This post is only for my Texas readers! Have you heard of the Energy Star Holiday? Thanks to Carol, a long-time loyal reader and frugal grandma, I learned that if you buy any of the following appliances or household equipment that carry the energy star rating this weekend you will be exempt from paying state and local sales tax. Here are a few items from the list: dishwashers, programmable thermostats, refrigerators, clothes washers, and light bulbs (incandescent & fluorescent). Maybe it’s time to stock-up on lightbulbs?
Here are a few links to learn more about this program, worth reading if you will be making a purchase this weekend that might qualify for this tax exemption. I’m sure that the appliance and hardware stores will also be having some great sales to further convince you to make a purchase. Know your prices, do your research, and compare!
Window on State Government “Energy Star Holiday Frequently Asked Questions”
The Houston Chronicle “No Taxes on Energy Star products in Texas this weekend”