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Black Friday Shoppers Hunt For Holiday Bargains
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Are you tryin to save money and spend less time doing it well the word is frugality must be time-consuming because although many Americans plan to cut back slightly on their holiday spending this year, they won’t be cutting back on their time spent on shopping itself. On average, adults will spend 19 hours gift-hunting this holiday season – 27% more than last year, according to a new Consumer Reports poll. Meanwhile, twice as many consumers, 33%, will be spending less money this season, while 15% will spend more. All-in-all, Americans plan to spend an average of 48 hours on holiday-related activities this year, according to the poll. This is how it breaks down:

•19 hours shopping for gifts
•14 hours celebrating with friends or family
•9 hours traveling
•3 hours waiting in checkout lines
•3 hours wrapping gifts

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