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Exercising more, saving money are top 2020 resolutions

It’s a new year and a new decade, but our New Year’s resolutions remain the same, according to an annual survey by Offers.com.

The website surveyed 1,000 consumers via Google Surveys to find out their top resolutions for 2020. Exercising more, saving money and traveling head the list of New Year’s resolutions for the third year in a row.

Complete survey results from Offers.com are:

  • Exercise more/lose weight – 36%
  • Save money- 27%
  • Travel – 18%
  • Get a new job/hobby – 8%
  • Find love – 7%
  • Make new friends – 4%

For South Carolinians, the top two New Year’s resolutions are Save Money and Exercise More. In nearby North Carolina, residents said that Exercise and Travel were most important to them in 2020. Georgia residents also said Exercise and Travel are their top two resolutions for the New Year.

Offers.com also made predictions about 2020’s hottest purchases, based on the survey respondents’ resolutions. Here’s what they surveyors believe we’ll be buying more of this year:

  • Fitness-trackers and smart watches. It’s easier than ever to stay motivated by counting your steps and calories burned and tracking your heartbeat.
  • Fitness apparel. Workout clothing is about being comfortable and protecting your body, and looking good while doing it, according to Offers.com. Leggings, running shoes and sweat-wicking clothing of all types will be popular in 2020, the surveyors predict.
  • Experiences and travel. Travel ranked third in the survey, but Offers.com expects to see plenty of experiential purchases in 2020. Coupled with the increase in survey respondents who say they want to save money this year, many of these purchases will likely be the budget-friendly kind, such as bookings via Groupon, Hotwire, Airbnb, Viator and other sites known for their deep discounts.
  • Streaming subscriptions. Consumers say they want to save money, so Offers.com predicts more cord-cutting and nights at home. That may well mean more subscriptions to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and others, the surveyors said.

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