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Deal of the Day: After-Christmas sales

Dec. 24, 2010 at 12:08 PM ET

Door busters. Early shopping hours. Buy one, get one free.

It's déjà vu all over again for shoppers who didn't get enough buying before the holidays, or for those dying to use gift cards they received. Retailers will be going after your dollars the day after Christmas on what some merchants call the second Black Friday,  even though it's actually Sunday.

JCPenney, Sears, Best Buy and Target are among the big retailers opening at 7 am on Sunday; and Target stores will be open until 11 pm. For those of you who want to shop from home, many retailers are extending free-shipping deals that were big before Santa arrived. Almost every store is boasting deep discounts. Unfortunately, expect to find slim pickings on the shelves because consumers reportedly shopped up a storm for the holidays. You might not find the color or size or brand you want, but you're sure to get a pretty good deal if you find something you like.

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There's a great story from The Associated Press on how to shop smartly the day after Christmas; and it looks like clothing, especially winter-wear, will be your best bet.

Who said the holidays have to end?

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