If you can brave the crowds, the state's annual Tax Fee Holiday is this weekend for back-to-school clothes and supplies.
While there's no sales tax for qualifying clothes, backpacks and supplies, retailers are adding extensive sales to entice shoppers through their doors.
The National Retail Federation estimates K through 12 and college shopping is worth $83 billion with an average household spending $688.
Shopping blogger and mother of seven, Tiffany Ivanovsky says a trip to the mall can be worth the effort.
"A lot of times, like Black Friday, I say stay at home and shop online. You're going to get the same deals," says Ivanovsky. "It's this sale, this one time a year, I really think, by coming into the mall and braving the crowd, that you do get a better deal."
She offers a couple of recommendations for a successful shopping trip:
Make a list of only what you need and take a friend to help you from overspending.
he tax-free weekend continues through midnight, Sunday.