5 things you need to know Monday, November 27

1. Ready, set, shop! Here are Matt Granite's 22 best Cyber Monday deals

Happy Cyber Monday 2017! Today we have a round up of the best deals, top sales, coupons and bargains based purely on viewer requests. We have vetted all merchants and retailers. All deals are safe, legit and ready to rock! 

Every item on this list has free shipping. If you’re shopping via Amazon and you’re not a Prime Member, use this free 30 day trial to score free shipping. As always, if you there is an item you want that you do not see listed, please drop me a line right here

Please keep in mind that retailers reserve the right to discontinue an offer or adjust prices at any time. Click here for the FULL LIST.

Related: 3 ways to avoid online shopping scams on Cyber Monday

2. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce engagement

Actress, humanitarian campaigner, lifestyle blogger — and, next spring, a princess.

Palace officials announced Monday that Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, confirming months of rumors that the couple was close to tying the knot. In some ways, Markle — a mixed-race American raised in California, an outspoken full-time actress, and a divorcee — makes a surprising addition to Britain's monarchy.

But the institution has moved on with the times, and the romance between Markle and Harry — who has repeatedly stressed his wish to lead as "normal" a life as he could — has a decidedly unstuffy, modern feel to it. Markle, best known for her role as an ambitious paralegal in the hit U.S. legal drama "Suits," surprised many when she shared her feelings for Harry in a September cover story for Vanity Fair. Asked about the media frenzy surrounding their courtship, the 36-year-old said: "At the end of the day I think it's really simple ... we're two people who are really happy and in love." Click here for the full story.

3. CMPD investigating string of commercial robberies

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police began investigating a string of commercial robberies that occurred early Monday morning, all within 35 minutes of each other.

CMPD said that six businesses were reported robbed as of 4 a.m. Monday morning. The robberies all occurred within 1:45 to 2:20 a.m. All of the robberies had a similar pattern of having the suspects break in by smashing either a glass door or window open with a rock and target the business' cash register, CMPD said. Click here for more details and a full list of the businesses that got robbed.

4. Help a sick child by buying a Christmas tree

is the season of giving to those in need. So, why not give back while buying a Christmas necessity?

Thanks to Hometown Heroes you can buy a Christmas tree and help sick children at the same time. The organization is donating 100% of proceeds to help children living with critical or terminal illnesses. Hometown Heroes currently helps 39 families in the Carolinas pay for things like living expenses, medical equipment and trips to the hospital. Click here for a list of locations.

5. Kuechly, Clay lead Panthers to comeback win over Jets

Luke Kuechly returned a fumble 34 yards for a touchdown and Kaelin Clay had a 60-yard punt return for a score, capping a stunning swing in the fourth quarter that lifted the Carolina Panthers to a 35-27 comeback win over the New York Jets on Sunday.

It was the fourth straight victory for the Panthers (8-3), who were trying to keep pace with the first-place Saints in the NFC South. The teams meet next Sunday at New Orleans.

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