Stores busy with last minute holiday shoppers

Some people waited until the last minute to snag some deals and get gifts for their loved ones. (WCHS/WVAH)

It's crunch time for holiday shoppers.

Some people waited until the last minute to snag some deals and get gifts for their loved ones.

For many, it was all about having a game plan and getting out early.

"I got up about 6:30 to come here," said James Carter, who traveled from Lincoln County to Charleston to do some shopping.

Other people braved the crowds to head out shopping because it fit into their schedule.

"We just had a chance to finish up today, so we thought we'd get out," said Ray Little, from Alaska.

Many stores had sale signs displayed in their windows hoping to draw more customers in. Some shoppers said their list just kept getting more names added to it.

"[I'm] just picking up some last minute gifts for family and friends," said Anita Fellers, from Putnam County.

Fellers said she planned on going to multiple stores Saturday morning.

"I'm going to go around the Southridge area, going to go to Kohl's and up that way, Dick's and HomeGoods and just look around, see what I can find," she said.

While it is the last weekend before Christmas, some said they don't typically wait until the last minute to shop.

"I usually do this early, but my dad just got paid so ought to just do it," said Carter.

For some shoppers, it wasn't just about buying gifts for others. They liked to get themselves a present too.

"We do have a golf course in Alaska, and I'm re-gripping my clubs," said Little.

With bags in hand, shoppers knew the fun didn't stop after making the purchase. Many were headed home to finish wrapping.

"I'm finished wrapping except for a couple things," Fellers said.

For any last minute shoppers who might be headed out on Sunday, advice given by other shoppers is to get out early and have a plan.

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