Florida Tax Free Holiday Begins Friday; Extra Discounts At Sawgrass Mills Mall

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SUNRISE, FL  – Sawgrass Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States, will once again celebrate Florida’s Tax-Free Holiday from Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5.  During this time, shoppers will enjoy a sales-tax exemption* and deep discounts on select essentials including apparel, footwear, electronics, backpacks and more for the upcoming school year.

“With no sales tax on select items and extra special deals offered by our unmatched selection of retailers, Sawgrass Mills is the smart destination for all of your back-to-school shopping,” says Joellyn Fellmeth, director of marketing and business development at Sawgrass Mills. “Everyone in the family will benefit from Sawgrass Mills’ unique brand of shopping with more stores, more brands more savings and more fun.”

According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 50 percent of this year’s back-to-school shoppers will shop for sales more often and nearly 40 percent will look to use coupons. With more than 350 popular outlet and value retail stores, and an exclusive coupon book valued at over $500 in savings from top retailers, Sawgrass Mills will be the ideal destination for back-to-school shoppers looking for a bargain.

In conjunction with the tax-free holiday, many of Sawgrass Mills’ popular retailers will provide shoppers with even deeper discounts and special offers on all of the top back-to-school must-haves.  Featured promotions** include:

  • 50 – 65% off of select clearance merchandise from Wednesday, August 1 through Monday, August 6 at Last Call by Neiman Marcus
  • A sale on all denim, plus 40% off of clearance merchandise at American Eagle Outfitters
  • 15% off of your purchase of $150 or more at Tommy Hilfiger Company Store
  • Markdowns on select back-to-school essentials at Oakley Vault
  • Buy one, get one 50% off on footwear at Reebok Rockport Outlet


Plus, parents will be able to stock up on new school uniforms for the new school year by taking advantage of unbeatable prices at Sawgrass Mills retailers, such as Burlington Coat Factory, Gap Outlet, Marshalls, Super Target and more.

For more information on Sawgrass Mills, please call (954) 846-2350 or visit www.sawgrassmills.com.  Sawgrass Mills also may be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SawgrassMills) and on Twitter @ShopSawgrass.

*Items qualifying for the tax exempt holiday include; school supplies selling for $15 or less per item and books, clothing and footwear selling for $75 or less per item.

**Offers subject to change. Some exclusions apply.


About Sawgrass Mills

Sawgrass Mills is the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States with more than 350 name-brand outlet and off-price retail stores, plus two major food courts, seven full-service restaurants and entertainment venues.  The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills and The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills enhance the center’s popularity with outdoor dining and shopping. Millions of visitors annually enjoy stores such as Bloomingdale’s – The Outlet Store, Calvin Klein, Coach Factory Store, Disney Character Warehouse, Escada Company Store, Gap Outlet, Giorgio Armani General Store, GUESS Factory Store, Hugo Boss Factory Store, Marshalls, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Tumi, Super Target and electronics superstore, BrandsMart USA, plus anchor stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Last Call by Neiman Marcus.

Sawgrass Mills is located at 12801 West Sunrise Blvd in Sunrise, Fla. at the crossroads of West Sunrise Boulevard and Flamingo Road, just 10 miles west of Fort Lauderdale and approximately 35 minutes from Miami and Palm Beach.  It is open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Mon. through Sat. and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sun. Restaurants, movie theaters and bars enjoy later hours.  International shoppers enjoy a convenient currency exchange booth, free Wi-Fi, wheelchair and smartecarte® rentals, incentives for groups and individuals, as well as SHOP N DROP, a bag storage and shipping service.  For more information on Sawgrass Mills, please call (954) 846-2350 or visit www.sawgrassmills.com.  Sawgrass Mills also may be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SawgrassMills) and on Twitter @ShopSawgrass. 

About The Mills, A Simon Company

The Mills®, one of Simon Property Group’s five real estate platforms, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).


Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world.  The Company currently owns or has an interest in 338 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 245 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.  For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.


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