People showed up on the final day of tax-free weekend with money to burn. Some people said they were ready to spend anywhere from one hundred to nine hundred dollars. Shoppers said they believe when they don't have to pay local and state sales taxes the economy benefits.
"People are willing to spend more money at one time versus going out and buying little things here and there,"said Jackie Cass who was back-to-school shopping for her three children at the Mall of Abilene Sunday.
She said the tax-free holiday savings help families who are struggling in a tough economy.
"I know me personally, we waited for this weekend to do our school shopping this year,"said Cass.
The state estimates Texas shoppers will save about $65 million in state and local sales taxes this year. They said shoppers in the Lone Star State have saved about $627 million since the first tax-free holiday in 1999.