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Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Back To School, Seasonal & Events, Shopping | 0 comments

Tax-Free Weekend 2019 for Back-to-School Savings

Tax-Free Weekend is coming right up! You don’t want to miss this major shopping opportunity. Everything from school supplies to clothing and accessories will be marked down considerably. With such huge savings at stake, you can bet your family won’t be the only ones taking advantage. Give yourself a leg up in the shopping game with these tips and tricks.

Which Items are Tax-Free?

Items that are and are not tax-free vary on an annual basis. For example, Florida has a limitation on the cost of the item available as tax-free. Check out the Federation of Tax Administrators to verify what is tax-free in your area, but here are the goods that you will most likely see available for a tax-free purchase:

  • Clothing, shoes, outerwear
  • School supplies, such as pencils, notebooks, binders and planners
  • Accessories, such as backpacks and carrying cases
  • Electronics – laptops, tablets, e-readers

Savings Tip and Strategies

If you have kids, then you know every dollar counts when it comes to providing for them. While it might not be an enjoyable experience having to make your way through the masses of like-minded money-savers searching for back-to-school supplies and outfits, there are ways to prepare to ensure you make the most of your tax-free weekend.

The most important tip is to plan. Look for items you know you need to buy and make a list of where you can get the best deal. Most stores add deals on top of tax-free weekend savings, so look for a store that will have the best savings available.

Coupons! Check online for printable coupons or online coupon codes you can redeem at the cash register or save online for deep discounts. Consider this – you’ll be saving big by not paying taxes, then you’ll be saving even more on discounted items most stores are providing. Add a coupon on top of that? You. Can’t. Lose.

Stay organized. List all the discounts and file all your coupons, and you’ll be coming home with a ton of extra money in your pocket and your sanity in check…maybe even a smile on your face too with all the money you’ll save. All because you did your research and planned before jumping headfirst into the mass of deals without any sense of direction.

Best Places to Shop for Deals

There will be deals literally everywhere, but there are some key places that provide both amazing savings as well as the latest trends. Stop by JCPenney and Kohl’s to get the essentials your children will need – stylish and durable clothes with all the name brands you love. Target has got to be the go-to place for everything you will need; stop by a Super Target and you’ll be able to grab everything from back-to-school outfits and school supplies to electronics and dinner! Are you a tech family? Grab the latest gear at Best Buy or Newegg.com.

Don’t be surprised to see some amazing deals online as well. Amazon doesn’t advertise its deals the same way a box store would so be sure to check out their “deals” page to save big!

List of States Participating in Tax-Free Weekend

Find your state to see when your tax-free weekend will go on, as well as the goods that will be available.

Alabama: July 19-21

Arkansas:  August 3-4

Connecticut:  August 18-24

Florida:  August 2-6

Iowa:  August 2-3

Maryland:  August 11-17

Massachusetts:  August 17-18

Mississippi:  July 26-27

Missouri:  August 2-4

New Mexico:  August 2-4

Ohio:  August 2-4

Oklahoma: August 2-4

South Carolina: August 2-4

Tennessee: July 26-28

Texas: August 9-11

Virginia: August 2-4

 

 
Joe Healy is a content marketing expert who enjoys traveling and leading an active lifestyle. 

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