Saturday, August 8, 2015

Virginia Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Ends SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

This isn't a repeat: In 2015, there are two Virginia's Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays, and this one goes through Sunday, August 9:

That's right, through Sunday, whether you shop online or in a brick-and-mortar store, skip the sales tax on CERT-favorite supplies under $60, including:

Duct Tape:
The Duct Tape Moving Van. Photo: Source
Light Sources Like Flashlights, Lanterns, Glow Sticks, and Headlamps:
Helmet Lights
Helmet Lights by Flickr user Tomas.Quinones. Used under Creative Commons: BY-NC-SA.

First Aid Kits:
First Aid, Second World War
If your first aid kit looks like this, it's probably time for a new one. First Aid, Second World War by Flickr user Telstar Logistics. Used under Creative Commons: BY-NC.

Fire Extinguishers:
Memed screencap from The IT Crowd. Source: Google Images.

Batteries and Cell Phone Chargers:
AA Meeting. Photo: Source

And like last year, chain saws under $350 and generators under $1,000 are also exempt.

Stock up and save! The Virginia Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Weekend ends midnight, Sunday, August 9.

Joe Loong is a Blog Editor and Social Media Specialist for Fairfax County CERT. You can email him at

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