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Tennessee Tax Free Weekend is set for August 1-3, 2014 and many of Sevierville, Tennessee’s largest retailers are preparing by offering extended hours and sales to entice even more shoppers to their stores.
Sevierville’s Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center will offer extended hours of 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. on both Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2. That weekend will also kick off their month-long TangerStyle Fall event, so shoppers can stop by the Shopper Services office to pick up a free coupon sheet that will earn them an extra 20 percent off one item or 20 percent off their entire purchase at participating stores.
Another large Sevierville retailer, Bass Pro Outdoor World, is also planning similar promotions and events in conjunction with the sales tax holiday. Gayle Chesney, Special Events Coordinator at Bass Pro Sevierville says, “Our Fall Hunting Classic, which is our largest hunting sale of the year, begins on Friday, August 1.” In addition, television personalities Eddie Salter (host of “Turkey Man” on Pursuit Channel) and Allen Treadwell (co-host of Versus’ Network’s “Winchester Whitetail Revolution”) will also be at the store on August 1 signing autographs and teaching seminars.
Because the sales tax holiday applies only to clothing and school supplies under $100 per item and computers costing $1500 or less, many people don’t think about shopping at retailers such as Smoky Mountain Knife Works. But this mega-store reminds shoppers that Tax Free eligible supplies can be found at a variety of retailers. “Smoky Mountain Knife Works offers more than knives – in fact, many of the desirable brands of tactical wear and backpacks, like 5.11 and TruSpec, and unique back-to-school items like Fisher Space Pens (which are anti-gravity ink pens) will be eligible for the sales tax holiday,” says Gail Clevenger, art and marketing director for Smoky Mountain Knife Works.
“Sevierville has become known as the shopping capital of the Smokies because of our tremendous amount of top quality retailers,” says Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Amanda Marr. “Tennessee’s sales tax holiday comes at a great time, as visitors and locals are beginning their back to school shopping, and it makes the shopping in Sevierville stores, which offer everything from high-end name brands at outlet prices to hunting gear, electronics and more, even more attractive.”
For more information on the shopping available in Sevierville, go to www.VisitSevierville.com.
Learn more about merchandise eligible for the Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday.