Annual Coinstar Holiday Survey Reports COVID-19 Will Affect Holiday Plans and Gift Giving for Americans

Limited holiday gatherings, reduced gift giving, and virtual gift exchanges are all signs of the time

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The annual Coinstar® Holiday Survey fielded among 2,009 U.S. adults reports that the COVID-19 pandemic will influence how the majority of Americans will celebrate the holiday season this year. Among those respondents, 40% will not travel to visit relatives nor attend or host holiday gatherings. Despite these changes, nearly one-third (32%) of say they will make the best of the holidays season.

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Top Coinstar Holiday Survey findings:

  • Well over half (56%) say COVID-19 will influence how they celebrate the holiday season. Nearly one-third (31%) admit they would skip the holidays this year if it were a viable option

  • Nearly half (49%) of Americans would consider “Christmas in July” 2021 to have in-person holiday gatherings

  • Half (50%) of Americans plan to give fewer

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Becoming allies for women makes men better Americans

Good male allies for women make good Americans, and I strive to be both for my young daughters.

That’s why I can’t think of anything more American than wanting equitable systems in the United States that afford my daughters the same “unalienable rights” as men for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

As our nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification and remembers the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we men must become more engaged in the journey toward gender equality. We must be part of the debates and part of the solutions, and we don’t have to be perfect to do it. It all starts with rejecting frameworks that dismiss women’s inherent human dignity or agency over their lives. Anything less betrays the values of a free society.

A July 2020 Pew Research Center survey shows that majorities of American men and women believe

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Is Mark Cuban Right About An Andrew Yang-Style System To Send Americans Free Money?


  • Universal basic income is a government payment designed to cover basic needs
  • A Pew survey indicates Americans are cool to the idea and the World Bank says no country has such a program in place
  • Mark Cuban said bi-weekly $1,000 payments will instructions to spend it all within 10 days would go a long way to repairing the economy

Would Americans spending like crazy pull the economy out of the coronavirus sparked recession? Billionaire investor Mark Cuban says that’s just the ticket and that’s why the government should be sending out $1,000 checks to taxpayers every two weeks with instructions to spend it all – fast.

“Those without [help] are struggling badly,” Cuban told CNBC last week. “We need to get them help.”

Some 20 million Americans lost their jobs as a result of coronavirus lockdowns in early spring, and since then, only about half of those jobs

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