Those planning to shop on the Internet (42%) have surpassed those planning to shop from catalogs (36%) for the first time in the history of the survey.
Planned spending among those shopping on the Internet ($641) exceeds planned spending among those saying they will shop from catalogs ($450) for the first time.
Shoppers saying they will wait for sales say they will spend more ($439) than those saying they will pay full price for gifts ($402) for the first time.
Shoppers saying they will use the Internet to purchase gifts will spend on average $641, compared to $536 in 2008, an increase of nearly 20%.
Shoppers saying they will wait for sales will spend on average $439, compared to $382 in 2008, an increase of nearly 15%.
Bloggers who are fully or somewhat Scrooge-like (39%) are more likely to be ostracized from & critisized by their blogging peers, than those Bloggers (61%) who love the season.