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New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday 2012

The 2012 New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday runs from Friday, August 3 until midnight on Sunday, August 5. It’s just in time for back-to-school savings: the following items are exempt from New Mexico gross receipts tax during the tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes costing less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • School supplies under $30 per unit
  • Desktop, laptop, or notebook computers, including tablets, priced less than $1,000
  • Other computer hardware priced under $500 (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speakers, ink cartridges etc.) 
  • Handheld calculators under $200 per unit
  • Bookbags and school backpacks under $100 per unit

Exclusions include phones, cameras, PDAs, all MP3 players and iPods, games and computer games, and musical instruments. Those items are still taxable during the weekend.

The amount you save varies according to the gross receipts tax rate in your specific New Mexico location, but tax-free shopping is always good in my opinion! So if you have any qualifying items on your to-buy list, get out and shop this weekend, August 3 – 5, 2012.

See details on what you can buy tax-free and what you still have to pay tax on during the New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday at the link, where the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department has PDF files listing the various tax-free shopping items.


Hobby Lobby 40% Off Coupon for Stores or Online

Save on crafting, arts supplies, or home decor with this Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon through Saturday January 14, 2012. It’s valid on any one regularly priced item, and the deal is one coupon per customer per day. Either print it for the store or if you’re shopping online, use the promo code: 4020

If you’re shopping for fabric, a single cut of fabric is the equivalent of one item. The coupon excludes certain purchases such as gift cards and custom framing, so check the tiny type for details of how to use it.

New Mexico Hobby Lobby stores are in Albuquerque, Las Cruces,  Santa Fe, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, and Roswell.



Home Depot Christmas Light Trade-In Discount

The Home Depot’s Christmas Light Trade-in runs through Sunday November 13, 2011. Customers who take used or broken incandescent holiday light strings to The Home Depot store get a $3 to $5 discount off a new purchase of LED lights, depending which new string you buy.

To get the discount, print this coupon for The Home Depot’s Christmas Light Trade-in and take it in with your old Christmas lights by Sunday November 13, 2011.

The store recycles the old lights, and each customer may receive up to 5 discounts (one for each old string of lights).

The discounts available are $3 off Home Accents’ Holiday LED lights, $4 off Martha Stewart Living or GE LED lights, or $5 off EcoSMART or Light Show LED lights.

New Mexico Home Depot stores are located in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Hobbs, Roswell, Santa Fe, Gallup, Farmington, and Los Lunas.



Kohl’s Halloween Costumes Online Discount

Get a 10% discount on Kohl’s Halloween Costumes   when you shop online with Kohl’s coupon code:  SCARY10

The discount is valid only for online purchases, not in Kohl’s stores, and only for Kohl’s Halloween costumes, including costumes for adults, kids, and pets! The SCARY10 coupon code is valid until Sunday October 16, 2011.