Amarillo, Texas -
AMARILLO -- Parents it's time to put on your shopping shoes and grab some deals on your kids back to school list.
In Texas, tax free weekend starts today and continues through Sunday.
This means you don't have to pay sales tax on several back to school items like backpacks, notebooks, and clothes.
Don't let the crowds scare you away.
Marketing manager for the Westgate Mall Stephanie Fretwell says, "The rush has tapered off over the years and out of all the weekends in August, tax free is the slowest."
"on top of tax free savings.. many stores are adding discounts."
You can shop till you drop because the Westgate Mall is extending its hours.
The mall is open Friday and Saturday until 10 and until 7 on Sunday. The mall is located off I-40 between Soncy and Coulter.