A tax free weekend for AR shoppers - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

A tax free weekend for AR shoppers

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  Arkansas' tax free weekend is upon us and a lot of parents are taking advantage. 

Shoppers did not leave The Mall at Turtle Creek empty handed, for some parents they said they have been waiting all summer for this weekend.

"It's been great so far, we went to Justice for a backpack and they had it and we got it at more than half off and we were out the door ," said parent, Melanie Mathews.

There were sale signs everywhere you looked. This year's back to school tax holiday came just in time for parents to save on clothes and shoes for their kids.

"Brought the kids for school clothes and school supplies and it's helped a lot by not having taxes this weekend," said parent, Ramona Acklin.

Purchases on August 3 and 4th will exempt from state sales tax and local sales tax.

"We thought we'd take advantage of the tax free weekend so –And did you catch any good sales—we did, he got some good deals so we're done I think," said Tracey Bassett.

This weekend is helping to lighten the financial load of a lot of families.

"We're done for today but we might come back tomorrow," Bassett said.

Tax free weekend will continue on Sunday.

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Nucor to build new steel mill in central Missouri

    Nucor to build new steel mill in central Missouri

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 8:00 AM EST2017-11-22 13:00:04 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Steel producer Nucor is building a steel mill in the mid-Missouri city of Sedalia.

    Steel producer Nucor is building a steel mill in the mid-Missouri city of Sedalia.

  • Foundation to adopt a family for Christmas

    Foundation to adopt a family for Christmas

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:40 PM EST2017-11-22 04:40:57 GMT
    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-11-22 04:55:13 GMT
    (Source: Keeunna Watson)(Source: Keeunna Watson)

    A foundation in honor of a Jonesboro who died from epilepsy is finding a way to serve another family in need for Christmas.

    A foundation in honor of a Jonesboro who died from epilepsy is finding a way to serve another family in need for Christmas.

  • Family safely makes it out of house fire in Matthews, MO

    Family safely makes it out of house fire in Matthews, MO

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:47 PM EST2017-11-22 04:47:04 GMT
    source:  Raycom Mediasource: Raycom Media

    According to an official with the Matthews Volunteer Fire Department, a family was inside the home when the fire started in an upstairs bathroom.

    According to an official with the Matthews Volunteer Fire Department, a family was inside the home when the fire started in an upstairs bathroom.

Powered by Frankly