Just hours after the Christmas holiday officially ended stores were packed with shoppers eager to spend their gift cards and return some of those unwanted gifts.
December 26th is a day when people return to work, travel home, and shop.
"Shopping, going on sales, getting clothes. I got money for Christmas so I'm getting clothes."
Julia Walker isn't alone, as hundreds packed into the Hamilton Mall staring as early as 7:00 A.M. to spend gift cards they received only hours earlier.
"A lot of people got gift cards for Christmas and the day after Christmas, a lot of people are off. There is family in from out of town, so a lot of these people who got gift cards came in and took advantage of the sales," said Hamilton Mall General Manager, Bill Shu.
Sales that mall management hopes will bring in big profit, and that shoppers say are worth waiting in line for.
"Buy one get one free," said shopper Tiffany Ping. "There's a lot of that right now. And 50% off."
"Everything is 75% off. And purses and shoes and clothes are all ten times cheaper than they usually would be," said shopper Angelique Wanek.
But not everyone was spending as the day after Christmas is widely known as a busy day for returns and exchanges as well.
The Hamilton Mall will return to normal shopping hours starting Thursday, except for New Years Eve and New Years Day when the will close early.
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