sweet deal on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. It’s $599. That’s $200 off the list price with free shipping. This Samsung 24" LED Monitor will turn that laptop into a desk-worthy rig for only $99.99
Even better? A phone!
Smartphones aren’t always the best gifts to put under the tree — unless you’re buying your tween’s first handset (or secretly shopping for yourself) — because a) they’re highly personal items, and b) not worth much without a data plan. Still, if you’re in the market for a new handset, you’ll find some sweet phone deals out there.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Unlocked is $400 at Amazon.com/cybermonday. Or get the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $200 from TextNow with one of that service provider’s budget plans. Even cheaper? TextNow’s Moto X is $99. Or the ZTE ZMAX 2 is just $129 ($50 off) unlocked, meaning you can probably use it with the plan you have.
It’s also a good time to get an iPhone from T-Mobile. That service provider will upgrade your iPhone purchase as long as supplies last: Buy an iPhone with 16GB and get upgraded to 64GB; Buy one with 64GB and get upgraded to 128GB.
Stock up on cute tech gifts?
Action cam: This cute little Polaroid Cube HD 1080p Action Camera is magnetic so you can stick it anywhere and capture life as it happens. It’s 25 percent off at Amazon.
Smartwatches: High-tech wrist gear is everywhere all of a sudden. And the Moto 360 Smartwatch for Android phone is a favorite of mine. Get $40 off the Dark Metal or Light Metal. Or get the Sony SmartBand 2 fitness tracker — it also does a lot of the alerts a smart watch will do — for $35 off.
Styluses: Know an artist — or someone who wishes they were? The Pencil by FiftyThree will turn an iPad into an awesome artist’s drawing surface. Flip it around and the eraser end works just like an eraser. It’s available through the new Amazon Launchpad program for startups for $20 off. Adonit’s stylus’s make great gifts, too. And you can get 30% off the Jot Touch White, Jot Script, or Ink/Slide and 20% off the Gold Pro, Mini, and Dash.
Smart bulbs: iLumi’s Smart (app controlled) light bulbs, the A19 & BR30, are both being $15 off at BestBuy.com. These bulbs will upgrade the quality of your indoor lighting and let you control your light from your phone. Or get 20 percent off the IQ smart plugs at Satechi.com. (There are other great accessories on sale there, too.)
Want more great deals? Check out these other Yahoo Tech stories:
- Every Cyber Monday Tech Deal We’ve Found so Far
- Best Tech Gifts Under $100
- How to Find Great Deals on Gifts
- Here’s the Tech You Shouldn’t Buy This Holiday Season
- How to Clean up the House for the Holidays (Without Getting Cleaned Out)
When not out finding great deals, Christina Tynan-Wood can be found here on Twitter.