In less that two weeks kids will be back in school, which means you don't have much more time to finish all that shopping that has to be done.
Luckily for you Thursday at midnight starts the state's tax free weekend, that could save you hundreds.
Some things to keep in mind are, make sure you know exactly what's included in the tax free weekend and know store hours.
Also,compare prices at different stores and be sure to use coupons and know which stores have extra discounts.
"We are getting a free hair cut from JC Penny taking advantage of it before school starts,"
For parents like Casey Paul, this time of years means getting down to business and making sure her son Braydon is ready for his first day of school.
"We'll probably do some shopping while were out," said Paul.
Not a huge fan of the long lines tax free weekend draws in, Casey agrees passing up a good deal is hard to do.
"Tax free weekend here in Texas is phenomenon families look forward to it every year. It's great incentive to them and it helps save money and I know that as a parent of four kids putting them all through school here in Temple, it does help," said Temple Mall General Manager Trish Lee.
Lee, said tax free weekend gives consumers more of an incentive to spend a little more, which doesn't only help families out but also our economy.
"Because they can use those additional dollars for the backpacks, for those tennis shoes for those pair of jeans or that extra shirt that those kids need," said Lee.
This tax free weekend means no tax on most clothes, shoes, and items like backpacks and school supplies under 100 dollars.
Many stores are giving extra deals and having extended hours.
"We plan ahead, we have our staffing in place, we have the merchandise in place, and now it's up to the customer to come in and get whatever they're looking for," said JC Penny Store Leader Cynthy Graves.
If your out shopping this weekend you can expect to save about eight dollars for every 100 dollars you spend.
"We try to get a lot of it done early because it gets so busy and he doesn't enjoy it so we try to get most of our shopping done before tax free weekend," said Paul.