Black Friday rush under way

TULSA - The holiday shopping season is underway.

2NEWS Reporter Patricia Santos was live on 2NEWS Today Friday morning as thousands of people in Green Country took part in the Black Friday rush.

The tradition has changed this year.

There were few stores with long lines early Friday.

Instead of stores opening at 5 or 6 a.m., most of the big retailers opened Thanksgiving night or at midnight.

Still, some people camped out for several hours or even a few days to get first crack at the best bargains.

The hot items at the Tulsa Hills Best Buy this year included a 40-inch TV for $180 and a laptop computer with all the essentials for only $350.

Woodland Hills, Tulsa Promenade and other malls across the area were busy and the parking lots were full.
 
Many malls offered incentives such as gift cards to draw in the crowds.

Families 2NEWS spoke with just minutes before the doors opened were excited they get to celebrate their two favorite things, eating and shopping.

"I already spent time with my family and stuff, eating turkey and enjoying the general day. So, I decided I might as well go out and do something," said one shopper.

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