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More Americans than ever to spend Thanksgiving shopping

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A survey completed on the website Ebates, revealed more Americans than ever plan to spend their Thanksgiving shopping instead of spending time with loved ones.

According to the survey, around 55% of Americans will shift their Thanksgiving plans so they can eat dinner earlier in the day, and spend the night taking advantage of early Black Friday deals. 

The study shows that 28 % of Americans will have earlier dinners this year to shop instead, 20% plan to shorten their cooking time to get to stores sooner, and 9% of families will give up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and opt for takeout so they can start shopping right as stores open.

The survey says 39 % of Americans are foregoing their holiday time with family to shop simply because Black Friday deals have started so early in recent years.

24% of those surveyed say they start their shopping so early because there is a better selection of products that haven't been picked over yet.

18 % just say they want something to do after eating a large meal.

But not all bargain-hunters prefer to leave their families early on Thanksgiving -- 52% of people who took the survey say they plan to shop online during Cyber Monday, when online sales are available.

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