Black Friday, Cyber Monday shoppers gear up for Thanksgiving weekend

Source: The National Retail Federation

The group’s survey of more than 7,000 consumers found of which Black Friday will still hold the title as busiest shopping day, with 70 percent of people planning to hit the stores then. Next in line is usually Cyber Monday, with 48 percent of people set to shop online for deals of which day.

Looking to the eager along with fearless bargain hunters, 20 percent of consumers, or 32 million people, plan to start shopping as early as Thursday, NRF found. Many retailers, including Wal-Mart, Target, J.C. Penney, Macy’s along with Best Buy are opening their doors on Thanksgiving of which year.

“While the utility of the weekend will continue to draw shoppers into stores along with online to efficiently along with inexpensively check off their lists, we’re also seeing consumers report tradition along with the opportunity to partake in holiday cheer as reasons for shopping, too,” Prosper principal analyst Pam Goodfellow said in a statement.

“By at of which point, people know what sort of deals they can expect to see during the weekend along with are budgeting for them accordingly, along with in many cases expertly.”

Phillip Dengler, co-owner of, which keeps track of the weekend’s deals, has watched the consumer landscape evolve. Here’s what he sees.

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