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Surprising Number Of Americans Are Getting A Head Start On Their Holiday Shopping (Video) [Video]

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Half of Americans are online shopping for the holidays already because they’re bored at home, according to new research.

The study asked 2,000 Americans about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their holiday plans and shopping habits.

As their days at home drag along, 47% of respondents shared they’re taking their extra time to get a head start on their holiday shopping.

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Affirm, the survey found that half of the respondents will have already started shopping for the holidays by October.

In fact, 15% of those polled had already started their holiday shopping in August.

And as respondents are thinking about their holiday spending, they’re also having to think about their holiday travel plans.

Seventeen percent of respondents still plan on traveling this holiday season and of these respondents – 21% will spend more on their travel than they did last year

However, 41% of those surveyed said they were …

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