Category Archives: Holiday Shopping Tips

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Stores

December 18, 2022

Which stores are participating in the back to school sales tax holidays? As far as I know, ALL OF THEM! Since back to school sales tax holidays draw customers into stores and shopping malls, why wouldn’t they participate?

Of course, not every store offers items for sale which qualify for tax free status. Not all retailers have stores in states which are allowing sales tax holidays and/or tax free weekends. But as far as I know, all stores in participating states which offer eligible tax free items for sale are participating in the various back to school sales tax holidays which are being held throughout July and August, 2023.

Sometimes, stores selling items which are not included in the tax free weekend will host their own “No Sales Tax” sales and promotions. In this case, the retailer will give the customer a discount equal to the amount of sales tax being charged. Tax is paid to the state, but for the buyer, it’s like getting the item “tax free.”

State sales tax holidays and tax free weekends only last for a few days each year. Be sure to get to your favorite stores and shopping malls and take advantage of these back to school promotions and deals before it’s too late!

Christmas New Year’s Cell Phone Sales & Deals

December 15, 2022

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone or cell phone, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is typically one of the best times of the year for wireless phone sales. 2022 is no exception. Your local Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile/Sprint, and U.S. Cellular stores or authorized agents will be well-stocked and ready to deal. There are many phones available FREE, even through prepaid carriers with no contract required.

Watch for special clearance offers on prepaid phones and service from Boost Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless, NET 10, TracFone, Straight Talk, Family Mobile, Total Wireless, and Mint Mobile.

Because of the “challenging” economy this past year, most of us have kept our cell phones and smartphones longer than in years past. Late December will be a good time to shop for a new phone. We should see some good iPad and tablet sales, too. Many people are in a difficult financial situation today, so wireless phone dealers are rolling out the discounts and rebates. Shop all holiday wireless phone sales in your local area to locate the best prices and promotions.

Christmas New Year’s Appliance Electronics Sales

December 15, 2022

If you’re in the market for new home electronics or appliances, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is typically one of the best times of the year for appliance and electronics sales. 2022 is no exception. Washers, dryers, dishwashers, ranges, microwaves, refrigerators/freezers, flat screen LCD/LED/plasma TVs, and gaming consoles will all be offered at discounted prices.

Watch for special promotional offers on appliances and electronics from Whirlpool, Amana, LG, Samsung, Frigidaire, Sony, KitchenAid, GE, Bose, plus many other manufacturers. All the big box stores will have large clearance sales. Mall anchor department stores are also a great source of appliance and home electronics sales. Be sure to check store websites for exclusive offers not available elsewhere!

Because of the “challenging” economy this past year, most of us have kept our home electronics and appliances longer than we used to. Late December will be a good time to shop for replacements. Many people are in a difficult financial situation today, so appliance and electronics dealers are rolling out the discounts and rebate incentives. Shop all holiday electronics and appliance sales in your local area to locate the best prices and promotions.

Christmas New Year’s Furniture Sales & Deals

December 15, 2022

If you’re shopping for new home furnishings, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is one of the best times of the year for new furniture deals and special promotional offers. 2022 is no exception. Your local Broyhill, Sauder, La-Z-Boy, Drexel Heritage, Ethan Allen, Council, Durham, Century, Henkel Harris, Stickley, Hickour Chair, Hooker, Lane, Vaughan Bassett, Pennsylvania House, and Berhnardt dealers will have large inventories and be ready to deal on their websites.

Several popular furniture chains such as Ashley Furniture, IKEA, Havertys, Kane’s Furniture, Slumberland, HOM Furniture, plus all the big box stores will have large clearance sales. Many North Carolina furniture outlets will have special offers on your favorite pieces.

In addition to savings of several hundreds of dollars on most dining room, living room, and bedroom/mattress sets & suites, look for holiday coupon and promo code sales to get substantial savings off the furniture group or set of your choice.

Because the economy has been less than spectacular this past year, most of us have kept our furniture and bedding sets longer than we normally do. Late December will be a good time to shop for new furniture. Many people are in a challenging financial situation today, so manufacturers and dealers are rolling out the discounts and rebate incentives. Shop all holiday furniture sales in your local area to locate the best prices and promotions.

Christmas New Year’s Computer Sales & Deals

December 15, 2022

If you’re shopping for a new laptop or tablet computer, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is traditionally one of the best times of the year for new computer sales. 2022 is no exception. Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, Sam’s Club, Costco, Micro Center, Tiger Direct, and Dell.com will have large inventories in their stores and be ready to deal on their websites.

Save on the latest laptops and tablets from HP, Lenovo, Asus, Microsoft, Acer, Dell, Apple Mac, and Toshiba. If you’re in need of a desktop computer, those will be also be available at clearance prices. Sale prices can be found on the various store websites.

This fall holiday is also a good time to purchase computer accessories, peripheral devices, and related products such as portable hard drives, printers, laptop cases, and software.

Because the economy has been less than spectacular this past year, most of us have kept our old computers longer than we normally do. Late December will be a good time to shop for new laptops and tablets. Many people are in a difficult financial situation today, so manufacturers and dealers are rolling out the discounts and rebate incentives. Shop all holiday computer sales in your local area to locate the best prices and promotions.