Consumers plan to
spend an average of $743 during the Black Friday (Nov. 24) to Cyber Monday
(Nov. 27) shopping weekend, up 47% from last year’s average of $505, according
to the report. Echoing the trend observed in 2016, RetailMeNot expects that
Black Friday deals will start well in advance of Thanksgiving Day, and last
beyond Cyber Monday. In fact, the holiday shopping weekend of Thanksgiving to
Cyber Monday will likely now expand into two full weeks of deals.