By Raechel Conover, Cheapism.com
Extreme price slashing during the holiday season can easily lead to overspending. Half-off deals, two-for-one deals, and other discounts give the illusion of saving money, when in fact, consumers may spend more because such low prices are hard to pass up. Considering that the next two months are the busiest of the year for consumers and retailers, discounts will show up everywhere. According to the National Retail Federation, holiday spending is projected to reach $602 billion this year, up 3.9 percent from 2012. That breaks down to roughly $738 per shopper on gifts and holiday-related paraphernalia.
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