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July 11, 2006
Albany--Believe it or not, the first day of school is three weeks from tomorrow in Dougherty County.
Many stores are already stocking their shelves with school supplies. But before you rush out to buy, you might want to wait a few weeks. It could save you money.
College Sophomore Hillary Petty is on the hunt for school supplies.
"Oh, my gosh. I have to get so much. I have to get pens, ball point pens, mechanical pencils. I don't like those wooden ones, folders with pockets," she says.
When it comes to shopping, the pre-med biology student tries to be thrifty.
"I'm expecting to spend fifty dollars. No more than fifty. Or at least you hope? Yes, I hope," she says.
If you plan to buy school supplies, like notebooks, you might want to wait until August third. That's when Georgia kicks off its tax free holiday, and stores will be extra busy.
"That's like our Black Friday. It's going to be a lot of blood, sweat and tears," says Staples sales associate Corey Adams. He spends much of his time lately stocking up school supplies and preparing for the big day.
Everybody also wants a good bargain, including Petty.
"I save a lot of money, and I can use that money to buy food for when I go back to college, Georgia State University," she says.
But if you want to beat the crowd and save big:
"Get here early, real early!" says Adams.
You don't have to tell that to Petty twice. "I'm going to come out here the first day," she says.
Buying only a few supplies now, while waiting patiently to purchase most of her items on the big day.
The tax free holiday runs for four days, August 3rd through 6th. School supplies are tax free if they cost twenty dollars or less. Clothing and footwear are tax free up to $100 per item. Computers are also tax free up to $1500.
And the Governor encourages teachers to use their state gift cards on the tax-free weekend. This year the General Assembly agreed to give teachers $100 gift cards to help offset the costs of classroom supplies they often pay for out of their pockets.