abc
QUICK LINKS:

Shopping and Savings Don't Stop After Christmas

Updated: 12/26/2013 5:14 PM
Created: 12/26/2013 3:25 PM WDIO.com
By: Travis Dill
tdill@wdio.com

Many Northlanders got shiny new gifts for Christmas, but holiday shopping didn't stop just because Christmas has passed.

A flood of shoppers hit Miller Hill Mall on Thursday to scoop up after Christmas deals and exchange those gifts that didn't pan out.

“Get up early so we can do our exchanges before all kinds of people show up,” Jacqueline Crackel said.

She needed to exchange some jeans for a better fit, and her daughter returned a bright new ring to cover the cost of a Kindle e-book reader.

“I wanted something because I'm going to college next year. Something that I can read boos on and stuff like that,” Lydia Crackel said.

Other shopper put their electronics to work to get even better after-Christmas deals. Nicole Huber didn't fuss with cutting coupons. She said a smartphone application got her discounts at just about any store.

“Yeah, you just have to redeem it and they can just scan it on their computers,” Huber said.

She said that stretches the gift cards she got for Christmas.

“They got us like almost $200 from different stores so it's been a big help,” Huber said. “Deals have been really good so that definitely helps on top of free money from gift cards.”

A rush of shoppers arrived after lunch, but the deal hunters said there was less stress at the mall after Christmas.

“I think that before Christmas it's such a rush to get everything done, and so today is just about relaxing and shopping and not having to worry about getting things at the last minute,” Kris Henry said.

Shoppers said they did find up to 70 percent off at some stores, but with smartphones those deals could be hiding right in the palm of your hand.

Front Page

  • Superior Murder Trial Delayed after New Evidence Released

    Juan Leonardo Padilla, 40, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., is charged with the shooting death of 46-year-old Terrance Rodney Luukkonen of Duluth last May. Luukkonen was shot outside his workplace at Genesis Attachments in Superior.

  • Homemade Audio Unveiled During Day 2 of Byron Smith Murder Trial

    It was a homemade recording inside Byron Smith's home. The hand held device was next to Smith's chair during the shootings. Smith didn't turn it over to police, or even tell them about it. Investigators found the evidence while searching Smith's home the day after the shootings. Although it was 6 hours long, 14 minutes of the audio clip were played in court Tuesday. 

  • Construction to Begin on Last Major St. Louis County Road Damaged by 2012 Floods

    While the devastating floods of 2012 may be a distant memory for some, there are still some visible scars left - including on one western Duluth road. 57th Avenue West and Highland Street is the last major St. Louis County road still damaged by the flooding.

  • Duluth School Board Approves Plan to Help Sell Central High

    One of Duluth's most scenic vantage points - the Central High School property, has been up for sale for most of four years, but still sits empty. On Tuesday night, school and city leaders took a step to do something about that: a formal working arrangement has been made.

  • Minn. Clergy Members, Doctors Voice Support for Medical Marijuana Legalization

    Medical marijuana is a hotly-debated issue this session, and on Tuesday more than 100 doctors and clergy members headed to the Minnesota State Capitol to show their support for its legalization. The group includes representatives from the Minnesota Nurses Association, Minnesota AIDS Project, AFL-CIO, and the United Food and Commercial Workers union. 

 
Advertisement