Americans spend by the second: Coupon Box Real Time Graphic


It’s hard to know just how much our country spends in an hour, let alone by the second. Coupon Box created a visual representation that tracks what Americans are buying To help us get a visual representation of just what Americans are doing with their hard earned money, created a visual that tracks US consumption in real time. You can watch Americans eat, play and shop by the second.

The graphic begins counting the second you arrive on the page and is broken into sections including some big names. American spending at big brands like Macy’s, Walmart, Best Buy, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks are all tracked as are general products including books, video games, the lottery, baby food, bars and nightclubs.

In just 25 minutes, you can see that Americans have spent over $5 million at Walmart, $1 million on gas and downloaded more than 2 million apps. We don’t just spend money on ourselves though. You’ll notice that Americans are also donating money as fast as they spend money at Walmart.

It’s true we shop, play and eat a lot. But we don’t just think of ourselves, we also take care of others.

It’s no surprise that credit card spending increases faster than all the other categories. We enjoy our credit cards for the quick swipe and lack of loose change.

To get the best results, Coupon Box gathered information from across the web. Check out their graphic at is a team of coupon enthusiasts who work hard to find the best coupons, deals and savings for your wallet.  They sort through all the clutter to find the best, current opportunities and provide you with the information you need to save. Visit them at


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LaDonna Dennis

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