I really hope that this survey about Thanksgiving shopping is not true. I know that I will not be shopping at all (except for groceries) during the next 5 days just because of my beliefs against shopping on holidays, "Black Friday", "Cyber Monday" and especially American Express 's "Small Business Saturday".
REI's response to Black Friday is to #OptOutside , keep their stores closed - and pay their employees to go outside! How awesome is that?!? As a tip of the cap to Recreational Equipment Inc (REI Co-op) (and because I just enjoy being outside), I will be spending a good portion of the day outside too - either skiing, snowboarding or enjoying a public park.
Here's the release that claims that most Americans will indeed be shopping on Thanksgiving: In addition to enjoying turkey and family, a majority of Americans plan to shop on Thanksgiving day this year. Ebates released the results of its 2015 Holiday survey that examined American’s behavior around holiday shopping. urvey revealed that more than half (55 percent) of Americans plan to shop on Thanksgiving. In fact, more people plan to shop on Thanksgiving than Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Forty eight percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday and 42 percent of Americans plan on shopping on Cyber Monday.