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# Christmas Spending

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# Christmas Spending
Record-breaking grocery inflation set to push Christmas spending to record levels
Grocery price inflation has hit 14.7% and grocery sales in December are set to hit €1.25 billion.
# Your Say
Poll: How much do you plan on spending for Christmas this year?
Research from the CCPC shows households with children are due to spend close to €1,600 on Christmas.
# Christmas Spending
One in four people intend to use some form of borrowing to fund Christmas spending
The average consumer expects to spend €1,200 on Christmas, a 20% increase on last year.
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One in three people plan to borrow to fund their Christmas spending this year
The new research has shown that consumers expect to spend an average of almost €1,000 this festive season.
# Christmas Spending
Dunnes Stores is clinging onto top spot in Ireland's battle of the supermarkets
Meanwhile, Tesco has experienced continuous strong sales growth.
# don't break the bank
How to manage your money this Christmas and not break the bank
Luckily, the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) has all the information you need to know.
# cough up
Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?
And how generous is Santa going to be in 2014?
# Christmas cost
Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders
The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you spend more than you expected to this Christmas?
Most of your Christmas spending is probably done by now – so did you spend more or less than you thought you would?