Local shopping malls will be busy Wednesday morning as after-Christmas sales begin and people exchange or return gifts
Select retailers at Opry Mills Mall on Opry Mills Drive are offering additional sales of up to 50 percent off the entire purchase.
Opry Mills, The Mall at Green Hills and Cool Springs Galleria are all continuing their holiday hours.
Customers planning to return gifts Wednesday should expect all malls to be busy.
According to the National Retail Federation, one in three Americans returned at least one Christmas gift last year. That number is expected to increase this season.
Some retailers suggest consumers hold onto receipts and check the backs for return policies. Experts say it's best to go back to the same store where the merchandise was purchased and to bring back the original packaging.
If the return is an electronic item, be prepared to pay a re-stocking fee.
For online returns, check to see if the merchant will pay for shipping.
Also, most items can be returned within 90 days, but it is best to check with the retailer first.