Online shoppers, rejoice! Cyber Monday has finally arrived. If you haven’t already stationed yourself in front of a computer with a leftover turkey sandwich (complete with mashed potatoes and gravy) … well, what are you waiting for?
For the past 4 years, Cyber Monday has topped the charts as the biggest online shopping day of the year. (Learn more about the history of Cyber Monday.)
And there’s good reason for retailers to offer deep discounts for online bargain hunters. Cyber Monday shoppers are 12.6 percent more likely to purchase items in their virtual shopping carts than those who browse online on Black Friday (and probably any other day).
What’s hot this Cyber Monday
Over the past 2 weeks, we asked readers to share their Cyber Monday wish lists for a chance to win a $100 or $1,000 Visa gift card. And while the answers ranged from household basics like washers and dryers to extravagant getaways to Paris or Hawaii, technology still reigned supreme for Cyber Monday shoppers.
Of more than 50,000 responses, the top tech must-haves this year included:
- Gaming systems: Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and Nintendo Wii
- Smartphones, tablets, and e-readers
- Computers and laptops
- Digital and GoPro® cameras
- TVs: 4K ultra HD, curved, smart, etc.
And of course, as a tech-savvy company ourselves, we were happy to help out. Over 2 weeks, we gave away 45 $100 Visa gift cards and 5 $1,000 Visa gift cards to a few of you who shared your Cyber Monday wish lists. (Big congrats to all our winners!)
It’s always Cyber Monday at Esurance
We loved hearing about your Cyber Monday shopping lists and enjoyed spreading holiday cheer to our giveaway winners.
But even if you didn’t score a gift card, we still want to help you save! While some online deals will expire tonight, there’s one place you can always count on excellent cyber savings: Esurance.
As one of the first to offer car insurance online, Esurance welcomes online shoppers 365 days a year!
Share your Cyber Monday scores
Since we’ve already heard what was on your wish list, we’d love to hear what you bought! Tell us what Cyber Monday deals you took advantage of today in the comments below. Happy shopping!