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East El Paso stores, shoppers prepare for tax-free weekend
EL PASO, Texas -- Starting Friday through Sunday, you can buy many of the items you need to go back to school tax free.
Most clothes, shoes and school uniforms that cost less than $100 are included in the tax-free holiday. KFOX 14 spoke with some shoppers who have a plan for what they want to buy for their kids this weekend.
"We'll probably head down to Walmart ... or Target and get their composition books and all their pencils and all the supplies that they need," Abel Faudoa said.
Some stores are also advertising sales to bring more customers out to tax-free weekend. KFOX14 spoke with Academy Sports and Outdoors, and the store is promising package deals, including a full week of uniform clothes for less than $100.
"We expect to see a lot of traffic from the community. A lot of our shoppers will be looking for uniforms for school," Academy Manager Gabriel Vargas said. "We're fully staffed and we're excited to see the customers ... come in and purchase items here in our store," Vargas said.
For a description of items that are tax free, click here. Some items that are not included are sports gear like shoulder pads and cleats. Accessories like handbags and jewelry are also not included.
The Better Business Bureau also suggests some ways to make sure you save money this weekend. It recommends you create a budget and compare prices of items you plan to buy online. The Better Business Bureau also recommends setting up email alerts to your favorite stores, and don't buy something you don't need just because it's on sale.