GLENDALE -- The race to the registers continued Sunday as one of the biggest holiday shopping weekends came to an end. Shoppers hit the malls and area stores in droves to snatch up the deals on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday -- but some who chose to avoid the rush on Black Friday were still able to find some good deals on Sunday.
Shoppers were busy at Bayshore Town Center bright and early Sunday morning. Customers like Bobbie Bahler decided to wait until after the Black Friday rush to attack their Christmas lists.
"Today has been pretty peaceful, and actually why we came today as opposed to all the hubbub," Bahler said.
Those who waited out the rush were still able to take advantage of many of the same sales as Black Friday shoppers.
"Everything seems to be still in stock. We haven't been anywhere where things weren't available. I think there are some deals to be had at this point in time. We go out for specific items we want, and we look at the ads," Nancy James said.
Hardcore shoppers say the key to getting in and out is having a strategy.
"Some of the deals are worth going for. Some are worth staying home and buying online. I think as we get closer to Christmas, electronics are going to go down," James said.
While many focused on getting something for that special someone, shoppers like Hope Torrents and her mother used the shopping experience Sunday as an opportunity to bond and get into the spirit of the season.
"I love looking. I like seeing the styles, seeing what's new. The lights, the energy, the trees, everything is decorated. It smells good and it's fun," Torrents said.
Retailers will continue to offer deals to customers on Cyber Monday. So far, many businesses are saying this has been the best holiday shopping weekend they've had in years.