Obviously we play commercials for a lot of different businesses promoting their stores, products, and sales here at the radio station. But there was one in particular that stuck out to me over a week ago - a commercial for a back to school sale.

In the middle of July.

Again, this was over a week ago, so it would have been the week of July 11th!

Most kids in Ocean County hadn't even been out of school for a month at that point, and back to school sales were already starting to be promoted.

It wasn't long after I first heard that spot that I started seeing back to school displays in-store.

Look, it's always good to be prepared in advance, but shouldn't we be giving kids an opportunity to enjoy their time off from school before reminding them that a new school year is quickly approaching?

Although we still have more summer ahead than we have behind us at this point!

So what do you think, is it too early for back to school sales? Vote on our poll and feel free to chime in on the comments section!