Shopping Returns | VideoSarahbeth Ackerman | 12/26/2012
"The day after Christmas, it starts slow cause everybody sleeps in. And then they start to trickle in. And basically, a lot of people come in usually with gift receipts or no receipts," said Luke Havig, Assistant Store Leader at Scheels.
Before you run back to the mall and exchange your items for something new, Havig suggests reading the fine print on the return policies.
"It really helps if you have a receipt. If you can track that down, that helps out a lot. If you can tell us when you purchased it, you don`t have a receipt that also helps out a lot."
While the lines may be long for returns this weekend, the one thing that is flying off the shelves is gift cards.
"Gift cards sales were up this year. It does make it easier for everybody cause like you said people don`t have to come in and return things, they can come in here and buy exactly what they want and it`s become a convenient choice," said Havig.
Just across the mall, JC Penney store leader Dean Kuntz would agree that gift cards have been a popular item for the shoppers this holiday season.
"We`ve actually seen here a big increase in our gift card sales. I believe our gift card sales were up about 25 percent versus last year."
Both Scheels and JCPenney gift cards do not expire and they expect shoppers to hit the registers in the next few weeks. The most popular gift card amounts this holiday season ranged from $50 to $100.