NexTag Offers Shoppers Treats, Not Tricks This Halloween

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Comparison shopping is the key to a fun holiday on a tight budget

Despite positive economic signs consumers remain skittish when it comes to Halloween spending in 2009. The National Retail Federation's 2009 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey paints a rather spooky picture for retailers. It shows spending down by roughly $1.02 billion this year, and the number of those planning to celebrate the holiday has dropped 2.4% since 2008. Young adults seem to show the steepest decline, spending an average of $18.03 less on Halloween in 2009.

Cost-conscious trick-or-treaters will be dusting off old costumes in higher numbers than ever. Decorations, party supplies and even the holiday mainstay, candy, will show a slump in sales this year according to the NRF. Many plan on celebrating Halloween despite the economy, but they will be looking to stretch their dollars further than ever before. While this may be dire news for many retailers, online price comparison sites like NexTag expect to continue to see a boost in consumer interest and use. offers the kind of invaluable bargain-hunting tools smart shoppers need. Price comparisons, online seller ratings, price alerts and best value indicators are only a few of the ways shoppers can find fantastic deals. NexTag even offers their visitors the ability to sort products to find retailers who provide special offers and free shipping. As retailers continue to scramble for consumer dollars, gives visitors the information they need to get the most for their money.

Those planning to celebrate Halloween can find thousands of low cost, delicious treats to please the most discerning ghoul or goblin. Holiday decorations, from bubbling cauldrons to life-size grim reapers, are priced to fit nearly any budget. For those in need of costume ideas this year, NexTag sellers offer serious savings on a huge selection of the most popular looks. Whether they're searching for a gown and tiara for their little princess, a witch's hat for the family pet, or a Cullen crest ring to add the finishing touch to their brooding vampire ensemble, shoppers can find just what they want at the right price.

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For more information about the NRF 2009 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, the NRF or BIGresearch, visit the NRF's website or the study release available by clicking here.

About NexTag®
NexTag® is the leading comparison shopping site for products, education, financial services, travel and more. At the core of NexTag® are proprietary technologies and algorithms that enable shoppers to quickly compare prices and find great deals on millions of products and services. Over 30 million people per month use NexTag® to research, compare, and save money on products and services online*.

NexTag® has been named one of the "50 Best Websites 2008" by TIME magazine. The company operates comparison shopping sites in the US (, the UK (, France (, Germany (, Canada ( and Spain ( NexTag is headquartered in San Mateo, California with offices in London and Gurgaon, India.

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