Local retailers preparing for tax free weekend

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Retailers across the state have been preparing for one of the biggest shopping days of the year, tax free weekend.

This weekend consumers can enjoy three days of shopping without having to pay sales tax.

This applies to items such as clothing, shoes and other back-to-school related items.

During this time many parents like to buy new clothes for the kids, so that they can look stylish when they head back to school while also saving big money.

Retailers are also doubling down on the savings by offering customers deals on a variety of items.

Many stores have been setting up promotional posters promising discounts as high as 50 percent off.

Tax free weekend starts Friday at 12 p.m. and ends Sunday at midnight.

Shoppers can also take advantage of online deals as well.