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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping Soldiers or Airmen earn an A+ in savings as the 2020-21 school year kicks off.

Because shopping at the Fort Hood Exchange is always tax-free, Soldiers or Airmen and military shoppers can save even more during Texas’s Tax-Free Weekend on back-to-school shopping. During the tax holidays, the Fort Hood Exchange will match your 8%, to offer an additional discount or you can save 10% if you use your Military Star card for your purchase (on eligible items only).

Eligible items include binders, calculators, crayon, clothing and footwear under $100, backpacks and much more. Visit https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/ for a detailed list of eligible items.

This year, 16 states are hosting tax-free sales on select back-to-school items, such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks. In some states, computers and other qualifying electronic devices can be purchased tax-free. Eligible items vary by state.

“At the Fort Hood Exchange, every day is a sales tax holiday, and starting off on the right foot for a new school year shouldn’t break the bank,” Fort Hood Exchange General Manager Samantha Davis, said. “Families can make their tax-free Exchange benefit even more valuable by saving extra on school supplies during state tax holiday weekends.”

The sales-tax holiday kicks off Aug. 7 in Texas. Exchange discounts are valid in stores only.