Palm Beach Outlets expects tax-free weekend to bring out plenty of shoppers for savings, fun and games

Fun, games, deep discounts and tax savings will all be part of Florida’s Sales Tax Holiday weekend at Palm Beach Outlets from Fri., Aug. 3, through Sun., Aug. 5. Shoppers can take advantage of savings and one lucky guest will win a $1,000 shopping spree.

From noon to 2 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 4, Palm Beach Outlets and iHeart Radio will join together for a fun-filled Back To School Olympics. Guests can register from noon to 12:50 p.m. to compete and three lucky folks will be randomly picked to participate in four various challenges, which will begin at 1 p.m. The first person to win two of the four competitions will win the shopping spree.

The first game is “First to Pack the Kids’ Lunch” (make a sandwich, fill a thermos with a drink, fill a snack bag with a snack, write them a note on a napkin, place it all in the lunch box and close it).

The “Book Cover Challenge” will see which contestant can cover four school books the quickest using books, covers, tape and school scissors.

The “High Low School Supplies Game” will direct contestants to guess and write down the cost of eight school supplies in 30 seconds.

The final contest will feature five pairs of shoes on a table where each contestant will be timed to see who can lace and tie the five pairs the fastest.

Aside from the fun and games, Palm Beach Outlets expects many shoppers to take advantage of Florida’s Sales Tax Holiday. Retailers are becoming more competitive during the back-to-school period with exclusive bargains.

“Our stores carry many of the items that have been declared tax free during the shopping holiday,” said Marketing Director Pam Rada. “As an added incentive, some of our shops will offer additional deals, such as O’Neill, which is offering a free backpack with a purchase of $150 or more (while supplies last).”

Some of the items eligible for tax exemption include clothing, accessories and shoes up to $60 each. Clothing and footwear exceeding $60 will be charged the normal sales tax.