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    NEWSLETTERS

    Style expert Lisa Petty talks about what parents can save money on during this weekend's Tax Free Weekend. (Published Friday, Aug 19, 2011)

    Texas' annual tax-free weekend starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

    Shoppers will get a break from sales tax on certain items that cost less than $100, including many school supplies and most clothing. The tax holiday could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 spent.

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    But certain leather goods, handbags, jewelry and helmets aren't eligible. (See a list of what is eligible at the Texas Comptroller's website.)

    Several North Texas malls have extended shopping hours this weekend:

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    • Collin Creek Mall: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
    • Hulen Mall: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
    • Northeast Mall: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday
    • NorthPark Center: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday
    • Parks at Arlington: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
    • Ridgmar Mall: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday
    • Stonebriar Centre: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
    • Town East Mall: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
    • Vista Ridge Mall: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday

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