Don’t forget the SC sales tax holiday coming up soon. I appreciate the parents who sent me some additional money saving suggestions….
I thought I would forward an additional tidbit to you regarding free shipping and good prices for students – amazon.com has a special section for students (https://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info) – students can sign up for amazon student for no fees for up to 6 months and are eligible for free shipping and the site has some wonderful discounts for supplies of all sorts.
Look for free shipping offers on online orders:
- One suggestion is to purchase supplies online from Staples, Office Depot or Office Max. I believe they all offer free shipping if purchase is over $50.
- Staples is good for school supplies and other things like cleaning supplies, coffee, and easy mac and cheese. If you are handy with a screwdriver some of the bookcases they sell are inexpensive, we got a great deal on one from their online clearance page.
- Check out this website http://www.freeshipping.org for other sites with free shipping offers.
Purchase during South Carolina tax free weekend:
You may also be able to take advantage of the South Carolina break on sales tax. This year it is Aug. 5-7, 2016 and also works for online purchases during this period but they must be shipped to an address in South Carolina.
It applies to:
a.. School supplies
a.. Computer equipment
More information at
Other States Sales Tax Holidays
You can see a list of all states and their sales tax holiday dates at http://www.taxadmin.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=282:2016-sales-tax-holiday&catid=30:research&Itemid=317