Arundel Mills and White Marsh Mall will also promote the tax holiday through signage, their websites and social media. The shopping momentum keeps up even after tax-free week is done, said Wendy Ellis, Arundel Mills marketing manager.
Shoppers at White Marsh Mall recently said the tax holiday is a good idea.
Dawn Scott, 40, had planned to travel to Pennsylvania, where there is no sales tax on clothes and some other items, to shop for her 11-year-old son Jordan. She may now do some of that shopping in Maryland as well.
"In this economy it's all about saving money," said the Bel Air resident, who works as a manager for Boeing Co.
Ranald Warren, 28, lost his job in the meat department at Sam's Club six months ago and is looking for every price break he can get.
"I would definitely shop when I could save on taxes," he said, while walking with a friend through the mall. "Times are hard in this economy."