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Walmart: Dixon Ticonderoga No. 2 Pre-Sharpened Pencil 30 count Box Only $3.86

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These are my favorite pencils.

Right now Walmart.com has Dixon Ticonderoga No. 2 Pre-Sharpened Pencil 30 count box on sale for just $3.86 (regularly $7.97). This package comes with 30 ready-to-use pencils.

Choose free in-store pick up if available near you; otherwise, shipping is $4.97 or free on orders over $50.

Kid’s Graphic Tees, Starting at $5 Shipped

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Check out this Fashion Friday deal from Cents of Style! They are offering Kid’s Graphic Tees starting at $5 shipped. You can use coupon code BACK2. Choose from several tees ranging from colors and sayings!

Offer valid through 7/31. Shipping is FREE.

Crazy 8 : $8.88 Denim + Free Shipping + No Tax This Weekend!

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This weekend Crazy 8 has Denim on sale for $8.88 and they are offering Free shipping! Plus, if you are in Tennessee your order will be tax free! You will also find $5 tees and clearance up to 60% off.

The Children’s Place: $3.99 Tees, $7.99 Denim, 50% off Backpacks + Free Shipping + No Tax!

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Do not miss the LONG list of tax free weekend coupons and coupon codes I posted earlier today!  I wanted to add the deals going on at The Children’s Place.

Right now you can get Free Shipping on any order!  Graphic tees are $3.99, all basic denim is $7.99 and backpacks and lunch bags are 50% off!  Backpacks start at $12.50 and lunch bags at $4.99.   And this weekend you will not pay tax on your order!

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Plus everyone gets $10 in Place Cash for every $20 you spend!

In store you will get 30-75% off and can find $9.99 backpacks!

Tax Free Weekend Coupons & Deals: Coupon Katie & 10 News Mornings With Fox 43

A few words about Back to School shopping on Tax Free Weekend.  Be sure you know what qualifies as tax exempt and what does not.  The basic breakdown is clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less are tax free.  You should read over the list of tax exempt items before you head out shopping.

Go with a list and a plan. Don’t get caught up in the no tax frenzy, it is really less than a 10% savings. BUT, when you pair that with all the sale and the coupons that are out this weekend you can save a lot!  Buy what you need now, save the stocking up for clearance deals that will come in a few weeks!

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School Supply Deals

Staples

Friday & Saturday:
Staples® Translucent Pencil Boxes, Assorted Colors ($.50)
Pentel Hi-Polymer® Latex Free Eraser, 3/Pack ($.75)
Staples® Hype!™Pen-Style Highlighters, Yellow, 6/Pack ($.75)
BIC® Xtra Fun Pencil, #2 HB, Two-Toned Color Barrels, 8/Pack ($.75)
BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pen, Black Ink, Medium Point, 10/Pack ($.75)

Sunday:

Staples Cap Erasers, Pink, Dozen ($.25)
Staples® Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener ($.25)
BIC® Soft Feel® Retractable Ball Pen, 1.0 mm, Black ($.50)
Paper Mate® Sharpwriter® Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, Yellow Barrel, 5/pk ($.50)
Crayola Markers (wide or fine line, 10 ct) and Colored Pencils (12ct)-$.97

Staples also offers 25% off School Supplies when you buy a backpack – Save instantly in store and online via coupon code. And there is the  Staples 110% Lowest Price GuaranteeStaples matches any competitors’ prices, plus gives customers an additional 10 percent of the difference between the Staples price and the competitor price at time of purchase.

Office Depot/Office Max-

1¢ Deals (when you spend $5,) Friday & Saturday
Office Depot Brand Index Cards 100-pack (limit 3)
Office Depot Brand Folder with and without Prongs, 2 pack (limit 10)
Office Depot Brand Mechanical Pencils (limit 3)
Pencil Boxes (limit 3)

25% off School Supplies when you buy a backpack with coupon code 65639 at Staples.com!

Other Good Deals
Stellar 1-Subject Durable Poly Notebook- 50¢ (limit 3)
Kids’ Scissors 2-packs (pointed and blunt)- 50¢ (limit 3)
Crayola Colored Pencils (12 count)- 50¢ (limit 3)
Office Depot Brand Plastic 12″ Ruler- 50¢
Sharpie Permanent Fine Point Markers (5 pack)- $1 (limit 3)

1¢ Deals (when you spend $5,limit 3) Sunday
Office Depot Erasers (3pk)
Elmer’s School Glue (4oz)
Office Depot Composition Book

Other Good Deals Sunday
Bic Round Stic Grip Pens (12 ct) 25¢
Crayola Broad Line Markers (10ct) 25¢
Ticonderoga Pencils (12pk)-$1

**Every store you shop will have school supply deals this weekend!  Be sure to look through all the ads and chose the store that has the best price on the stuff you need. Or, circle the best deals on all the supplies you need and take them to either Staples or Target and price match!

Dollar General- $5 off $20 school supply purchase with promo code SAVE4SCHOOL or in store with coupon thru 8/31/16. 

Kroger$5 off $25 School Supply purchase digital coupon.

Target also has a price matching policy!

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Clothing and Shoe Deals

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Friday July 29 & Saturday July 30: Spend $25 on Target’s new Cat and Jack line of kid’s clothes you get $5 off! Online shoppers save $5 on Cat & Jack purchases of $25 or more when you use promo code KIDS at checkout. If you want to shop in store, there is also a $5 off Cat & Jack kids apparel or shoe purchase of $25 or more in-store coupon available – clip this coupon right from the ad or text KIDS to 827438 to have it delivered to your smartphone.

Target.com is offering $10 off select Men’s Jeans & Women’s Jeans when you enter promo code TRYON10 at checkout. Or you can actually try them on in-store at get the same $10 off!

Sunday July 31-August 6: Target’s Kid’s Back to School sale means you save $10 when spend $50 on Clothes or Shoes.Kid’s uniforms will also be on sale Buy One Get One 60% off.

Kohl’s

Take an extra 20% off sitewide at Kohls.com + earn 3x Yes2You points with coupon code SUNNY. You can also print this Kohl’s coupon from 20% off in store.  Offer valid 7/28-7/31.

JCPenny’s

Take $10 off purchases of $25 more or more with promo code 2BIGSALE when you shop online or you can print this coupon and use it in-store. Valid 7/27 – 7/30 Sunday you can use the code GOSHOP27 to get 15% off your order.

The Children’s Place

The Children’s Place has 50% off everything, $3.99 graphic tees, $7.99 denim and 50% off backpacks! Plus FREE shipping and you will get $10 in Place Cash for every $20 you spend.

Old Navy

Today, 7/29 OldNavy.com is offering 25% purchases under $50, 30% Off purchase of $50 or more and 40% Off your Old Navy purchase of $75 or more. They are also offering 30% off Old Navy Clearance merchandise through 8/1/16. Shipping is Free on orders of $50 or more.

Macy’s

Save an extra 20% off at Macys.com when you use the coupon code WKND at checkout. Valid 7/27-7/31

Belk

Go to  Belk’s Facebook page to claim a 20% regular and sale price merchandise coupon. Valid through 7/30.

Gymboree

Gymboree is offering 40% off entire store plus free shipping! Be sure to check any Parents or Family Fun magazines you see for another 20% off coupon!

Stride Rite

Stride Rite is offering Buy One Get One 40% off on select styles when you use the coupon code BOGO40 at checkout. Valid 7/28 – 9/5

Your Sunday Knoxville News Sentinel will have even more coupons to use Sunday:

Belk- 20%
Sears -15% off
Rack Room Shoes -$10 off $65 or more
JCPenney -15% off

 

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Diapers

Remember, diapers are tax exempt this weekend as part of this weekend’s  Tennessee’s Tax Free Weekend! Go ahead and print these coupons now to save even more!
$2.00 off ONE Pampers Swaddlers Diapers
$2.00 off ONE Pampers Cruisers Diapers
$2.00 off ONE Pampers Baby Dry Diapers
$2.00 off ONE Luvs Diapers
$2.00 off any ONE package of HUGGIES Diapers
$2.00 off ONE Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants
$1.50 off ONE Pampers UnderJams Night Wear

 

If you want to be sure you save the most see my 8 shopping tips to maximize your savings on Tax Free Weekend!

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Ripley’s Tennessee Attractions Just $5 Admission July 31-Aug 4 for Cocke, Jefferson & Sevier County

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If you live or work in Sevier, Cocke or  Jefferson counties, you can visit all Ripley’s attractions for $5 per person (per location)!! This is happening July 31- Aug. 4th ,2016. $1 from each admission will be donated to Sevier County Food Ministries.

This $5 promo includes:

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium

Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze

Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf

Ripley’s Old McDonald Mini-Golf

Guinness World Records Attractions

Each person in the party must live or work in a qualifying county to get discount. You will need a photo ID and a pay stub (if you don’t live in one of the counties).  You can call 888-240-1358 with other questions.

Tax Free Weekend: Eight Shopping Tips To Maximize Your Savings

Tax Free Weekend is almost here! Starting Friday , at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday at 11:59 p.m., you’ll save 9¾ percent on clothing, school supplies and computers!

You will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. Here are eight tips to help you maximize your Tax Free Weekend savings!

  1. Get organized before Friday. Take an inventory of what you have and what you need. Look through clothes, shoes and  school supplies. Make a list of what need and set a budget.
  2. Plan ahead for big purchases. If you are considering buying a computer or tablet, this is the time to do it since the tax savings can be more than $100 in some cases.  Items like computers  with a purchase price of $1,500 or less, including laptops and tablets (iPads, etc.) are tax free! Do your research ahead of time. Look through sale ads now and find the computer you want to purchase, then get to that store early.
  3. Make sure you look for coupons!  Stack coupons and in store promotions with tax  savings to get some great deals. Many retailers will put out coupons either online or in their print ad for this weekend.
  4. Online Retailers will participate in Tax Free Weekend too.  Historically several of them offer sales and free shipping deals.
  5. Do Not over buy.  This is especially true on school supplies. Buy what you need to take the first day but save the major stocking up until after schools starts. Stores will clearance all their supplies and you can get a better deal then.  Same goes for clothing. Buy what you know is a good deal or what you need, then watch for clearance.
  6. Families with young children not in school can save too!   Diapers are tax exempt this weekend. So grab you diaper coupons and look for a sale. Clothing and shoes for all ages  and things like art supplies are also tax exempt.
  7. Read over the list of tax exempt items.  You might be surprised what all you find included!  Also, it will help clear up any questions like: computers are included but smartphones are not. Backpacks are included but briefcases are not. Cowboy boots are exempt, but ski boots are not.
  8. If you want to save time and money- Price Match.  Staples has a 110% Lowest Price Guarantee They will matches any competitors’ prices, plus gives customers an additional 10 percent of the difference between the Staples price and the competitor price at time of purchase. Target will also price match items you find for a lower price in a competitor’s local print ad.   Look through your ads and find all the best deals on the items you need. Then head to a price matching store with your ads and get everything you need at the best possible price!