Last-minute shoppers pack the aisles for 'Super Saturday'

TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - No matter where you shopped Saturday, you without a doubt had company in the aisles.

"It gets very hectic," said General Manager of JC Penney at Franklin Park Joy Findley. "A lot of people looking for anything and everything as that last-minute gift."

Last-minute shoppers flooded stores like the mall's JC Penney in hopes of snagging great gifts.

"I'm just trying to find the perfect gifts…for my grand kids and for my kids," said shopper Patty Pannell.

According to the National Retail Federation, 16 percent of Americans are expected to shop on what's being called 'Super Saturday.'

Like Pannell, six percent of people say they'll still be in the stores come Christmas Eve.

"Whatever [other shoppers don't] get, I'll get," said Pannell. "So yeah, [I'll] make sure I get the perfect gift."

Others were out and about crossing off the final items on their Christmas lists.

"Just catching up on some shopping—not really rushing—just getting it done and picking up a few things that I wanted to get," said shopper Kevin Williamson.

And shoppers like Williamson cashed in on one-day deals and sales.

"Get any good deals out here today," asked 13abc reporter Michael Bratton. "Oh, there's always some deals somewhere," said Williamson. "You just gotta' look hard."

With 126 million people expected to shop nationwide over the weekend, stores are preparing for the last minute rush.

"Our staff has been wonderful—definitely working a lot more hours than normal," said Findley. "We've been open until midnight all week and so they are working much later than normal. We do the best we can to staff it so we can help or make suggestions if we've sold out of different items."