SAN MARCOS, Texas — Tax free weekend rolls right around the time when back-to-school shopping is a must, which can get expensive when you take clothes, footwear, backpacks and other school supplies into account.
These are just some of the items that customers will not have to pay sales taxes on.
August 10 to 12 is tax free weekend in Texas. Texans are expected to save $90.3 million in 2018 for the tax free holiday, according to the state comptroller's office.
On average, a family with children spends almost $650 on back-to-school items, and college students, or their parents, will spend close to $1,000, according to the National Retail Federation.
"Back to school's expensive. I have a daughter going into high school and it's expensive and they like the name brand stuff, so it definitely saves a little bit of money," said Jaxira Colon, a shopper.
Shoppers at the San Marcos Outlet Mall who spoke to KVUE Saturday said weekends like this benefit everyone.
"I go out and buy a lot of school supplies and stuff that I may not use. I give that stuff back and if I can get that cheaper and be able to give that away, that's more people (who) can come together and get more things to donate to other families that may not be able to afford it on tax free weekend," said Shemar Hawkins, a shopper.
Tax free weekend deals are valid until midnight on Sunday.
For a full list of what qualifies as a tax free item, click here.