SANTA BARBARA, CA – U.S. consumers will be spending less on Mother’s Day this year due to the economic downturn. But with companies making special promotions available to budget-conscious shoppers, you won’t have to spend a fortune this Mother’s Day to let Mom know you care.

While consumer spending is expected to drop 10% from 2008 this Mother’s Day, companies like XShot are offering great deals on products that make it easy and affordable for families to celebrate their mothers.

With the XShot, a telescopic camera extender that attaches to any compact digital camera or hand-held video camera, the photographer or videographer behind the lens can be part of the memories they capture. The XShot provides over 3 feet of reach, which is enough extension to include as many as 5 people in a shot – so Mom can be take family photos and be in the shot!

“We are offering a special discount for Mother’s Day because we know that times are tough, and with our money-saving special, people can get a thoughtful and unique gift for their mothers that doesn’t break the bank,” said Michael Daoud, co-founder of XShot, LLC. “Your Mom will be thrilled that you didn’t spend a fortune this year on Mother’s Day – plus you’ll get an XShot for yourself to enjoy.”

Before May 10, 2009, shoppers can visit to take advantage of a special buy-one-get-one-half-off promotion for Mother’s Day (Coupon Code: XShotMom09). Shoppers looking to save money this year can still get the perfect Mother’s Day gift for under $30. With the XShot digital camera accessory, your mom can capture moments with the family while on vacation, enjoying the holidays, or anywhere she wants to have her picture taken – even when no one is around to take it.

“This Mother’s Day, we are honoring moms and their extraordinary devotion to their families by making it fun and easy for them to capture memories and record new ones – with them in the pictures!” Daoud said.

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