After surviving crowded malls, long lines and jammed parking lots, I don't even want to think about shopping, much less set foot in a store. But for many, December 26 is yet one more opportunity to score a bargain.
Originally, shopping on the day after Christmas was reserved for those folks who were returning unwanted Christmas gifts, or those who were looking for bargains on Christmas merchandise for the next year. Then gift cards became a popular present, so the stores were filled with people who had money to spend. Now, December 26 has become almost a big a shopping event as Black Friday, with retailers offering deep discounts and opening early in order to attract shoppers.
Stores participating include:
- Wal-Mart: post-Christmas items like cards, wrapping paper and decorations, as well as toys, and electronics.
- RadioShack: price cuts on mobile-navigation devices, cameras and accessories.
- JCPenny: opens its doors at 7 a.m. on Sunday. Deals include discounts on jewelry, home items and clothing as well as Christmas items.
- Barnes & Noble: will offer thousands of books and calendars at 50 percent off. Discounts are also available on music, DVDs and toys.
- Kohl's: men's, women's, and children's clothing at up to 80 percent off including 10 percent off purchases over $75 good through Jan. 5.
- Toys "R" Us: most of whatever Santa Claus didn't bring will be on sale, including electronics and popular toys. Sales run through the beginning of 2013.
- Macy's: prices across all departments will be slashed 20% to 65% percent.
Will you go shopping today?