I have a motto — a rule really — when I shop for clothing for my family.
Never pay full price! (Unless the item is so exceptionally cute that not buying it immediately would cause sleep loss and self-recrimination.)
I’m a master at leveraging coupons and clearance racks, buy-one-get-ones and bargain-basement bounty.
Maybe that’s why I’m not terribly psyched about the upcoming sales tax holiday, which applies to clothing for both children and adults. What is your local sales tax? It’s probably less than 9 percent. Would you make a special trip to a store advertising a whooping 9 percent off?
BUT, Oklahoma stores have a real opportunity to leverage the sales tax savings with some significant promotions of their own. By offering their own discount of 20, 30 or even 50 percent, that extra 9 percent becomes icing on the cake.
The stores have an incredible incentive, built-in advertising about the new sales-tax holiday — along with the various media reports that go along with it.
Texas has celebrated a tax-free weekend for years. I partook even before I had kids … drawn by the buzz and excitement leading up to that weekend. I got some deals too.
Will you shop during the Oklahoma sales-tax holiday Aug. 3-5? Tell me your strategy for savings at email@example.com