Deals to be had for back to school shopping despite no tax free weekend

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Stores are pulling out all the stops to get parents to do their back to school shopping this coming weekend.

The first weekend of August was typically a tax free weekend in North Carolina for school supplies and clothing but lawmakers axed the savings for students during last year’s session.

“It was bummer,” said Larissa Woodward, of Davie County, shopping for her son. “We would save a lot of money with this. Now we just started a little early this year.”

Stores like Target and Walmart are cutting prices this weekend on school supplies and clothes with Walmart even offering teachers a discount. Some electronics stores are adding sales to computers and department stores, like Belk, are offering $10 to $40 coupons just for North Carolina residents this weekend.

“Every little bit counts,” said Misty Plummer, of Forsyth County, shopping for six kids. In addition to shopping in bulk it’s coupons and researching circulars to find the savings this year. “Couponing and looking in the paper to see which places are offering discounts.”

If you still want to shop tax free this weekend, head to Virginia or South Carolina.

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