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Shopping Thursday and Friday specials can pay off

Shopping Thursday and Friday specials can pay off

The average retail spend this Christmas is expected to be $805.65, according to the National Retail Federation. Electronics are at the top of many gift lists, along with women's casual and dress boots and all things Star Wars. If a person could get to a variety of stores in time to get the doorbusters and biggest sale items Thursday and Friday, the savings could be substantial. On this gift list, compiled with the sales circulars that will be in todays's Sun Herald, the savings nearly equal the amount spent and there's a couple of dollars left from the average spend for a cup of coffee:

Item Sale Price Regular price Savings

55" TV $250 $600 $350

Video drone $70 $90 $20

Women's boots $20 $90 $70

Electric skateboard $149 $109 $50

Android tablet $50 $120 $70

Fitness band $60 $100 $50

'Star Wars' video game $40 $65 $25

Barbie of 'Frozen' doll $6 $22 $16

Christmas train $30 $50 $20

Slippers $10 $26 $16

Santa sweater $20 $50 $30

Rechargeable drill $80 $130 $50

Tie $16 $45 $29

Totals $801 $1,497 $796

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