July 20, 2017
It looks like Back to School is coming up with tax-free weekends! In Tennessee, our weekend will be July 28th through 30th. Just as the summer was signaled by planning vacations and grill-outs, now it is coming to an end with the kids suited up and sent back to class. After about three months of fun in the sun, parents are usually pretty excited about having the house and schedule back in August. Of course, there is one last summer rite to perform before parents can return to their routine, and it’s a costly one: school shopping. In fact, Back to School shopping is considered the second largest retail event after Christmas, according to the National Retail Federation.
By now, supplies lists have been received and the demand can be overwhelming. According to the Backpack Index, parents can look to pay around $662 for their elementary age students, and almost $1,500 for high school kids throughout the school year. At least $100 of that will go to basic school supplies like notebook paper, binders, pens and pencils, folders, a calculator, a ruler, highlighters, and a backpack for carrying it all around! Because our children are growing, they probably need new duds or uniforms, and the addition of clothes, plus whatever electronics the classroom might require (like a graphing calculator, a laptop, or an iPad) can bump the average Back to School costs up to $669, according to a Today Show survey. And we’re talking per child.
This is why several states in the country initiated the Tax-Free Weekend to offer some relief to parents who are just trying to get their kids off on the right foot for that important first day. Fortunately, Tennessee is among them, and this coming July 28-30th is the time to take advantage of sales and savings on school supplies, clothing and uniforms, and any computers that are under $1,500. If you are unavailable that weekend, there are still other ways to cut corners by shopping for supplies online. If you spend over a certain amount, usually you will get free shipping. However, you have to act fast to make sure the supplies are delivered to your house on time.
While there are some ways to whittle down the Back to School price tag, some folks simply won’t have the cash they need in hand in time for the tax-free weekend. If you need a little extra quick cash to ensure your children have everything they need for August, car title loans in Memphis can provide you with no-hassle, fast cash on the same day you visit our office. Mid-South Title Loans offers car title loans in Memphis that range from $150 to $2,500 based on the value of your vehicle. A vehicle title loan in Memphis from Mid-South Title Loans requires no credit check—you just need a drivable vehicle, its lien-free title, and your photo ID.
Don’t let low funds prevent you from taking advantage of the Back to School tax-free weekend. With a title loan from Mid-South Title Loans, we’ll get you the money you need immediately so you can prepare your students for another great school year! Come on by any of our three convenient Mid-South Title Loans locations in Memphis today!