Updated: 11/21/2013 10:56 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste
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If you don't plan on fighting the crowds this Black Friday, you're not alone.
According to Nielsen's holiday spending forecast, just 13 percent of Americans plan to go to actual stores on Black Friday and 46 percent say they'll shop online on Black Friday.
Retail experts say the thrill of Black Friday may be losing steam. Especially with more stores opening on Thanksgiving.
There are six fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year and malls are going to great lengths to attract shoppers.
The Mall of America is trying to woo shoppers as the holiday season approaches.
It's among shopping malls nationwide that are offering amenities over the holidays.
MOA will have valet parking and a free cup of Caribou Coffee among incentives it's offering. They are calling it "Holiday Happy Hour" and it takes place every Monday through Wednesday from 1-7 p.m.