Survey: Shoppers expected to spend more this holiday season

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(WTNH)– The holiday shopping season is less than two weeks away and it is expected to a be a big one this year, at least for retailers.

The average person is expected to spend about $970 on gifts for the holidays. That’s almost $1,000!

That number is according to this year’s annual survey, which was put together by the National Retail Federation.

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The amount represents a 3.4 percent increase over last year’s holiday spending, which amounts to about $40 more.

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