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This year could be the biggest ever Cyber Monday

This year could be the biggest ever Cyber Monday
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If you're a hardcore holiday shopper, last night's Halloween festivities were just the warm-up act for what's to come. Shopping, lots of it.

You're not alone. Over the next two months, shoppers will spend about three-quarters of a trillion dollars on gifts. That includes shopping inside stores and online.

This year, Cyber Monday is likely to be the single biggest day of the year for online shopping. Shoppers will spend $3 billion for the first time ever on that one day, Monday, Nov. 30.

While that's obviously a lot of money, the day after Thanksgiving will also be huge. On Black Friday, Nov. 27, forecaster Adobe's Digital Index is predicting shoppers will spend $2.7 billion.

However, shoppers are not limiting the holiday rush to just two days. In fact, shoppers will spend $1.6 billion online on Thanksgiving.

Online holiday shopping is on the rise. Spending on Cyber Monday will be up 12% over last year. It's predicted to be up 15% on Black Friday and 18% on Thanksgiving.

The shopping season is looking like it'll be a great one for online merchants. Sales are expected to reach $83 billion for the November-December annual shopping season, up 11% year over year, predicts Adobe.

Note: If you have a videogamer in your life, check out this incredible Thanksgiving Day online doorbuster.

Don't stress out over prices this holiday season. Check out this Komando.com "Flash Tip" for 10 shopping apps that'll help you track down the best deals.

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Source: NBC News
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