For Tax Weekend, many of you will shop now and leave your information with the store to process over the weekend. Although this a smart way to dodge the masses, do not leave your credit card information unless the store encrypts the information.
TJX ran into that problem a couple years ago when their customers information was leaked. If the information is written down and not encrypted (password protected), you run the very real risk of identity theft.
Ask how the store safeguards your information. It is not worth the risk if they do not encrypt