Today is set to be the biggest online shopping day of the year for theÂ third year in a row.
Americans are expected to spend $1.5 billion,Â up 20 per cent from last Cyber Monday, as retailers have ramped up their dealsÂ to getÂ shoppers to click on their websites, accordingÂ to research firm comScore.
Amazon.com, whichÂ started its CyberÂ Monday deals at midnight on Monday, is offering as much as 60Â per centÂ off a Panasonic VIERA 55-inch TV that is usually priced higher thanÂ $1,000.
Sears is offeringÂ $430 off a Maytag washer and dryer, each onÂ sale for $399.
If you can’t face the Black Friday crowds,Â there’s no reason to miss out on the holiday bargains.
Of course, with the wealth of optionsÂ available, it can be difficult to know where to get started, let aloneÂ navigating the minefield of discount codes and special Twitter and FacebookÂ offers.
If you do your research, though, and log onÂ early, you can secure the bargains you want, without the risk of sustaining anyÂ injuries.
With that in mind, we bring you some of theÂ best deals so far – whether you’re chasing the latest tablet or the perfectÂ party dress.
Amazon: The online retail giant is celebrating Cyber Monday with a whole week ofÂ bargains.
Among the best discounts are 80per cent off thousands of Kindle books; up to 70 perÂ cent off selected headphones (10 per cent off Beats by Dr Dre and BoseÂ headphones) and $25 off spends of over $60 on selected Fisher-PriceÂ toys.
Among the best buys will be a Panasonic VIERA 55-Inch TV at 60 per cent off, a Samsung 11.6in Chromebook for $249, a Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors UprightÂ Vacuum Cleaner at $299 and DVDs such asÂ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 for just $1.96.
Best Buy:The chain’s Cyber Monday deals will run untilÂ January 2, with free shipping for the duration.
Highlights include camerasÂ from $40 and the HTC Titan Windows phoneÂ and HTC Wildfire S Android are bothÂ free with a new two-year contract. SelectedÂ laptops will also be reduced to as little as $279.99.
Kmart:Buy-one-get-one-half-off on footwear;Jaclyn SmithÂ and SofÃa Vergara comforter sets at $49.99 (fromÂ $79.99-$109.99); 75 per centÂ off all diamond earrings; 50per cent off selected outdoor Christmas decorations.
Specific offers includea 12-in-1 game table for $89 ($60 off), a 19-inch LED Proscan TV/DVDÂ set forÂ $119 and a Pulse Charger electric scooter at $71.99 (40 per centÂ off).
Kohl’s: The Kohl’s Cyber Monday deals kick off tomorrow, and will run untilÂ Tuesday November 27.
Online shoppers can enjoy 20 per cent offÂ their entire purchase, along with free shipping.
There is one perk to shopping in-store though. Kohl’s is picking up the tab for one shopper in every store,Â every dayÂ until Christmas eve.
Cooking up a good deal: Macy’s offers include aÂ Cuisinart 8-cup food processor for $69.99
Macy’s: Buy-one-get-one-free on selected women’sÂ sweaters and boots; 50 per cent off selected handbags; up to 70 per cent offÂ comforters.
Specific offers include a Cuisinart 8-cupÂ food processor for $69.99 and a Travelpro Highlite three-piece luggages set atÂ $139.99.
Free shipping on all orders over $75 with theÂ discount code CYBER on checkout (offer excludes furniture, mattresses andÂ rugs).
Sears: The Sears sale goes on until Tuesday November 27. Highlighted dealsÂ include a $430 discount on a Maytag washer and dryer, each priced at $399.99,Â when purchased together.
A NordicTrack elliptical is down byÂ $400 toÂ $499.99 and there is an $80 discount on a Kenmore EliteÂ® 5-qt.Â stand mixer,Â down to $169.99.
Target: AÂ number of the retail giant’s Cyber Monday deals will last for the whole week,Â though most of theÂ bargains won’t be released until the day itself.
Among the deals announced so far are:Â Buy-one-get-one-half price on selected video games, 25 per cent on allÂ DysonÂ Vacuums and an Acer Aspire One 10.1″ Netbook for $199.99 (MondayÂ only).
There will also be $50 Target giftÂ cardÂ giveaways on purchases including a Motorola Digital Baby MonitorÂ and aÂ KitchenAid Professional 6-Qt Stand Mixer.
Walmart: YouÂ can take advantage of Cyber Monday offers from tomorrow until DecemberÂ 2.
Aldo:30Â per cent off all sale items
Armani Exchange: 35 per centÂ off everything, plus free shipping.
Diane vonÂ Furstenberg: 30 per centÂ off all sale items with the discount codeÂ HOLIDAYSALE, plus free ground shipping.
Express: 40 per cent off everything on Cyber Monday, plus free shipping.
FrenchÂ Connection: 30 perÂ cent off orders over $150, plus free shipping.
Guess: Discounts ofÂ up to 50 per cent.
J.Crew Factory: 40 per cent off everything. Use the discount code GIVEANDGET onÂ checkout.
Madewell: With the discount code TREAT, you’ll get 25 per cent off your entireÂ purchase.
Piperlime: 20 per cent off the entire site between Black Friday andÂ CyberÂ Monday.
Shopbop: With the discount code BIGEVENT12, you’ll get 20 per cent off spends ofÂ over $250, 25 per cent off sends of over $500, 30 per cent off if you spend overÂ $1,000 and 35 per cent off on orders over $1,500.
Revolve: Sale items have markdowns of up to 95 per cent off for the whole weekend.Â The site is also offering free shipping.
Vince Camuto: 30 per centÂ off everything. Use the discount code HOLIDAY on checkout.
Yoox: 40Â per cent off selected fall collections, plus a further 15 per cent off with the discount code YOOXTHANKS on checkout.
Many deals are yet to be announced, butÂ bargain-hunters can already expect to pick up an XboxÂ 360 Skylanders Family Fun Bundle for $159, aÂ Samsung 55-inch 1080p Class LEDÂ television for $1,498 (a saving of up to $1,000) and a Little Tikes Kitchen forÂ $50.
Dr Brandt: 50Â per cent off eye creams, and 40 per cent off selected skincare, as well as freeÂ shipping.
Fekkai: 20 per cent off and free shipping fromÂ Saturday until Monday.
Nars: 20Â per cent off everything on Monday and Tuesday.
Philosophy: A free gift set with spends of over $75, including a tote and a selectionÂ of Philosophy’s most popular products. Use the discount code DELIGHT onÂ checkout.
Sephora: A free Buxom Sidekicks Trio (a full sizeÂ mascara and two mini lip polishes) with any online purchase over $25. Use theÂ discount codeÂ FBCYBER on checkout.
Shu Uemura: 20 per cent off everything, plus free shipping on spends of over $50.Â Validu until Tuesday with the discount code WISH2012 on checkout.
Casa.com: Up to 50 per cent off luxury finds from theÂ likes of Jonathan Adler and DwellStudio.
Crate &Â Barrel: 15 per cent off everything and free shipping with the discount codeÂ SAVE15 on checkout.
Horne: 15 per cent off selected items with theÂ discount code MONDAY15.
Modani: Up to 60 per cent off everything untilÂ December 3.