“Flag Day Sales?” I was skeptical also. But Google lists no fewer than 20.1 MILLION matches for that search term! Flag Day happens on June 14 each year. Because you frequent this website, you know that ANY holiday is a great excuse for retailers and eateries to offer special deals and discounts. Many stores, restaurants, and shopping malls hold Flag Day sales and promotions on June 14. Flag Day is an especially popular sales event for stores which deal in Americana antiques and collectibles. There is a “fine line” here, however. For some businesses, advertising a Flag Day sale would appear tacky and tasteless to their customers. This is why you don’t see many Flag Day car sales.
Another bonus: U.S. and state flags are exempt from sales tax in 14 states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Some of these states grant a conditional exemption only if the flag is sold by a veterans organization, nonprofit organization, or government agency. These exemptions are granted 365 days per year. You don’t have to buy your flag on Flag Day in order to get it tax-free.
Hours of operation at most stores and shopping malls are the same for Flag Day as they would be on a normal weekday. So, you have plenty of time to get out and search for sales. Flag Day only comes once per year and there are some great deals to be found. For 2017, it happens on Wednesday, June 14.