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Rebecca Smith Reports

Mother's Day Plans In Region 8 Change Amid High Gas Prices

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Lisa Davis manages the Enhancements boutique in Jonesboro and says she's seen a noticable decrease in how much people are willing to spend this year on gift certificates.

"I think it's a little bit lower, seems like $30 is the average right now," said Davis.

Would-be travelers are putting their car keys away becuse of higher fuel costs.

Sarah Palmer says usually her family travels on the holiday but this year gas is too expensive, so they're staying put.

"His mother's in Tennessee and mine's in Kentucky," she said. "So, we're going to stay here."

"What I was going to do was go to the lake and stay a weekend up there but with gas prices the way they are, it'd cost you almost a hundred bucks to get up there and back with the car I drive," said Dan Loven, who agree that gas prices are too high for him to travel.

We took an informal poll here at KAIT and most employees say they're going to get mom a card.

Others say they'll buy mom flowers, which won't come cheap.

The wholesale price on flowers always increases around holidays, but this Mother's Day it's worse because of higher freight fees associated with a rise in fuel costs.


Questions or Comments? E-mail me at rsmith@kait8.com

 

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