Back to School & Tax Free Weekend

What 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, 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

"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."

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