There is still some summer to be enjoyed, so do not panic. But if you have back-to-school shopping to take care of, take Virginia Farm Bureau’s Member Deals Plus® with you. Member Deals Plus can help you save on back-to-school purchases—and so can the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday. Member Deals Plus® uses the nation’s largest private discount network to save you money on meals, clothing, vehicle care and other goods and services. It uses “show your phone” mobile deals that can be accessed anywhere and redeemed from a smartphone at the point of sale, or from a home computer. Members can enjoy savings at more than 100,000 locations, including some where you may already shop for: • school clothing and shoes; • classroom supplies; • sports clothing and gear; • dorm room furnishings; and • personal care items. How to get started To register as a Member Deals Plus user, visit vafb.com/benefits , and click the Member Deals Plus link near the top of the page. Virginia’s annual Sales Tax Holiday started this morning and will run through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 6. That means you can buy qualified school supplies, clothing and footwear—as well as hurricane and emergency preparedness items and Energy Star™ and WaterSense ™ products without paying sales tax. For details, visit tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday . Member Deals plus and Member Deals Plus are registered trademarks of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.