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Retailers Hold Blowout Sales on Sales Tax Holiday Weekend



    What You Need to Know Before Tax Free Shopping This Weekend

    There are rules about which items get a discount and which don't, which may surprise you. (Published Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017)

    Texas' annual Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend, meaning clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100 are tax free.

    The annual holiday can save parents about $8 for every $100 they spend on approved items - this year the Texas Comptroller said Texans are estimated to save around $87 million over the weekend.

    See lists of qualifying school supplies, clothing and footwear here. Sales tax must still be paid on some items, such as luggage, computer bags, purses, wallets and watches. NBC 5 Responds' Wayne Carter recently shared everything you need to know about the rules.

    In addition to using coupons or apps to save money, many savvy shoppers will be looking for discounted summer merchandise that stores want off of their shelves - some discounted between 40 and 50 percent.

    Top Coupon Apps For Tax-Free WeekendTop Coupon Apps For Tax-Free Weekend

    Tax-Free Weekend in Texas includes most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100, but there are a few other ways you can save.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 11, 2017)

    Other area stores will be trying to lure in shoppers with special deals -- some of those are listed below.

    Eddie Bauer

    Shoppers can receive up to 40 percent off online purchases this weekend using the code "STINEO" - retail and outlet stores may differ.


    Plano-based JCPenney is offering discounts up to 60 percent off across the store from Aug. 9-12. Shoppers can also earn Bonus Bucks, $10 in Bonus Bucks for every $50 transaction (up to three times). JCPenney salons will also offer $10 haircuts until Sept. 15 for kids grades K-6th; in the optical shop kids 16 and under can get one pair of glasses for $39.99 or two for $69.99 through Sept. 29.

    North Texas Malls

    Arlington - The Parks Mall
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    Dallas - Northpark
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    Fort Worth - Hulen Mall
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    Fort Worth - Ridgmar Mall
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    Frisco - Stonebriar Centre
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    Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie Premium Outlets
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    Grapevine - Grapevine Mills Mall will have extended hours for the Sales Tax Holiday weekend. The mall will open early Friday and Saturday (at 9 a.m.) and will open one hour early and close one hour late Sunday.
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    Mesquite - Town East Mall
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    Plano - The Shops at Willow Bend
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