GUIDE: School supply giveaways, discounts and tips you need to know ahead of tax-free weekend

Back-to-school supplies await shoppers at a store on Monday, July 13, 2020, in Marlborough, Mass. School districts across America are trying to decide how to resume classes in the fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
Back-to-school supplies await shoppers at a store on Monday, July 13, 2020, in Marlborough, Mass. School districts across America are trying to decide how to resume classes in the fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – The 2020-2021 school year has already begun for some and is just weeks away for others. Whether your student is doing virtual or in-person learning this year, you will be needing to stock up on a variety of supplies.

Trying to prepare for a school year during a pandemic is no easy feat, so we have put together a list of some ways you can get what you need without breaking the bank and other helpful tips to help you prepare.

Tax-free weekend

Starting Friday through midnight Sunday, most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100 will be tax-free.

It’s the perfect time to get what you need for the school year. If you don’t feel comfortable going to the store, you can order online.

You can read more details and see what items are tax-free here.

Back 2 School Fest

Also this weekend, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Shell will be hosting the 10th annual Back 2 School fest.


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