I was checking out the CNN Money Personality Type Quiz after reading frugalgirl's post and an article on upcoming sales tax amnesty days caught my eye. Mass tax rate is 5% (which isn't huge, but it's still a "discount") so I think this is when we'll buy our new washer and save $40-$50. Eleven states are doing it this year, here's the info for Massachusetts:
Dates: August 13-14
Items covered: All nonbusiness sales on a single item costing $2,500 or less are covered. Automobiles, boats, telecommunication items, meals, utilities and tobacco are not covered.