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Americans Click for Deals on Cyber Monday

Updated: 12/02/2013 10:12 AM
Created: 12/02/2013 7:29 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

Did you brave the crowds this weekend to get a good deal? According to the National Retail Federation, 141 million Americans did.

For the fifth day, stores will try to tempt shoppers into spending more money with great deals. On this Cyber Monday, shoppers will be able to get deals from the comfort of their own couches. Millions of shoppers are expected to click on items on Monday as retailers rev up deals to grab online holiday shopping dollars on the first working day after the busy holiday weekend.
    
But this year so-called Cyber Monday seems to have stretched into Cyber Week or even Cyber Month, with retailers from Amazon to Wal-Mart rolling out online deals since the beginning of November.
    
Still, Cyber Monday is expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. Research firm comScore expects Cyber Monday expects sales of $2 billion, up from about $1.47 billion last year. Online sales account for about 10 percent of total holiday spending.

Retail Expert Carrie Rocha from pocketyourdollars.com joined KSTP Monday morning to talk about the best Cyber Monday tips. She explains what kind of deals to expect, which websites to use and how to compare prices.

Watch her interview in the video box above.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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