Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to School/College Shopping. Want to save an extra 6% this weekend?

  • Vera Bradley Fall 2014 - Backpacks .... a d o r a b l e !

It’s that time of year!  Everywhere you turn stores are offering deals and promotions in an effort to win our business to buy the items we have to buy for our students returning to school and college.  According to Brad Tuttle, of, you can save an additional 4% - 6% (depending on the state in which you shop) on your back to school supplies!  “Every year around this time, states host sales-tax holidays,  in which the usual sales tax is waived on a wide range of purchases. In most cases, tax-free purchases are limited to back-to-school items such as computers and traditional school supplies like notebooks, protractors, and pens, but clothing, footwear, and accessories are typically on the table as well".

South Carolina - August 1-3, with sales tax exemptions for all clothing, footwear, school supplies, computers and electronics, college dorm supplies like pillows, blankets, and shower curtains, and even delivery charges on all of the above
Georgia - August 1-2, limited to $20 school supplies, clothing priced at $100 or less, and computers capped at $1,000”

Check out the full article for a list of other states that participate at

Not sure what you need for your K-12th grader? Go to enter your zip code and identify your school, for a list of essential school supplies.

Love the Vera Bradley fall collection?  
Pop in to The Scottish Mill Shop at 1200 Fording Island Road Bluffton, SC 29910 to check out the new fall designs. We are open Mon-Sat, 10 - 5:30 I'm there on Thursdays and would love to meet my readers!