Seeing Family & Eating Out - The First Things People Will Do When They Can

A new survey by CompareCards finds:

  • Once social distancing guidelines are lifted, the first things most people want to spend money on include:
    • Eating out at a restaurant (26%)
    • Traveling to visit family (15%)
    • Getting a beauty treatment like a haircut or manicure (13%)
    • Booking a vacation (9%)
    • Shopping (6%)
    • Getting drinks at a bar (6%)
    • Physical activity like joining a gym (4%)
    • New decor or furniture (2%)
    • Non-essential health treatment such as a massage (2%)
    • Tickets to an event (2%)
  • In fact, the average person has saved about $330 because of reduced expenses.

But once stay-at-home orders are lifted completely, folks are ready to use that saved money to splurge.

  • The biggest splurge folks are planning is a vacation (19%).
  • Other splurges include:
    • Pricey home repair (11%)
    • New clothes or accessories (10%)
    • Expensive meal out (10%)
    • New car (9%)
    • New furniture or home décor (6%)
    • Pricey car repair (6%)
    • Expensive spa or beauty treatment (5%)

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