Cyber Monday: Watch Out for Deals, Danger

By Jordynn Abernathy

Senator David Perdue warns consumers to tread carefully with their credit card information. Senator Perdue revealed what consumers don’t know about holiday deals in a recent column. Senator Perdue is concerned about consumer data being collected by the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), an agency that collects, monitors and analyzes consumers spending habits.

Their monthly data collection poses alarming numbers: 700,000 auto sales, 10.7 million credit reports, 25-75 million credit card accounts and 29 million active mortgage loans.

What is the CFPB doing with this information? The answer is unclear since they are not funded by Congress. Even though all shopping isn’t dangerous shopping, Senator Perdue emphasizes shopping with caution this holiday season. He says, “In this case – just like the best “doorbuster” deals – less is indeed, more”.

For those still hoping to take advantage of great online deals, here are some of the best local deals going on for Cyber Monday:

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USA Today compiled a list of the best online deals for larger stores:

Starbucks: $25 off orders over $60 + free shipping
Remote controlled drones from $27 + free shipping
Best Buy: Cyber Monday TV sale from $189
Saks Off 5th: Up to 70% off any order + free shipping
Amazon: Up to 55% off select Cyber Monday items
Macy’s: Buy one, get one free on select boots
Express: 50% off everything + free shipping
Ann Taylor: 50% off everything + free shipping
Loft: 50% off everything + free shipping. Use code: CYBER50
The Body Shop: 50% off sitewide + free Body Butter on purchases over $60 + free shipping on any purchase
Banana Republic: 40% off everything. Use code: BESTCYBER
Gap: 40% off everything. Use Code: BESTCYBER
Old Navy: 40% off everything. Use code: BESTCYBER
J Crew: 40% off many styles, 30% off everything else + free shipping
Kate Spade: Up to 40% off handbags and wallets from $33 at Dillard’s
Target: 15% off sitewide


Have you found a Cyber Monday deal that we didn’t cover? Tweet us @gradynewsource and let us know where you are shopping today!


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