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‘Better Than Tax Free’ Shopping for Back-to-School Savings

The “Better Than Tax Free” shopping event will take place August 5-7 at four area Simon retail properties.
The “Better Than Tax Free” shopping event will take place August 5-7 at four area Simon retail properties. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Whether you like it or not, the countdown to back-to-school is on. Once we hit August gears switch from planning camps and vacations to stocking up on school supplies and fall attire. To make that transition just a little more palatable, Charlotte area Simon shopping centers will host one large sale event at all four of its locations.

“Better Than Tax Free” Weekend is returning for its third year Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7 at Carolina Premium Outlets, Charlotte Premium Outlets, Concord Mills and SouthPark and will offer additional savings in lieu of a state-wide sales tax holiday.

Shoppers are also encouraged to share their most memorable back-to-school photos using #tbtbts (Throw Back Thursday Back to Simon) for a chance to win Simon gift cards and a $5,000 shopping spree.

“Better Than Tax Free” Weekend center-specific hours and events are as follows:

Carolina Premium Outlets

1025 Outlet Center Drive / Smithfield / (919) 989-8757

Regular Hours: Friday and Saturday (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.); Sunday (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

Back-to-School Fashion Show: Saturday, August 6 at 11 a.m.

Friday, August 5-Sunday, August 7

Carolina Premium Outlets will collect backpacks and school supplies from shoppers to benefit Mom & Pop Green Org. Guests who would like to donate may drop their items by Simon Guest Services.

Charlotte Premium Outlets

5404 New Fashion Way / Charlotte / (704) 523-8865

Regular Hours: Friday and Saturday (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.); Sunday (12 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

Concord Mills

8111 Concord Mills Blvd. / Concord / (704) 979-0001

Regular Hours: Friday and Saturday (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.); Sunday (12 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

SouthPark

4400 Sharon Road / Charlotte / (704) 295-0975

Regular Hours: Friday and Saturday (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.); Sunday (12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

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