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NILES, Ohio - Now that the gifts have been unwrapped, races to the return aisles can begin.

"We were returning some boots and looking for something else for her," said Shonelle Smith of Youngstown.

More than half of all holiday shoppers are expected to hit the stores on the day after Christmas.  According to the Better Business Bureau, one-third of shoppers use this day to make returns, while others are just looking to snag some deals and cash in on those gift cards.

"I prefer gift cards then you can get what you want and there are more sales after Christmas.  So, you can get more," said Debbie Smith of Salem.

"We come here every year and she got a gift card from my parents in Hawaii and decided to come here and spend it all today," said Pua Yule of Virginia.

"I bought a necklace.  I bought two headbands, a wallet and a book," said Jordan Yule of Virginia.

While many people set out shopping with a plan in mind, others were simply at the Eastwood Mall in Niles to take in the sights.

"We've always been overseas for the day after Christmas.  So, yeah this is the first time we've been here," said Jon Riedman of Warren.

Like Black Friday, many retailers started offering after-Christmas discounts before Christmas even began.  Many of those deals are expected to last throughout what's left of the year. Some of the biggest deals according to DealNews.com are clothing, holiday decor and food and HDTV's.

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