Shopping Tips to Help Parents Save Money While Shopping During the Georgia Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, August 3 - 6

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It’s time for the annual Sales Tax Holiday Weekend. Parents head to the store to stock up and save on clothes, school supplies and computers. Atlanta’s own Shopping Queen has five essential tips to help parents save money and their sanity.

It’s back to school season in Georgia and that also means it’s time for the annual Sales Tax Holiday Weekend. Parents head to the store to stock up and save on clothes, school supplies and computers. With smart shopping, parents can save more than just the sales tax.

Atlanta’s own Shopping Queen has these essential tips to help parents save money and their sanity:

1. Know what is sales tax free ahead of time. It will be a busy weekend and you don’t want any surprises after waiting in the long check out lane. For example, clothing and footwear are tax exempt up to $100 per item; however, accessories such as handbags, earrings and watches are not.

2. Ask stores to price match or honor competitor’s coupons and promotions to avoid running from store to store to get the best price. Many stores including office supply stores such as Staples and Office Depot will meet or beat a competitor’s price as well as honor competitor’s coupons.

3. Take advantage of stores’ extended hours. Many stores will open early and close late, shop during these times to avoid the mid-day rush.

4. Have a list and a budget to focus your shopping and time. Just because computer purchases up to $1,500 are tax exempt does not mean you can not get a good student computer for only $500.

5. Research store sales flyers ahead of time. Many retailers put their sales advertisements on their website, you can check out the sales before you head to the store. Don’t forget to check out ShoppingQueen.com to print your coupons too.

The Shopping Queen saves you time and money while shopping in metro-Atlanta. Her site, ShoppingQueen.com is the source for the latest shopping news and deals.

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