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Back to School with ECCU

Posted on: August 8, 2019

With summer coming to a close and a new school year approaching, it’s time for back to school shopping.


School supplies and new clothes can be surprisingly pricey, which is why people take advantage of this weekend so there won’t be any need to stress about your budget or putting a huge dent in your wallet. In Texas, tax-free weekend is this weekend, August 9th – 11th. The sale applies to clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks under $100. You’ll be able to get the basics and everything else you need at a discount plus more.

Where can I shop during the tax-free weekend? Practically anywhere! Big box stores always jump on the tax-free wave, so be sure to check out the deals at stores like Walmart, Target, Staples and Office Depot. If in-store shopping isn’t the way you roll, don’t worry because tax-free weekend also applies to online purchases as well, just make sure you are shipping it to a Texas address!

A major thing to keep in mind is the price threshold. Like stated above, the sale ONLY applies to specific items under $100. Anything above $100 will still have the state sales tax applied to them. Be extra careful with this threshold if you decide to shop online. If an item is $90 and the shipping and handling fees are $12, then the tax-free discount will not apply. If you were hoping to save on bigger ticket items, don’t lose hope. In addition to tax-free weekend, stores will be having tons of back-to-school sales throughout the summer.

Tax-free weekend is also a perfect opportunity to build up those rewards with your ECCU Mastercard Platinum Rewards Card. Make sure you bring your card along with you whether you’re going out to the stores or shopping from the comfort of your home. With this rewards card, you get back 1X reward points for qualifying purchases which can be redeemed for awards like cashback. It’s almost like getting paid to shop! Don’t have your rewards card yet? It’s easy to apply! No annual fee and a 0% APR for the first 6 months on qualifying purchases!

You can actually enjoy using your credit card with Energy Capital! Take back your spending freedom and take us with you when you shop. Use your Mastercard Platinum Rewards Card, earn rewards and enjoy perks when you shop for back to school.