Last-minute shoppers hitting stores on final weekend before Christmas

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Last-minute Christmas shoppers hit the stores on Saturday, which was expected to be a big money-maker for brick-and-mortar retails.

Many retailers were open late to accommodate the procrastinators.

Saturday is the second busiest holiday shopping day behind Black Friday. Super Saturday, or as it's sometimes known as Panic Saturday, is marked with deep discounts and one-day sales, all to targets those last minute shoppers.

"All the high-end stuff, you get cheaper now, and the bad thing is just the lines and how it is so crowded you can barely walk inside the store," said shopper Susy Jimenez.
"I'm going to do some grocery shopping because I think it's supposed to snow tomorrow I've heard, so make sure I have that and have all the gift cards and presents and everything that I need today," said shopper Yvonne Intsiful.

In addition to last-minute deals, big retailers are expected to have longer hours, some extending into Christmas Eve. 126 million people are expected to shop this weekend.

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It's the final weekend for families to hit the stores and gear up for the big day on Monday.

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Last-minute shoppers took advantage of deals on Saturday, just two days before Christmas.

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