Did you know we have another VA sales tax holiday coming up? May 25 - 31, 2013. This is the "hurricane and emergency preparedness equipment" one, so items like: batteries, artificial ice, portable lighting (flashlights and self powered lanterns) self powered radios, rope, fire extinguishers, fuel tanks, food storage coolers, bottled water and more. Click on the link for more info and a complete list from the VA Dept of Taxation. There are actually 3 planned for this year so take a look at each and perhaps plan your own shopping around them to save every dollar you can. Need a new cooler for summer? How about replacing that old fire extinguisher? Do you have enough bottled water packed away in a safe place just in case? Get it while it's tax free! Not in Virginia? Check your own states "Dept of taxation", go ahead, google it!