The Christmas season is behind us, but some retail establishments may still be adjusting from the hustle and bustle of the most profitable time of the year. Shelves once overflowing with holiday merchandise now don discount signs in an effort to move product and make way for Valentine’s Day goods. Exchanges and gift cards enable shoppers to score sweet deals on the remnants of merriment. Customers may even stock up on the presently cheap Christmas staples, such as wrapping paper and tree trimmings, to stretch their budget this December.
BY Erica Shatzer