Sleep In, Still Get The Savings

For the best deals and prices, Black Friday is the best time to start holiday shopping. But to get those amazing deals, a little bit of work is required; waking up at the crack of dawn is not ideal.

True, the savings are incredible and only roll around once a year, but are they worth it? Most students would rather sleep in over break.

Fortunately, for those of us who don’t want to get up any earlier than 11 a.m. over vacation, there’s always Cyber Monday.

Seemingly so, the online day of deals offers all the benefits of Black Friday, without ever leaving your bed. But are the deals actually as good as the Black Friday deals?

Sophomore Alyssa Hawras, who recently transferred from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, thinks the benefits of Cyber Monday outweigh the early wakeups, endless lines and crazed crowds of Black Friday.

Hawras describes Black Friday as being “too much for me.”

“[Black Friday] blew up into this whole ordeal that is actually irritating, and I don’t prefer to shop on Black Friday unless it’s later in the day when the ‘crazies’ have left. Cyber Monday is a more efficient, convenient way with today’s technology to get similar deals without all the hassle,” she says.

Of course, as with any sale, there are certain glitches to look out for. First of all, make sure to compare the price on the brand site to the price on other discount hubs like Amazon.com or Wal-Mart’s and Target’s websites. The item may be advertised as being on sale, but can actually be found somewhere else for less.

Also, be sure to check shipping costs to be sure your bargain deal isn’t being offset by outrageous postage.

If you want great savings without having to peel yourself out of bed at 4 a.m., come Monday, all you need is to keep cozy and grab your computer.

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