Ways to save on Tax Free Weekend

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - The annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Kelli Hollinger from the Texas A&M Center for Retailing Studies joined us on First News at Four to talk about the best ways to take advantage of the holiday.

More information from the Texas Comptroller's Office:

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-13.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced for less than $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.

Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax-free can be found on the Comptroller's website at TexasTaxHoliday.org.

This year, shoppers are expected to save an estimated $87 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday, which has been an annual event since 1999.