‘Tis the season! Well, yes, it’s now officially the Holiday Season, however, it is also the season of annual deals and steals as we enter shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For those who don’t feel like waking up early, standing in line, and battling crowds for amazing deals, Cyber Monday provides a way to get terrific steals in the comfort of your own home… or wherever you happen to be that day. Cyber Monday is one sale that is becoming increasingly competitive among stores due to the popularity of online shopping in general. Those looking for great deals on a variety of electronics often look forward to Best Buy’s Cyber Monday sale. Last year Best Buy offered incredible deals on televisions, computers, and electronic accessories including a Fujifilm FinePix S4530 for $119.99, and HTC One for $49.99, and up to $200 off an Apple MacBook Pro. Wal-Mart, one of the largest retail giants out there, is another popular destination for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Wal-Mart has deals on not just electronics, but also toys, kitchenware, and more. Last year’s Wal-Mart Cyber Monday deals included such items as a SodaStream Mega Pack Bundle with a $25 gift card for just $54, Crayola Melt-n-Mold for $22, and Samsung UN55FH6003 55 inch 1080P 120Hz LED HDTV for just $698. Wal-Mart’s retail rival, Target, is also known for offering a number of deals on a variety of products. Target is also known for having competitive deals in a number of areas. Target has been known to feature Polaroid Action Cam for $89.99, a Dyson DC-41 Animal vacuum for $399.99, and a Buy one, get one 60 percent off deal, with free shipping, for women’s, men’s, and kids’ apparel and more. Those looking to save some serious cash on clothes usually check out Cyber Monday deals offered at Macy’s, and with good reason. Previously, Macy’s offered free shipping on any order totaling $75 or more, 50 percent off select Calvin Klein, DKNY, Kenneth Cole, and so much more. Even though all of the retailers listed above offer excellent deals each Cyber Monday, most will find themselves shopping at perhaps the ruler of online shopping, Amazon. Being an online only retailer, Cyber Monday is as big for Amazon as Black Friday is for other retailers. Because of this, they tend to offer more deals and make Cyber Monday a fantastic online shopping event. Amazon’s 2013 Cyber Monday included a Roku HD streaming media player for $39.99, 50 percent off select books, discounted up to 58 percent DVDs, a $50 Kindle Fire, 30 percent off of shoes priced $100 or more, 70 percent off of jewelry, 40 percent off Panasonic 47-inch and 55-inch 1080p 240Hz Smart 3D LED HDTVs with four pairs of 3D polarized glasses, and a Samsung 46-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV for $477.99, along with many, many more deals. Consumers everywhere are learning they can beat the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and still get high demand items for a low price before its time to give gifts by shopping Cyber Monday sales. That combined with the overall popularity of online shopping with people of all ages encourages retailers to increase the number of deals and the value of their deals on Cyber Monday to attract more sales along with more loyal customers. We may even see the day where Cyber Monday overtakes Black Friday as THE shopping holiday of the year.