The Thanksgiving weekend shopping frenzy continued across the country with Small Business Saturday.
mom-and-pop shops in the Tri-State Area opened their doors and welcome customers last night, Motzoei Shabbos Chanukah, hoping bargains bring in a flood of customers.
American Express started Small Business Saturday three years ago, and hoped customers would come out to support the small stores that are often the backbone of local economies.
In return, shoppers hoped to get something extra.
Last year on Small Business Saturday, small businesses racked up $5.5 billion in sales.