Updated:
Original:

What is Green Monday? Just the latest in the relentless string of holiday sales

Yep. And there will actually be some decent deals on the big shopping day.

This is getting ridiculous.

Black Friday not only starts Thanksgiving now, but Amazon is determined to turn it into a monthlong sales extravaganza.

And Cyber Monday? Deals began for Amazon's Alexa believers Sunday night. Target turned it into a full on Cyber Week

The never-ending stream of deals we're supposed to get excited about and spend money on is utterly relentless.

Yet there's more.

Apparently there's another sales event, called Green Monday, right around the corner.

Retailers are prepping and promoting their Green Monday deals for Dec. 11.

Target's online offer? For every $100 you spend on Target.com, you'll get $20 off. There will also be toy deals all throughout that week.

Walmart is casually reminding shoppers Green Monday is "coming soon!" Deals will be on this page

And according to TheBlackFriday.com, there will be special deals from Macy's, Home Depot, eBay, World Market, Otter Box and an assortment of others on Dec. 11 too.

Hope you didn't spend your entire bank account on Black Friday Cyber Monday month!

So where the hell did Green Monday come from? Actually, it's eBay.

According to LifeWire, it was used in 2007 by eBay to describe what had been it's biggest shopping day of the year, with people trying to scoop up some last-minute gifts.

Since then the term has been adopted by other companies for the second Monday in December. Quartz says the day's timing – about two weeks before Christmas – means retailers want to encourage gift-buying. So they'll start discounting products heavily to entice shoppers.

Next Up

Flickr - Superior National Forest Boundary Waters

White House begins process to ban new mining near BWCAW

The stated goal is to protect the "unique natural wonder" of the BWCAW.

Autumn Merrick, Autumn Rose Merrick

Man charged in shootout, crash that killed 18-year-old on scooter

Autumn Rose Merrick was with a friend near the Holiday gas station.

D Quagon - DOC photo

DOC searching for convicted sex offender who has gone on the run

The recently released man removed his GPS monitoring device.

Anthony Edwards

Timberwolves: 5 things you can count on for the 2021-22 season

The Timberwolves hope to return to relevance this season.

pickleball

With parking ramp roof empty most of time, Chaska adds pickleball courts

The top level isn't often used, so the entities teamed up to meet a growing need for pickleball courts.

Mauno Silpala

Former UN official ID'd as pedestrian killed in Alexandria

The native of Finland retired in 2005 and was living in Golden Valley.

Screen Shot 2021-10-20 at 9.37.24 AM

Here's what the future radar shows; 'a few robust' storms possible

Rain is on the way. Some hail is also possible in stronger storms.

sean peterson hopkins

Mom of man killed in Hopkins says son died in her arms

He was fatally shot on Sunday night at the apartment building where he lived.

Related

Some of the best 2017 Cyber Monday deals from Target, Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart

Some of the highlights being offered by Target, Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart this year.

Here's how Target is trying to win your holiday shopping (yes, free shipping is part of it)

Free shipping, price matching, and more – but will Target earn your dollars?

Is Target's 15 percent off Cyber Monday sale the deal of the year?

Screw the gadgets – just buy all the essentials you'd normally get.

Target brings back its 15 percent off deal for Cyber Monday – but with a big change

The Cyber Monday promotion is coming back – but with some changes.

Target's calculated 2017 holiday strategy seems to have paid off

The retailer went in with a calculated strategy – here's what paid off.