There are about four weeks left in summer vacation and local stores are already hawking back-to-school sales. But are you cutting off the beach, pool and boat to take advantage?
If so, where is your first favorite store to hit? Do you stick with the big box stores (, , ) search for bargains (, , Dollar Tree) or try to keep it local (, , or other local favorites)?
Are you excited or stressed about back to school? Patch us your comments in the comments section below and be sure to take our poll.