Local Shoppers Out Early on Tax Free Weekend

By: Michael Oder Email
By: Michael Oder Email

BRYAN Tax Free weekend starts Friday. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says that shoppers could save up to $74 million this weekend buying things like clothes and backpacks.

For some, the discount on sales tax made getting the necessities an added bonus this weekend

School is right around the corner and stores like target are stocking up and selling fast.

"We're expecting big crowds," said Bonnie Woodward, with Target.

Tax Free Weekend means big crowds. Not Black Friday sized, but big enough. The discounts aren't store wide.

"Everyone on the sales floor and at the front has a comprehensive list that basically says this is tax free and this is not free," explained Woodward.

Items like school supplies, clothes, backpacks and tennis shoes are tax exempt.

"We're just looking for stuff for my classroom," said Brittany Gibson. Her husband is starting nursing school in a couple weeks so they were getting some supplies for him.

The Gibson family got an early start for some necessities, and to beat the heat.

The savings at the register means more to spend as the school year gets closer.

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