Tax Free Weekend Kicks Off - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/5/05

Tax Free Weekend Kicks Off

Back to school bargain shoppers you're time to shop is now. Texas' 7th annual sales tax free weekend kicked off Friday. It's the day bargain shoppers wait for each year!

"Don't have to pay taxes,"said one Wal-Mart shoppers.

"Saving money!" said another

Tax free weekend is back.

"I'm getting everything: shoes, pants, shirts, backpacks," said on South Plains Mall shopper.

"I'm gonna be in trouble with my mom when she sees my checking account!"

"It saves a lot of money; so I'm out here shopping."

Even shoppers who live hundreds of miles away are cashing in on the sales.

"We're from California. We're here for my son's graduation and were just looking at the stores."

While most stores are drawing in customers with sale signs, one store is hoping that it's eye candy will bring in the buyers.

"Our business is always big during back to school shopping, but this year with the greeters we are hoping to bring in even more," said Abercrombie and Fitch manger Micah Kelly.

It wasn't too busy Friday, but come Saturday tax free bargain shoppers will be filling the isles.

"We came out today so we could beat the rush for Saturday and the day after," said one Wal-Mart shopper.

"It hasn't been as busy (Friday) as it has been in the past, but maybe (Saturday) it will be. Maybe everyone hiding out (Friday) night, they will come back for more (Saturday)," Kelly said.

So if you are bargain shopping this weekend, be prepared for the crowds, but remember how much you could save.

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