Dec 26, 2010 11:34 PM by Chris Welty

Hundreds Pack Mall for Christmas Returns and Deals

The day after Christmas is the busiest return day for shoppers...
and many Acadiana shoppers were doing just that, returning, exchanging,and searching for deals!
KATC'S Chris Welty caught up with bargain hunters at the Mall of Acadiana.

"Came in for the clearances." "Mainly to get the sales and the bargains." "Xbox games" "Pants."

Tis the season of giving...and returning as hundreds of bargain hunters packed into the Mall of Acadiana to return gifts and to find after Christmas deals.

Deals such as extra percentages off of select merchandise and buy one get one free. J.C. Penny Store Manager Reed Gaede says that the day after Christmas has turned more into a sales day rather than an exchange day."You find that your returns and exchanges occur a little later down the road."

But shoppers that we spoke with believe it's best to return and shop now...
"I would say exchange now because all the markdowns are definitely here at this time."

Store officials that we spoke with at J.C. Penny say that not as many people are returning gifts, but rather using cash and gift cards to take advantage of the great deals.

"The gift cards is the big player now that a lot of people receive gift cards and they are in here using it the first week after Christmas" Gaede says.

Not only are shoppers using a lot of gift cards, but they are also dishing out a lot of green... "I'm spending all the Christmas money that I got from Santa Clause and my family members."

Spending money and also stocking up for the new year.

"People have already started shopping for next year."
"I didn't want to wait...I decided that you get your money, you might as well go while you can before everyone gets the good stuff."



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