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Back to school shopping is in full swing. Parents all over Northwest Arkansas are hitting the stores in search of impressive first-day-outfits, sensible backpacks and the ultimate school supplies. How are you doing with your back to school shopping; have you picked out your floppy folders and highlighter colors yet?



Tax Free Shopping and Finding your School Supply Lists

by Angela Forsyth


Back to school shopping is in full swing. Parents all over Northwest Arkansas are hitting the stores in search of impressive first-day-outfits, sensible backpacks and the ultimate school supplies. How are you doing with your back to school shopping; have you picked out your floppy folders and highlighter colors yet?


Tax Free Weekend

Many of you are probably planning on heading out this weekend for Arkansas' tax-free shopping days. Here's what you need to know:

Arkansas' tax-free weekend: Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Clothing and footwear under $100 per item
  • Clothing accessories and equipment under $50 per item
  • School supplies
  • School art supplies
  • School instructional materials

See Link for more details and exemptions.


School Supply Lists Made Easy

Another awesome tidbit of information we want to share with you is Walmart has a new tool that makes finding your specific school supply lists way easier than before! You know we're talking about those hanging folders of flopped-over, printed school supply sheets in the back-to-school section of every store. They never have the list you're looking for! Or, maybe you've been the parent standing in the store, trying to click on a non-mobile-friendly school website, searching for the link to school supplies, but you can't find the link.

Family Life NWA friends, here's what you do. Go to this Walmart School Supply link, because chances are you're buying your supplies at Walmart, right? Enter your school's zip code in the search bar (that part isn't clear on Walmart's site), then choose your school and grade and you will automatically pull up your school supply list! Well done, Walmart!




Angela Forsyth, free lance writer with Firefly Marketing, LLC

Angela Forsyth, Freelance writer with Firefly Marketing, LLC