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Coupons for Texas’ Tax-Free Weekend 2012

Posted on | August 16, 2012 | Comments Off

In case you’ve been living under a rock…Texas will hold its Tax-Free Weekend event from Aug. 17-19 in preparation for back-to-school. During this time, certain items like clothing, shoes and backpacks will be sold with no sales tax. Check out the State Comptroller site for specifications on what is included and what isn’t. For example, items of clothing and shoes that cost $100 or more aren’t eligible.

And while you’re at it, you can save even more on your purchase with these coupons from retailers. Check ‘em out and print ‘em off before you go:

Note: This list is evolving. More will be added as discounts are found.

Aeropostale - save $15 off $75 or 15% off certain uniform items
Ann Taylor - save 25 percent off one full price item
Ann Taylor LOFT
- save 20 percent off full-price purchases
Banana Republic Factory Store
- save 10% off purchases of $100 or more
Banana Republic
– save 40% on your purchase
Bealls:
save 25% on a single item
Belk – get an extra 20 percent off (Aug. 16-21)
Burlington Coat Factory
: save 20 percent off a single item when you sign up for emails
Carter’s: 20% off a purchase of $40 or more
Charlotte Russe:
sign up for emails or texts and get a 10 percent off coupon (see the “BFF” section)
Chico’s - sign up for email and get a 10 percent off coupon
Children’s Place - coupons for various discounts through Aug. 19
Coach Factory Store –
get an extra 30 percent off your purchase
Express - Text coupon: Text EXPLIFE to 397737 to sign up for text alerts and get an extra 15 percent off your purchase.
Foot Locker:
Join their VIP Club to receive a $10 off $50 coupon
Gapsign up for emails and get a discount sent to you via email (sign up early, coupon takes a day or so to show)
J. Crew Factory Outlet:
save 10% off $75 or 20% off $125
Levi’s Stores and Levi’s Outlet: print a coupon to receive 10% off when you show your student ID
Lucky Brand – sign up for email and get 10 percent off
Macy’s - get an extra 20 percent off your purchase (Aug. 19-22 only)
Nautica - sign up for texts to receive $5 off your next purchase
New York & Company – save $15 off $75
Off 5th: various printable discounts
OfficeMax - save $5 off $25 (through Aug. 18)
Office Depot - save $10 off $5o or $15 off $75 or $20 off $100
Old Navy
sign up for emails and get a coupon in your email (this takes a day or so, so sign up now)
Rue 21 – take 20 percent off your purchase
Sears - save 20 percent on your purchase
Staples – save 20 percent off one item or $5 off $50
Timberland Factory Outlet:
save 20% off $100 or more
The Limited – save $15 off $50
Wet Seal - save 30% off your purchase

Online Deals
Online retailers honor the sales tax holiday too. Here are some coupon codes:
American Apparel – use code BTR1 for 15% off $150, BTR2 for 20% off $250 and BTR3 for 25% off $350
Crocs.com -
Kohls.com – save 15 percent off your purchase with coupon code LPS15OFF or 20% off $100 purchase with coupon TAKE20.
OfficeMax - buy one, get one half off on popular school supplies
Shoebuy - save $5 off a $50 purchase with coupon code BUY5
Target.com – save 20% when you spend $75 or more on men’s clothing or 20% when you spend $75 on kids’ clothing, shoes & accessories|
WalmartVarious discounts on school clothing & supplies at their online store

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