A Projected Look at Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers: By the Numbers

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Holiday spending

November 15, 2017 03:37 PM

Shopping is on everyone's to-do lists during the holiday season.

And that season kicks off on Thanksgiving Friday - or Black Friday as it is sometimes called. Though sometimes it starts even sooner than that.

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According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, about 164 million people plan to shop during Thanksgiving weekend overall.

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Here's the list of the number of potential shoppers by day during Thanksgiving weekend:

  • Thursday, Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving): 32 million
  • Friday, Nov. 24 (Black Friday): 115.7 million
  • Saturday, Nov. 25: 71.3 million
  • Sunday, Nov. 26: 35.2 million
  • Monday, Nov. 27 (Cyber Monday): 78.4 million

The survey also looks at the reasons why consumers shop during Thanksgiving weekend: 66 percent feel the deals are too good to pass up; 26 percent said it's just a tradition; And 23 percent are just looking for something to do over the holiday weekend.

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Alan Galarza Pliego

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