At 13:30, the lines began to move at Target in City in Dallas after workers began entering barcodes on the register.
Maggie McLean, 43, Dallas, had just entered SuperTarget at Skillman and Abrams in northeast Dallas with his 6 year old twin girls when the store announced that the scanners were out.
At that time, she decided to "slow down" in the big box. "We looked at many things, and the girls had to get toys, Barbie things," McLean said.
This goal has still not completely recovered from power outages from Sunday's storm. Most of the chilled cases are still empty.
"We're going to another store for all our cold stuff," she said.