Friday, August 17, 2012


Giveaway & Shopping Tax Free

This is a teacher's busiest time of the year, but there is still plenty of time to enter my 100 Followers Giveaway! Just click HERE to find the Rafflecopter to enter.  

My room is nearly finished, but I have to admit that I don't like where I've placed my computer.  Doesn't sound like a big deal, right?  It wouldn't be if I could just move it.  But everything is connected to it and my hubby took the day off to help me place everything so neatly.  He said I wouldn't like it and, okay, he was right.  I'm hoping our building will be open on Saturday so I can grovel a bit and beg hubby to move it for me.  UGH!

This weekend is Tax Free Weekend in many states. If you will be shopping in Texas, here is the very important "fine print" so you don't get caught at the cash register!   Happy Shopping!

This information was reprinted from the State of Texas website.
As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Backpacks under $100 and used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt. A backpack is a pack with straps one wears on the back. The exemption during the sales tax holiday includes backpacks with wheels, provided they can also be worn on the back like a traditional backpack, and messenger bags. The exemption does not include items that are reasonably defined as luggage, briefcases, athletic/duffle/gym bags, computer bags, purses or framed backpacks. Ten or fewer backpacks can be purchased tax-free at one time without providing an exemption certificate to the seller.

The following is a list of qualifying school supplies (if priced less than $100):
  • Binders
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Compasses
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Crayons
  • Composition books
  • Erasers
  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards, Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers, including dry erase markers
  • Notebooks and writing tablets
  • Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners, Pencils, Pens,
  • Protractors, Rulers and Scissors


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