Holiday Shopping Past and Present

The numbers are in and overall, sales were up for Thanksgiving weekend sales. That is according to Shoppertrak, a retail research firm.

Store sales were up for Thursday and Friday by 2.3 percent. But for Black Friday alone, sales were down 13.2 percent. This is the first time Black Friday sales were down since 2009.

Many holiday shoppers got an early start and took advantage of sales on Thanksgiving Day.

More than 131 million shoppers plan to shop from their computers or mobile devices today. That is up from 129 million who took part last year. It is expected that this year shoppers will spend $1.77 billion.
But if Brown Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday did not offer enough deals for you, don’t worry…there are more days this year for big savings.

Dec. 9 is known as “Green Monday”, green as in cash and it is a huge day for retail. While the day does not get the same buzz as Cyber Monday, the deals have been just as good in previous years.

Dec. 18 is where online shoppers can take advantage of Free Shipping Day. Dec. 21 is also known as Super Saturday. Retailers are known for raking in the big bucks on Super Saturday because it is the last Saturday before Christmas.

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