STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - It's that time of year again. Shoppers are heading back to the stores to buy school supplies for the upcoming year.
This weekend in Mississippi, shoppers can save on those purchases.
One of those looking to utilize the savings is grandmother to 18 grandchildren, Sallie Whiteside.
“It really helps," said Whiteside. "My granddaughter has two children so she can really save some money shopping this weekend.”
The Sales Tax Holiday gives shoppers the opportunity to buy school supplies and clothing items for their children tax free, which in Mississippi saves them 7% on everything they buy.
Caroline Abadie is the owner of the Book Mart and Cafe in downtown Starkville.
This store is where people can find loads of school supplies and Mississippi State gear.
“This is something that the community can really benefit from," Abadie said. "No tax can really add up, especially if you’re getting school supplies.”
Abadie said along with helping shoppers, it also brings customers into their stores.
This helps support local businesses, especially after the difficulties faced during the pandemic.
“We went through a serious drought there during the whole pandemic really," explained Abadie. "You start to see people getting out and seeing people and buying things. It’s just a good thing for everybody.”
The Sales Tax Holiday started on Friday and goes through the weekend.