TORONTO — Bargain hunters will be on the prowl at malls today for Boxing Day sales.

Those looking to buy the present they didn’t get, unload gift cards or simply shop for the sake of shopping will be out spending on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Several major malls including Toronto’s Eaton Centre, the West Edmonton Mall and Vancouver’s Pacific Centre will be opening early to accommodate bargain hunters.

And, some online sellers including Amazon and Future Shop have already rolled out their Boxing Day deals.

A online survey commissioned by cash-back shopping site found that about 40 per cent of Canadians plan to shop on Boxing Day.

The Retail Council of Canada has said holiday promotions are like a marathon, not a sprint, as many stores also take part in earlier Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.