OKLAHOMA CITY — Shoppers are looking to save this tax free weekend in Oklahoma. But, the state only offers tax exemption on clothes and shoes under $100.If you know how to shop, Melissa Garcia of consumerqueen.com, says you can save big on everything your kids need for back to school."Lots of the places are having clearance sales, great deals, buy one-get one," Garcia said.She says tax free weekend is sort of like Black Friday. Stores know more people will come out, so they offer incentives to spend.This weekend Garcia said you should look for hidden savings. For example, Quail Springs Mall is offering a $15 gift card for shoppers who buy more than $150 in clothes. Metro Shoe Warehouse will pay the tax for you on any purchase, no price limit.When you're looking for school supplies, Garcia says you should check store ads."There are still so many deals out there. Every week Staples and Office Depot have their penny deals, they have one cent folders or 15 cent paper," Garcia said.If you don't want to make trips to several different stores, Garcia suggests taking your ads and heading to Walmart, because of its price match guarantee.If you do not have ads available, you can check out Garcia's blog to research deals, coupons and sales before you head out."There's a lot of money saving apps that you can use this weekend as well," she said.Shopkick allows shoppers to collect points while shopping to redeem for gift cards."Collect 100 points here, 200 points there, and then redeem those for free gift cards, I've gotten free gift cards to Starbucks, free gift cards to Target," Garcia said.She also suggests Target's Cartwheel app, which the store allows to be combines with Target mobile coupons and manufacturer coupons. Garcia said Ibotta is good for parents who need to grocery shop for sack lunches.
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