Stores reopen with post-Christmas sales

Harold Maass

Another shopping rush begins Thursday as stores reopen for post-Christmas sales and gift returns.

Sixty-eight percent of Americans who responded to the National Retail Federation's annual December holiday consumer survey said they would probably shop in the week after Christmas, reports USA Today. Forty-nine percent said they would be targeting sales, while 27 percent said they planned to spend gift cards.

Fifty-five percent said they expected to return gifts within a month. "If you're returning a gift this year, I recommend waiting until after January 1 to avoid the after-Christmas sales rush," said Sara Skirboll, RetailMeNot shopping and trends expert. Read more at USA Today.

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