The tax-free weekend brought in big business for back-to-school shopping, but a twist is there was also a boost in layaways.
Store managers at Kmart on Hydraulic Road say there was a noticeable increase in shoppers on Friday, but also noticed more customers putting items on hold.
Items can be paid off without taxes, if they are placed on layaway during the exemption holiday.
Chris Forbes, assistant store manager at Kmart, said, "We've been back there and it was really, really busy. Today's going to be a strong day for layaway, which we're different from any other retailer. Target doesn't have layaway, Walmart doesn't have layaway, so we get those customers coming in trying to save money."
This is the last day to take advantage of the tax exemption holiday.
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