Kentuckiana Shoppers snag after Christmas deals; return gifts

By David Williams - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE)-  The day after Christmas, Donna Woods, of Jacksonville, Florida and her mother were out trolling area stores Christmas shopping at Meijer in Louisville's East end.

"It's a day late, but that's just the way I roll." Woods said Sunday morning.

She was taking advantage of after-Christmas sales,

"There's a lot of 30% off...60% off..." She said.

While looking for a good gift for relatives she had yet to see this weekend.

"I'm looking for [University of] Louisville stuff, because I'm a huge Louisville fan and it's really hard to find, because all of the Louisville stuff is gone." She said.

Some are dubbing this the Christmas Americans rediscovered shopping. The National Retail Federation predicts spending nationwide this holiday season will reach $451.5 Billion, up 3.3%  from last year. Susan Melhart, of Louisville, wasn't wasting any time in the wrapping paper section of the Christmas items aisle at Meijer in Louisville's East end.

"Yeah, we're stocking up...we always buy the day after Christmas because its cheaper. we never pay full price. We buy this and greeting cards and other things" Melhart said.

And others, like John Miller, 18, of North Carolina, spent part of the day waiting in line to return things Santa just didn't get quite right

"I'm returning a jacket that I got that was too big. They didn't have the right size, so. I'm just gonna go with this [jacket] now, I guess." Miller said.

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