Back-to-School With $750 in Prizes and New Hours Awaiting La Palmera Shoppers

Retailers ready for tax-free weekend; mall hours expanding


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 25, 2022) – School will soon be back in session and La Palmera is ready for shoppers with a special back-to-school scavenger hunt as well as the annual state sales tax holiday weekend Aug. 5–7.

To provide a little fun and financial boost, La Palmera is hosting a Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday, Aug. 3, with a chance to win La Palmera Gift Cards and a prize package valued at up to $750. To participate, players should follow the Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt Facebook Event page where 11 clues will be posted at 6 p.m. on Aug. 3. leading players to stores and eateries with QR codes posted outside, each of which reveals a letter, which is part of a school-related phrase. The first contestant to solve all 11 clues and post the correct phrase and selfies from each location to the Facebook Event page wins a $100 La Palmera Gift Card; the second-place finisher will win a $50 La Palmera Gift Card with a $25 La Palmera Gift Card for third place. All three winners will then draw a locker combination from a bowl and whoever is able to open the school locker will win the prize package inside. (Locker not included.) Players can find more information at or on the La Palmera Facebook Event page.

Those gift cards will come in handy for the annual Texas Sales Tax Holiday weekend, Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 7, with tax-free shopping on a variety of items priced under $100, such as basic school supplies, backpacks, clothing and uniforms, shoes, and many accessories. Shoppers will also find special deals at many stores whose merchandise does not qualify for tax-free status. Mall hours will be 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday. Select La Palmera retailers will open early for the three-day event, a list of which will be found on the mall’s Facebook page.

La Palmera today announced regular operating hours will be 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday through Saturday as of Aug. 1 — opening one hour earlier — while Sunday hours will remain 11 a.m.–6 p.m.