Friday, May 25, 2012 through Thursday, May 31, 2012 is the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness equipment.
During this seven-day period, purchases of certain supplies and equipment  needed for hurricane preparedness will be exempt from sales tax. Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation.
Be sure to check out the guidelines  so you know what you are grabbing when you head to the store!
Check out the complete list of sales tax holidays for 2012 !