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Holiday Shopping Deals

WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa (CBS 2/ FOX 28)-For many Americans, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer fun and the chance to find deals on items like swim suits and shorts.

Although those sales might look tempting, it's easy to just buy everything with a red tag.

For some retailers, Memorial Day sales are looking up.

"This has been a positive weekend for us," Carter's Assistant Manager Lindsay Wetjen said. "We are expecting sales to be up which is amazing."

Managers say that 2 other stores have opened in Iowa which has had made their recent sales drop.

But on Monday, they were expecting sales to go up.

"We had had great customer traffic," Wetjen said.

Associates are hoping these customers will bring in the big bucks.

Memorial day sales rank 3rd for Carter's which falls behind Black Friday and tax-free weekend (the 1st weekend in August).

But retailers had no reason to worry because shoppers were expected to cash out their money at the malls.

"The entire store is 50% off and we have 60% percent off," Wetjen said when asked what the deals at Carter's were today.

According to, 29% of holiday shoppers were expected to buy clothes.

The other top deals for holiday shopping were TVs, home goods and travel reservations.

Two holiday shoppers were thrilled to find deals that helped them save money on items they were hoping to find.

"I wasn't looking for much but there were a lot of deals," shopper Ryan Heppner said.

Andrea Domsic was shopping with her sister for shoes and baby clothes. She said she was "finding good deals."

Bargains that both Heppner and Domsic said couldn't keep them away from the outlets.

They both don't usually shop on Memorial Day.

"I'm glad we came out today," Domsic said. "It's worth it."

"This is probably the most I have ever shopped on a holiday," Heppner said.

Making it a win-win for both the stores and the customers.

"It's been an awesome weekend," Wetjen said.

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