MasterCard Discloses Best Times to Beat Holiday Shopping Rush
In the interest of making your holiday shopping easier (and perhaps using your credit card more often?), MasterCard has combed through past transaction data to find the best days and times to shop if you want to avoid big crowds and long lines. While the Friday after Thanksgiving is often thought of as the busiest shopping day, it was actually the sixth busiest in 2004. December 23rd was the busiest shopping day. “Since Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, we may see procrastinating shoppers out in full force on Friday, December 23 and until stores close on Saturday, December 24,? said Rob Reeg, chief technology officer at MasterCard. According to MasterCard’s data, early morning and late evenings are the best times of day to shop if you want to beat the crowds.
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