LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Christmas is over and the sprint to return unwanted gifts and scoop up holiday deals began early Thursday.

Kohl’s in Northridge opened its doors at 5 a.m. for shoppers eager to exchange presents, as well as those who want to cash in on major post-holiday discounts.

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Across the nation, big-box retailers will offer extended store hours in order to compete with online retailers for December 26th sales.

Customers will also be looking to use nearly $30 billion newly received gift cards.

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According to Shopper Track, holiday sales were down 3.5 percent in 2013.


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6 a.m. – 10 p.m. – Macy’s
6 a.m. – 9 p.m.  – Home Depot
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. – Academy Sports + Outdoors
7 a.m. – 11 p.m. – Best Buy
7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Dick’s Sporting Goods
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. – JCPenney
7 a.m. – 11 p.m. – Old Navy
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Sears
7 a.m. – 11 p.m. – Target