WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Customers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving day to scoop up "doorbusters."
A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites over the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend this year. The National Retail Federation says that is 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, up $6.5 billion from 2011.