ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - According to the National Retail Federation, about 126 million people plan to shop this weekend on the last Saturday before Christmas. Martina, who we found at a mall in Anchorage shopping for her daughter, is one of those shoppers.
"We ended up buying her a Nintendo DS, something she's been wanting for a little while," Martina said.
Out of the 7,212 consumers in their survey from December 4-12, the NRF found that only 12 percent had finished their holiday seasonal buys. They are estimating that as of Friday December 22, 39 percent of shoppers will still not have completed making their holiday purchases. The survey also found that 51 percent of shoppers planned to make buys online versus 41 percent who said they would use a traditional department store.