Millennials probably make up a good percentage of that number, so it no surprise that Cyber Monday is much more appealing to them. Peruse excellent deals online while pretending to be back at work after Thanksgiving break? Yes, please, and thanks.
Here are 10 deals Millennials will appreciate this year:
1. Deals on Feastly
In case you've yet to hear of it, Feastly is like Airbnb meets Top Chef. Instead of going to a restaurant, you go to a chef's home, where for a fraction of the normal cost, he or she cooks an interesting meal for you and several others and tells you stories about the meal's origins. As Feastly, puts it, "Passionate chefs connect with adventurous eaters seeking more authentic dining options by offering unique meals served in a chef's home."
2. A cheap Caribbean vacation
In a variation of the 12 days of Christmas, CheapCaribbean.com is rolling out a different ultra-discounted vacation every day for 12 consecutive days, starting Cyber Monday.
We're talking deep discounts--for example, a five-night stay at an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, including airfare, is normally $1,349. Cyber Monday makes it $519.
3. Recording that Caribbean destination on this cool map
A lot is made of how Millennials value experiences over things. However, it's not that Millennials don't value things at all--it's that they don't value things that have no value beyond their brand name(s).
High-value, meaningful things are still worth spending money on no matter what age you are--like this awesome map. If half the fun of traveling is the experience, and the other half is reflecting on it, then this is the perfect thing to come home to. You can physically fill in which countries you've been to in different colors (pat yourself on the back for making that African safari happen), and then see what's left. It's a beautiful, physical representation of what's still on your bucket list.
Normally $65, it's $25 for Cyber Monday. (If you have a travel-lovin' Millennial relative, this would make a great gift.)
4. An excellent Bluetooth speaker
If you're into music, this is probably the best deal on Amazon this Cyber Monday. There's nothing more annoying than trying to play music at a bachelorette party or anywhere else, and struggling to hear the tinny sound of music played out of a phone's speakers (even if it has been ever-so-cleverly dropped in a cup or a bowl to amplify the sound).
The Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Panther Holiday Edition Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker is a mouthful, but a worthy one. Not only is it a sweet, 360-degree speaker that drops immersive beats in every direction, but it's both waterproof and shockproof as well, making it resistant to any drink spilled on it (though you should probably try to avoid doing that).
Normally $200, it's $80 for Cyber Monday. You're welcome.
5. Gorgeous, hand-made leggings
I've been coveting the stunning, hand-made yoga pants/leggings at GearBunch for a while now. Not only are they intricate and creative, but all its leggings are hand-cut and -sewn in the U.S. (It's worth checking out its 50-second video on how it is done.) In fact, since everything is done in house, the company will even make custom leggings for you. Submit a design idea and if it makes an impression, company designers will custom-make your print.
The leggings I've been stalking are normally $87, which is a little rich for my blood. However, the 40 percent-off-for-orders-over-$300 Cyber Monday sale will lower the price to about $50, putting them within reach (I've rallied three friends to go in with me). If you're in the L.A. area the week after Cyber Monday, you can catch me outside in this pair.
6. Etsy cyber week sales
Speaking of gorgeous, hand-made stuff, you could spend your entire Cyber Monday scanning these alone.
7. What Do You Meme?
Created by Instagram superstar F***Jerry, this is one of the funniest games of the year. It's like Cards Against Humanity meets a meme generator--you put a meme up on a stand, and then the players put down the phrase they think matches that meme the best. I've played it with friends and can attest to the hilarity that ensued.
It's usually around $30, but you can grab it here for $15.99 for Cyber Monday.
8. An Atlantic City vacay
If you live in the Northeast and want to do something fun this winter that isn't a ski trip, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has you covered. For Cyber Monday, it's taking more than 25 percent off all classic rooms and more than 35 percent off Fiore Suites for select dates through February 2018. Take over a suite and paint the town red.
To book, use codes CYB79 for Classic Rooms or CYB109 for Fiore Suites. The deal is valid from Sunday, November 26 through Thursday, November 30.
"I went window shopping today! I bought four windows." --Tommy Cooper