On behalf of everyone here at NCP, I just want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Try not to eat too much! I know I’ll be using some of the recipes that some panelists were nice enough to send me.

And then the fun begins (or continues, for some people). What I mean is, it’s time for holiday shopping!

The mall near my house is almost always busy, but during the holiday season it gets really crazy. So I will try to venture out early on Saturday or Sunday.

I don’t know if you’re also going to be holiday shopping in the next few days, but, according to the National Retail Foundation, nearly six in 10 Americans — an estimated 137.4 million people — plan to or are considering shopping during the Thanksgiving weekend. (This covers Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, plus Sunday, and includes both in-store and online shopping.)

According to the NRF, 21% of shoppers plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day. Meanwhile, Black Friday will remain the busiest day of the holiday weekend with 74% planning to shop that day.

If you’re going to be doing any shopping, please make sure to record your purchases! We know you’re extra busy at this time of year, but this information is very important.

Finally, I want to remind everyone that we are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday. The Panel Support Center will be open on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Have a very happy holiday!