I just caught this story in the Ballston Patch. It gives the low-down on Virginia's tax holiday for hurricane survival supplies. Starting tomorrow through the end of the month, the state won't charge sales tax on items that will help you survive a hurricane (beer, wine, decks of cards, and books of crossword puzzles are strangely not on the list).
The only catch is that most tax-free items must cost less than $60. However, if you're in the mood for a generator and cables, you won't need to pay tax if it costs $1,000 or less.
I have to admit that it might be time to get a new cell-phone charger--it's on the list.
Upcoming tax holidays: new clothes for school in August, and Engery Star appliances in October.