With only 10 shopping days left until Christmas, it looks as though the holiday season could be a little more expensive this year for Canadians.
According to Accenture’s annual Canada Holiday Shopping Survey, Canadians will spend 17% more on Christmas this year compared to last year, an average of $873 compared to $744 in 2015.
A post-holiday spending poll conducted by the Royal Bank of Canada in 2015, concluded 41% of Canadians overspent on holiday gifts, putting themselves an average of almost $400 in debt.
Quinte News reporter Nicole Kleinsteuber asked consumers in Belleville if they are spending more or less this year.
Here’s what shoppers had to say.