BBeginning Saturday, September 3, and running through Friday, September 9, Floridians pay no sales tax on qualifying tools and more.

Floridians can save while stocking up on power tools, toolboxes, work boots and other items commonly used by skilled trade workers during the first-ever Tool Time Sales Tax Holiday.

Eligible items that consumers can purchase tax-free include:

  • Toolboxes for vehicles selling for $300 or less;
  • Power tools selling for $300 or less;
  • Work boots selling for $175 or less;
  • Power tool batteries selling for $150 or less;
  • Handheld pipe cutters, drain opening tools, and plumbing inspection equipment selling for $150 or less;
  • Industry textbooks and code books selling for $125 or less;
  • Tool belts selling for $100 or less;
  • Electrical voltage and testing equipment selling for $100 or less;
  • Shop lights selling for $100 or less;
  • Toolboxes selling for $75 or less;
  • Hand tools selling for $50 or less;
  • Safety glasses selling for $50 or less per pair (or the equivalent if sold in sets of more than one pair);
  • Protective coveralls selling for $50 or less;
  • Duffle bags or tote bags selling for $50 or less;
  • LED flashlights selling for $50 or less; and
  • Work gloves selling for $25 or less.
For more information on what items are eligible for tax savings, visit the Florida Department of Revenue at

AAre you taking care of your best customers?

It’s a tried-and-true lesson: the cost of acquiring new customers is many times higher than the cost of keeping the customers you already have. No matter what size business you’re running, with wallet-size gift and loyalty cards, your customers can carry your brand wherever they go.

Why does virtually every major retail and restaurant chain offer branded gift and loyalty cards?

Because they work.

You don’t have to be a big company to run a branded card program - the Florida Retail Federation gives you access to the same customer retention tools that the big stores use to grow traffic.

What other benefits can you expect by using Florida Bankcard Solutions gift card loyalty program?

  • Increase sales and return visits
  • Increase profit
  • Easy to set up and easy to use
  • Low cost start-up options
  • Sell cards online
  • Digital cards available by text or email

Florida Bankcard Solutions offers branded cards that are easy and affordable for you to issue and redeem, and they work through the credit card terminal already installed in your store.

Our software supports both gift and loyalty card programs, and gives you real-time access to dollar and point balances right from your terminal.

Even if you’re already using paper gift certificates, market research has shown that plastic gift cards typically increase gross sales more than paper certificate programs.

A well-designed loyalty program offers you more options to reward your customers than a simple discount. Give your best customers a loyalty card, then design your in-store specials exclusively for them. By tracking customer behavior and buying habits unique to your location, you get solid marketing data that will help you increase your profit over the long-term.

Call Vice President Jon Stolp at (850) 222-4082 today to get set up.

Let us help you design a branded card program that works for your small business.

Contact Us

Florida Retail Federation
227 South Adams St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301