Holiday Shopping Worries For Walmart And Kohls

Mobile Shortens Holiday Shopping (Schedule And Spend) So You Have More Time To Be Thankful





A new Gallup poll added to evidence that sales at many retailers could fall short of expectations. The average amount that Americans expect to spend on Christmas gifts was about $704, according to a poll carried out in early November. The estimate was down from $786 in an October poll. The number is below how much Americans planned to spend a year ago. McDonalds admits customer service has suffered and that it may be the result of introducing too many new menu items too quickly.









USA more.. TODAY Regina Lewis, Special for USA TODAY 11:36 a.m. EST November 16, 2013 Tips to help you keep your holiday shopping season festive without breaking the bank. The holiday shopping season is upon us. (Photo: Rod Lamkey, Getty Images) SHARE 3 CONNECT 14 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Ready or not, the holiday shopping season is upon us. In this week's Money Quick Tips video, USA TODAY contributor Regina Lewis shares some money-saving strategies to help you keep your holiday shopping season festive without breaking the bank.





Money-saving strategies for holiday shopping





Sixty-five percent indicated they had already used, or planned to use, their mobile devices to research shopping options. All of which means the time consumer actually feel they need to shop has gotten a lot smaller this year. And if youre honest about it, theres a different feel to the holiday marketplace this year. A kind of calm. Most retailers didnt start their I-better-get-out-there-first holiday advertising right after back-to-school.