Save on School Supplies During the Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend
Making your back-to-school shopping list? Take advantage of sales tax-free shopping during the 2018 Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday this weekend, Aug. 4-5.
During the weekend, state and local sales tax will not be collected on clothes and shoes under $100 each, which includes uniforms, sneakers, gloves, rainwear, socks, diapers (disposables included!) and much more.
Clothing accesories under $50 each are also part of the tax-free holiday, such as hair bows, handbags, umbrellas, watches and jewelry.
And, of course, parents can save big on school art supplies like paints and drawing pads; school instructional materials, such as textbooks and workbooks; and school supplies, including calculators, binders, book bags, notebooks, paper, pencils, crayons, highlighters and more.
See the full list of eligible items here. The tax-free weekend begins 12:01 a.m. Aug. 4 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 5.
Shoppers can also expect lots of extra sales, deals and extended hours at malls and shopping centers around town:
Live Music and Free Shaved Ice at Promenade at Chenal: Enjoy the sounds of local teen rock band Bad Habit on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m.-noon in The Courtyard. Plus, enjoy a free shaved ice courtesy of Blue Elephant Shaved Ice all weekend! The shopping center is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. For info: ChenalShopping.com.
Extended Hours at McCain Mall: Retailers present sales and special offers! Extended mall hours are 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday. For info: (501) 758-6317, Simon.com/Mall/McCain-Mall.
Special Deals at Park Plaza Mall: Take advantage of special deals from many retailers! Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. For info: (501) 664-4956, ParkPlazaMall.com.
Extended Hours at Outlets of Little Rock: Outlets of Little Rock are giving you even more time to shop! Stores are open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. For info: (501) 455-9100, OutletsOfLittleRock.com.