Tax free weekend shoppers hit the stores early Friday to get in on back-to-school savings.
Stores were bustling with shoppers who hoped to beat the weekend crowds.
One Walmart Supercenter manager in Abilene said the best is still to come."All this week has been busy, so we can only imagine what it's going to be like this weekend," Zone Manager Carman Anderson said.
Until Sunday, sales tax will not be charged on most back-to-school items priced less than 100 dollars. Shoppers will save on clothing, footwear, school supplies and even back packs.Tax free weekend shoppers can save about $8 on every $100 they spend.
Many stores have even designated tax free zones to help shoppers find their items and save quickly.
"We've saved quite a bit actually. We're beating the crowds," Tamara Clemts said.
"I'm just shopping around trying to find everything on the extensive list. Even from pre-Kindergarten the list is pretty extensive," Sheila Layne said.
"With the economy the way it is the prices are actually better than I expected," Laverne Jennings said.
Tax free weekend savings are available until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 19.
Qualifying items sold online, on television and by mail are also exempt. For a complete list of qualifying items, click here.