Online is Where it's at
Instead of early morning caffeine-fueled crowds, opt for Cyber Monday. Since 2005, this catchy moniker has been encouraging people to do their shopping online the Monday following Thanksgiving. It also means plenty of price dropping and free shipping -- especially if you follow businesses on Twitter and Facebook, where they often offer special coupon codes. There are even websites that aggregate sale information from major retailers, such as CyberMonday, and BlackFriday. Of course, if you scout online stores on a regular basis, you can find plenty of deals during the holiday shopping season -- Cyber Monday or otherwise.