LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Tax free weekend started Friday, and Lubbock stores have been busy since then.
"I got a binder, colors, scissors, glue and a backpack," said Kynlee Green. The new school supplies are exciting for Kynlee, but the savings make her mom happy too. This tax free weekend has many back to school shoppers out looking for the things they need to start another school year.
"We got the shoes, we got the shirts, and we are headed for school supplies, which is tax free so that's where we are on our way," said Eli Augmendalus, who was happy with the savings on shoes and clothes. What makes this tax free year different than others is he can save money on school supplies for his kids. Texas legislators expanded the eligible items to include school supplies, along with the usual items, like shoes and clothing.
Families say this weekend is a nice break for those who have felt the strain of the nation's economy, and the ability able to save about 8 percent has people coming out in crowds.
NewsChannel 11 asked shoppers how much they feel they are saving. "So far I know I've saved probably about $10," said Kimberly Warts.
If you can brave the crowds to save money, tax free weekend continues until midnight on Sunday.
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