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August 4, 2022

JCPenney Touts Collections, Tax-Free Shopping for Back-to-School

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As part of its back-to-school and back-to-college promotions, JCPenney has set a schedule of tax-free events throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, the company reported in a blog post.

JCPenney also has created online destinations for a range of return-to-class presentations including Dorm Room Essentials, School Uniforms and Outfits with IZOD, Backpacks, Lunch Bags and More, Work Out with Xersion and More, and Adaptive apparel.

Adaptive apparel includes Thereabouts, which JCPenney bills as hyper-inclusive kids collections that celebrate diversity. 

The Dorm Room Essentials destination, as an example of how the retailer is organizing its return-to-class categories, offers curated collections including Life in Color: All of your dorm essentials, plus some fun colors and prints to brighten your room. It also offers Cool & Classic: All of your dorm must-haves in neutral prints and cool tones. In addition, JCPenney has products organized by category including Kitchen & Dining, Storage & Organization, Bedding, Bath, Decor and Tech. Other designations on the Dorm Room Essentials landing page include Study Essentials, featuring drink bottles, backpacks and earbuds among other products, Apartment Essentials, featuring furniture and furnishings, Grab & Go Bundles featuring dinnerware, furnishings, bath and other functional sets, and $20 and Under featuring discounted housewares, home furnishings, luggage and electronics accessories.

The tax-free shopping days run at different times through different states, and actually began in Alabama in mid-July, but most involve August, with the final dates including Massachusetts, August 13 to 14 and Maryland, August 12 to 20.

The JCPenney tax-free holiday events include discounts on most clothing, shoes, school supplies and some technology devices priced under $100, the company noted.

Further, JCPenney will make a $100,000 investment in the next generation of community-based initiatives undertaken by Mental Health America including new methods for tackling challenges young people face in maintaining psychological well-being.

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