Teachers get 10% back on supplies at Walmart

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – Teachers frequently dip into their own pockets to buy supplies for their classrooms. Now, Walmart is offering teachers a 10 percent reimbursement to offset their back-to-school startup costs.

According to its website, the program allows K-12 teachers can buy school supplies from July 25-31 and receive a eGift card for 10 percent of the total value.

The program does have a $50,000 maximum reimbursement per teacher.

The big box retailer has all of the details on their website.

Tax-free weekend Aug. 8th

All shoppers are eligible to save sales tax on eligible purchases Aug. 8-10.  The annual three-day event gives shoppers that extra eight-percent tax off when shopping — and many stores hold deeper discounts to bring in more customers.

Most items such as clothing, backpacks, and school supplies are covered — but each item must be under $100 to be eligible

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