August is nearly halfway over, but even if we're finished with the tax-free sales, that doesn't mean there aren't many other sales to enjoy this month. There are back-to-school bargains to be had at just about every store, and it's the time of year to pick up paper, glue and scissors for a quarter or 50 cents, laptops for $150 and dorm gear at a discount, too.
It's also a great time of year to score big on summer clothing, swimsuits, summer shoes and other summery items that will be going out of season soon. It's hard to predict the sizes your kids will be next year, but if you're buying for yourself, you might as well make good use of the discounts. It's also a great time to pick up some patio furniture and other outdoor gear that many people will be putting away for the year in just a few short months before it's all exchanged for winter items in the stores.
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