ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Big crowds turnout for early Black Friday shopping deals.
Early bargain shoppers burned off that Thanksgiving lunch grabbing some pretty great deals at stores like J.C. Penney in the Albany Mall.
J.C. Penney decided to open a few hours earlier than they did last Thanksgiving and folks were lined up to grab door buster coupons. They even gave away a $500 gift card to a lucky shopper!
The deals were incentives for first time Thanksgiving Day shoppers to hit the mall.
"So, my sister in law Rachel, who also works at Phoebe, convinced me to come," said Laquanda Hoskins, Shopper. "I really enjoyed it! It's been an experience of hassle but it worked out."
"Last year we started at five and we just decided to capitalize on this business to make it interesting and give people something to do on Thanksgiving Day," said Yolanda Woodee-Mitchell, Shopper.
J.C. Penney isn't closing until 10 p.m. Friday night.