New Mexico Tax Holiday 2014

July 24, 2014 by  
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New Mexico Tax Holiday This year’s New Mexico Tax Holiday starts on Friday, August 1, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 3, 2014. During this gross receipts tax holiday, you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which makes back-to-school shopping a little more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from the state’s gross receipts tax during the New Mexico  tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • 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.)
  • School supplies priced under $30 per unit
  • School backpacks priced less than $100 per unit
  • Handheld calculators under $200 per unit

Note that PDAs, iPods and all MP3 players, games including computer games, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.) Also swimwear is excluded and any specialist footwear that someone wouldn’t wear in the street, such as ski boots.

There are many sub-categories in the eligible items, so to see what’s taxable and nontaxable, check out these two PDF files:

In Albuquerque, where the gross receipts tax rate is 7%, that means you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Hence I’m giving you the heads-up: If you’re planning a remote camping trip to the mountains, DON’T do it on the weekend of August 1 to 3, 2014!

Retailers across the city will be participating in the New Mexico Tax Holiday, but if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2014 Tax Holiday, ask in stores before you begin shopping.

–Tania


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Thrift Town 2-Day Labor Day Sale

August 30, 2013 by  
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Labor Day Sale

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This Thrift Town Labor Day sale celebrates the Labor Day weekend with two days of different savings on September 1 and 2, 2013.

They’ll be working hard at Thrift Town over the holiday as the Thrift Town Labor Day sale offers:

  • 30% off everything on Sunday September 1
  • 50% off all clothing on Monday September 2

In addition to gently-used clothes for men, women, and kids, Thrift Town sells small appliances, kitchen wares, furniture and household items, music, jewelry, sports gear, and toys – so they would come under the ‘30% off everything’ Labor Day sale on Sunday! The store is quite a treasure trove of these and many other types of items, so what you find on any day will vary. (And that’s half the fun of shopping there.)

As with all Thrift Town sales, the Labor Day sale excludes gift cards and already-reduced Color Tag items, plus it also excludes Thrift Town logo gear. You also can’t use any coupons you’ve got stockpiled on the day of the sale.

Pick up a Thrift Town Super Shopper card while you’re in the store. You get a stamp for every $10 you spend, and once the card is full with 20 stamps, you earn $10 off your next $20+ purchase.

Also note that Seniors aged 60+ get 30% off clothing at Thrift Town every Monday.  You can’t combine the senior discount with any other promo.

The Thrift Town Albuquerque store is at 3900 Menaul Blvd NE

–Tania

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New Mexico Tax Holiday 2013: Friday Through Sunday

August 2, 2013 by  
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New Mexico Tax Holiday A reminder that this year’s New Mexico Tax Holiday starts on Friday, August 2, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 4, 2013. I posted about this before, but if you missed it, here’s the recap.

During this gross receipts tax holiday, you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which is especially helpful for parents as it makes back-to-school shopping a little more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from the state’s gross receipts tax during the New Mexico  tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • 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.)
  • School supplies priced under $30 per unit
  • School backpacks priced less than $100 per unit
  • Handheld calculators under $200 per unit

Note that PDAs, iPods and all MP3 players, games including computer games, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.) Also swimwear is excluded and any specialist footwear that someone wouldn’t wear in the street, such as ski boots.

There are many sub-categories in the eligible items, so to see what’s taxable and nontaxable, check out this PDF file giving New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday detailed listings of all items.

In Albuquerque, where the gross receipts tax rate is 7%, that means you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Retailers across the city will be participating, and sometimes they give you a tax break even on items not officially covered by absorbing the gross receipts tax themselves. But if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2012 Tax Holiday, ask in stores before you begin shopping.

–Tania

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New Mexico Tax Holiday 2013

July 24, 2013 by  
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New Mexico Tax Holiday This year’s New Mexico Tax Holiday starts on Friday, August 2, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 4, 2013. During this gross receipts tax holiday, you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which makes back-to-school shopping a little more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from the state’s gross receipts tax during the New Mexico  tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • 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.)
  • School supplies priced under $30 per unit
  • School backpacks priced less than $100 per unit
  • Handheld calculators under $200 per unit

Note that PDAs, iPods and all MP3 players, games including computer games, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.) Also swimwear is excluded and any specialist footwear that someone wouldn’t wear in the street, such as ski boots.

There are many sub-categories in the eligible items, so to see what’s taxable and nontaxable, check out these two PDF files:

In Albuquerque, where the gross receipts tax rate is 7%, that means you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Hence I’m giving you the heads-up: If you’re planning a remote camping trip to the mountains, DON’T do it on the weekend of August 2 to 4, 2013!

Retailers across the city will be participating in the New Mexico Tax Holiday, but if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2013 Tax Holiday, ask in stores before you begin shopping.

–Tania

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Thrift Town 30% Off Clothing Fashion Fiesta

May 1, 2013 by  
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If you’re looking for something new to wear for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations, check out this clothing sale!

The Thrift Town Viva la Savings Fashion Fiesta sale gives 30% off clothing on Friday May 3, 2013.

That means 30% off adult clothing, kids’ clothing, women’s suits, skirts, jackets, men’s clothing, ties… you name it. As with all Thrift Town sales, the May 3 event excludes gift cards and already-reduced Color Tag items, plus it excludes Thrift Town logo gear. You also can’t use any coupons you’ve got stockpiled on the day of the sale.

Pick up a Thrift Town Super Shopper card while you’re in there. You get a stamp for every $10 you spend, and once the card is full with 20 stamps, you earn $10 off your next $20+ purchase.

Also note that Seniors aged 60+ get 30% off clothing at Thrift Town every Monday.  You can’t combine the senior discount with any other promo.

The Thrift Town Albuquerque store is at 3900 Menaul Blvd NE.

–Tania

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25% Off New Jeans In Exchange For Your Used Jeans

February 4, 2013 by  
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This is the kind of deal I like: It saves you money and warms your heart – or warms your buns in this case. Donate a pair of jeans to help an Albuquerque area homeless shelter or charity, and receive 25% off a new pair.

Aéropostale’s sixth annual Teens for Jeans campaign gives you 25% off new jeans, when you drop off your own gently worn jeans at one of their stores by February 10, 2013.  (Don’t take the Dropping Off part too literally – it’s probably best not to wear them TO the store.)

Jeans can be any brand and any size (larger sizes are definitely in demand in shelters) but all should be in good condition. As a reward for your good deed, you get 25% off a new pair at Aéropostale.

You can donate more than one pair, and you’ll receive a 25% discount coupon for each pair.  They’re not taking any other clothing donations – this deal is just jeans!  Aéropostale distributes the jeans to a local homeless shelter or charity in their network. The overall aim is to help homeless teens, but you don’t have to be a teen to join in.

Start sorting out your closet! Teens for Jeans runs till February 10, 2013, and this is a national promotion at all stores. Take your jeans to Albuquerque Aéropostale stores at Coronado Center and Cottonwood Mall.

If you want to contribute but don’t care about the discount, you can also donate your jeans at Albuquerque BioPark  during business hours. Leave your old jeans in one of the collection boxes at the administration offices at the Albuquerque Zoo or the Aquarium and Botanic Garden. (No need to pay the BioPark admission just to drop items off at the offices.) Los Lunas Middle School is leading that denim drive and depending on how many pairs of jeans they collect they could also win funds for the school.

–Tania

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Thrift Town Labor Day 2-Day Sale

August 31, 2012 by  
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This Thrift Town sale celebrates the Labor Day weekend with two days of different savings on September 2 and 3, 2012.

They’ll be working hard at Thrift Town over the holiday as the Thrift Town Labor Day weekend sale offers:

  • 30% off everything on Sunday September 2
  • 50% off clothing on Monday September 3 

In addition to gently-used clothes for men, women, and kids, Thrift Town sells small appliances, kitchen wares, furniture and household items, music, jewelry, sports gear, and toys – so they would come under the ‘30% off everything’ sale on Sunday! It’s quite a treasure trove of these and many other types of items for sale, so what you find on any day will vary. (And that’s half the fun of shopping there.)

As with all Thrift Town sales, the Back to School sale excludes gift cards and already-reduced Color Tag items, plus it also excludes Thrift Town logo gear. You also can’t use any coupons you’ve got stockpiled on the day of the sale.

Pick up a Thrift Town Super Shopper card while you’re in the store. You get a stamp for every $10 you spend, and once the card is full with 20 stamps, you earn $10 off your next $20+ purchase.

Also note that Seniors aged 60+ get 30% off clothing at Thrift Town every Monday.  You can’t combine the senior discount with any other promo.

The Thrift Town Albuquerque store is at 3900 Menaul Blvd NE

–Tania

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The Limited 50% Off Dresses & Jewelry Flash Sale: August 29

August 29, 2012 by  
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50% off The Limited dresses and jewelry sale today from 5 pm with the promo code or in stores!

Well ladies, they say you can never be too rich or too thin. Personally I think you can never have too much Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the freezer, but that’s probably why I’ll never manage the ‘too thin’ part. (I’ve long ago given up hope of being too rich.) Also, I reckon you can never have too many frocks or too much BLING,
I mean tasteful jewelry, so today’s 50% off deal at The Limited grabbed my glittering eye.

Today, Wednesday August 29 from 5 pm only, The Limited’s Fashion Frenzy sale gives 50% off all dresses and jewelry either in store, or shopping online at The Limited using the promo code: FRENZY

The info came by email from The Limited so I don’t have a link for you, just shop in store from 5 pm till closing, or online with the promo code FRENZY from 5 pm to midnight.  (If you’re one of our readers from outside New Mexico and on a different time zone, those times from 5 pm are valid for your local time wherever you are.)

The 50% discount is on the original ticket prices only, and is not valid on markdowns.

Finally, here’s a reminder that The Limited offers a teacher and student 15% discount every day in stores. You need to take your student or educator ID and the 15% off is only good in shops, not online.

The Limited in Albuquerque is located in the Cottonwood Mall.

–Tania

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15% off for Students & Teachers at The Limited

August 12, 2012 by  
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Educators and students receive a 15% discount at The Limited women’s fashion store.

The discount for teachers and students is valid on purchases made in stores. They don’t exactly shout about it, it’s hidden away in the Frequently Asked Questions on their website under The Limited Promotions, so you have to know to ask for it. Now you know, so ask for it!

You need to take your student or educator ID and the 15% off is only good in stores, not online. It also can’t be combined with other coupons. There’s no expiry date – this is an ongoing promotion.

The Limited in Albuquerque is located in Cottonwood Mall.

–Tania

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New Mexico Tax Holiday 2012: Friday Through Sunday

August 2, 2012 by  
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See our latest New Mexico Tax Holiday post for information on the 2013 tax holiday.

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A reminder that the 2012 New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday starts on Friday, August 3, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 5.  I posted about this before, but if you missed it, here’s the recap.

During the tax holiday weekend you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which is especially helpful for parents as it makes back-to-school shopping a little more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from gross receipts tax in New Mexico during the tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • 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.)
  • School supplies priced under $30 per unit
  • Bookbags and school backpacks priced less than $100 per unit
  • Handheld calculators under $200 per unit

Note that phones, cameras, PDAs, iPods and all MP3 players, games including computer games, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.)

Find more details on what’s taxable and nontaxable during the New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday in the PDF files at the link.

In Albuquerque, where the gross receipts tax rate is 7%, that means you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Retailers across the city will be participating, and sometimes they give you a tax break even on items not officially covered by absorbing the gross receipts tax themselves. But if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2012 Tax Holiday, ask in stores before you begin shopping.

–Tania

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