Laredo shoppers take advantage of Tax-Free Weekend

Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 4:30 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - It’s the last weekend before the first day of school for many Laredo-area students and what better time to shop for back-to-school items than during Tax-Free Weekend.

Tax-Free weekend comes just in time for the back to school.

Local shopper Maria Ibarra says it’s better to get to the stores early so you can find what you need.

Ibarra is one of many shoppers who is looking to take advantage of the Tax-Free Weekend by purchasing clothes and school uniforms.

From clothing to shoes, backpacks and even face coverings.

The deals arrived just before the start of the new school year.

“This weekend we’ve got sales-tax free weekend in the State of Texas and here in Laredo. And we’re hoping that we have our locals, and our visitors take advantage of this weekend and try and save a little bit before the kids go back to school”, said Selina Villarreal with the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

While the tax free holiday comes once a year in Texas, businesses wish they could have this opportunity more than once.

Business owners say it brings more traffic to the downtown area.

Hugo Mendiola the General Manager of Zorba says, as a parent it would be good to have this at least four or even twice a year.

Shoppers can continue to enjoy these discounts until Sunday midnight.

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