The Mall of Acadiana has been packed all day long with back to school shoppers. I spoke with one family who says they plan all year to shop during the tax free weekend to get the best deals for back to school.
“With the tax free I noticed a difference. we got one down and one to go.”” Said Shelia Prejean.
The mall was packed Saturday for the 2015 Louisiana State Sales Tax Holiday.
People were out hunting for the best back to school deals on clothes and supplies.
Marcy Medley says she and her family start preparing for the tax holiday year round.
“We plan all year than once it gets closer during summer vacation, we start looking for deals and we start shopping around to see where we are going to go and what we are going to look for.”” Said Medley.
Medley and her mother are shopping for her younger sister and brother.
She says they go to their favorite stores early and get on the mailing list so they can start receiving coupons.
“I have fifteen dollar off a 75 dollar purchase or more. And they just put in this little coupon code instead of scanning it with a bar code because you can’t really get it on your phone. So you just give them the coupon code and then they scan it.”” Said Medley.
Medley says having coupons and the tax free holiday help their family save big during the back to school rush.
“Yea! we save a lot of money. It would be harder if we didn’t have the coupons because we would be spending money just straight out, and it’s a plus that it’s tax free weekend.”” Said Medley.
The Tax Free weekend ends Saturday August 8th.