Sales & Deals For Tax-Free Weekend 2015 Start Tonight

Tax-free Weekend 2015 begins Friday, August 7 in most states and we’ve rounded up some of the best sales and savings on back-to-school supplies, clothing, and more. Electronics deals can be found here.

Tax-free sales on eligible items will begin online tonight at 12:01 a.m. for tax-free weekend 2015.

Walmart’s back-to-school specials include over 300 classroom essentials for under $1 and school supplies for as little as 47 cents.

“Walmart has more back-to-school items than ever before, with nearly 400 new items in-store and more than 30% more items online, we are sure to have the products our customers are looking for this season,” said Scott Markley, Senior Manager of National Media Relations for Walmart.

“We’re introducing Casemate – our new school supply line made with bright colors, fun designs and high quality…all at our everyday low prices. This addition to Walmart’s back-to-school lineup includes school supplies – folders, pens, binders, notebooks and pencil pouches starting at just 47 cents.  We’re offering the hottest properties – From Avengers, Jurassic World, Frozen and Minions, in notebooks, backpacks and lunch boxes, we have everything customers want to grace the hall with, without breaking the bank.”

In addition, Walmart has rolled back the price on TI 83+, TI 84+ and TI 84+ CE calculators to $88 each.

Target is offering free shipping on any order online through 8/9 and online only, spend $50, save $10 on kids’ back-to-school clothing and accessories.

Sears provided us with the following specials for back-to-school shoppers during tax-free weekend, good from 8/7 through 8/9:

         50% off Dockers school uniforms for boys 4-20 and girls 4-16

         50% off Bongo junior fashions

         50% Amplify and Roebuck & Co. looks for young men

         50% off backpacks (excluding Jansport)

A company representative for Sears said, “Sears customers can search for great deals and coupons in the weekly circular, online via Shop Your Way local and on a mobile device using the Shop Your Way app. Plus, members can use eCoupons for even more savings.”

“Shopping for clothes for the kids is easier and more fun than ever with Reserve It– a new service this back-to-school season where parents and kids shop and reserve options online. When they arrive at the store, all of their choices will be waiting and ready to try on. Short on time? Sears also offers their In-Vehicle Pick-Up service – Skip the lines for purchases, returns and exchanges using this service accessible via the mobile app and complete your errands under five minutes without leaving the comfort of your car.”

JC Penney is running a number of good deals for tax-free weekend and stores will be open late on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in most locations.

Through August 8, shoppers at JC Penney can save an extra $10 off purchases of $25 or more, or an extra $20 off $50 or more with code 2HOTSALE, in stores or online. The coupon can also be printed from or shoppers can use the JC Penney app for iPhone or Android.

A code good online only at JC Penney’s website saves an extra 20% off purchases of $100 or an extra 25% off $150 or more with code HOTSVNG.

Back-to-school specials for tax-free weekend at JC Penney include 40-50% off select styles of school uniforms; Arizona tops for girls and guys starting at $4.99; guys’ Arizona jeans for $19.99; Juniors’ Arizona or Decree jeggings or Arizona colored denim for $17.99; 40% off men’s and women’s athletic shoes (select brands and styles); boys’ and girls’ Arizona jeans for $14.99; Star Wars graphic tees for guys are 2 for $10; 40% off Arizona backpacks and handbags; Arizona apparel for guys is buy 1 get 1 free.

Old Navy has deals for the entire family for tax-free weekend and savings up to 60% off on back-to-school styles. Online only get 30% off $75 with code ENJOY through 8/8. Shipping is free with purchases over $50 and returns are free on all orders.

All jeans are on sale at Old Navy– adults’ start at $19; all Old Navy Active is up to 40% off with kids’ starting at $4, adults’ at $7. Some of the best deals for kids include 5 styles for $5 (select tees and tanks, polos, graphic tees, leggings and basic shorts), good online and in stores through 8/9. In stores only, clearance items are an additional 30% off.

Coupon Sherpa shared the following back-to-school shopping deals and savings codes with us:

Dollar General

Take 20% off school supplies through Sept. 11 with code TEACHER20.


Get an extra 10% off the Backpack Sale through August 6 with code SCHOOL.

Famous Footwear

Take 15% off your total purchase through August 16 with printable coupon (

Forever 21

Get 10% off your order plus free shipping on orders of $50 or more through August 8 with code 10UPQCA.


Save 15% on HP Ink and Toner purchases of $60 or more through Aug. 29 with code SCARLET.


Take $20 off purchases of $50 or more through August 15 with code CLASSES.


Save up to $15 on your apparel and accessory purchase through Sept. 5 with code BMSMBTS.


Take 20% off your entire purchase through August 19 with code TWENTY.


Get an extra 20% off Juniors, Guys and Kids’ Apparel through August 8 with code BTS.

Office Depot

Save $15 on purchases of $75 or more through August 10 with printable coupon (

OshKosh B’Gosh

Take 25% off your order of $40 or more through August 30 with code SCHOOL25.

Payless ShoeSource

Save 15% on regular-priced purchases through August 10 with code 251479230.


Take an extra 20% off your order of 2 or more pairs of shoes through August 15 with code SHOES20.


Save 20% on your purchase through August 31 with promo code BACKTOSAVINGS.

Staples –

Get 25% off Standard View Binders (exp. Aug. 29); 40% off Regular-Priced Dividers (exp.Aug. 15); 15% off Zipper Binders (exp. Aug. 29) and more with printable coupons.


Get $10 off your $50 purchase when you create a college registry through Aug. 31 with code COLLEGE.

The Children’s Place

Save 20% on your purchase through Sept. 15 with promo code BTSDM20FAF.

Coupon Sherpa’s complete list of back-to-school savings and codes for deals can be found at

For more back-to-school deals and savings on electronics for tax-free weekend 2015, visit here. Information on store hours for tax-free weekend can be found here.

Consumer Expert Sierra Tajen

Sierra Tajen is a freelance writer. Always on the hunt for a good bargain, she loves sharing the latest deals and steals with her readers.