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TRENDING FOR THE HOLIDAYS: GIFTING, RE-GIFTING AND PRIMPING

New York, December 13, 2013 – A few weeks into the holiday shopping season, consumers are taking a smart approach to spending, with 66% of holiday shoppers creating a budget and 75%...

Holiday Shoppers Plan their Clicks and Coupon Clips to Spend More and Purchase Earlier

With a late Thanksgiving and the shortest holiday shopping season in years, consumers say they’re starting their holiday shopping sooner and spending more this year, according to the latest...

SPENDING IS TRENDING WITH HOLIDAYS ON THE HORIZON

As retailers speculate about the upcoming holiday spend season, the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker reveals that consumer financial confidence is trending up, amidst a year of...

BACK-TO-SCHOOL GADGET BUYS ARE UP, THOUGH KIDS STILL NEED PENCILS TO CHEW ON

New York, August 20, 2013 – Ninety two percent of Americans will hit the stores for back-to-school shopping this fall, spending an average of $1,094 on supplies, up 26% since last year,...

School’s Out: How American Kids “Spend” the Summer

As children across the US get knee-deep into the summer, parents expect to spend an average of $856 per child on summer activities, up 40% from 2012, according to the most recent American Express...

SUMMER TRAVEL SOARS; MANY AMERICANS TO SPEND MORE

Summer travel plans are up 17% from last year, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, as more than two-thirds (69% vs. 59% in 2012) of consumers plan to get away in...

Wedding Season: What You’ll Spend to Attend

Sixty-nine million Americans will attend one or more weddings this year, and they expect to spend 59% more than last year, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker....

Moving Out and Sprucing Up

Fifteen percent of Americans, or approximately 35 million people, expect to move in 2013, a 50% increase from last year.

Valentine’s Day 2013: Couples to Spend, Knees to Bend

Americans are earmarking an average of $239 per person this year to spend on Valentine’s Day gifts, entertainment, dinning out and weekend getaways, up from $196 last year, according to the...

Financial Optimism on the Rise: How Americans Plan to Spend and Stash Cash in 2013

More Americans (39% vs. 35% in 2012) say they are financially “optimistic” going into 2013, while 10% (vs. 6%) report they are “unconcerned,” according to the latest American Express...

Most holiday shoppers (86%) still holiday shopping, 57% expected to shop on Dec 26

With just a few weeks left in the annual Holiday shop-a-thon, 86% of holiday shoppers still have more to buy (down from 91% the same time last year), according to the latest American Express...