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Alabama’s 2017 Back to School Tax Free Shopping STARTS TODAY!

Alabama’s Tax Free Shopping Weekend is NOW!

Here are some items that are tax free this weekend (aside from typical school supplies that you might not have considered!)

  • Printers and printer ink
  • Diapers – YES DIAPERS!
  • Clothes (under $100 per item)
  • Books (less than $30 per book)
  • Computer software
  • see the list for full exemptions

Tax Free Back to School Shopping for Alabama will be July 21-23, 2017.

What does tax-free weekend shopping mean?

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday, July 21, 2017, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday, July 23, 2017, Alabama will hold its annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax.  Local sales and use tax may apply – see list of participating cities and counties.

Retailers in the state are required to not charge state tax on purchases during this weekend.  Also, counties and cities themselves may choose to waive local taxes also.

Here are the local areas participating in the waiving of additional local taxes (some with restrictions listed):

Anniston

Argo

Ashville

Birmingham

Blount County

Clay

Gadsden

Homewood

Hoover

Jefferson County - ONLY applies to Jefferson County’s regular sales and use tax of one percent (1%). Jefferson County DOES NOT GRANT a holiday for the “Education” (7137) sales and use tax of one percent (1%).

Leeds

Mountain Brook

Odenville

Oxford – ONLY applies to Oxford’s 4% sales and use tax.  Oxford DOES NOT GRANT a holiday for the remaining 1% levied for education.

Pell City

St. Clair County

Springville

Talladega/ Talladega County

Trussville

These locations are NOT waiving local taxes:  MOODY, Margaret and Ragland.

Looks like the best places to shop will be Pell City, Springville and Odenville since they will be waiving city taxes and are within St. Clair County (which is waiving all but 1%).  Or Leeds or Trussville since they are waving city taxes and Jefferson County is waiving all but 1% of county taxes.  If you shop in Moody, you will pay city taxes, but not state or county.

Items that will be exempt:

Clothing – less than $100 per item restriction (some exclusions apply)

School Supplies – less than $50 per item restriction
includes but not limited too: backpacks, binders, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, paper, calculators, etc.

Books – less than $30 per item restriction (some exclusions apply)

Also included are computers and certain accessories and software.

See the full list here.

Alabama’s 2017 Back to School Tax Free Shopping Weekend July 21-23

Tax Free Back to School Shopping for Alabama will be July 21-23, 2017.  That’s earlier than usual to help you get your shopping done.

What does tax-free weekend shopping mean?

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday, July 21, 2017, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday, July 23, 2017, Alabama will hold its annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax.  Local sales and use tax may apply – see list of participating cities and counties.

Retailers in the state are required to not charge state tax on purchases during this weekend.  Also, counties and cities themselves may choose to waive local taxes also.

Here are the local areas participating in the waiving of additional local taxes (some with restrictions listed):

Anniston

Argo

Ashville

Birmingham

Blount County

Clay

Gadsden

Homewood

Hoover

Jefferson County - ONLY applies to Jefferson County’s regular sales and use tax of one percent (1%). Jefferson County DOES NOT GRANT a holiday for the “Education” (7137) sales and use tax of one percent (1%).

Leeds

Mountain Brook

Odenville

Oxford – ONLY applies to Oxford’s 4% sales and use tax.  Oxford DOES NOT GRANT a holiday for the remaining 1% levied for education.

Pell City

St. Clair County

Springville

Talladega/ Talladega County

Trussville

These locations are NOT waiving local taxes:  MOODY, Margaret and Ragland.

Looks like the best places to shop will be Pell City, Springville and Odenville since they will be waiving city taxes and are within St. Clair County (which is waiving all but 1%).  Or Leeds or Trussville since they are waving city taxes and Jefferson County is waiving all but 1% of county taxes.  If you shop in Moody, you will pay city taxes, but not state or county.

Items that will be exempt:

Clothing – less than $100 per item restriction (some exclusions apply)

School Supplies – less than $50 per item restriction
includes but not limited too: backpacks, binders, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, paper, calculators, etc.

Books – less than $30 per item restriction (some exclusions apply)

Also included are computers and certain accessories and software.

See the full list here.

Alabama’s Back to School Tax Free Shopping Weekend August 7-9

Tax Free Back to School Shopping for Alabama will be August 7-9, 2015.  What does this mean?

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday August 7, 2015, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday August 9, 2015, Alabama will hold its eighth annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax.  Local sales and use tax may apply – see list of participating cities and counties.

Retailers in the state are required to not charge state tax on purchases during this weekend.  Also, counties and cities themselves may choose to waive local taxes also.

Here are the local areas participating in the waiving of additional local taxes (some with restrictions listed):

Anniston

Argo

Ashville

Birmingham

Blount County

Clay

Gadsden

Homewood

Hoover

Irondale

Leeds

Mountain Brook

Odenville

Oxford – ONLY applies to Oxford’s 4% sales and use tax.  Oxford DOES NOT GRANT a holiday for the remaining 1% levied for education.

Pell City

St. Clair County – ONLY applies to St. Clair County’s 1% sales and use tax. St. Clair County DOES NOT GRANT a holiday for the remaining 1% levied for education.

Springville

Talladega/ Talladega County

Trussville

These locations are NOT waiving local taxes: Jefferson County (with exception of specific cities that will be participating), MOODY, Margaret and Ragland.

Looks like the best places to shop will be Pell City, Springville and Odenville since they will be waiving city taxes and are within St. Clair County (which is waiving all but 1%).  If you shop in Leeds or Trussville you will still pay Jefferson County Taxes.  If you shop in Moody, you will pay city taxes, but not state or county.

Items that will be exempt:

Clothing – less than $100 per item restriction (some exclusions apply)

School Supplies – less than $50 per item restriction
includes but not limited too: backpacks, binders, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, paper, calculators, etc.

Books – less than $30 per item restriction (some exclusions apply)

Also included are computers and certain accessories and software.

See the full list here.

Hurry to Staples for FREE Copy Paper and Crayola Markers

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I know this school year isn’t over yet but it’s not too soon to start thinking about next school year!  Especially when you can score FREE school supplies right now!

At Staples through 5/3:

Staples 8.5″x11″ Copy Plus Paper (item #513099) $7.79
Use this Staples coupon (will deduct $3.99 – limit 1 per customer)
Pay $3.80 and submit for the $3.80 Easy Rebate (limit 1)
=FREE!

Crayola Washable Markers 8pk $4.49
Use the 20% off your entire office supply purchase Staples coupon (I used this on markers last time and it works perfect!)
Use the $1/1 Crayola Marker coupon found in the 4/6 RP
Pay $2.59
Submit for $4.49 Easy Rebate (limit 1)
=Free +  Money Maker!
 There is also a $1 off $5 Crayola Products purchase coupon found here or in the 4/6 RP

 

 

 

Hurry to Staples for FREE Copy Paper and a Charmin Deal

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I know this school year isn’t over yet but it’s not too soon to start thinking about next school year!  Especially when you can score FREE copy paper right now!

At Staples through 4/26:

Staples 8.5″x11″ Copy Plus Paper (item #513099) $7.79
Use this Staples coupon (will deduct $3.99 – limit 1 per customer)
Pay $3.80 and submit for the $3.80 Easy Rebate (limit 1)
=FREE!
Buy 2 Charmin Basic Bathroom Tissue 24-double rolls $9.99 each (reg. $12.99!)
Use two $0.75/1 Charmin Basic bathroom tissue coupons found here
Pay $18.48
Get back a $5 Staples gift card via Easy Rebate
Final cost $13.48 total, just $6.74 each

(Thanks, Freebies for a Cause!)

 

FREE 5 Ream Case of Copy Paper at Staples thru 3/15

I know this is on school supply lists all over the county!  Go ahead and knock it off your shopping list for next year for FREE!!

Staples 8.5″x11″ Copy Paper 5-ream case (item #990176) – $25.99
Use this Staples coupon (will deduct $9.99)
Pay $16 and submit for the $16 Easy Rebate
=FREE

And you can also snag an additional FREE ream!

Hammermill 8.5″x11″ Copy Plus Paper (item #122408) – $7.79
Use this Staples coupon (will deduct $3.99)
Pay $3.80 and submit for the $3.80 Easy Rebate
=FREE

Just shop by 3/15/14 to get this great deal!

 

Back to School Coupons! Supplies, Snacks and Lunches!

Must-Have Coupons for Back-to-School

Lunch and Snack Coupons:

DRINKS: Quench your thirst + add to back-to-school lunches!

Try Sam’s Club for FREE this weekend

Try Sam’s Club for FREE this weekend, no coupon needed.  Shop without a membership card (and without the 10% added to non-members orders) this weekend only, August 2nd-4th.

This coincides nicely with the tax free weekend this weekend.

Sam’s club usually has a large selection of clothes.  Might be a nice place to check out some cheap (and potentially tax free) jeans and tees for back to school!   They also carry electronics which are tax free and bulk diapers (usually on the tax free list too!  Check out the full list of tax free items here)

Find more back to school shopping deals!

Fred’s School Supply Sales for Tax Free Weekend Shopping

Fred’s School Supply Sales for Back to School Tax Free Weekend (8/2-8/4)

Get the details on the tax free weekend here.

2 for $1.00 deals:

Yellow Pencils 8ct
Index Cards 3″x5″
Fred’s Glue 4oz
Composition Book
Sargent Crayons 24ct
Ruler 12in plastic or wood

$1.00 School Supplies:

Wescott Scissors pointed or blunt
Fred’s Calculator
Sargent 12ct Colored Pencils
Sargent 8ct Watercolrs
Mead Theme Book 90 sheets college or wide rule
Primary Tablet
Primary Composition Book
Elmer’s Glue 4oz
Sharpie markers 1ct
Crayola Crayons 24ct
Fred’s Ballpoint Stick Pens 10ct blue, black or assorted
Fred’s Pencils 2ct Jumbo, Yellow or Fashion 8ct
Fred’s Retractable Gel Pens 3ct blue or black
Fred’s Broad Highlighters 2ct yellow or Permanent Marker 1ct red or black
Wescott Pencils 20ct yellow, 10ct fashion
Plastic School Boxes
Fred’s Compass and Protracter Set
Tab Dividers 5ct or Sheet Protectors 10ct
Poly Portfolio 2 pocket

Other deals:

Paper Portfolio 2 pockets with or without prongs 5/$1.00
Top Flight One Subject Notebook 70 sheets 4/$1.00
Filler Paper 150 sheets wide or college rule $.75
Eagle Pens 10ct $1.25
Write Bros Pens 8ct black or blue $1.50
Crayola Large Washable Crayons 8ct $2.00
Crayola Colored Pencils 12ct $2.00
Crayola Crayons 64ct $3.00
Crayola Markers 10ct $3.00 ($1.00 off any Crayola Washable Markers printable coupon = $2.00)
Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils $2.75
Fiskars Scissors pointed or blunt $2.00
Fred’s Math Set $3.00
Fred’s Cinch Sack Backpack $3.00
Lunch Bag $5.00
Toddler Backpack $6
Deluxe Backpack $12
Binders 1in vinyl w/pockets 2/$3.00
Binders 1in white with clear view $2.00
Binders 3in view $6.00
Kindermat Nap Pad $7.00

Back to School Coupon: $1/1 Crayola Washable Markers

Here’s a coupon for something that is probably on your back to school shopping list!

PRINT: $1.00 off any Crayola Washable Markers

Remember you can print the coupon TWICE!  Just click here to print it again!

Don’t forget that Tax Free Shopping is this weekend!  Check out all the Back to School Deals!