Tulsa shoppers enjoy last day of tax-free weekend

Sunday is the last day of the tax-free weekend as shoppers try to save money as inflation continues to drive prices up.

For shoppers, the most important things to remember are the specific items that are on sale and their prices.

In-store and online clothing and footwear are zero-rated as long as you spend less than $100. People can even save on rain gear and layers.

Weekend deals do not include accessories or special apparel and footwear designed specifically for athletics, such as cleats.

For buyer Aiden Schrepel, that means he can stock up on new shoes.

“I save about $40 because of taxes,” Schrepel said.

Other buyers like Helena and Tommy Worton focus on new school clothes.

“I’m glad we’re saving money because my mom really needs it,” Worton said. “That’s why we came at that time, for the tax refund.”

They say they are happy the tax-free weekend is happening now, especially with rising inflation.

Tommy says he hopes this weekend has at least made life easier for some people.

“I think it’s going to help like you said… people who are really struggling,” Worton said. “Like you said gas and food and stuff and that’s going to help a lot.”

Duty-free offers will end Sunday at midnight.

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