Exchange Shoppers Can Double Their Discounts During Back-to-School Tax Holidays

Exchange offers sales-tax discounts

Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering additional savings on top of sales-tax discounts in 16 states during tax-free holidays.

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military shoppers earn an A+ in savings as the 2020-21 school year kicks off.

Because shopping at the Exchange is always tax-free, Soldiers, Airmen and military shoppers can save even more during states’ tax-free weekends on back-to-school shopping. During the tax holidays, the Exchange will match local sales tax discounts to offer an additional percentage off (equivalent to the local sales tax rate).

This year, 16 states are hosting tax-free sales on select back-to-school items, such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks. In some states, computers and other qualifying electronic devices can be purchased tax-free. Eligible items vary by state.

“At the Exchange, every day is a sales tax holiday, and starting off on the right foot for a new school year shouldn’t break the bank,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “Families can make their tax-free Exchange benefit even more valuable by saving extra on school supplies during state tax holiday weekends.”

Sales-tax holidays kick off July 17-19 in Alabama and close Aug. 16-22 in Connecticut. Shoppers can check their state’s tax website for dates and eligible items. Exchange discounts are valid in stores only.

Facebook-friendly version: Every day is tax-free for shoppers at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, but during tax holidays in 16 states, Exchange stores will offer additional savings equal to the local tax rate on eligible back-to-school items. Read more about how to save:

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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 62nd-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.2 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at


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