Last-minute shoppers take to packed lots, extended hours before Christmas
BROOKFIELD -- Get in and get out. That's what most shoppers had for a game plan Saturday in order to beat the holiday rush and the coming snow storm.
But that was easier said than done. Holiday shoppers searched aisle after aisle in parking lots like the Kohl's in Brookfield, trying to find a spot... any spot.
"I think it gives a lot of families an opportunity to go shopping who are working second or third shift that normally can't get out with their kids in bed and whatnot," Derrico said.
"There's so many people that I know that would like any kind of job at any kind of hour, that I just think we need to let them have jobs," fellow Kohl's shopper Marion Shaw said.
"No, we're just starting," shopper Michael Wilcox said. "We have three days left, don't we?"
Wilcox brought his family shopping. He thinks stores and customers will benefit from the extra hours.
Back at Kohl's, most shoppers agree. They plan to take advantage of the hours, as long as workers are willing to come in.
"It's no different than the other companies that are open late," Derrico said. "Police officers, fire fighters, all those other businesses. So I don't see any difference here."
Macy's is another store joining Kohl's and Toys 'R' Us in the 24-hour group. The stores tell CBS-58 they have daily deliveries through Christmas to make sure the shelves stay fully stocked.