HOUSTON It s that time of year again when shoppers can save big bucks right before the kids go back to school.

This weekend, you can save money on everything from pens, jeans and shoes to backpacks and other items priced under $100 during the state s annual sales tax holiday.

This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 17-19.

Shoppers across Texas can take advantage of the three-day sales tax holiday and save extra money for their budgets, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. Families gearing up for the new school year would not pay any sales tax for many back-to-school items from clothing and footwear to school supplies during that weekend.

This year, it is estimated that shoppers will save $64.8 million in state and local sales taxes during the Sales Tax Holiday. The tax holiday weekend has been an annual event since 1999.

Click here to find a list of tax-free clothing and school supplies.

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