It was all about the sales, as thousands of shoppers packed area stores looking for those after-Christmas discounts.
Several retailers opened their doors for those early bird shoppers, but it was mainly long lines of customers returning gifts.
Retailers aimed directly at consumers armed with gift cards, a present that's seen soaring in popularity lately, but many came with different reasons for returning their merchandise.
Retailers are hoping that consumers will pick up some discounted holiday leftovers while buying some regular priced goods. That will help retailers preserve profits and recoup lost sales from earlier this season.