Fox on the Town: Tax Free Weekend

By: Stephanie Hastings Email
By: Stephanie Hastings Email

It's a weekend that gives black friday a run for its money. Tax free promotions start today in Texas. And retailers in Sherman and Denison are gearing up for an influx of deal seeking shoppers.

In denison, "shopping under the stars" will keep the streets lit up and downtown stores open late.

Downtown will be open late from 6:30 – 9:30 this Saturday evening. Businesses signed up to participate with open houses, vendors on site, refreshments, demonstrations, and much more are:

Box Seat Sportscards
My Friends House
Homestead Winery
Main Street mall
Denison Dance Academy
Studio 406
ArtPlace Gallery
Health CareMed Supply
Buffy’s Cupcakes on Main
Mary Karam Gallery
Riffel’s Antiques
Vintage Garden
Fashion Boutique by Trish
Blue Moon Antiques
And Again
Dance Explosion
Martha’s Miniatures
Musicians Lessons and Performance

The Denison chamber of commerce says the event is a great opportunity for parents to save money on back-to-school-shopping and spend time downtown.

Over at the sherman town center, retailers are getting ready.

JC Penny's store manager David Spinks says, he's ramping up staff in anticipation for a packed weekend, "This is definitely a peek weekend for us, it's a top selling saturday of this half of the year - its number two to the day after thanksgiving. And so we're bringing in staff, we'll have all of our registers running, we have temps running things out of the fitting rooms. so we're definitely going to be prepared in merchandise and staffing."

Tax free weekend is often thought of the day to save on back to school essentials but stores like JC Penny are running promotions in all their departments on top of the tax break.

Spinks says, "we have door busters that start Friday night and they go into Saturday night. Plus you get our coupons, which are ten off fifty, fifteen off seventy-five and twenty off one hundred. Then above that, you get the tax free so its really a great time to shop."

Tax free weekend begins today and runs through sunday august 21st.

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