Families turn early Black Friday shopping into a tradition

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With Turkey Day coming to a close holiday shopping is in full swing and already many Outlets across Jackson are up and running.

Many family traditions use to be just sitting around the table all day chowing down, but with stores opening earlier and earlier every year it now seems a lot of family bonding is done shopping for the best deals.

Before the sun can even set on this turkey holiday, holiday shoppers are already flocking to area Malls looking to save big.

“We eat at 11:30 a.m in the morning and then from 12:00 p.m till probably till like midnight we’re here,” shopper DeAnna Carter said.

The Black Friday we know today all started over 30 years ago with retailers relying on one day a year to pull themselves out of the red and into the black margin for profits. But today shoppers are spoiled getting almost their entire holiday shopping done in one weekend.

“Most of it, I say 70% of it comes from Black Friday weekend and all the savings,” Leeya Thercy stated.

 “You better get as much as you want with the prices being low all weekend,” Demonte Russell said.

From technology, to jewelry, to clothes and more, most folks are making this a new family tradition, filling up one another’s Christmas wish list.

 “This is a yearly thing for my sister and I,” shopper Laverne Jones explained. “This is our fourth year coming and about two years ago I won the $1,000 gift card, so each year I come back thinking I’m going to get it, but at the door they were sold out, but I did get this really nice necklace and saved around $370.”

But despite all the joy in good prices and savings, we can’t forget the employees themselves sacrificing their holiday to make all this happen.

 “For me personally it’s the people that I work with,” Northpark Mall worker Leeya Thercy explained.  “They’re an amazing team, great people, they’re sweet and that’s what brings me here all the time.”

Of course Northpark Mall will be open tomorrow and for all you kids I’m told Santa Clause will be set up in the center of the mall to meet and take pictures.

Need some help finding the best deals from multiple stores tomorrow?

Download apps like Santa’s Bag, Shopular, Flipp, Price Cruncher, and ShopsSavvy.

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