Americans Cut Spending in Chase of Black Friday Discounts: Chart

Americans went bargain hunting during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. More than one-third of shoppers said all of their purchases were on sale, an increase exceeding triple the total from last year. Consumers spent an average of $289.19 over the four-day weekend, including both online and offline purchases, the National Retail Federation said on Sunday, a drop from the $299.60 spent a year ago.

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