Cyber Monday 2011: Deals from Walmart, Target, Best Buy and more

Why fight the mall crowds when you can online shop from the convenience of your home (or work, as it is)? Throw in free shipping and it's kind of a no-brainer. In fact, a growing number of shoppers plan to purchase their holiday gifts online this year, with many starting on Monday, November 28, aka "Cyber Monday," the online equivalent of Black Friday.  A new survey by estimates about six in ten workers with web access (or 76 million people) will shop for gifts from the office on Monday. 

If that includes you, here's a cheat sheet of web-exclusive deals this Cyber Monday.

The online retailer's "Cyber Monday Store" opens at midnight on Sunday and lasts through the end of the week. Deals include:

  • Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera for $199 (save $150)
  • Pentax K-5 Digital SLR (Body Only) for $999 (save $200)
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle (includes Fable III and Halo Reach) for $199 (save $100)
  • Nokia N8 (Unlocked) for $299.99 (save $249)
  • Monster Diddybeats Headphones for $59.99 (save $89)
  • Mercer Cutlery Genesis 6-Piece Knife Set for $99.95 (save $150)
  • Panasonic Linear Vortex Shaving System for $78.99 (save $171)
  • "Twilight" series DVDs for $6.99 each

Sales start Sunday, November 27 and run through Cyber Monday. Customers who opt for store pick-up and spend $100 or more get a $10 store gift card. Customers also receive free shipping on everything through December 27. Cyber Monday deals include:

  • Samsung 28 cu Ft 4 Door Stainless Refrigerator for $1,799 (save $1200)
  • Acer 10" Iconia Tab for $229.99
  • Toshiba laptop with AMD E-300 processor, 2GB DDR3 memory, 320GB hard drive and 15.6" display for $279.99
  • Free AT&T HTC Titan with two-year activation (save $199.99)
  • Save $100 on Any Blackberry Bold, on any carrier
  • Sony Cyber-Shot W570 16.1 Megapixel Camera for $99.99 (save $60)

The world's biggest retailer will kick off "Cyber Week" on Sunday November, 27, a day early. Promotions will run through Friday December 2. There will be more than 250 online only specials, including:

  • Toshiba 32" LCD HD TV  for under $250
  • HotWheels Mega Garage Playset for under $30
  • Xbox 360 Holiday Gamer Bundle for under $320
  • Disney Cars 2 Lightning McQueen Talking Feature Chair for under $20
  • Tramontina Dutch Oven for under $40
  • Danskin Women's Velour Hoodie and Pant Set for under $15
  • Fuji Finepix AX330 Camera Bundle for under $60
  • Oral B Electric Toothbrush with bonus Crest 3-D Whitestrips for under $40
  • Free shipping on home orders of $45 or more on Cyber Week specials

The New York Times

The newspaper giant is offering new customers 50% off a 26-week subscription of any New York Times digital subscription package. Twelve and 26-week gift subscriptions will also be available for 50% off.

The toy giant will release Cyber Monday promotions starting Sunday, November 27 and on through the week. Customers can get free shipping site-wide throughout Cyber Week. The store is offering some freebies, as well as 20 to 25% many items, including:

  • Free Skylanders: Soyro's Adverture with the purchase of Red Nintendo 3DS with Mario Bundle for $199.99 (This deal begins at 8am on Monday, November 28. Limit 3000.)
  • Free game, controller or headset with the purchase of Xbox 360 with Kinect for $299.99
  • Buy-One-Get-One 60% off hundreds of video game titles
  • 25% OFF ALL Transformers Action Figures and Role Play
  • Save $15 on any Barbie doll or play-set purchase totaling $100 or more
  • 20% off all Justin Beiber dolls and room decor

The big-box retailer is promoting several deals online throughout "Cyber Week." Kicking off the event on Cyber Monday will be the following discounted items:

  • Movies starting at $3.99
  • $100 in free accessories -- cradle, LCD screen protector and AC Adapter -- when you buy a Sony Tablet S ($499.99)
  • Over 30% off some electronics
  • 60 percent off a top selling scooter ($19.99)
  • 30 to 50% off toys
  • Buy one, get one free pillow sets

Find web-exclusive deals on diamonds, digital cameras, tools and more.

  • Sterling SIlver 0.18ctw diamond stud earring for $49.99 (originally $199.99)
  • NordicTrack ACT Elliptical (includes free delivery) for $749.99 (originally $1,299.99)
  • GE Create 12MP digital camera for $49.99 (originally $129.99)
  • Craftsman 200pc MTS set for $99.99 (originally $199.99)

The discount retailer is slashing prices on some electronics and toys:

  • Ario 32" LCD HDTV for $199.99 (originally $299.99)
  • GPX PD701W Portable DVD 7" LCD for $49.99 (originally $74.99)
  • 25% off all Nerf toys and Baby Alive dolls

The home-improvement giant is offering a number of items up to 75% off on Cyber Monday:

  • Zenith 26" metal over the shower head caddy in white for $5.99 each
  • Maytag French Door refrigerator in stainless steel for $1,198
  • Dyson multi floor bagless vacuum cleaner for $318

The online jewelry store is partnering with daily deals site LivingSocial to sell $100 vouchers worth $200 in merchandise. The sale starts at 5am EST on Monday and the voucher will be valid starting the next day. 

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