BROOKLYN - The holidays may be drawing to a close, but many shoppers headed out today to return things and take advantage of sales.

All morning at Atlantic Center, people were hitting the stores to return gifts that may have missed the mark. Stores are also offering deals to attract shoppers, with sales on holiday items and other merchandise to make way for their spring stock.

Shoppers returning unwanted gifts from Santa are advised to make sure they have a receipt and to check the time limit on how long returns can be accepted.