Sorry procrastinators, but saving for holiday shopping six months — or even a year — in advance is not as farfetched as it sounds to most people, at least according to a Swagbucks survey of more than 26,000 of its users that found that more than one-third of respondents (34 percent) have already started saving for the holiday shopping season.
Swagbucks is an online rewards program that awards users with gift cards and cash for taking surveys — like the one we’re talking about now — and watching videos online.
Fifteen percent of those surveyed said they began saving for the holiday shopping season all the way back in January, 18 percent said they began saving in June and another 21 percent said they planned to begin their holiday saving in the fall (19 percent said they don’t plan on saving at all for the holiday).
“The holidays may be six months away, but savvy shoppers are already preparing,” said Sarah Aibel, vice president of marketing at Swagbucks. “In fact, many of our members already have a savings plan that includes cash-back shopping apps and sites to help them compare prices and make their money go farther.”
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