ABC Stores are the greatest resource in the Hawaiian Islands. If you happen to be in Honolulu, Oahu, you can find one on almost every block. These stores have everything you need: towels, sunscreen, hats, souvenirs, tshirts, snacks, beverages, calendars, mugs, and the list goes on and on. The hours of the stores are from early in the morning until 12 midnight or later depending on the location. Most stores have Hawaiian Water for $0.99 on sale and the sales tax rate of 4.17% is hard to beat on goods. Plenty of postcards are available, too. The people who work at these stores are some of the friendliest, nicest people you will ever meet. These stores truly have the spirit of Aloha.
The ABC Stores Hawaii are located mostly on Oahu, but are also on the big Island of Hawaii, Maui and Kauai. Tip: Save your receipts from your purchases because if you have $100 in receipt purchases, you are entitled to 1 free gift such as a mug, calendar or bag. For $300 in purchase receipts, a tshirt or better is available to you. Check with the store when you go there and make sure to tell them Mahalo!