TN Tax Free Weekend Back To School Savings

Jul 24, 2013

It’s that time of year again when the hustle and bustle of ‘back-to-school’ begins.  As you’re cleaning out clothes closets, overcoming the shock of how much your kids have grown and planning those back-to-school shopping lists, you’re probably not thinking, “Let’s have a weekend getaway at Heartland Rentals.”

Your schedule might be bulging, but “Let’s have a weekend get away” is exactly what you should be thinking!  Why not plan to make the business of getting back to school fun instead?  You can enjoy Free Attraction Tickets with every Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge cabin reservation; take a long, good look at the kids; and do your back to school shopping during the Tennessee Tax Free Weekend Holiday!

Our tax free weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2013. During this 3-day tax holiday, you can enjoy big savings on all the supplies, clothing and computers you need to get your kids off to a great start on the new school year.  Sevierville and Pigeon Forge Outlet Malls will have special sales that will help you maximize your savings on tax-exempt school items but on most everything else too!

TNTaxHolidy.jpgThese items are approved for no sales tax charges during the TN Tax Holiday:

  • Back to School Clothes: Shirts, dresses, pants, coats, gloves and mittens, hats and caps, hosiery, neckties, belts, sneakers, shoes, scarves, and both athletic and non-athletic uniforms.
  • Basic School Supplies: Binders, book bags, calculators, tape, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, pens, pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, paper, rulers and scissors.
  • Creative Art Supplies: Clay and glazes, acrylic, tempera and oil paints, paintbrushes for artwork, sketch and drawing pads, and watercolors.
  • Computers: Laptop computers, desktop computers, tablets, central processing units (CPUs), and peripherals including monitors, keyboards, mice, cables to connect components, and pre-loaded software.  Click Here for a Printable List of TN No Sales Tax Approved Items.

Most Pigeon Forge and Sevierville shopping centers will have deep discounts and clearance sales just in time for back to school shopping, and may have online printable coupons available.  Here are a few links to our shopping malls so that you can plan ahead and print those coupons!

View or Download Our Complementary Sevierville Shopping Coupons
Includes a Free Tanger Outlets Coupon Book (a $5.00 value)

Heartland Rentals looks forward to welcoming you for one last summer getaway in the Smokies.  If you can’t make it for the Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, check out our vacation specials valid throughout the remainder of 2013.  It’s going to be a great school year!

Category: Area Information

Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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