Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

Ready to shop til you drop? Save on the MA state sales tax on August 12-13th.

Massachusetts tax-free weekend is quickly approaching, so here’s what you should spend your money on since you’re saving that 6.25% sales tax!

When Is MA Ta-Free Weekend?

On Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th, the state is letting buyers save money and indulge in guilt-free shopping. It’s the glorious Massachusetts Tax-Free Weekend and it’s sneaking up on us faster than a rogue Boston squirrel on the hunt for a fallen pretzel. Circle the calendar, set a reminder, and clear the trunk of your car, because on August 12th and 13th, we’re on a mission!

Remember, the key to making the most of this tax-free weekend isn’t about buying everything in sight. It’s about strategically investing in high-ticket items that will pay off in the long run. Maybe you need a new laptop, or your kids need new clothes for school. How about those hockey skates that you’ve been eyes at the Skate Shop? Whatever it is, the tax-free weekend is the time to buy it.

Let’s prep our lists, plan our routes, and take a big caffeinated gulp of savings. This Massachusetts Tax-Free Weekend, it’s time to go forth, conquer, and spend, minus the added sting of the sales tax.

Not To Be A Buzzkill, But Here’s A List Of Items That Do NOT Qualify On Tax-Free Weekend:

Find the entire list of do’s and don’ts here.

  • Meals
  • Motor vehicles
  • Motorboats
  • Telecommunications services
  • Gas
  • Steam
  • Electricity
  • Tobacco products
  • Marijuana or marijuana products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any single item whose price is more than $2,500
iphone in the boxes being handed to customers

If the answer is “yes,” The the MA Tax-Free weekend can save you 6.25% on tech purchases. Headphones too!

Now, a tax-free weekend may feel like an all-you-can-buy shopping buffet. But let’s be smart about it. To get the most bang for your buck, I present to you the ultimate guide on items you should absolutely splurge on.

Spend Your Money On THESE Things On MA Tax-Free Weekend!

  • 1. Technology (Duh)

    First and foremost, tech gear. When’s the last time you saw an iPad, gaming console, or a high-end camera without the additional appendage of a sales tax? That’s right, probably never. For those still using a smartphone that was cool when Boston won its last championship (and that could be a while ago, depending on the sport!), or have a laptop that groans louder than a Sox fan at a Yankees game, this weekend is the time to upgrade.


    Get that laptop baby! With the tax-free weekend THIS is the time to get electronics and technology

  • 2. Home Appliances

    Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, appliances are always a good idea. Considering the rather robust tax-saving you can make on that shiny new fridge or energy-efficient washer-dryer combo, you might finally be able to justify that smart home upgrade you’ve been dreaming of. A tax-free weekend is the best time to say ‘out with the old, in with the new’, and get that trendy espresso machine that’s been lurking in your online cart.

    washing machine with jeans inside

    That’s what I thought. It’s time to recycle the old and get a new one this year!

  • 3. Furniture

    If you’ve been eyeing a new couch, bedroom set, or home office furniture, your patience is about to pay off! A sizable purchase like furniture can be a wise move during the tax-free weekend. Make this the weekend you finally take the plunge on that chic, mid-century modern armchair you’ve been coveting, or a stand-up desk to make your work-from-home life a bit more bearable.

    home theater system with couches

    I mean, come on! Everything in this picture you could save money on, just by shopping on Aug 12 and 13th. But what are you watching? Barbie or Oppenheimer?

  • 4. High End Fashion

    Massachusetts may not be Milan, but we know a good deal when we see one. High-end clothing, shoes, and accessories rarely get discounted, but on this tax-free weekend, every fashionista gets to walk their own runway. Splurge on that designer handbag, killer pair of boots, or fancy watch you’ve had your eyes on. Your closet and your wallet will thank you.
    According to the website though, “On the sales tax holiday, if the price of an item of clothing is more than $2,500, the first $175 is not subject to tax but the rest would be.”

    woman carrying a purse

    Just don’t spent over $2,500! But purses, clothes, shoes and dresses are all tax-free on August 12th and 13th.


  • 5. School Supplies

    Finally, for all the parents out there, the tax-free weekend is perfectly timed to shop for the upcoming school year. Sure, this isn’t the most glamorous category, but splurging on quality backpacks, laptops, calculators, or even musical instruments can save a pretty penny when the taxman is out of the picture.

    backpack full of school supplies

    School supplies add up! so save money on tax-free weekend for your kiddos!

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