BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – It has only been a holiday in Alabama for 8 years.
Its three days pick up everything you need to head back to school without paying sales tax.
Holly Syx knows her way around when it comes to saving money. She runs a blog called igobogo.com.
“If you use a coupon on top of the sales you can get some really good deals that weekend,” she says.
According to Holly, clothing is where you’ll get the most out of the sales tax holiday.
“People are going to go spend $100 or $200 on school clothes for their kids and you know sales tax break on those price items can be a good chunk.”
And don’t overlook smaller store.
“The drugs stores CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and then the office stores, Staples, Office Max, they have items for a penny or 25 cent school supplies.”
Holly recommends looking through the sales ads for the holiday weekend and making a list of where you want to go and what items you need.