Customers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving Day to scoop up those bargains. A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites during the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend this year.
The National Retail Federation says that's 21 million more people than last year. Shoppers also spent more, an average of $423 over the weekend. Total spending over the four-day weekend reached just over $59 billion which is up six-and-a-half billion from 2011.