Shoppers Take to the Mall to Spend Their Christmas Cash

27 December, 2017, 04:20 | Author: Shannon Aguilar
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"Some retailers are calling the week after Christmas the 13th month as people are finding it to be a boom time for purchases with sale merchandise and buying gift cards", Samson said.

Retail research firm ShopperTrak predicted Tuesday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 30, to be among the top 10 busiest days of this year's holiday shopping season.

"We're always out the day after Christmas".

December 26 means Christmas past has already arrived, but with it came another wave of shoppers in Aurora looking to redeem gift cards, spend cash, return merchandise or scour for bargains. "I just want to spend them".

She said, "I did mostly gift cards for the grandchildren. But I asked the girls in the family to take me to all their favorite boutiques", said Samantha who's visiting family in Bentonville.

The reasons for shopping don't end at gift cards and sales.

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A healthy economy, high consumer confidence and an extra full weekend of shopping (thanks to the fact that Christmas fell on a Monday) led retail analysts to anticipate strong sales growth during the shopping period from Thanksgiving until Christmas Day. DVDs, software and other electronic items can not be returned once they're opened. "Not too crowded. Lines aren't too bad", said Cherrie Morgan who had to make some returns.

Local resident Kayla McCain said, "I'm pretty easy to please". "So, I came to exchange things and get what I really wanted".

A recent survey shows that the average person receives at least one unwanted gift over the holidays. "Everything is flawless." She said.

"We usually go to the store to see what they have on sale and try to get ready for next year", Aleman said. "Instead of here's a gift, you know".

For whatever reason you're heading to the stores Tuesday, expect extended holiday hours at many retailers, large crowds and busy parking lots.


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