Road Trip Idea #10: Back to School Tax-Free Shopping

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When Back to School collides with Tax-free Weekend in Massachusetts you know it’s time for a Road Trip! Whether you or your child is going back to remote learning, in-person or a little of both, supplies are needed and what better way to save than by stocking up on August 29 & 30?

From super-regional and regional malls to outdoor neighborhood spots and even an outlet mall, Western Mass has plenty of options.

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Holyoke Mall

There are so many ways to save at Holyoke Mall. New England’s largest indoor shopping mall has programs for Everyday Student Discounts, Everyday Teacher Discounts and even Unidays discounts on uniforms at select retailers. Add in the tax-free weekend and curbside pickup and you’ll be road-tripping to Holyoke Mall in no time.

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Lee Premium Outlets
Take a short, scenic drive to Lee and browse outlet shops like Aeropostale, Levi’s, Nike Factory Store and much more. These outlets will appeal to Back to Schoolers of all ages.

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Hampshire Mall
If a smaller mall is more your speed, check out what Hampshire Mall has to offer. Find your supply list at Target and check out the sales at Claire’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC Penney and more.

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The Village Commons
South Hadley’s quaint open-air shops has a selection of on trend options for your high school or college student at Moxy Boutique. Think joggers, camo and even masks they’ll actually want to wear. Stop by Odyssey Books to tackle that Back-to-School reading list.

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Longmeadow Shops
Stroll ‘The Shops’ for unique items from Caren & Company, Lululemon, Francesca’s, Gap and more. There’s even a CVS for last minute school supplies.

Whatever your shopping style, Western Mass has what you need for Back to School. Make a weekend of it and stay overnight. Hotels have adopted enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure to keep you and your family safe and comfortable. Add some fun to your shopping excursion by stopping at one of our unique attractions like the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, Yankee Candle Village and Basketball Hall of Fame. Did we mention it’s Tax-Free Weekend August 29-30?

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