Cyber Monday, the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday, was a term coined in 2005, as a marketing ploy to encourage consumers to shop for their wares online.
In 2013, Cyber Monday online sales grew by 20.6% over 2012, hitting a record $2.29 billion, with an average order of $128.
Target's Cyber Monday deals begin on Sunday, Nov. 30 at midnight, and run until Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m., and shipping is free on all purchases made at Target.com through Dec. 20. The free standard shipping, (3–5 business days), applies to the 48 contiguous states, and might not apply to oversize items.
Notable discounts include:
- Buy one get one at 50% off for clothing, shoes and accessories
- Up to 40% off items for the home, including kitchen, furniture and bedding
- 20% off KitchenAid appliances
- Buy one get one at 50% off for Star Wars, vintage games and more
- Buy one get one at 50% off for kids' bedding and bath items
Target Black Friday 2013 shopping madness:
Notable electronics deals include:
- A Samsung 40" Class 1080p 120Hz Smart Quad Core Processor LED TV for $449.99
- An Xbox One 500GB Console Bundle with Assassin's Creed Unity and Black Flag for $349.99
- A Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 Digital Camera Bundle with Case and Memory Card for $99.99
- A Nintendo 3DS XL Red Console + Super Smash Bros Bundle for $199.99
Notable home appliance deals include:
- A BISSELL SpotBot for $99.99
- A Hamilton Beach Searing Grill for $49.99
- A Keurig Cappuccino Maker - R500 Rivo Single Serve Brewer, and Latte for $199.99
- A Brother Electronic Sewing Machine for $99.00
A Ferguson-related protest effectively shut down a Target location in Chesterfield, Missouri:
— denise reese (@denice_ruptly) November 30, 2014
Target was in the news last holiday shopping season, after a massive data breach compromised roughly 40 million debit and credit cards numbers. Information on up to 70 million people was also leaked.
Former chairman, president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel resigned after the snafu.