Friday is the second-busiest shopping day of the year. Jenna Roering’s birthday isn’t until Dec. 30, but she’s picking out her birthday gift with her mom early at Rosedale Center in Roseville. “My mom said there’s a lot of sales the day after Christmas, so we came here today,” Roering said.
We all know that it’s the thought that counts. But sometimes you get a gift that you just don’t know what to do with! Instead of letting it sit in a closet, many of us will opt to head back to the stores or mall to return said gift.
With only a pair of days still left until Christmas, analysts are already predicting a milestone shopping season for retailers. This past weekend alone added up to the biggest two-day sales period ever, totaling $42 billon. Of course many shoppers aren’t finished yet.
Sunday night wraps up the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While analysts say Super Saturday draws even bigger numbers than Black Friday, Sunday also drew in big crowds.
Sales this Saturday could beat Black Friday sales for the first time in a decade. The day is known as Super Saturday. It’s the last Saturday to shop before Christmas.
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Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, has become traditionally the biggest online shopping day of the year. Since Thanksgiving, almost 134 million people went shopping in stores and online.
Many shoppers still look forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but sales promotions are starting earlier and lasting longer. That means fewer shoppers were in stores or buying online the weekend after Thanksgiving compared to last year, and analysts expect that to continue on Monday.
Bargain hunters were out awfully early Friday morning getting a jump start on their holiday wish-lists. The National Retail Federation says 140 million shoppers will search for the best deals this weekend.
More than 140 million people are expected to shop for deals this weekend. WCCO went in search of what it is about getting a bargain that has people flooding the stores. The four-letter word “sale” is everywhere, and shoppers like Eric Hudson are out to find the best bang for their buck.
A Black Friday special on the WCCO Morning News wIth Dave Lee…Click the link above.
The Mall Of America was open overnight for the Black Friday shopping rush.
The Target store in Roseville opens at 6 p.m. Thursday and shoppers were lined up ready to go. While there are a lot of stores opening early this Thanksgiving, there was one stop we found that had people lining up for days.