Bargain Holidays

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 10:37am

Shoppers plan to spend more this holiday, but they're definitely shopping for bargains.

The halls may be decked a bit more this year, and the stockings a bit fuller. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are planning to spend an average of $688.87 on holiday related shopping.

That's a slight increase from last year's $681.83.

Decking your halls, or just your tree can burn through hundreds of your hard-earned dollars.

But these women say it's hard to resist the glitter trees, decorative platters, and holiday stemware.

Spending on gifts is expected to rise 2.1% this holiday according to the National Retail Federation.

But for some women, now accustomed to bargain shopping since the recession the hunt is on.

Wrapping paper, cups, napkins, ornaments, and garland. Everything in this store is under a dollar. Christina Coss says she will decorate her entire house for the holidays at the 99-cents store for.

Lily durbin will buy stocking stuffers.

Lily Durbin says "I mean a person could like come in here and get everything for Christmas just about, like it says out there, everything but the turkey."

Deals they say are the biggest gift of all, when money is tight.

Thrift stores can also be a good place to shop for the holidays. Many set up special sections during the season.

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