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May 6, 2013

Before the storm – save money!

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It’s just a month before hurricane season officially begins. Before tropical storms arrive, you can get ready and save money, too. Shop during Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, May 25-31, and you won’t pay sales tax on supplies for protecting your home and business

Many useful items qualify. Shop for items on this list that have a price of $60 or less:
  • Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs, reusable ice
  • Batteries, excluding car or boat batteries
  • Portable self-powered light sources, including flashlights, lanterns and glow sticks
  • First-aid kits
  • Cell phone chargers
  • Weather Band radios and NOAA Weather Radios
  • Portable, self-powered radios, including radios with electrical power capability
  • Bottled water of any size, including flavored and carbonated
  • Two-way radios
  • Manual can openers
  • Tarps, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths
  • Bungee cords and rope
  • Ground anchor systems or tie down kits
  • Ratchet straps
  • Duct tape
  • Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, fire extinguishers
  • Empty gas, propane or diesel fuel tanks or containers
  • Water storage containers such as buckets, barrels, canteens, coolers
Shop for items on this list that have a sales price of $1,000 or less:
  • Portable generators and generator power cords
  • Inverters and inverter power cables.
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