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How to make the most out of Ohio's sales tax holiday weekend

How to make the most out of Ohio's sales tax holiday weekend (WKRC)
How to make the most out of Ohio's sales tax holiday weekend (WKRC)
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OAKLEY, Ohio (WKRC) - Ohio's sales tax holiday weekend is officially underway.

You can purchase school supplies, instructional items, and clothing without sales tax through Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Clothing items exempt from sales tax must be individually priced at $75 or less. This includes all types of clothing for any age group. It also includes diapers.

Both school supplies and instructional materials must cost $20 or less individually.

Neither Kentucky nor Indiana has sales tax weekends this year, so if you live in one of those states you may want to take the trip to Ohio to save some extra money.

This comes as the National Retail Federation says 68 percent of shoppers have seen higher prices on back-to-class items. Of hose shoppers, 80% say they've seen an uptick in pieces on clothing and accessories, another 73% saw higher prices on school supplies. This is forcing some to cut back in spending in other areas.

"What we've noticed is families are beginning to plan more, they're very strategic with how they're purchasing so what we're doing is we're responding to that need by locking in prices for a long period of time so families can take advantage of it over time," said Jenifer Moore, Kroger Corporate Affairs Manager

Kroger has the tips below for saving more while shopping for back-to-school items ahead of this school year.

Trade up: Check the unit price for the item you’re about to purchase (it’s always on the shelf tag or listed on the product page online), a larger package size could have a smaller per-unit item price.

Pay attention to the sales: From weekly deals and 5X savings events to “Must Buy” deals, each offer is a little different – double check the coupon to ensure you are taking full advantage of the savings the retailer has to offer.

Opt-in: Check your digital account preferences to ensure you’re set up to receive every savings and special sales event email.

Get mobile: Explore the mobile app to uncover additional digital savings, then quickly clip coupons directly to your loyalty card for your next shop.

Keep track of your Fuel Points: Don’t let those points expire! Use your Fuel Points to fill up at a local Kroger and save up to $1.25 per gallon.

Earn more Fuel Points: Discover ways to save more even faster, including filling prescriptions at Kroger pharmacies, using Kroger Ship for big purchases, joining the Boost membership program, and taking advantage of extra earning events.

Cash in on cash back: Skip the receipt pictures and separate apps – using your Kroger Loyalty Program and digital account can turn into big savings.

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