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Tax-free weekend a hit for local businesses

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HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

"I came from Connecticut to come here and buy some clothes and I'm looking for the perfect engagement ring," said Aleida Milan.

Aleida came from out of state just to take advantage of this weekends bargains. She's picking out an engagement ring for her daughter.

Many shoppers like Milan will be heading to the stores this weekend trying to find the best deals for their buck. But, shoppers aren't the only ones that benefit from the tax free holiday.

Nicholas Robert is a sales associate at Graphic Pals. He says this weekend brings a lot more traffic to the mall.

"This weekend has been a little bit busier than it typically is, just a lot more orders coming in it seems that the mall is a bit busier than it typically is on a regular summer weekend. The summer time is pretty slow so it definitely bring more people in than normal," Robert says. 

The tax free weekend is a busy holiday for both retailers and shoppers although some say the mall traffic can get a little frustrating.

"I think it's twice as bad as Black Friday," said Ethan. 

The last day to shop tax free will be this Sunday. The sales tax break only applies to items under $2500. Anything over that won't be covered by the tax holiday.

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