Americans turn bargain shopping into a game

September 19, 2011 6:13:40 PM PDT
Forty percent of Americans say they have cut back on spending in the past two months.

That is according to a new study by

That's the bad news. The good news is American's are turning this into a game. Consumer intelligence company, Mintel, says, "Consumers no longer view bargain hunting as a necessary chore, but rather an enjoyable pastime."

In the survey, Mintel says 64 percent of American moms say they are spending more time looking for sales and shoppers as a whole are open to trying new products and services, but only if there are discounts and promotions connected to them.

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