Starting at midnight on Friday, stores across Oklahoma is going tax-free for the weekend, good for most of your clothing needs, but there are limitations. You'll find information on what is and isn't exempt from taxation in the link provided. Normally, all of us here in Texoma get a double-punch at tax free time, because the Texas Tax Free Weekend usually follows Oklahoma's, but this year, both events are happening at the same time, this weekend.

Here is the Oklahoma guideline on tax-free clothing from the OTC website:

Sales of any article of clothing or footwear designed to be worn on or about the human body and the sales price of the article is less than one hundred dollars ($100) are exempt. This does not apply to the sale of any accessories, special clothing or footwear primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use that is not normally worn except when used for athletic activity or protective use, or to the rental of clothing or footwear.

It's good for a ton of stuff. I could use a new heavy waxed-canvas shop apron or some work boots. Hopping on the Winter stuff now might save a little cash on a new jacket. Can you even have "too many" plain white tees? Shoes, insoles, socks, undies, pants, shirts, outerwear etc... it's all tax-exempt for the weekend, if it falls in under the catch...

While I wouldn't call it, really, a catch, there are limitations... Prices are limited to "less than $100" per item. As a guy who works in a $3 beefy tee and Dickies most of the time, no problem... the more disposable the clothing the better right? But who is going to find a quality work boots for under $100? You're probably not going to be sporting the fancy brands either. You might find North Face and Columbia in that price range, but that seems like the top of the heap on a very limited selection.

There are bargains to be had. You just have to know what you're looking for, and try to stay on point. Get in, get your stuff, and go home. Meandering will only cost you more money than you intend to spend.

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