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8/7/04-Tyler

Tax Free Holiday Taxing For Workers

If you're looking to take advantage of the tax-free shopping this weekend, you better hurry.  The tax-free holiday ends at midnight Sunday.

At Target in Tyler Saturday, shoppers packed the store, looking to get the most out of their back-to-school shopping.  This year shoppers are expected to save about $46 million.  That savings has helped make the tax-free weekend one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.

And while the weekend has become popular with shoppers and retailers alike, some employees are just hoping to make it through the rush.

"It's busy, you're pretty much going 90 to nothing out here when it gets busy," said Target employee Robbie Lang.  "Between keeping stuff off the floor, keeping it stocked and helping people, it's alot busier than a normal day."

Since the tax-holiday began in 1999, shoppers have saved nearly $147 million.  If you haven't taken advantage of the deal just yet, you haven't missed your chance.  It all continues until midnight Sunday.

Chris Gibson, reporting
cgibson@kltv.com

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