HOUSTON, Texas — Saving eight cents on every dollar may not seem like much, but it can add up.  especially when shopping back to school. 

For 8-year-old Kadriya Gabisi, back-to-school shopping is all about looking cute.

“Slash a little bit of boringness cause that’s what my mom and dad chose," Kadriya said. 

A cart full of clothes, at just 8 years old, she already knows the temptation behind tax-free.

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“There’s more cuter stuff, very little boring stuff, and we don’t have to spend that much money," Kadriya said. 

For mom, that’s a good thing. They’re knocking it all out, clothes and school supplies, today, despite how long the lines may be.

“I was afraid. I was afraid to come, but I figured it would be a good idea to at least save some money," Vivian Gabisi said. "But I was afraid, I didn’t know what I was going to encounter."

But they got lucky. JC Penney in Meyerland was keeping the crowds at bay. Mom says it’s worth it for what they save, especially because that little can become a lot. 

The National Retail Federation says parents will spend on average about $700 on back to school.

“$700 is about that. $700, sometimes $1,000 depending on if you have to throw in the shoes, you have to throw in the undergarments and everything," Gabisi said. 

Some made plans to shop tax-free, but others like Cedric Bias, just got lucky. 

“I didn’t pick this day. I was just free today to do some shopping," Bias said.