Durant prepares for Oklahoma’s 1st tax-free weekend

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DURANT, Okla. -- Business leaders in Durant are hoping to attract back-to-school shoppers to their stores as this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are tax-free days across Oklahoma.

Many businesses are offering special promotions in addition to the tax-free shoes and clothes.

In Durant, retailers are offering a four-dollar movie package, discounted massages, and additional sales on their products.

Oklahoma senator Jay Paul Gumm says, "It’s going to be a real tax break. Out of all the tax cuts we've passed these years, this will be the one that you will actually be able to see at the cash register."

The Durant Chamber of Commerce plans to kick off the tax-free weekend on Thursday with a rally in market square.

Promotional events:

Wal-Mart-Tax free shoes and clothing
Stage- Tax free shoes and clothing & sidewalk sale
Goody's-Tax free shoes and clothing, "Kid's Day @ Goody's"
Marie's -Tax free shoes and clothing
Factory Connection- Tax free clothing- Jeans and shorts sale-extended hours
Chili's- Free kids meal coupons available at the Chamber and Main Street offices (limited supply)
Fideaux/Sherrer's- 10% off meals (if requested)
Body Business-Discounted Massages
Nature's Body Emporium- 50% off
Durant Twin Cinema- $4 movie, popcorn, and drink
Taco Bell-Free taquito coupons (limited supply at Chamber and Main Street offices on August 2nd and 3rd)
Southern School of Beauty- 50% off shampoo
Rick's Shoes-Special Sale
Durant Optical- in store specials
Tally's- coupons-extended hours
Curtis Jewelry-Sidewalk sale, discount above 8.75% tax, coupons 20% off, special in-store activities, Diamond Dig and giveaway
Lifespan Counseling- 25% off all appointments for "Hypnosis Smoking and Weight Loss Sessions" made during tax-free weekend

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