Shoppers Take Advantage Of Tax-Free Weekend

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 18:43:28-04

Tennessee's annual tax-free weekend began Friday morning, and students and parents have already taken advantage of the cheaper prices.

Some stores say the weekend falls right behind holiday sales. Officials estimated that the average family will spend about $650 dollars for clothes and supplies this year.

Yet, at that rate, shoppers will keep $65 in their pockets.

Kimberly Claypool was one of the shoppers taking advantage of the weekend. She's bought supplies for her nephew, and was very prepared.

"I made a list of Sunday paper, put prices, store names, double checked and that's the stores we are going to," she said while showing NewsChannel 5 her list.

The tax exemption covers anything considered to be a school supply, clothes under $100 dollars and computers under $1,500.

The weekend ends Sunday night at 12:59 a.m. For a complete list of items covered in the exemption, click here.