While some folks enjoyed Thanksgiving meals, some Southwest Louisiana shoppers started their black Friday bargain hunting a day early.
"By the time I'm 20, it's probably going to be on Monday," said Shopper Jayde Guillenger.
While doors did not open quite as early as Monday, Prien Lake Mall did open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
Plenty of shoppers waited in line to get their hands on the best deals.
"I need some running shoes and Christmas presents for my family," said Shopper Vicky Rock.
Mall officials said the mall opened on the holiday, because that's what customers asked for.
"We listened to our shoppers and that's really what they wanted and I think we're seeing a totally different crowd that we did see at the 5 a.m. opening," said Prien lake Mall Director of Marketing, Nikki Buxton.
It was a rush when the doors finally did open, proving Thanksgiving day shopping is something customers could get used to.
"We couldn't have asked for a better turn out," said Buxton. "We're so glad that our shoppers wanted us to open at 8."
And while turkey and family is usually a custom, now many are adding shopping to the list of Thanksgiving Day traditions.
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