Residents of Massachusetts once again will have the chance this weekend to spend to their heart's content without worrying about the normal 6.25 percent sales tax.
The tax-free holiday will run from Saturday, Aug. 11 to Sunday, Aug. 12, and will allow customers of most retail outlets the chance to stock up on items without the added sales tax. Excluded from the tax holiday are restaurant meals, cars, motorboats, tobacco and any item that costs more than $2,500.
Massachusetts was one of 17 states in the country to offer a sales tax holiday in 2011, and, with the exception of 2009, the state has held a tax holiday every summer for the past nine years.
But we're looking for ways you're going to take advantage of the weekend. Do you plan on buying anything special this weekend? Know of any special sales going on that you'd like to share?