What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving, and is essentially the online equivalent of Black Friday (with less risk of serious injury from competitive shoppers!). It is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, with websites offering Cyber Monday deals, vouchers and incentives for one day only.
The date of Cyber Monday changes every year, but it usually falls on the first Monday of December. This year, Cyber Monday occurs on November 28th. Most Cyber Monday sales are made between 8pm and 9pm in the UK, with bargain hunters browsing for deals online after work.
Cyber Monday has been growing in popularity in the UK in recent years- although it is sometimes called Mega Monday this side of the pond. In 2013, Amazon UK reported Cyber Monday as the busiest shopping day in history, with millions of online shoppers snapping up Cyber Monday UK deals.
The term Cyber Monday was actually created by a marketing company in the US in 2005, after they noticed increased internet traffic on the return to work after Thanksgiving weekend. Since then, Cyber Monday sales have snowballed across the globe.
Thousands of UK stores jump on the Cyber Monday bandwagon, with shops like Amazon, Argos, Tesco and Asda offering flash sales and special discounts. Here, we have pulled together the best Cyber Monday vouchers from across the web so you can see your favourite brands all in one place.
To find out just how crazy Cyber Monday has become in the UK, check out at this video of Argos gearing up for the big day: