Wal-Mart Sale

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  1. cmorris

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    I went to Wal-Mart today and noticed a few school things already on sale:

    Crayola crayons: 0.20
    Rose Art crayons: 0.10
    Loose-leaf paper: 0.50
    Elmer School Glue: 0.20
    Elmer Glue Sticks: 0.20

    There were a couple of more items that I don't remember. I don't know if this is just in my area or not, though...
     
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  3. shasha379

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    I too have noticed the sales, but our tax free days are not until Aug. so I waiting until then. Last year I purchased all of my supplies for an awesome price.
     
  4. akbeck98

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    In N. Illinois they are the same prices!:D
     
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    Shasha -- what's a tax free day?
     
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    Some states have a sales tax holiday for back to school. That day no one has to pay sales tax on back to school purchases!
     
  7. shasha379

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    It's really great! For three days the state waives sales tax on clothes, shoes, school supplies, and some electronics for school such as computers.
     
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    OH, wish we had that here!!!!!!!!
     
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    Prices are the same in Cali - loved buying 86 items for 11 bucks.
     
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    WOW, I have never heard of tax free day. Anyone know if they do that in Texas?
     
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    North Carolina's will be the same as Georgia's... can't wait. :-D
     
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    thats the same sale we have and I hope it last for a while so that I can load up on stuff too. I didn't get enough crayons and glue or pencils last year, I am going to stuff my supply closet full this time!!!
     
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    Do you have to sign up for to get items on the tax free day because I stay in Chattanooga,TN and I can get to Georgia in 15 min.
     
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    You do not have to sign up. The tax free days are for the public. You don't even have to have children to enjoy it -- you just need to make sure the item you purchase is tax free (shoes, clothing, school supplies, computers...).
     
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    Great! When is the tax free day for Georgia? How can I find out what is tax free?
     
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    I don't care for crowds either, that's why I will be at Wal-Mart at 12:01 on Thursday morning!!!
     
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    Are you really!!!:eek: I haven't thought of going that early, but maybe I will.... I have to be up at 4:45 am though, but I think I will go the day before and make a list of everything that I will buy. GREAT IDEA!!:D

    Do you know if Ipods will be tax free?
     
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    Usually I get up really early in the morning on TFD, but pre-planning starts that week, so to avoid the crowds I will be there. I'm not sure about Ipods though.
     
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    Florida has tax-free time also, but there's price limits on certain items, like $100 jeans are not tax-free. Our sales tax is REALLY high (7%) though, so I always take advantage of it. (Which I think is a good idea. People who can spend $100 on a pair of shoes don't need a $7 break on them.)
     
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    Do we not have a tax free day in Wisconsin? Figures!:(
     
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    I realize the prices are great at Wal-Mart now - but as school inches closer the prices only decrease. Last year I bought several 12 pack Crayola Coloring Pencils for 17 cents. That's just stupid! :)
     
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    Hmmm...I'm searching for Louisiana, but so far only finding tax-free shopping for foreign visitors. Would be nice, though! I do have our school's tax-exempt number and I'm able to use it on larger purchases at Lowe's and WalMart. Guess I shouldn't be too greedy, huh? :D
     
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    It is different for each state. I believe in Georgia, you could get an item of clothing that is $100 or less and there is no limit on how much you can spend. Each school supply item cannot cost more than $20. I do hope binders are on sale, I need 4 of the largest ones and they are so expensive :eek: .
     
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    Now I am just darn jealous a spending limit of $100, now I am more convinced that I will be moving next year....well you guys who has that great limit....happy shopping

    My shopping bells are ringing now and I am ready.
     
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    I am going to stock up this year. Last year I had to buy folders in the middle of the year and the price difference was crazy!!
     
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    I don't think we have those limits exactly in NC. I know there's a limit for the clothes-such as each article can't cost more than $100. As far as school supplies, I don't think there are any limitations.
     
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    I just asked the bookkeeper for the tax number, and I use it anytime I buy stuff for work.

    I bought four boxes of spiral notebooks at Wal-Mart today since they were 10 cents. It's worth spending $9.60 of my own money to save my sanity. I can never get all the kids to bring in a notebook by the second day of school when we need them, so I started buying them myself. My parents and my in-laws also buy me stuff for the class. My parents are going to buy pencils this year. My in-laws buy tissues.
     
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    I am waiting to buy my new computer until tax free weekend. I figure the savings in tax will be enough to allow me to buy a couple of other things that I need for the classroom.
     
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    ChristyF - are you near Texas? We have one the first weekend in August here.
     
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    Thanks, Texas Gal, but I'm on the other side, closer to Mississippi. :)
     
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    Thank you so much TeachingnTennessee. I will go to the one in Tennessee. This may be a little off topic, but I will be teaching for the first time this school year and was wondering about things that I would need.
     
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    Does anybody know where the pocket charts are located at Walmart? Are they ever on sale?
     
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    Last year I found the pocket charts in the back to school section. They were near other teacher supplies. I believe they had some posters, bookmarks, stickers and window clings. I think I paid $9.97.
     
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    They have just begun putting out the school supplies at my SuperWalmart. I did see the pocket charts out with the teacher stuff today when I went.

    FYI...I bought eight 3-drawer organizers to use as math tool kits. They were on sale for a little over $5. :)
     
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    My Wal-Mart had two different kinds of pocket charts. One was a table top one and had cards with it. It was $6.97 I think. The other was a larger blue one that you hang and it was $9.97. It was in the back to school section. There were bb boards, name plates, awards, die-cuts and they were still putting things out. I have to go back tomorrow, so I will see if they put anything else out!!
     
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    I just purchased several notebooks, and I maybe spent $3.50 at the most. I also purchased the clasp folders, because I always need those at the beginning of the school year. The class gets a homework folder on the first day every year.
     
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    Oh darn, California with 7.75% is not on the list. Just another reason I can not wait to be living in GA!
     

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