Shopppers outside Kinnucan's at Midtown Village Friday morning. (Terri Brewer/WBRC)
Shoppers in line for a free gift card promotion at Lily Pads at Legacy Park Friday morning. (Terri Brewer/WBRC)
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -
With the increase in online shopping and stores opening on Thanksgiving, Black Friday madness isn't what it once was. Still, some stores in Tuscaloosa worked to draw out shoppers on Friday morning.
A line of shoppers spent the night on the sidewalk outside Kinnucan's at Midtown Village. The store does not open on Thanksgiving, and offers free $25 gift cards to the first 100 shoppers in line for the 6 a.m. Friday opening.
Although shoppers who camped out said they wanted to get some good deals, many said they were there for more than just saving money.
"We just like to come Black Friday shopping," Traci Ferguson, who was there with her daughter, said. "It's just something we do as mother and daughter, get Krispy Kreme donuts and just have a fun day together."
Meredith Fuller was also there with her daughter. It was her first year to camp out, but she said they would do it again next year.
"We've already said we're bringing an air mattress next year," Fuller laughed.