Shoppers Are in Full Swing for the Tax Free Weekend - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/15/08

Shoppers Are in Full Swing for the Tax Free Weekend

The shopping frenzy is now in full swing. Tax Free Weekend kicked off Friday morning and, all across Texas, shoppers enjoyed not having to pay sales tax on adult and children's clothes and shoes under $100.

People traveled near and far to shop at South Plains Mall on Friday, all for the same reason.  "Just to do some extra shopping, take advantage of the good prices today," said Tom Moore from New Mexico.  "I took the day off today to come back to school shopping with my girls," said another shopper.  

All clothes and shoes under $100  are tax free through Sunday.  "We came to get some shorts and shoes, just something to start the school year off with," said one shopper.    

And eight cents off of every dollar, is worth fighting the crowds.  "It does help, I was just looking at my receipts and it does help, it really adds up," said a shopper.    

"It's great because a lot of the stores have additional sales and if you have a coupon on top of that, that's great.  You know the tax free is just a bonus on top of that," said another shopper. 

Though the Tax Free Weekend kicked off Friday, the biggest crowds are expected to turn out Saturday and Sunday.

"Everybody is cutting back a little bit, the mall is not as crowded as I thought it would be at this time, but I'm sure tomorrow will be more crowded.  But yeah, that does help.  Every little bit helps," said a Lubbock shopper.

If you are planning to head out this weekend to do some shopping, the mall is opening an hour earlier on Saturday and staying open an hour later on Sunday.

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