During this period, you won't be charged Virginia sales tax on CERT-friendly preparedness gear (whether you buy at a store or from Amazon or another online retailer) when you buy the following items under $60, including:
- Duct tape!
- Batteries and cell phone chargers
- Flashlights, lanterns, headlamps, and glow sticks
- First aid kits
- Rope and tarps
- Weather radios and two-way radios
- Fire extinguishers
- Fuel and water storage containers
- And more!
So be smart -- check out the Memorial Day sales specials for gear you need, and save on sales tax on top of that!
National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 24-31), which is just before the official start of US hurricane season (June 1).
In case you needed to be reminded on why hurricanes are a threat, see the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center's YouTube video series on hurricanes:
Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day holiday, everyone!
Joe Loong is a Blog Editor and Social Media Specialist for Fairfax County CERT. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org