Back-to-School shopping kicks into full gear at the beginning of August with the annual tax free holiday across Florida (click here for a complete list of tax-free items). The tax exemption period that runs from Friday, August 2nd, 2013 to Sunday, August 4th, 2013 eliminates both state and county taxes on clothing items under $75, school supply items under $15, and personal computers and accessories selling for $750 or less.
To maximize your savings, plan ahead on the stores that you will visit and get coupons ready via stores’ websites and social media sites.
Store Coupons and Deals
Kohl’s offers a $5 savings pass on its website when you provide your email address. Just about any store you can think of will reward you for providing some contact information.
More coupons can be found when you “like” the Facebook pages of your favorite merchant. Gap Brands frequently post deals on their facebook pages. These sales are often not publized and available only to consumers that mention them – so don’t forget to do so. Visit Foursquare for similar deals.
Ask for Discounts
Lastly, put a friendly smile on your face and ask the cashier if there are any additional savings or coupons available. Stores are going to be anxious to reel in cosumers during this heavy spending season – the savings are out there and sometimes you just have to ask for them.
Happy Shopping! And Saving!
H & M Back to School 2012 (Florida Mall)