If you're not completely obsessed with shopping (ahem, ahem!), you might find the term "Cyber Monday" somewhat confusing. Allow us to enlighten you. Since online shopping (or, e-tailers—hee-hee!) has become increasingly popular (especially around the holidays), it's become tradition that the next business day after Black Friday is the day everyone hops online to start their shopping. Thusly, "Cyber Monday." We know, it sounds vaguely "Terminator"-esque, but they probably needed something that at least seemed as apocalyptic as "Black Friday." Good lord, are we shopping or pillaging? But we digress. If you're new to the game and want to, oh, waste an entire afternoon, take a peek at CyberMonday.com, a giant aggregator of all holiday sales, complete with a terrifying ticker at the top reminding you just how long you have left to take advantage of the online sales. If that's a bit too scary for you, here are some other highlights:
Today is the last day to take part in ShopBop.com's Thanksgiving sale, where you can get the usual dizzying array of $50 off purchases of $250 or more, $100 off purchases of $500 and more, etc., etc. Just enter "THANKS2U" at checkout.
Ravinstyle has a host of bonuses: Not only will you get 30-70 percent off everything (from full price to sale stock) by entering the promo code "Monday", you'll also get free ground shipping and a free gift if you order over $200 worth of stuff.
Finally, James Perse's big sale just kicked off today, with up to 65 percent off super-soft tees and dresses that you'll likely wear through winter and into spring.