WATCH: Back to School Bargains

[gtxvideo vid=’qCXeySnu’ thumb=’’ vtitle=’WATCH: Back to School Bargains’]

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Back to class is costing Americans a pretty penny.

According to the National Retain Federation, total spending for back-to-school is expected to reach more than $75 billion.

If you’re looking for a back-to-school-bargain, you’re in luck.  South Carolina’s annual sales tax holiday is in full swing.  Shopper will be able to enjoy shopping without paying the state’s six percent sales tax.  The school supply savings last through Sunday.

Tax free items include:

  • Bedspreads, linens
  • Clothing
  • Computers, printers
  • Footwear
  • School supplies, bookbags

For a complete list, be sure to visit

While you’re out saving some dough, some Midlands shops are hoping you’ll decide to shop local.

Devine Street and Five Points shop owners are teaming up for Columbia’s largest sidewalk sale.   The steals and deals run through Sunday.

For a complete list of participating stores, be sure to visit

Categories: Events, Events, News