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With only one more week until students start school again, the back-to-school shopping spree begins.

The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend $8.6 billion during the month of August on back to school supplies and clothing.

It's the first time in 12 years that North Carolina is without a sales tax free weekend. Some shoppers say that many department stores are offering savings in place of the tax-free loss.