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Oklahoma Tax-Free Weekend, August 2-4


DURANT, OK--People are getting their shopping lists ready, because in less than 24 hours, tax free weekend hits Oklahoma and shoppers will be hitting the stores.

August 2nd-4th will be one of the busiest of the year for Oklahoma. Local shoppers say they are more than ready to pay tag-price for many of the items on their shopping lists.

Students, expecting parents and families we talked to all say the weekend will be used to buy the ticket items that will help them succeed at home and in the classroom.

Locals tell us they're thankful for tax-free weekend, as it makes providing for themselves and family members easier.

One Durant father said: "It just saves us a lot of money, and we don't have to drive all the way to Texas now for it since they started it over here. It helps out with our school supplies, school clothes, I mean it's really helping us out..."

Tax-free weekend is not only aimed at helping individuals, however, but also at boosting local economic growth.

Durant Walmart manager Alice Kerbow says her store is ready to welcome the weekend shoppers.

"We are just thankful for the opportunity, because it certainly is an increase for our business and helps our business," said Kerbow. "We hope to have those increases through the weekend. We're in stock, we have our lists ready and our supplies ready."

Oklahoma store employees say they want to remind shoppers that not all items qualify for tax exemption. Some clothing items and purchases over $100 will not be included in the tax-free weekend.