Ohio's tax free weekend starts Aug. 5
Ohio's tax free holiday starts this Friday as families prepare to tackle the back-to-school supply shopping lists.
The National Retail Federation's annual back-to-school survey finds 68-percent of shoppers have noticed higher prices on school items and 38-percent plan to cut back on spending in other areas to make up for the additional costs.
One way to save might be taking advantage of Ohio's tax free holiday weekend, which starts 12 a.m. Friday, August 5 and lasts through Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m.
Items that qualify for the tax free purchase in Ohio include: Clothing items that cost $75 per item or less, including shirts, pants, dresses, socks, underwear, shoes, coats and even disposable diapers. School supplies and school instructional materials that are $20 per item or less also qualify as tax free.
There's no spending limit on the total amount of what you buy.
What does not qualify: sports equipment, protective equipment, jewelry, cosmetics, umbrellas, hair accessories or items purchased for use in a trade or business.
Some retailers are offering discounts and kick backs for shopping in their stores and online.
The Eastwood Mall is offering a $25 gift card when you spend $300 or more at the Eastwood Mall Complex now through August 21.
Bed, Bath and Beyond offers enrolled college students at 20-percent off savings pass, and shoppers willing to sign up for emails at retailers including The Children's Place, Old Navy and DSW can snag 20-percent off coupons.