Cyber Monday deals will be here before you know it. This year, Cyber Monday will fall on November 28. While there are still plenty of weeks left till then, it's never too early to start prepping. So we're rounding up our favorite tips for saving money over the holidays, along with a few predictions of what this year's Cyber Monday deals could offer.
As we've seen in the past, holiday deals will start mid-to-late October. Target, for instance, will start a holiday preview sometime this week. These aren't official Cyber Monday deals — but they're a sign that retailers will once again push their deals earlier than ever. While we generally advise consumers to wait until the holidays to make purchases, some of these early deals could merit your attention. Below you'll find our buying advise for Cyber Monday 2022 as well as any noteworthy early deals.
Amazon Prime sale vs Cyber Monday deals
Get ready! The Amazon Prime Early Access Sale is coming on October 11. The 48-hour sale is designed to kick off the holiday shopping season. However, we expect to see more aggressive promos during Cyber Monday. That's due to the fact that the Prime Early Access Sale is an Amazon-only event, whereas practically every retailer participates on Cyber Monday. As a result, we suggest waiting for Cyber Monday deals before making your major holiday purchases. Make sure to follow our Amazon coverage for the best deals of the season.
When is Cyber Monday 2022?
Cyber Monday 2022 will fall on Monday, November 28. However, Cyber Monday sales will begin way in advance of that date. Some of the earliest Cyber Monday deals we've seen have started on Thanksgiving Day. Likewise, many Cyber Monday sales will also extend beyond November 28 and last through the first week of December.
Mattress discounts and Cyber Monday
From weighted blankets to mattresses, we expect to see massive discounts on all things related to the bedroom. Mattresses will undergo epic price drops as popular brands like Purple, Saatva, and Tuft & Needle offer the lowest prices of 2022. Make sure to follow our Cyber Monday mattress deals coverage for the best sales of the season.
What to expect from Cyber Monday deals
Lego sets, Apple devices, small kitchen appliances, and 4K TVs will be high on many people's shopping lists. Fortunately, these are the items that tend to see the steepest discounts on Cyber Monday.
Earlier this summer we saw the MacBook Air M1 on sale for just $849 and the iPad on sale for an all-time low of $279. That beats last year's best Cyber Monday deals for these Editor's Choice devices. However, given that Cyber Monday deals are the lowest prices of the year, we can expect 2022's best deals to drop even lower. For reference, some of the best Cyber Monday deals of the previous year include 75-inch 4K TVs from $499 and AirPods from $89.
When it comes to Cyber Monday deals on consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Series X might be easier to find, but don't expect any price cuts. Beyond tech, Cyber Monday deals also discount kitchen appliances, such as Instant Pots, air fryers, and coffee machines. There are also excellent discounts on mattresses with epic dollar-off discounts on some of our favorite brands like Nectar, Casper, Purple, and more. Expect to save as much as $500 on a new mattress.
Cyber Monday deals and PS5
When it comes to Cyber Monday deals on consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be easier to find in stock. That said, make sure to follow our PS5 restock and Xbox Series X restock coverage for tips on how to get a console before the holiday rush.
Cyber Monday deals and Apple
The Apple Store doesn't offer Cyber Monday deals per se. However, in previous years we've seen them extend their Black Friday sale through Cyber Monday. That said, we recommend buying your Apple devices from other Apple-authorized retailers, such as Best Buy and Amazon. They tend to offer better dollar-off discounts on Apple gear, whereas the Apple Store might just offer free gift cards with the purchase of select devices.
iPhone 14 and Cyber Monday deals
Good news for anyone who wants to buy a new iPhone. Last year, Cyber Monday deals dropped the price of the then recently announced iPhone 13 to $0. Although iPhone 14 deals are already offering Apple's new phone for free, we expect to see bigger trade-in discounts as we get closer to Cyber Monday. Yes, there will be hoops to jump through — you'll likely be required to trade-in your old phone and open a new unlimited data plan — but expect to see generous Cyber Monday deals on Apple's latest devices.
In-store Cyber Monday events
Cyber Monday deals are generally online only sales. However, we've noticed an uptick in console restocks that are taking place in-store. Best Buy and GameStop have had (or will have) PS5 in-store restocks. While it's very likely we'll see similar in-store events in November in the lead up to Thanksgiving — we don't expect to see many in-store Cyber Monday deals once the first sales begin.