Thanksgiving; it’s the time of year to eat, drink, relax with family, and, of course, shop. Its convenient timing, a month out from Christmas, has made it an increasingly popular event in the shopping calendar. But not every deal-hunter, armed with laptop and feigning interest in the Thanksgiving football specials, has Christmas shopping on the mind. After all, giving is in the name, even if it’s gifting yourself that ugly Christmas sweater you've had your eye on.
Thanksgiving is defined by tradition, and nothing says tradition like a one hundred dollar plasma screen TV. Such seemingly crazy deals are a common occurrence on Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving, now known as one of the business shopping days in the United States. Black Friday shopping has become a tradition of its own, with 39 percent of shoppers citing tradition as a reason to fight off that snotty nosed teen for the last 75-percent-off waffle iron.
Regardless of what you are looking for, it is likely to be on sale at some time during the Thanksgiving weekend. Just don’t forget to spend some time with family, teaching grandma how to use that new tablet you got her last year.
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Thanksgiving weekend shopping in the U.S. - Important statistics