Cyber Monday email examples and practices for 2023

Cyber Monday is the Monday after Black Friday. It has been extended to a full week dubbed Cyber Week. Approximately 62 million US citizens said that they intend to make online purchases on Cyber Monday according to Statista.

You can merge your Black Friday and Cyber Monday email campaigns. But if you choose to split your communication for each shopping day, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll find some inspiring Cyber Monday email examples and compelling subject lines, as well as best practices to help guide you through your Cyber Monday email campaign.

Cyber Monday practices for 2023

1. Send out more than 1 email

A great practice you can follow is to send out more than 1 email to increase awareness.

  • First email: The first email could be sent out a week before Cyber Monday, with this you can reach out to more people. It will make your customers excited, and they will look out for your email the say it is happening.
  • Second email: The actual Cyber Monday email, which includes your offer and the details.
  • Third email: This one is supposed to be sent out during the final hours, reminding your subscribers to make their purchase before the end of the discount.

2. Give special offer

At this time of the year, plenty of emails are being sent out. Make your subscribers feel special, offer them early access to your sales to prove you are grateful for them. You can even provide them with a higher discount.

3. Stand out with your subject line

Using the right subject line for your email will boost your open rate as we already highlighted it in our Black Friday and Thanksgiving articles too. Emojis are being in the spotlight to drive attention, and in the last few years, they have become more popular.

  • 24 hours only!⚠️ Cyber Monday sale
  • More Cyber Week Deals ✅ up to 70% off ✅
  • Cyber Monday is RUNNING‼️
  • 🎁SURPRISE!🎁Cyber Monday extra sales!
  • Cyber Monday SALE! It is HAPPENING!⚡
  • The CYBER SAVETACULAR ends tonight!
  • CYBER MONDAY EXTENDED! Up to 75% off!
  • HURRY! Save 25% online
  • Claim Your 50% OFF NOW! 🚨
  • The Cyber Weekend Sale continues.
  • Cyber Monday is almost here… 👀
  • Cyber Monday Early Access: 40% off select faves
  • Don’t miss out on the biggest Cyber Monday ever.

Cyber Monday early access email examples

by Love My Bubbles

This email example sent by the lingerie brand is a good example of a well-structured email layout. The template starts out with an email header containing the brand’s logo. The next block is the email headline, which explains in only 4 words the sale campaign.

A hero image is added to highlight the products in question and add a fun visual element to the email. Next, the brand provides more details, like the discount code and the end of the campaign.

Cyber Monday comes early this year



This layout works because it’s simple and straightforward, allowing subscribers to get all the main information in a matter of seconds. Which is a major plus, especially in fast-paced times.

by harimari

Another Cyber Monday email template that is Christmas-inspired. The email image background contains Xmas elements (tree leaves, gift wrappings, bows, and ball balls).

The email copywriting, however, refers to Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday. We can really see through this email example that both brands and customers perceive the end of year period as one extended shopping day.

✨ Early Deals on Cyber Steals ✨


This email example leans in the stereotypical Cyber Monday design: a black background with bright yellow text, using a robotic font.

The email copy indicates that the upcoming sales are merely a pre-Cyber Monday discount. This tells the subscriber indirectly that they will be benefiting from Cyber Monday sales as well.

Using the word “pre” is a good technique that acts as a teaser for the upcoming sales.

🤖 Pre-Cyber Monday Sale! Save 60%, Today Only


by skis

This is another example of a standard Cyber Monday email design, that highlights the early sales. Using a neutral color palette (black, white, and grey), with a pop of color (red), the subscriber’s attention is instantly drawn to the most important parts of the email message: Today only / preview / CTA.

It’s a great example to showcase how using colors in email design can influence how your customers read and interact with your emails.

PREVIEW CYBER MONDAY NOW 🎉Shop Hundreds of Deals Before Anyone Else!


Make sure to optimize the size of your animated images, in order to avoid sending a large email file to your subscribers. You can use online tools to reduce the size of your images and GIFs. 

Our Cyber Monday preview ends tonight!

jcpenny cyber monday preview gif


This is a great example of an early Cyber Monday email, it has natural colors and an easy design. Despite this, the neon highlights on the letters make it unique and eye-catching.

by nollapelli

It’s a no-brainer to combine Black Friday and Cyber Monday email campaigns. Many brands, as we have seen in previous examples, choose to create one big email campaign for the last week of November.

This brand chose to create an exclusive sale for their email subscribers only. It’s a cool trick to make your subscribers feel valued and special and get them to take advantage of a unique sale, just for them.

Just For You! 20% Off Black Friday Presale Starts 11/20


by Wow Skin Science

Another way to increase your sales for Cyber Monday is to create an exclusive customer club. In this Cyber Monday email campaign, the brand WOW launched a competition to win a $50 gift card.

Early Access + $50 Gift Card💖


In the email body, the brand details the rules of the competition and how subscribers can participate. Using keywords like VIP, winner, exclusive, special perks, the brand makes readers feel unique, and like they can be part of something extraordinary.

Cyber Monday email examples

by Paper Source

Add a little splash of Christmas spirit to your Cyber Monday email campaigns. These next email examples are sent by brands who want to prepare their customers for the biggest shopping holiday of the year.

Paper Source designed a beautiful Christmassy email template while maintaining a Cyber Monday-focused email copy.

Cyber Monday Is NOW — Save up to 50% Tonight!


by jtv

This next example plays with the combination of Cyber Monday copywriting with a Christmas-inspired look. Using a Christmas web font and a green-red-white color palette, we are instantly transported to the Christmas spirit.

Cyber savings + FREE shipping inside!⤵


Brands are basically saying: that you can shop for Christmas gifts during the Cyber Monday sales.

by Bobbi Brown

This is a great example of how makeup brands can make a nice-looking email that matches their brand’s style. They also offered a free gift after spending 65$ during the sale, to inspire the consumers to purchase more.

by Anita Grant

This brand used typical Cyber Monday colors which is the black and white combination and added a red call to action button to get the eyes of the consumers.,

by Designmodo

Embedding countdown timers in your emails is an effective technique to grab the attention of subscribers and create a sense of urgency that will get them to interact with your email faster.

In this Cyber Monday email example sent by Designmodo, the company starts off with a huge email header: Cyber Monday, followed by: “The final countdown”. A short description of the offer is added, a bright blue call to action, and then a countdown timer.

The first block of the email works coherently together to portray one clear message: Cyber Monday sales are almost over!

Cyber Monday: The Final Countdown! 60% OFF



More email blocks are later added to showcase some discounted products, and the final email block summarizes the email and repeats the main information in huge colorful fonts.

This is meant to remind customers of the offer and is targeted towards mobile users who scroll down fast.

by Fieldtrip

However, this email can be a bit crowded, the colors and the design are really interesting with the included gifts about the different types of discounts.

 Black Friday + Cyber Monday = biggest sale of the year 🤩

by Leonisa

This brand offered 2 types of discounts during Cyber Monday using the same font size to not overtake one of the discounts.

Get ready for your favorite day of the year

Cyber Monday emails in a different way

by Eternity Modern

This is a cool Cyber Monday email example that uses fun elements to build up the hype around the upcoming Cyber Monday and Black Friday sales. Instead of redirecting customers to a product page where they can shop, this brand is asking subscribers to sign up to be notified when the sales begin. The number of people who sign up will indicate to the brand the estimated sales, and will also prepare subscribers for the upcoming sales.

Black Friday is coming 👀 Are you ready?


by Man Outfitters U.S.A

In this bonus email example, we wanted to give you a completely different idea for your Cyber Monday campaign. The brand prepares customers for upcoming sales by sharing with them the holiday calendar. This email content resembles internal communication between employees who are getting ready to produce holiday email campaigns. 

By sharing their sales schedule, the company is onboarding customers, who will become more aware and involved in the campaigns. The brand is basically helping customers schedule their busy holiday weeks and providing them with the needed information to be better organized and structured.

Bonus Email: The Holiday Shopping Guide


We hope these email examples were helpful and could give you some inspiration on what kind of elements to use in your Cyber Monday email campaigns.