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Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

Office Depot senior associate Dylan Adkins Office Depot senior associate Dylan Adkins
Shopper and parent Tammie Williams Shopper and parent Tammie Williams
8th grader Marissa Williams 8th grader Marissa Williams
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Calculators, spirals, backpacks- just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals.

"This weekend is going to be crazy," Office Depot senior associate Dylan Adkins said.

"It's overwhelming!" Baker County mother Tammie Williams said.

A feeling she isn't used to when it comes to stocking up.

"Usually I have things done ahead of time but this time I am way behind."

That's because her daughter Marissa starts school today but many other students begin the following week which means the Williams family just might dodge the crowd.

"I was talking to my assistant manager about it, she was telling me how anything I have experienced until now what I thought was busy will be kind of pale compared to as what we are going to do this weekend," Adkins said.

In April Governor Nathan Deal extended the tax break, Adkins feels it helps parents breathe a little easier this year.

"Especially the way the economy is now, like any type of money that you can save is a plus. It's going to be close to Black Friday," Adkins said.

Williams suggests to be prepared.

"Make lists, make sure you know what you're going out for," recommended Williams.

"So they don't have to stress out over the time, at least the first few weeks or at least the first three days of school," Daughter Marissa Williams said.

Items such as laptops, computer software, clothes, shoes and school supplies will be tax deductible.

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