Through Sunday, shoppers can save money on certain purchases of items like clothing, school supplies and computers.
The popular event exempts clothing, footwear, and school supplies of $100 or less per item; school instructional materials of $300 or less per item; sports and recreational equipment of $50 or less per item; computers of $3,500 or less per item; and computer supplies of $250 or less per item from sales tax. Tablet computers and netbooks of $3,500 or less per item qualify, eReaders, do not.
Items are not necessarily exempt from sales tax just because they are required by a child's school or sports team.
Managers said their best advice is to hit the stores early this weekend for the best selection and good deals.
Visit the North Carolina Department of Revenue website for a complete list of items that qualify.