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$602 billion: total estimated national holiday sales spending through Christmas.

$57.4 billion: total holiday spending during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend.

141 million: number of people who shopped for bargains during Thanksgiving.

92 million: number of shoppers who were in stores on Black Friday.

59 million: number of shoppers who went online to buy during the Thanksgiving time period.

45 million: number of shoppers in stores on Thanksgiving Day.

$407: average amount spent by each shopper during Thanksgiving period.

$178: average amount spent by online shoppers during the time period.

Source: A National Retail Federation survey of 4,464 U.S. adults conducted Nov. 29 and 30.

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