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Pine Belt retailers have additional sales this tax-free weekend

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

It is tax-free weekend and that means many parents are back to school shopping.

“Clothes and school stuff for the kid’s, that’s the biggest thing that everybody shops for and they get the free tax,” shopper Tierra Prewuitt said.

“This is great because we’ve got two carts filled with back to school things so it will be nice,” shopper Donna Nicolosi said.

Not all items are tax-free.

“We were really looking for school supplies, but I guess we’ll look for clothes,” Shopper Tracey O’Conner said.

In Mississippi, clothing and footwear items, meant to be worn next to the body and cost less than $100 per item, are exempt from sales tax this weekend.

WDAM 7 visited some local retailers to find out additional sales for the weekend.

Brett Haro, the store team leader at Target in Hattiesburg, said there are additional sales around the store.

“We’ve got a brand new line called Cat & Jack,” Haro said. “If you spend $25 you get a five dollar gift card or five dollars off including tax-free. So great ways to double dip and triple dip on your savings.”

Bo Kilsby, Store Manager at the Kohl’s in Hattiesburg, said the store is filled with sales.

“Oh this is Kohl’s, we always have special sales,” Kislby said.“Tax-free weekend is in conjunction with our family and friends event. Everybody coming in is going to save an extra 30 percent off.”

The Dollar General off Oak Grove Road in Hattiesburg has some half-off deals.

“All these clothes are 50 percent off and we have shoes as well that are 50 percent off,” Store Manager Francine Clemons said.“There are a lot of sales going on right now.”

The Mississippi Sales Tax holidays end Saturday at midnight.

For a complete list of eligible and excluded items, click here.

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