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Tis the season to shop in the L-C Valley

Tis the season to shop in the L-C Valley
LEWISTON, ID - Break out the checkbooks, plastic and good credit, because the busiest shopping day of the year is almost here.

Reporter Sophia Miraglio learns why the tradition of 'Black Friday shopping' might appeal to you this year.

Tis the season for holiday music, delicious foods, and of course a shop till you drop mentality.

"On Black Friday morning there's usually 150 to 250 people outside the door waiting to get in and see the great deals," said Tri-State Outfitters Manager, Jeff Sayre.

Retailers make between 20 to 40% of their annual revenue during this time. Which is why Black Friday is no longer limited to one day, but two.

"We have doorbusters that start at 8pm, which are super hot deals," said J-C Penny Store Leader, Jackie Wuethrich. "And it will go through Friday at one."

And whether you decide to go on Thursday or Friday, one things certain...finding great deals will be easy.

"15% off all things in the store, and 10% off everything outside the store," said Big R Assistant Manager, Steve Spindler.

"We have big buys all throughout the day," said Wuethrich. "Extra percentages off in the afternoon on Friday, and just a lot of really hot buys."

Retailers said Black Friday is a great day to buy Christmas gifts for everyone in the family.

"Everyone from farmers to the young girls looking for their designer jeans," said Spindler.

"If you do anything in the outdoors you can find it here," said Sayre. "Maybe even get that special guy on your list that gun he's been wanting for years"

Don't let being on a budget stop you from the time honored tradition, as retailers will be giving away items as well.

"At 4:00 a.m. we will be giving away free J-C Penny snow globes," said Wuethrich.

"We do a sock giveaway to about the first 125 people in the door," said Sayre.

Consumers spent a total of $59.1 billion dollars last year.
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