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Retailers Hold Blowout Sales on Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

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.

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.

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

JCPenney

Plano-based JCPenney is extending store hours until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and until 9 p.m. Sunday. They are offering $5 tees, $7 backpacks, $12.99 jeans (select styles), $10 haircuts (JCP Salon) and discounts on eyeglasses. They also have a $10 and $25 coupon that can be used this weekend. Rewards members that have the mobile app can get an extra $10 reward through the end of the month.

  • Shoppers can redeem a $10 off $25 or more coupon valid Aug. 10-12
  • $4.99 Doorbuster teen girls and guys Arizona tees + extra savings coupon (reg. priced $14)
  • $5 Boys’ and girls’ City Street tees + extra savings coupon
  • $6.99 Doorbuster boys’ novelty tees + extra savings coupon (reg. priced $16)
  • $7 City Street backpacks + extra savings coupon
  • $12.99 Doorbuster kids Arizona jeans + extra savings coupon (reg. priced $30)
  • $17.99 Doorbuster teen girls Arizona jeans + extra savings coupon (reg. priced $42)
  • $19.99 Doorbuster teen guys Arizona jeans + extra savings coupon (reg. priced $42)
  • $19.99 Doorbuster kids Fila shoes (reg. priced $50)
  • $199.99 Packard Bell notebook w 32GB storage (reg. priced coupon $249.99)
  • 40 – 50 percent off kids IZOD school uniforms + extra savings coupon
  • Up to 60 percent off Arizona apparel for boys and girls, select styles
  • 25 percent off Nike for the whole family (reg. priced $20 - $80)
  • 25 percent off Converse for the whole family (reg. priced $35 - $60)

JCPenney is also giving back: For each pack of kids’ socks or underwear sold Aug. 1–15, JCPenney will donate a pack to the Y to help kids in need— up to 750,000 pairs.

Eddie Bauer

Shoppers get $20 off any total purchase of $100 and all regular merchandise is 30 percent off this weekend.

North Texas Malls

Arlington - The Parks Mall
Sales and Deals Page

Dallas - Northpark
Sales and Deals Page

Fort Worth - Hulen Mall
Sales and Deals Page 

Fort Worth - Ridgmar Mall
Sales and Deals Page 

Frisco - Stonebriar Centre
Sales and Deals Page 

Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie Premium Outlets
Sales and Deals Page

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.
Sales and Deals Page

Mesquite - Town East Mall
Sales and Deals Page

Plano - The Shops at Willow Bend
Sales and Deals Page

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