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Economy Affecting Holiday Shopping Habits For Many In Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Tis the season to shop. But this year the economy is making some shoppers change their habits.

"I've thought of ways to cut back on shopping this year," said Dina McMahon, a shopper in Kennewick.

"Things are more expensive this year, my son wants video games, and things that cost more money," said Jocelyn Rho, another shopper.

Nationally 40% of Americans are expected to limit their spending.

"We're probably going to do just one big family thing, and then just one or two little gifts here and there," said Jodi Berry, a shopper.

But for some things aren't changing.

"I'm probably going to spend the same amount," said Ramon Andrade, a shopper.

"We're probably going to spend the same amount on my family and my kids," said Greg Olson, a shopper.

Many people are also turning to online shopping.

"Online shopping, Craiglist is my favorite," said Andrade.

"It's definitely easier, you don't have to stay in line to pay," said Rho.

The numbers show 66% of shoppers will be looking out for a good deal. It's one thing these shoppers can agree on.

"I've done sales and coupons, trying to look for coupons and stuff," said McMahon.

"Burlington, TJ Max, Wal-mart," said Andrade.

"Look for the free shipping, look for the free shipping!," said Rho.

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