Took advantage of
Black Friday last week, but still looking to finish off your holiday shopping? Or missed a bargain and are now dealing with serious FOMO? Either way, Cyber Monday sales are now live and we’ve found great deals out there for Canadians to keep track of. Buying local can be a breeze too; look out for the maple leaf emoji ( 🍁) beside the names of Canadian retailers. Are you looking for holiday shopping tips? Check them out below. Story continues below slideshow. Better Christmas List A smartphone app that organizes your gift list and keeps an eye on your budget
Ditch that coffee-stained list you scrawled out on the back of an envelope and take a page from the tech-savvy Santa playbook with the app
Better Christmas List
. Having this easy, intuitive, budget-conscious gift organizer in the palm of your hand is like having your own personal Elf. Just download it, take a few minutes to type in your gift list or simply link it to your address book, organize it by groups (family, friends, co-workers), and set a budget. It even has a password-protected option to make sure your tech savvy kids don’t take a peek.
More Wantful Gorgeous online gift-giving wizard helps you find the perfect gift Intending
to give someone the perfect present is one thing. Actually shopping, finding, remembering, wrapping and sending the gift is another issue all together.
, a new online gift-givers – and receivers – dream come true. Sign up for free, answer a few questions about the person you’re shopping for, and let Wantful create a customized catalogue with 16 different gifts that the receiver can then choose from. The catalogue is either sent through the mail or via email, along with a card, explaining to the recipient that they can pick their pleasure. Everyone wins!
More ShopSavvy Barcode scanner sniffs out best price, and sets an alert for when something goes on sale
Use your smartphone camera to scan a product's barcode and
will find the lowest price for it on the Internet, as well as show you the prices at local brick-and-mortar stores. The "Deals" feature updates you on shipping promotions, coupon codes, and other ways to nab what you want for less, while "Price Alerts" lets you set your buying price and receive an alert when the product dips below your threshold.
More PriceBlink Provides instant, automatic price comparisons from 4,000+ merchants.
Once you get an idea of what to buy, a price comparison site like
Button for Amazon
makes sure you’re finding it for the best possible price. Each is an extension that does the hard task of automatically finding the best and lowest prices when you’re shopping.
More Story continues Dealnews The best of Black Friday and Cyber Monday delivered straight to your screen Dealnews.com
is the answer to that inevitable online holiday bargain-hunting question, where do I start? It’s a free website dedicated to sorting out the best deals available on the hottest gifts, such as TV’s, tablets, and tablets. It sifts through some 2,000 retailers to pinpoint the best bargains, verifies them, triple-checks that the prices are really as low as they can find, then posts them on the site. If you’re on the hunt for one specific gadget or gift, be sure to sign up to get an email alert. Also, check out a similar site,
More Decide Deal or no deal? This site and mobile app helps predict, analyze and decide whether to buy now or wait
How do you know when that door-buster deal’s worth all the fuss?
can help you answer the, buy now or wait, kinds of questions in a snap. It runs a particular item through the retail ringer – including historical best time to buy data, price fluctuations and comparable items. Download the free app and take it with you whenever you actually set foot in an electronics aisle near you.
More Techbargains Electronics sale tracking site with price comparisons, coupons, and great deals Techbargains
is an online deals site for electronics, like a
Ross Dress For Less
is for saving on clothes. The site collects all of the best sales, coupon and promo codes on popular tech items like laptops, tablets, TV's, Smartphones, and digital camera's. Rather than spending hours surfing the web for "what's on sale where," you can just start here.
More Slickdeals Community driven bargain hunting site and app great for finding electronics deals Slickdeals.net
is similar to Techbargains, in that it provides deals, coupons, and savings on hot tech toys and tools. But at Slickdeals, bargain-hunters tell each other where to find the best deals. It's like having a whole team of personal sales-spotters working for you. The Site is well laid out, and easy to use.
Add to all of this, a little bit of adrenaline and gaming, because you have to jump on the sale before it disappears. Half of the daily ads are sold out by the end of the day.
More Best Decision Social shopping app that lets your friends weigh-in and allows you to check out, with one shopping cart
app is like Decide.com, with a personal twist. It's connects you directly with your friends, so that you can get their opinion on something before you buy it. It also syncs up with your social network to help you find the right products, prices and features, either nearby or online. A new feature of this app also lets you buy from two dozen different stores, like Wal-Mart, Amazon and Gilt, using a single shopping cart. Getting your friends blessing before you buy that new HDTV? Worth it's weight in gold. Entering all your checkout information just one time for all your online shopping? Priceless.
More Karma Send "real" gifts from an app on your phone to friends via text, Facebook, or e-mail
Forgot a gift and you need it for tomorrow? Or you just logged into Facebook and see that it's your office-mate's Birthday? The
App will help you give a great gift in about five minutes. In fact, you could get all of your holiday your shopping done in about ten minutes using this beautifully designed social gift-giving app. It lets you choose from a variety of swanky gifts like a $50 spa package, wines, and food baskets.
More Greentoe Name your own price electronics e-tailer
You want a new HDTV for the holidays, but don’t want to spend more than $300? Then go to
, name the price you're willing to pay for that new electronics must-have, and the site's certified retail partners decide whether to match the offer. It works for Priceline and the travel industry, so why not electronics too? The site features 15,000 products from smaller retailers such as Electronics Express, Focus Camera, and from the Amazon Marketplace.
More Ebates Get paid to shop online Ebates
is a no-brainer. If all you do is start your holiday shopping at eBates.com, you get access to coupons and discounts of up to 50% off from more than 1500 stores AND you also get a certain amount of money that you spend – back. You basically get paid to shop at stores you're buying from anyway, like Target, Macy's, and Overstock. From the biggest name retailers to specialty shops, they pay Ebates a commission and Ebates splits that with you. No rebate forms to fill out, no points or miles to redeem. Every few months, they send you a check. Ebates also owns
, which alerts you to special coupon codes, free shipping offers, calls out the online doorbusters and whether there are additional rebates associated to items.
More ShopKick Get paid to shop, or just browse, in a store
If you plan to do a little
, window shopping or even just set foot in a store at all this holiday season,
is an app you'll want to have in hand. You just walk in a store and earn points (called Kicks). The kicks can be redeemed for a reward, such as a free drink at Starbucks, new sweater from Old Navy, or even for a Coach handbag.
More Key Ring App stashes all your loyalty and rewards cars so you don't have to dig around for them anymore
Loyalty cards can save you money, but how often do you turn them down because you don't want another fob on your keychain or card to lug around? This app lets you snap a photo of the barcode with your smartphone. When you're ready to buy something, simply log back into
, select a card, and let the cashier scan it from your screen. It takes about 30-seconds to use, which is less than it takes me to dig around in my wallet for rewards card.
More Offers Great way to find discounts on Mac products
It's tough to get a deal on the latest iPad or iPhone. Year after year, Apple takes 5% to 10% off iPads, iPods, MacBooks, and iMacs during its Black Friday sale. But at
, you can find discount codes and coupons for retailers like MacMall, and MacConnection, where you can find up to 20% off or more a number of Apple products.
More AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012 A quick security sweep to fend off holiday hackers and thieves
Cyber-scrooges are out in full force, armed with all kinds of new ways to rob you blind. Before you pull out that plastic and start spending, be sure your computer, laptop, or mobile device is virus and
free, and that you’re as protected as possible.
is a top-notch free option, although I often recommend people upgrade to full protection all year ‘round. Also, take a few minutes and create
, make sure any site where you're entering credit card information begins with
stay off public Wi-Fi
all of your devices, and be sure to brush-up on the
More Gift Card Granny Gift card reseller
Six out of every ten people say they want a gift card more than anything else this year. With
Gift Card Granny
, you can buy other shoppers’ unused gift cards for as much as 50% off the normal price, or sell back your old gift cards that you never got around to using. The service recently launched a
to make it easier to find deals on gift cards while on the go.
More Red Laser Barcode background check on items to find sales, use loyalty cards, and buy from your smartphone Red Laser
lets you scan a barcode of just about anything to find out if it's for sale for a lower price anywhere else. So many retailers are offering
this year, that if you do find a better price, you might be able to show the Red Laser results right to a salesclerk to get the better price at checkout. You can also scan in loyalty cards for certain supermarket and drugstore chains, so that again, you just hand over your phone to the cashier instead of carrying a bunch of cards. Red Laser also lets you buy items within the app from retailers like Toys R Us and Best Buy.
More Google Shopper The big boys
While I've given you a lot of new niche tools to bargain hunt this holiday, don't forget the big guys like Google Shopper, Bing Shopping, Amazon Price Check and eBay Mobile. They've all gotten so much coverage, that I won't go into each one specifically, but just know that each has pros and cons.
lets you do more, like snap photos of a book cover or video game in addition to scanning barcodes to find the best price online and in-stores near you. It also lets you buy daily deals right from the app, unless the best deal is from Amazon, which Google doesn't show you at all (huge con). Bing provides a really comprehensive comparison tool whenever you're browsing items online, but can be out-of-date on specific deals. Amazon Mobile also lets you scan a barcode and find the best prices, from Amazon affiliates. EBay Mobile lets you buy and bid on items, set up to sell your own items, and monitor auctions from anywhere. It lets you save multiple listings, calculate shipping costs and fill in various forms throughout the process.
More ShopRunner Free two day shipping service December 17th
Free Shipping Day
, when hundreds of stores waive mailing costs and promise to get all the gifts where they need to go by Christmas Eve.
is a service that makes the whole year "free shipping day" ... sort of. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial of ShopRunner, and it will send your stuff in 48-hours at no charge and provide free shipping on returns. If you cancel it before that initial 30-days, they give you 90-days more free. Use it three times in those three months, and you get the whole year (normally $79) free.
More Slice An app that organizes and keeps track of all your online purchases Slice
scours your inbox for online orders, helps you keep track of shipping, and sends you an alert if there's a price drop on something you just purchased. This is like a personal organizer for all your online shopping.
These are our picks for what’s worth buying on Cyber Monday. We’ve indicated dates for these sales as many extend past today or have continued from Black Friday. Make sure you know what deal you’re getting; we’ve indicated when retailers have discounts available exclusively online or have included their physical stores too.
Clothing and accessories
Deal: Up to 40 per cent off select items with the promo code “CYBER10.” Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? Yes Deal: 30 per cent off everything. Dates: Nov. 26 to Dec. 4 Free shipping? No Deal: Up to 45 per cent off, with more discounts on select brands Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $50 Deal: Up to 60 per cent off everything except the Super Puff jacket. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? Yes Deal: 50 per cent off everything online. Dates: Now until to Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $50 Deal: Up to 50 per cent off, with an additional $25 off when you spend over $150. Shoppers can get this deal with the promo code “CYBER.” Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? Yes Deal: 30 per cent off everything, with an added 40 per cent off reduced items, with the promo code “CYBERMONDAY.” Dates: Dec. 1 to Dec. 3 Free shipping? On orders over $150 Deal: 40 per cent off almost all items online. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $40 Deal: Up to 50 per cent off almost all items online, with the promo code “CM30.” The retailer partnered with an environmental charity for this year’s sale and will be planting a tree for every order. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? No Deal: 20 per cent off everything online. Date: Dec. 2 Free shipping? Yes Deal: 15 per cent off beauty items and 25 per cent off already reduced footwear with promo code “HOLTSCM.” Dates: Dec. 2 to Dec. 3 Free shipping? For purchases over $100 Deal: Shoppers can take $50 off their order when they spend over $499 when they use the promo code “FRIDAY.” Dates: Dec. 2 to Dec. 3 Free shipping? On orders over $150 Deal: 30 per cent off sitewide. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $50 Deal: 40 per cent off select items Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders above $50 Deal: 50 per cent off select items, along with an e-card promotion starting at $25 when you spend $125. Shoppers who don’t mind picking up their online orders in-store can get a $10 gift card. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? No Deal: Up to 60 per cent off select items. Dates: Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders above $150 Deal: 50 per cent off everything. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $50 Deal: 35 per cent off almost everything online. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $75 Deal: 50 per cent off everything. Dates: Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, Dec. 2 Free shipping? Until Dec. 31 Deal: 30 per cent off the entire store, 40 per cent off the Park Plaid collection. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $75
Deal: Up to 50 per cent off on select items. Dates: Nov. 29 and Dec. 2 Free shipping? Yes Deal: Up to 75 per cent off storewide. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $40 Deal: Savings on select items throughout Cyber Week. Dates: Dec. 2 and through the week Free shipping? On orders over $49.90 Deal: Racketed deals online, starting at saving $10 on orders over $50. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $50 Furniture Deal: Savings on select items. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? Over $19 Deal: Savings on select items, including up to 40 per cent off TVs. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? Yes Ikea is offering free shipping on online orders over $400. Deal: Up to 70 per cent off select items. Dates: Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $799 Deal: Savings on select items, including 65 per cent off mattresses. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? Over $498 Love HuffPost? Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today. Electronics Deal: Discounts on select electronics, including smart home devices. Dates: Dec. 1 Free shipping? For Prime members Deal: Discounts on select electronics and 10 per cent off select major appliances. Free shipping? On orders over $35 Deal: Discounts on select electronics through Cyber Week. Dates: Dec. 2 to Dec. 6 Free shipping? On orders over $75 Deal: Discounts on a wide variety of products. Dates: Dec. 2 to Dec. 4 Free shipping? On orders over $35 Deal: Up to 25 per cent off input devices and savings on select electronics. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $35. Deal: Over 600 electronics are on sale for Cyber Monday. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $50. Beauty and wellness Deal: 40 per cent off everything online and in-stores, with an additional 25 per cent off gift sets. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $50 Deal: Savings of up to 50 per cent off. Dates: Nov. 28 to Nov. 29 Free shipping? No Deal: Shoppers can get 70,000 PC Optimum points when they spend over $200 online. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $50 Deal: Up to 50 per cent select sets and items. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $50 General
Canadian Tire 🍁 Deal: Savings on select items. Shoppers who spend $200 can get a $50 gift card. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? No Deal: Shoppers can save 10 per cent on orders over $79, jumping up to 15 per cent on orders above $100. Dates: Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $49 Deal: Up to 60 per cent off on select items, with 15 per cent off online and in-store orders Dates: Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 Free shipping? On orders over $49 Travel Deal: 40 per cent off flight and hotel packages to Las Vegas, with an additional $80 with the promo code “CYBER2019.” Dates: Dec. 2
Deal: Savings on select hotel packages, as well as business flights from Toronto, Calgary, and Ottawa. Expedia is offering a limited quantity of coupons for hotel stays. Dates: Dec. 2 Deal: 20 per cent off trips and an additional 15 per cent off base fares, with the promo code “F66RJ9E.” Select destination exceptions apply. Dates: Dec. 2 Deal: Savings on select domestic flights, as well as trips to New York and Chicago next year. Dates: Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 Deal: Save up to 40 per cent off select travel packages and flights, with discounts on group getaways. Dates: Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 Deal: Savings on flights to the U.S., tropical destinations, Europe, and within Canada, taking place from January 6 to April 30, 2020. Dates: Dec. 2 and Dec. 3
Looking to save even more? Cashback programs like
Rakuten will be boosting rewards for buyers who use their affiliates for Black Friday.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.