“Christmas shopping gets pretty busy!” says price comparison website
Where were you when it hit, on Saturday 14th December? In years to come, survivors will tell tales of their bravery, and of the tragedy of those who failed to survive ‘Shoppergeddon’:
Christmas shoppers beware! Stores will be at their busiest at 1.55pm tomorrow as ‘Shoppergeddon’ phenomenon strikes
Frenzied festive shopping reaches fever pitch two weekends before Christmas, according to new research.
The study revealed that the so-called Shoppergeddon phenomenon will fall this Saturday 14 December at exactly 1.55pm.
The moment is set to be the busiest and most stressful time on British high streets as people rush to get their Christmas shopping done.
The survey also revealed that nearly a third of us will experience anger while shopping tomorrow due to overcrowding on our streets, while more than a quarter confess they get ‘pavement rage’ due to the overwhelming flow of people traffic.
Source: Daily Mail, 13th December 2013
Yes, in case you hadn’t heard, Christmas is just around the corner – and with it comes the abject carnage that last-minute Christmas shopping can represent. This particular tale from the Mail highlights just how busy things were predicted to be on Saturday 14th, with the entire nation taking to their local high street to pick up a late gift.
The research was commissioned by local product finder app Udozi to mark the launch of its ‘Pavement Code’ video, spoofing the popular 1970s Green Cross Code adverts.
Udozi, you may recall, are the price comparison website for high street stores – so it’s fair to say they have an interest in getting people out onto the streets this Christmas. Their interest is made even more transparent by their helpful spokesperson:
A spokesperson said: ‘As we get closer to Christmas, it’s no surprise that high streets are going to be busier than ever at weekends.
‘But as the shops get increasingly more crowded, it can be difficult to find what you want – and busy pavements can make things even more stressful. So remember to plan your route before you go out and use services that let you reserve items, so you won’t be disappointed if what you need isn’t in stock.’
So, with Udozi finding that shopping rage set to send us all to ‘shoppergeddon’, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to what Udozi say and do, say Udozi.
“High-street Christmas shopping will make you thin!” says high street shopping guide
What a great excuse for some retail therapy! Christmas shopping burns over 1,500 calories – that’s nearly a whole day’s worth
From flocks of screaming children to mile-long queues, many women dread the annual Christmas shopping trip.
But while the festive shopping spree may be damaging to your purse and feet, it does wonders for your waist line.
New research has revealed that Brits burn 1,572 calories on an average shopping trip – that’s nearly a whole day’s worth.
Christmas is just around the corner, and with it the culmination of hours and weeks spent trawling the shops – despite, of course, the recent reports that we’re all doing our shopping online and shunning the high street.
Still, those of us who did venture out into the real world can count ourselves doubly blessed – not only did we bag that perfect present for whichever loved one wrote ‘piece of useless tat I’ll throw in a drawer and immediately forget about’ on their list to santa, but we also bagged ourselves an excellent workout.
The study by Udozi and YouGov also found that the average Brit will walk just under 20 miles doing their Christmas shopping – a similar distance between Clapham, South London and Romford in Essex.
I say hurrah for Udozi, the high street comparison site, for unselfishly discovering just how good visiting the high street can be for us.