VISA Holiday Shopping Survey and a $50 GiveawayTuesday, November 15, 2011
Back in September, I shared with you the results of a survey on Back to School spending, conducted on behalf of VISA Canada. They have now released the results of another survey on how Canadians plan to spend their time and money during the holiday season. What do the results show? Canadian shoppers can save money and time by shopping online deals like the ones you can find at visaperks.ca.
It's easy to believe that, if Canadians had a little extra time over the holidays, they would choose to relax (58%), spend more time with family (54%), and spend time with friends (38%). I mean, isn't that what holidays are for? To break away from the daily routines, connect with the important people in our lives and create happy memories? It's also easy to get caught up in the shopping madness of the holiday season, however.
Busy malls and parking lots, impatient shoppers and long lineups are a recipe for disaster in my books. I would much rather shop online at my convenience,
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Take a look at the results below then share your thoughts and holiday shopping tendencies for a chance to win a $50 prepaid VISA gift card here on Toronto Teacher Mom.~ Anne McNeil, Director of Marketing, VISA Canada
- 54% of Canadians have made an online purchase in the last 12 months.
- 51% of Canadians said that they are more likely than last year to shop online this holiday season.
- Canadians plan on spending on average 8.1 hours shopping in the mall and 3.9 hours shopping online this holiday season.
- Maritimers plan to spend the most time in the mall (9.2 hours) and Ontarians plan to spend the most time online shopping (4.4 hours).
- Crowds (35%), long lineups (22%) and parking lot chaos (11%) continue to be the elements Canadians like least about holiday shopping.
- 72% of Canadians between 18-34 years old have made an online purchase in the last 12 months.
- 68% of Canadians between 18-34 years claim to be more likely than last year to shop online this holiday season.
- More than half of Canadian males (53%) and females (55%) have made an online purchase in the last 12 months.
- Canadian males expect to spend 7.2 hours shopping at the mall this holiday season, while females expect to spend 8.9 hours.
- Female Canadians expect to spend 3.5 hours shopping online during the holiday season, while males expect to spend 4.3 hours.
Disclosure: I have received a gift card as a thank you for sharing the results of this survey. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.