So as we all know, kids can be expensive, especially when it comes to the annual back to school shopping. Thankfully Florida, has a special tax free weekend we can all take advantage of. Combine this savings with some sales at local stores, and you will leave with your cart and wallet full!
Here are some tips to get the most bang for your buck out of back to school shopping and tax free weekend:
TIP #1: Start with a general list of what will be needed for “most” back to schoolers.
2. #2 Pencils
3. Pencil sharpener
4. Paper (College or Wide Ruled)
5. Calculator *Graphing for specific students or classes
6. Jacket Folders
7. Back Pack/ Shoulder Bag
8. Laptop and accessories (Bag, mouse, etc)
12. Lunch Bag
14. Index Cards
15. Post Its
16. Sneakers, Clothes, Apparel
Just to name a few!!
-Next you want to remember your tax free dates, which are August 7-9
-Now that we know when we can save on taxes, we want to match that with current sales. Office stores and Drugstores run on a Sunday to Saturday sale cycle AND most of them put their NEW ad that starts on Sunday, on their websites Friday. So if you are shopping Friday or Saturday, you want use the current ad that is out. If you plan on hitting on some more stores Sunday through Tuesday, you would use the NEW ad. Just be aware of the dates as you are looking at them.
-Time to make your lists! After scanning the ads, choose the items and prices that fit you and your family.
-Next up? Keep those receipts! Many schools, classes, or teachers require very specific items from your child and you won’t get this list until they are back in school. Keep those receipts in case you need to exchange anything down the road for something else.
-Think it’s just about pencils and kids clothing? It’s NOT! This tax free weekend is a time for the WHOLE family to take advantage! The list of what’s included in very big, including things such as, Diapers, Pajamas, Slippers, and even Lingerie?! For the full list, visit 2020 Back to School Florida Tax Free List