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Shoppers rush out for last minute purchases

Shoppers rush out for last minute purchases

Category: Credit cards

Updated: 24/12/2008
First Published: 24/12/2008

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Shoppers around the UK will be rushing out today to get some last minute purchases, it has been suggested.

Head of Sainsbury's credit cards Donald MacLeod stated that December 24th is typically a "hectic time" with this year unlikely to be any different.

"The high street is set to be very busy as millions of people rush to buy last minute presents," he said.

Research by Sainsbury's Finance has revealed that most last minute buys will be made by men, with 54 per cent of those questioned by the supermarket stating that they will be at the shops on Christmas Eve.

Shoppers in Wales were found to be the furthest behind with their present shopping compared to other UK regions, as the poll showed that 18 per cent of presents in the country will be bought on the day before Christmas.

Meanwhile, spokesman Darren Cook recently stated that the lack of products such as credit cards has changed buying habits in the UK, with many people now relying solely on their disposable income.

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