Texas' annual sales tax holiday starts one minute after midnight tonight and lasts through Sunday.
Retailers and malls certainly hope a lot of folks are paying attention to the clock. Most malls are extending hours and some, such as Ridgmar in west Fort Worth, are bringing in special attractions designed to lure youngsters and their parents this week.
“It’s huge. It’ll be a Christmas-like weekend. Saturday is the big day,” said Kevin Dailey, general manager at Hulen Mall in Fort Worth. “It’ll be significantly bigger than the average Saturday. The department stores will be advertising big. Some have markdowns.”
Coinciding with the opening of many schools, the tax holiday applies to most clothing and footwear under $100, along with items such as school backpacks and messenger bags under $100.
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Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts