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It’s More Like Cyber Week, Rather Than Cyber Monday

Posted at 5:54 AM, Dec 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-02 17:32:21-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Just as Black Friday now starts on Thursday, it appears retailers are also extending Cyber Monday.

Popular retailers like Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon are actually using the term “Cyber Week.” Even Kohl’s will have more than 300 cyber deals, but those expire on December 4.

To spice things up, Target will have daily online door busters with limited quantities along with previews of door busters coming up for the following day.

Free shipping seems to be a big perk in online shopping. Most of the time, you have to spend a minimum to get free shipping.

Amazon will keep shoppers on their toes by offering new cyber deals every 10 minutes throughout the week! You will see a list of all current and upcoming deals, along with deals you missed. You will also be able to search by category.

A recent poll conducted by Omnibus for the world’s largest digital coupon destination, www.RetailMeNot.comfound that nine out of 10 “working Americans plan to shop or browse online for gifts during work hours on Cyber Monday.” The holiday survey also showed that the average shopper would spend $167  per person on their gift list.

A great gift to get a ski lover, or someone who has everything, might be a deal offered by resorts around the country on

Here are some other great resources to help you break down all of the cyber deals:

And, we must not forget the mom and pop shops around West Michigan. Many of them, like Lee & Birch in downtown Grand Rapids and in Grand Haven, will also be offering deals on their websites.