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Macy’s Backstage offering gift card on tax-free weekend for first 150

Macy’s is taking the tax-free shopping holiday this weekend to a new level.

The first 150 people to line up outside the southwest parking lot entrance of the Macy’s at the Dayton Mall on Saturday will receive a free $10 gift card from Macy’s Backstage, the company’s off-price concept.

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“With the back-to-school season right around the corner, Macy’s Backstage is the perfect place for parents to shop the best deals on products their kids will need for the upcoming school year,” a release said.

The store opens at 10 a.m. Saturday. The tax-free holiday weekend will from Friday to Sunday, but the promotion is Saturday only.

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During the holiday customers won’t pay sales or use tax on school supplies and instructional materials priced at $20 or less and clothing costing $75 or less.

Gov. John Kasich signed a bill that made the tax-free holiday a permanent law earlier this year.

“We have data from the last two years that shows there is a large spike during the weekend,” said Ohio Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg. “We would like to create a Black Friday-like event during August.”

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