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Tax free weekend starts Thursday

August 1, 2007

Albany - - Parents and other back-to-school shoppers get ready. Georgia's Tax Free holiday begins Thursday. It's the annual weekend when you can save some cash on all those necessary clothes and school supplies. 

"Usually we have a consistent flow all day, because everyone's wanting to take advantage of the tax-free items that they get for back to school," says Amy Clark of Target.

Target employees are re-stocking shelves, and shoppers are getting ready to make some return visits. 

Debra Bryan has a son headed back to school. "Eight grade. They start Friday."

And he'll need those oh so important necessities for middle school. "He has to have pencils and paper and notebooks."

Bryan is glad she'll get to save a little. "It saves money because taxes have gotten so high."

Just don't think of this as a free for all. There are a long list of items that if you try to bring to the check out isle, you'll be out of luck.

Things like jewelry, handbags, and general school supplies over $20 do NOT qualify.

Bryan plans to find a deal. "Every little bit adds up. Spend $100, that's $7."

Employees say if you want to take advantage of the savings too, do it early.

"A lot of people are going to get the good items on Thursday and "Friday," Clark says.

If you wait until Saturday and Sunday you may have to deal with the leftovers. 

The tax free holiday begins at midnight and runs through Sunday. For a list of items that qualify for the exemption... visit here.

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