Tips for Tax Free Weekend

As the school year gets closer, the pinch on your wallet can increase. New school supplies, clothes and shoes can stretch any budget and with so many here in the Tennessee Valley feeling the extra pinch of the government furlough any and all ways to save money are appreciated. So we asked Jennifer Bader from The Coupon Centsation to help educate us a bit on the upcoming Tax FREE Weekend in Alabama, August 2-4, 2013.

What is Tax Free?

During Tax Free Weekend certain purchases are exempt from sales tax.  Exempt items include most clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which can save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Limits* on items are as follows: clothing under $100; school supplies under $50; books under $30; computers/computer equipment under $750.

How to Make Your Dollars Stretch Further

  • Be strategic and compare prices at your local retailers.
  • Use coupons in addition to store savings.
  • Don’t overspend. Tax free weekend seems like a great time to save but if you buy more than you need or spend more than you planned to, it doesn’t end up saving you money.

By comparing prices, staying up to date with the latest deals (on The Coupon Centsation of course), and also using coupons, you might find that the items you’re looking for are less expensive either before the tax free weekend or after it takes place.

A Few HOT Back to School Deals

Now get out there and save some money!

*Limits are per individual items not totals. So no one piece of clothing priced over $100 but you can spend more than $100 on clothes.

Jennifer Bader, mom of 3 and founder of The Coupon Centsation Website has been providing coupon awareness and education for the last 3 years. Stay tuned to The Coupon Centsation on Facebook for more of the latest deals & greatest steals.
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