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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 18: People shop at Macy?s department store November 18, 2005 in New York City. U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez toured the store Friday meeting with retail business leaders at a roundtable sponsored by the National Retail Federation and hosted by Federated Department Stores, Inc. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Today is the first day of August.  For some, this marks the beginning of the back to school transition.  That means that shopping for back to school supplies is on the horizon.  Luckily there are a few select days this month where you can shop TAX-FREE

Unfortunately, this opportunity is only available to certain states and North Carolina is not one of them.  However, our sister state South Carolina (SC) is one of the states that have tax free shopping.

Those willing the pass over to SC to take advantage of this opportunity can do so on August 2nd through the 4th.  There are many shopping centers along the North-South Carolina border for people to do back to school shopping.  One place near Carowinds Boulevard is the Fort Mill Shopping Center.

However, If you are willing to take a day trip there are some other options for great shopping.  You can take your day trip to Myrtle Beach and partake in all the many shopping centers and stores all over the beach strip.  Or if you are feeling more rural you can go to Charleston and check out all their options, like the market.

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