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Monday
Dec122011

‘Green Monday’ Deals: Who's Participating?

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Christmas is less than two weeks away, and today is when people get serious about gift shopping, researchers say. At least $1 billion is expected to be spent on Green Monday, when online retail sales typically peak.  Ebay coined the term “Green Monday” in 2007 to describe their best sales day in December, the second Monday of the month.

Online spending is up 15 percent from last year for the first 39 days of the holiday season, with nearly $25 billion spent, according to comScore, which tracks Internet activity. Spending has surpassed $1 billion on six days in this holiday season, with Cyber Monday leading at $1.25 billion.

Top Discounts Today:

  • Sears has up to 60 percent off on more than 500 items.
  • Kmart has up to 55 percent off outwear, sweaters and fleece, up to 35 percent off game room equipment, and up to $300 off TVs.
  • Macy’s has deals at up to 60 percent off.
  • Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic online are offering 30 percent off through midnight.

Click here for a complete list of Green Monday deals, and look for free shipping offers from your favorite brands!

If you have your eye on an item that’s not on sale, hold out for Free Shipping Day on Dec. 16, which already has 1,876 participating merchants.

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Monday
Dec122011

Holiday Spending Online Still Soaring as 'Green Monday' Kicks Off

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(RESTON, Va.) -- After spending big bucks on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and all the days since, you would think holiday online shoppers would be slowing down a bit, but that’s not the case.

Retail analyst Comscore says online holiday sales for the week that ended Friday totaled $5.9 billion -- up 15 percent over last year.  Three days last week registered online sales of more than $1 billion, with two of the days, Dec. 5 and 6, actually surpassing Cyber Monday 2010.

Total online spending for the 2011 holiday season to date is now approaching $25 billion.

Meanwhile, Monday, Dec. 12, is Green Monday. The term was coined by eBay in 2007 to mark the second Monday in December, a traditionally heavy online spending day because it marked the last day consumers could order items online without having to pay to expedite shipping.

Last year, Green Monday racked up $954 million in online sales. Retail experts say the explosion of free shipping offers this year by online retailers may dull Green Monday's significance.

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