BIG WEEKEND: Tax Free Holiday And Garage Sales
Shopping for back to school clothes for a growing teenager can be pricy.
“It was a lot easier when they were younger for the price of the clothes but now it’s more their adult prices,” says Jessica Stuhldryer of Perry.
Jessica Stuhldryer came out to Wal-Mart to take advantage of the tax-free holiday and although she may only save 6 percent, she says it still adds up
“It saves a lot of money, you don’t’ have to pay the tax on the clothes so that’s a very good thing usually there is a lot of sales too,” says Stuhldryer.
The staff at the Wal-Mart in Grimes say they prepare for tax-free weekend every year bringing in extra staff and stocking up on back to school clothes and shoes.
“Sales have been good this weekend, we enjoy having this type of event because it saves our customers money where they can save 6 percent they’re not paying back on the taxes that buys another outfit, that buys another backpack,” says Grimes Wal-Mart store manager Arch Allison.
Some people however wanted even better deals.
Down along Highway 141 the annual, “Highway 141 Garage Sale” was going on.
The two-day event includes 13 towns spanning 100 miles, offering a little bit for everyone.
“We have good deals, I have a lot of woman’s clothes that aren’t your typical garage sale clothes so just getting out and finding the bargains is important to everybody,” says Lynne Campbell of Grimes.
For Kari Farmer hitting up garage sales first helps cut back on costs.
Especially when clothes for her girls run $1 to $5 dollars apiece.
“They grow up so fast and to buy new is just ridiculous because they’re not in for very long, therefore buying at garage sales it’s easier and cheaper,” says Kari Farmer of Ankeny.
The Highway 141 garage sale celebrated their 10th anniversary this year.