Does your state have a tax-free shopping day for back-to-school? Do you take advantage of it? What kind of stuff is tax-free? Do you do shopping for yourself? For future gifts?
Personally, I'm looking forward to the sales.
We have tax-free holiday here, usually during the 1st week of August. I buy back-to-school clothes for dd and pick up anything that dh and I need, like new sneakers, underwear, socks, etc. I've usually already bought dd's school supplies since that stuff gets picked over fast, but since school is starting later this year, I'm hoping those items won't run out as quickly and I get them during the tax-free holiday.
In case you wondered if your state has a tax-free holiday: I found this page ...
It must be an east-coast thing.