SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Destiny USA was full of life on December 26, which, according to the National Retail Federation, is the biggest day of the year for gift returns.

It also hosted shoppers like Katrina Natali and her family, who drove two hours and eight minutes to get here.

"We just got a lot of money for Christmas so we're shopping today," said Natali, who was in town from Albany.

Natali and others were ahead of the game in seeking out big discounts, but the National Retail Federation says the first week of January is the best time for deals, especially if you're in the market for exercise equipment.