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.READ MORE: Britney Spears Compares Conservatorship To "Slavery," "Sex Trafficking," Asks Judge To Free Her During Hearing
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.READ MORE: High-Speed Pursuit Of Suspected Stolen Vehicle Ends On 101 Freeway In Camarillo With Driver In Custody
According to Shopper Track, holiday sales were down 3.5 percent in 2013.