Tax Free Weekend in Myrtle Beach
In many states it has become common practice to grant a tax free weekend towards the end of summer, and this is the case in South Carolina. This year’s weekend will be August 2 to 4. If you’re enjoying a Myrtle Beach vacation at one of the Vacation Myrtle Beach hotels during this tax free weekend you’ll want to have an idea of some of the best places to make your purchases on what has become the busiest shopping weekend of the summer.
Not every item is exempt from tax during this period but the legislation lays out several categories of items that are,like clothing, clothing accessories, footwear, bed linens, pillows, pillow cases, school supplies and computers.
There are a number of shopping malls along the Grand Strand where you can find shops and stores that cater for either a complete cross section or a good proportion of the tax exempt items. Here are a few of the main malls in Myrtle Beach:
• Barefoot Landing is located in North Myrtle Beach at 4898 Hwy 17 South, and has over 100 specialty shops and stores. The mall is particularly good for apparel, accessories, shoes and household linen. Barefoot is located close to Ocean Creek Resort and Beach Cove Resort.
• Tanger Outlets -This is where you’ll find a large collection of factory outlet stores such as The Children’s Place. There are two other branches of The Children’s Place at 4618 Factory Store Blvd and at 2000 Coastal Grand Circle. There are two Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach, one on Hwy 17 on the way to North Myrtle Beach and the other on Hwy 501 about 3 miles from the coast. The Tanger on Highway 17 is located close to Sea Watch Resort. The Tanger on Highway 501 is easiest to get to from Hotel BLUE, Captains Quarters and the Palace Resort.
• Broadway at the Beach is one of the malls that will be busy over the tax free weekend. As well as the many apparel stores, footwear shops look out for MAXii Electronics and for XCell Wireless Technology for Laptops and Notebooks. The Palms Resort is located only a short drive away from Broadway at the Beach.
• The Market Common is located in Deville Street immediately next to the Myrtle Beach Airport. This is probably a good mall to try if you wish to avoid the crowds. It is also close to the southern Myrtle Beach hotels, namely: Landmark, Hotel BLUE, Captains Quarter's and the Palace Resort.
Make sure you also check out the Myrtle Beach discounts you can get with the VMB card you got upon checking in at any VMB resort, but make sure to check with the shop manager if you're doubling up on tax free and VMB card discounts to make sure they'll all apply.