Back to School and Tax Free!

Shopping GirlsWhat event in August can combine two favorite things for women -- shopping and saving money? It's the Back to School Events at Carolina Premium Outlets in Smithfield and the NC Tax Free weekend. Carolina Premium Outlet's Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale is scheduled for Thursday - Monday, Aug 1 - 5 where shoppers will enjoy extra savings on top of everyday savings of 25% to 65% off retail at national brand stores like Tommy Hilfiger, The Gap, Banana Republic and many more.

North Carolina Sales Tax Holiday will also take place during the first weekend of August, Friday - Sunday, Aug 2 - 4.  Plan a trip to Smithfield during the North Carolina Sales Tax Holiday and enjoy tax free shopping on most clothing, footwear and backpacks under $100*

CPO Extended Shopping Hours:

Fri, Aug 2: 9am-10pm
Sat, Aug 3: 9am-10pm
Sun, Aug 4: 10am-7pm

*The tax free weekend for general merchandise purchased in North Carolina applies to the following items:

Clothing, footwear, and school supplies under $100
Sports and recreation equipment under $50
Computers under $3,500
Computer equipment under $250

Carolina Premium Outlet Shopping"Customers in this economy are looking for value and quality at a great price and shoppers know Carolina Premium Outlets offers both,” said Donna Bailey-Taylor, Executive Director, Johnston County Visitors Bureau. "The back-to-school period, like Black Friday, is super important to our destination for attracting visitors,” she added. “Back-to-school is one the biggest times of the year for shopping at Carolina Premium Outlets."

For deals on hotels located adjacent to the outlet center, visit our Smithfield page.