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Updated Jun 14, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Dads aren't feeling the love on Father's Day

PHOENIX -- Dads are feeling like they are getting the short end of the stick on Father's Day, according to a new poll from RetailMeNot.com.

While roughly three quarters of fathers polled expect a gift, more than half, 58 percent, say they are getting a raw deal.

"They feel a bit slighted in that more than half of them feel that they spend more on Mother's Day than what they receive on Father's Day," said John Faith, a RetailMeNot.com tech expert.

The poll also shows kids are coming through in unexpected ways for good ol' dad. Almost a third of kids intend to spend up to $40 on Father's Day gifts, with one in five spending between $41 and $60 and almost another third likely to spend more than $61.

Daddy's little girl, it turns out, is stingy with her hard-earned allowance. The poll shows that boys outspend daughters by 2-to-1.

If you want to know what dads say not to do, according to RetailMeNot.com, is get them a T-shirt or coffee mug with a dad-related slogan or a tie.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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