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Sears Sales Tax Holidays

 

A Sales Tax Holiday can be a great time to stock up on essentials like shoes, clothes and back-to-school supplies. They can help you save on bigger ticket items, too, like computers and appliances.

Sales Tax Holidays occur throughout the year. Click on your state below for specific dates and qualifying merchandise.


 

August 7th-9th, 2015

Clothing

With a value of $100 or less per item.

shop clothing

 

Computers, Computer Software and School Computer Supplies

Single purchases with a sale price of $750 or less including the following.

• Computers
• Monitors
• Keyboards
• Mice
• Speakers sold as part of a computer package
• Computer Software
• School computer supplies including media storage, PDAs, printers and printer supplies

shop computers, software & accessories

 

School Supplies

Noncommercial purchases of school supplies, school art supplies and school instructional materials priced at $50 or less per item.

Required textbooks represented on an official school book list with a sale price of more than $30 and less than $50.

Noncommercial book purchases with sale price of $30 or less per book.

shop school supplies

 

Exclusions: Fashion Accessories; Protective Equipment; Sports or Recreational Equipment; Furniture; Systems, Devices and Software used primarily for recreational use; Computer Parts and Devices not sold as part of a package that includes the Central Processing Unit; Magazines, Newspapers and other periodicals.

Note: AL county and city taxes may be applicable


February 20th - 22nd, 2015

Severe weather preparedness supplies

  • Including eligible products with a value of $60 or less per item including:
  • Batteries, including Cell Phone Batteries and Chargers
  • Battery-Powered Radios
  • NOAA Weather Radios
  • Flashlights
  • Lanterns
  • Emergency Glow Sticks
  • First Aid Dits
  • Duct Tape
  • Plywood
  • Gas or Diesel Fuel Containers
  • Tarpaulins and Plastic Sheeting
  • Non-Electric Food Storage Cooler or Water Storage Container
  • Non-Electric Can Openers
  • Artificial Ice
  • Blue Ice
  • Ice Packs or Reusable Ice
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Costing $60 or Less
  • Ground Anchor Systems such as Cords or Rope or Tie-Down Kits

 

Portable generators and power cords

WIth a value of $1,000 or less

 

Exclusions: Coin batteries, automobile batteries, boat batteries. 

NOTE: AL county and city taxes may be applicable.

 

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August 1st-2nd 2015

Clothing & Footwear

With a value of $100 or less per item.

shop footwear

shop clothing

 

Fashion Accessories & Equipment

With a value of $50 or less.

shop clothing & accessories

 

School Supplies, School Instructional Material & School Art Supplies

With a value of $50 or less.

shop school supplies

 

Exclusions: Protective Equipment, Sports/Recreational Equipment; Sewing Equipment and Supplies; Patches, Emblems, Costume Masks and Belt Buckles sold as separate items.

 

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August 16th-22nd 2015

Clothing & Footwear

With a value of $100 or less per item.

shop footwear

shop clothing

 

Exclusions: Special Athletic/Protective Clothing and Footwear, Jewelry, Handbags, Luggage, Umbrellas, Wallets, Watches and similar items.


 

July 31st-August 1st 2015

Clothing & Footwear

With a value of $300 or less per item.

shop footwear

shop clothing

 

Computers, Computer Components & Prewritten Computer Software

With a value of $1,000 or less per item and purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

shop computers, software & accessories

 

School Supplies, School Art Supplies, School Computer Supplies & School Instructional Materials

With a value of $20 or less per item and purchased for noncommercial use.

shop books

shop school supplies

 

Exclusions: Fashion Accessories, Equipment; Jewelry, Handbags, Umbrellas, Eyewear, Watches & Watchbands, Belt Buckles sold separately; Costume Masks sold separately; Patches & Emblems sold separately; Sewing Equipment & Supplies, Sewing Materials that become part of clothing; Cellular Telephones, Furniture, Computer-related accessories designed for recreational use, Briefcases, School Supplies that are not used in a classroom setting, School Supplies that are not used for classroom-related activities; Items used in a trade or business or for resale or rental.  


October 2nd-4th 2015

ENERGY STAR© Appliances 

With a value of $1,500 or less per item and purchased for noncommercial home or personal use including the following:

 •  Dishwashers

 •  Washing Machines
 
 •  Air Conditioners
 
 •  Ceiling Fans

 •  Fluorescent Light Bulbs

 •  Dehumidifiers

 •  Programmable Thermostats

 •  Refrigerators

 •  Doors

 •  Windows

shop ENERGY STAR© appliances

 

WaterSense© Bathroom Products

With a value of $1,500 or less per item and purchased for noncommercial home or personal use including the following:

 •  Bathroom Sink Faucets

 •  Faucet Accessories

 •  High-Efficiency Toilets & Urinals

 •  Showerheads

 •  Irrigation Controllers

shop bathroom

Exclusions: Energy Star© products or WaterSense© products purchased for trade, business, resale or commercial use; Purchases made by contractors for home installations; Rentals & Leases.

 

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August 7th-8th 2015

Clothing & Footwear

With a value of $100 or less per item.

shop footwear

shop clothing

 

Exclusions: Watches, Watchbands, Jewelry, Luggage, Purses, Umbrellas, Handkerchiefs, Sporting Equipment, Skis, Swim Fins, Roller Blades, Skates; Any special clothing or footwear designed primarily for athletic activity or protective use that is not usually considered appropriate for everyday wear.

 

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May 30th-31st 2015

First $1,500 of Hurricane Preparedness Items or Supplies including the following:

 • Portable, self-powered light sources

 • Portable, self-powered radios

 • 2-way radios/weatherband radios

 • Tarpaulin

 • Ground anchor systems or tie-down kits

 • Gas or diesel fuel tanks

 • Packages of AAA, AA, C, D-cell and 6 or 9-volt batteries

 • Cell phone batteries and cell phone chargers

 • Nonelectric food storage coolers

 • Portable generators that provide light, communications and/or preserve food
 • Carbon monoxide detectors

 • Blue Ice©

shop hurricane preparedness items

 

Exclusions: Automobile & Boat Batteries; Items purchased at airports, hotels, convenience stores and/or entertainment complexes. 



Note: LA county and city taxes may apply


August 7th-8th 2015

First $2,500 of Merchandise Purchased by Consumers

Consumer purchases are purchases of tangible property with the exception of vehicles subject to title and license.

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Exclusions: The purchase of meals furnished for consumption on the same premises where they were purchased, vehicles, taxable services, purchases for business use, leases and rentals. 



Note: LA county and city taxes may apply.


September 4th-6th 2015

Firearms, Ammunition & Hunting Supplies

  • ATVs
  • Clothing
  • Binoculars
  • Decoys
  • Knives
  • Archery Equipment

shop hunting supplies

 

Exclusions: Items for household or business use and the purchase of animals for the use of hunting.

 

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February 14th-16th 2015

Appliances

(including Solar Water Heaters & ENERGY STAR© rated appliances) as well as the following: 

  • Air conditioners

  • Washing Machines & Dryers)

  • Furnaces

  • Heat Pumps

  • Standard Size Refrigerators

  • LED Light Bulbs

  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

  • Dehumidifiers

  • Boilers

  • Programmable Thermostats

shop ENERGY STAR© accessories

Exclusions: Products that are not ENERGY STAR© rated


August 9th-15th 2015

Clothing & Footwear

With a value of $100 or less.

shop footwear

shop clothing

 

Exclusions: Accessories including Jewelry, Watches, Handbags, Handkerchiefs, Umbrellas, Scarves, Ties, Headbands and Belt Buckles; Services performed on clothing and footwear such as alterations, or items used to make or repair clothing or footwear.

 

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July 31st-August 1st 2015

Clothing & Footwear

With a value of $100 or less.

shop footwear

shop clothing

Exclusions: Accessories such as Jewelry, Handbags, Wallets, Watches, Backpacks and similar items; Items worn in conjunction with an athletic or recreational activity; School supplies and Computers; Rentals.

Note: MS county and city taxes may apply. 



September 4th-6th 2015

Hunting Supplies

  • Firearms

  • Ammunition

  • Archery Equipment
  • Firearms & Archery Accessories

  • Firearm & Archery Cases

  • Hearing Protection

  • Holsters

  • Belts

  • Slings

shop hunting supplies

Exclusions: All other non-qualifying hunting supplies.

 

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April 19th-25th 2015

The first $1,500 of each ENERGY STAR© rated appliance purchase including the following

  • Dishwashers

  • Washing Machines

  • Air Conditioners

  • Furnaces (including Heat Pumps)

  • Water heaters

  • Refrigerators & Freezers

  • Clothing Dryers

shop ENERGY STAR© rated accessories

Exclusions: Trash Compactors, Conventional Ovens, Ranges & Stoves, Lighting Fixtures, Office Equipment, Home Electronics and other non-appliance ENERGY STAR© rated products. 


NOTE: MO county and city taxes may apply.


August 7th-9th 2015

Clothing and footwear

Costing $100 or less per item.

shop clothing

shop footwear

 

School supplies

Not to exceed $50 per purchase.

shop school supplies

 

Computer software

Costing $350 or less.

shop computer software

 

Computers

With a value up to $3,500 including:

  • Laptop
  • Desktop
  • Tower Computer System
  • Random Access Memory
  • Storage Drive
  • Display Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Disk Drive
  • Memory Module
  • Compact Disk Drive
  • Daughterboard
  • Digitalizer
  • Microphone
  • Modem
  • Motherboard
  • Mouse
  • Multimedia Speakers
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Single-User Hardware
  • Single-User Operating Systems
  • Soundcard
  • Video Card

shop computers

 

Exclusions: Watches, watchbands, handkerchiefs, headbands, jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, scarves, ties, or belt buckles; CD players, sporting equipment, headphones, telephones, copiers, or other office equipment; Furniture & fixtures; any purchases for business use. 

NOTE: MO county and city taxes may be applicable.

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April 7th-9th 2015

Clothing & Footwear

With a value of $100 or less.

shop footwear

shop clothing

 

Computers

With a value of $1,000 or less per item including:

  • Desktops

  • Laptops

  • Tablets

 

Computer Hardware

With a value of $500 or less per item including:

  • Monitor
  • Speakers

  • Printers

shop computers, software & accessories

 

School Supplies

Supplies used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes with a value of $30 or less per item including the following:

  • Notebooks

  • Paper

  • Writing Instruments

  • Crayons
  • Art Supplies

  • Bookbags, Backpacks, Maps and Globes with a value of $100 or less per item

  • Handheld Calculators with a value of $200 or less per item

shop school supplies

 

Exclusions: Special Athletic or Protective Footwear or Clothing; Accessories (including Jewelry, Handbags, Luggage, Umbrellas, Wallets, Watches and similar items); PDAs, Games, E-Readers (with no computing functions), Musical Instruments, Prerecorded CD/DVDs; Repairs, Rentals, and Alterations.

 

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August 7th-9th 2015

Clothing

With a value of $75 or less per item.

shop clothing

 

School Supplies

With a value of $20 or less per item.

shop school supplies

 

School Instructional Materials

With a value of less than $20 per item including the following:

  • Reference Books

  • Maps

  • Globes

  • Workbooks

 

Exclusions: All items purchased for use in a trade or business. Clothing Accessories or Equipment, Sewing Equipment and Supplies.

 

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April 7th-9th 2015

Clothing

With a value of $75 or less per item.

  • Household and Shop Aprons

  • Baby Receiving Blankets

  • Belts and Suspenders

  • Costumes

  • Hats and Caps

  • Insoles for shoes

  • Athletic and non-athletic Uniforms
  • Wedding Apparel

  • Adult and Children's Diapers including Disposable Diapers

shop clothing

shop footwear

 

Exclusions: Athletic or Protective Footwear or Clothing, Rentals and Accessories (Jewelry, Handbags, Luggage, Umbrellas, Wallets, Watches).

 

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August 7th-9th 2015

Clothing, Footwear and Select Accessories

Hats, Scarves, Hosiery, Handbags

shop footwear

shop clothing

 

School Supplies

shop school supplies

 

Computers, Printers, Printer Supplies and Computer Software

shop computers & accessories

 

Bed & Bath

Wash Cloths, Blankets, Bed Spreads, Bed Linens, Sheet & Comforter Sets, Bath Towels, Rugs, Mats, Shower Curtains, Pillows, Pillow Cases

shop bed & bath

 

Exclusions: Purchases for business use, Rentals, Watches, Jewelry, Cosmetics, Eyewear, Wallets, Furniture, Layaway Items, Computer parts not sold with a central processing unit including Monitors, Keyboards and Scanners; Cellphones, Handheld Video/Music Devices, E-Books and Bathroom Accessories.

 

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August 7th-9th 2015

Clothing & Footwear

With a value of $100 or less per item.

shop footwear

shop clothing

 

School Supplies & School Art Supplies

With a value of $100 or less per item.

shop school supplies

 

Computers

With a value of $1,500 or less per item.

shop computers, software & accessories

 

Exclusions: Clothing Accessories, Athletic or Protective Equipment, Recreational Equipment, Instructional Materials (reference books and school computer supplies including compact discs, printers and printer ink), Individually Purchased Computer Software and Computer Accessories including monitors, keyboards, speakers, scanners, printers and printer supplies, Video Game Consoles, PDAs, Electronic Readers including Kindle and Nook, Purchases for business use.

 

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May 23rd-25th 2015

ENERGY STAR© Appliances

Air Conditioners with a value of $6,000 or less, Refrigerators with a value of $2,000 or less, Washing Machines, Ceiling Fans, Dehumidifiers, Dishwashers, Incandescent or Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Programmable Thermostats and Purchases of ENERGY STAR©-designated products made by real estate developers, dealers, contractors and service providers are also eligible for exemption.

shop ENERGY STAR© appliances

Exclusions: Products that are not ENERGY STAR© rated, Replacement parts for ENERGY STAR© rated products owned by a customer prior to the tax holiday, System Components that are sold individually.


August 7th-9th

Clothing

With a value of $100 or less per item.

shop clothing

 

Footwear

With a value of $100 or less per item.

shop footwear

 

School Backpacks

With a value of $100 or less per item.

shop backpacks

 

School Supplies

With a value of $100 or less per item.

shop school supplies

 

Exclusions: Special athletic or protective clothing or footwear, and accessories (jewelry, purses, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets and watches); briefcases, athletic bags, computer bags; Student supplies purchased for students that are not elementary/secondary school.

 

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May 25th-31st 2015

Portable Generators, Generator Power Cords, Inverters & Inverter Power Cables

With a value of $1,000 or less.

 

Gas-Powered Chainsaws

With a value of $350 or less.

 

Chainsaw Accessories

With a value of $60 or less.

  • Chains
  • Chainsaw Bars & Lubricants
  • Two-Cycle Motor Oil, Chain Sharpeners & Files
  • Bars, Wrenches
  • Carrying Cases
  • Safety Apparel
  • Repair Parts

 

Hurricane Preparedness Equipment

With a value of $60 or less.

Blue Ice, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Cell Phone Batteries, Cell Phone Chargers, Gas or Diesel Fuel Tanks, Nonelectric Food Storage Coolers, Portable Self-Powered Light Sources, Portable Self-Powered Radios, Two-Way Radios, Weather Band Radios, Storm Shutter Devices,Tarpaulins and other Flexible Waterproof Sheeting, Ground Anchor Systems and Tie Down Kits, Packages of AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt or 9-volt Batteries, Duct Tape, Bottled Water, Manual Can Openers, First Aid Kits

shop hurricane preparedness equipment


August 7th-9th 2015

Portable Generators, Generator Power Cords, Inverters, Inverter Power Cables

With a value of $1,000 or less.

 

Gas Powered Chainsaws

With a value of $350 or less.

 

Chainsaw Accessories

With a value of $60 or less.

  • Chains
  • Chainsaw Bars & Lubricants
  • Two-Cycle Motor Oil
  • Chain Sharpeners & Files
  • Bars
  • Wrenches
  • Carrying Cases
  • Safety Apparel
  • Repair Parts
 

Hurricane Preparedness Equipment

With a value of $60 or less.

  • Blue Ice
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Cell Phone Batteries
  • Cell Phone Chargers
  • Gas or Diesel Fuel Tanks
  • Nonelectric Food Storage Coolers
  • Portable Self-Powered Light Sources
  • Portable Self-Powered Radios
  • Two-Way Radios
  • Weather Band Radios
  • Storm Shutter Device
  • Tarpaulins and other Flexible Waterproof Sheeting
  • Ground Anchor Systems and Tie Down Kits
  • Packages of AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt or 9-volt Batteries
  • Duct Tape
  • Bottled Water
  • Manual Can Openers
  • First Aid Kits

shop hurricane preparedness equipment

 

Clothing & Footwear

With a value of $100 or less per item.

shop footwear

shop clothing

 

School Supplies

With a value of $20 or less per item.

shop school supplies

 

Exclusions: Clothing Accessories, Protective Equipment, Sports & Recreational Equipment, Computers or any School Computer Supplies, Rentals.

 

ENERGY STAR© Items

With a value of $2,500 or less per item and purchased for personal and home use.

  • Dishwashers
  • Washing Machines
  • Air Conditioners
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Compact Fluorescent Llght Bulbs
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Refrigerators

 

US EPA WaterSense© Items

With a value of $2,500 or less per item purchased for personal and home use.

Select Toilets, Bathroom Sink Faucets, Shower Heads

shop ENERGY STAR© items

Exclusions: Purchases for use in a trade or business; resales and rentals.

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July 17th-18th 2015

General School Supplies

Art School Supplies; Musical School Supplies, Instructional Items, Computer Media Storage including Diskettes, CDs, Memory and Flash Drives

shop school supplies

Exclusions: Unless expressly listed as an eligible tax exempt item, all other items are presumably excluded and subject to sales tax.

 

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January 8th-9th 2016

General School Supplies

Art School Supplies including Clay, Paints, Brushes, Watercolors, and Sketchbooks; Musical Instruments and Supplies, Maps & Globes, Instructional Items, Computer Media Storage including Diskettes, CDs, Memory and Flash Drives

shop school supplies

Exclusions: Unless expressly listed as an eligible tax exempt item, all other items are presumably excluded and subject to sales tax.

 

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