HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — The sales were everywhere you looked in the Holyoke Mall. 50% off wasn’t hard to find. And if you looked a little harder, you could find even better deals. Deanna Bordoni of East Longmeadow found 75% off at Bath & Body Works.
“These are usually $12,” said Bordoni. “Got them for $3.”
Bordoni like many others came with the gift cards they received for Christmas. Some people give them instead of merchandise knowing that a person can get more bang for their buck if they wait.
“Shopping is my favorite thing to do,” she said.
Many came to make returns and ended up doing some shopping, too because of the sales. Karen Silva of Palmer said her daughter combined her returns with some gift cards.
“She actually got more things than she bargained for because she had the gift cards,” said Silva.
Timing is everything. After Christmas sales allow stores to get rid of stock fast to make room for spring merchandise. That’s why Gabriel Ramos of Ludlow bit the bullet and fought the store lines to buy some clothes.
“By next week, they’ll probably be gone,” Ramos said.