Cyber Monday deals are just as good if not better than Black Friday. Here's a look at the hot items and tips to earn money while you shop online.
Sears will kick off Black Friday earlier than any other major store this year. The retailer just announced that customers can shop most of the store's "doorbuster" discounts online starting Nov. 18.
That's five days before Black Friday. However, there is a catch: you must join the "Sears Shop Your Way" membership program to be able to order the deals on Monday.
Industry analysts say that will put Sears first in line to offer Black Friday deals, even though other store are offering "pre-Thanksgiving" sales that may have similar discounts.
And most stores are opening Thanksgiving night with their best deals: Sears and Walmart will get the discount shopping started just after Thanksgiving dinner, with doors opening at 8 p.m. Target opens an hour later, at 9 p.m.
Sears Friday Specials
Among the highlights, starting in stores at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night:
-A 32" LCD HDTV for just $97 (no brand name listed)
-Proscan DVD Player: $9
-Kenmore 27 cu. ft. French Door refrigerator: $1,299
-Kenmore3.7 cu. ft. front loader washing machine: $528 (50 percent off)
-Procter Silex hand mixer or food chopper: $5
-$10 off any $40 clothing purchase Friday morning
-60 percent off most ladies handbags
As always, don't waste your money.
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Normally the mad dash for Black Friday begins at the stroke of midnight but shoppers were forced to adapt as stores opened their doors as early as 9 p.m.
Inside SouthPark Mall in Strongsville, shoppers had a chance to take a picture with a "Hunky Santa" on Black Friday.
Get the latest Black Friday updates from NewsChannel5 reporters at the stores, as well as shoppers in line.
Black Friday shoppers should be careful on the streets and in parking lots. An national insurance expert says the average number of claims rose 25 percent on Black Friday in 2011.
News footage of Black Friday sales, in which shoppers line up after Thanksgiving in search of steeply reduced merchandise, can resemble an episode of the classic nature show "Wild Kingdom."
A trio of area restaurants are getting in on the Black Friday action by offering free or discounted food.
John Matarese has some great Friday deals that don't require lining up Thursday.