I haven’t eaten out and shopped this much in a 4-day span in my life. Multiple Outlet Malls. Multiple fancy seafood restaurants. I don’t know the totals, but I’m sure it’s over $500. According to this IBD article ‘Thanksgiving take totals $28 billion’, we are above average (not sure about per-person though):
The average amount spent over the long weekend was $302.81, up from $265.15 last year, and accounted for almost 36% of buyers’ holiday shopping. In addition, one in 13 people already finished shopping for the holidays.
So, I made a little poll to see how you all compared:
It was good to see the whole family, though. We aren’t going to be able to meet up for Christmas, so this was our annual get-together. And we are over 80% done with our holiday shopping now. Now please excuse me while I pass out.
By Jonathan Ping | Frugal Living | 11/27/05, 6:51pm