The CDC’s permission to reopen all schools will mean going back to school will be a very busy time for all retailers. Children were learning virtually during the pandemic year and now they must prepare to go back and learn intensively. Maybe even repeat some lessons they slept in.
Retailers are aware of the impending onslaught of shoppers. There are also tax-free shopping days in several states listed below. It will be a busy time for retailers. Below are some of the most important events.
1. Target. There will be special back-to-school offers with 80% of the back-to-school collection under $ 10. Teachers will receive a one-time 15% discount on selected classroom supplies and essentials from July 18-31. Plus, students will get a 15% discount on every household essential between August 15-21.
2. JCPenney. The company will present the new trendy private clothing from private label Thereabouts for children on July 15. The collection includes uniforms, nightwear, outerwear and footwear. The collection is designed for every child. Additionally, from July 15 to August 12, JCPenney will donate $ 1 for every Thereabouts item sold in-store or online, up to $ 100,000, to Communities in School to fund programs that keep students at home. school. It will also be on JCPenney.com.
3. Walmart. Walmart has a new collection of clothing by acquiring the Justice brand. There will be designer clothes inspired by trends. Justice, which has many followers, will also offer jewelry, accessories, backpacks and stationery. It will be in 2,400 Walmart stores and on Walmart.com.
4. Kohl’s will allow educators and school staff to shop with a 20% in-store discount during the weekend of July 16-18. Additionally, these shoppers will receive $ 10 in Kohl’s cash for every $ 50 spent in-store.
5. Apple kicked off its back-to-school seasonal sale by offering students free Air Pods as well as the purchase of select Mac and iPad models. Upon payment, customers can upgrade to wireless for $ 40 or to Air Pods Pro for $ 90.
Each year, several states host tax-free shopping days before schools reopen day. This is primarily for clothing and footwear and there are restrictions in every state. Here are the statements and dates as collected by the Federation of Tax Administrators.
Tax-free purchase dates
Status # of days 2021 Dates
Alabama 3 July 16 – 18
Arkansas 2 August 7 – 8
Connecticut 2 August 7 – 8
Florida 10 July 31 – August 9
Iowa 2 August 6 – 7
Maryland 7 August 8 – 14
Massachusetts 2 August 14-15
Mississippi July 2, 20 -31
Missouri 3 August 6 – 8
New Mexico 3 August 6 – 8
Ohio 3 August 6 – 8
Oklahoma 3 August 6 – 8
South Carolina 3 August 6 – 8
Tennessee 7 July 30 – August 5
Texas 3 August 6 – 8
Virginie 3 August 6 – 8
West Virginia 4 July 30 – August 2