Archive for May, 2024

Tax Free Disaster Prep in Florida June 1-14 and August 24 – September 6th

Posted on: May 29th, 2024 by brent

Tax Free Items – PDF Download

Eligible Items

Sales price of $20 or less:

• Reusable ice (reusable ice packs)

Sales price of $40 or less:

Any portable, self-powered light source*

(powered by battery, solar, hand-crank, or gas):

• Candles

• Flashlights

• Lanterns

Sales price of $50 or less:

• Any gas or diesel fuel container, including

LP gas and kerosene containers

Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed

sizes only (excluding automobile and boat


• AAA-cell

• AA-cell• C-cell

• D-cell• 6-volt• 9-volt

Portable Radios* (powered by battery, solar, or


• Two-way

• Weather band

Sales price of $60 or less:

• Coolers and ice chests (food storage;


• Portable power banks

Sales price of $70 or less:

• Carbon monoxide detectors

• Fire extinguishers

• Smoke detectors or smoke alarms

Sales price of $100 or less:

• Bungee cords

• Ground anchor systems

• Ratchet straps

• Tarpaulins (tarps)

• Tie-down kits

• Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths,

and other flexible waterproof sheeting

Sales price of $3,000 or less:

• Portable generators used to provide light or

communications, or to preserve food in the

event of a power outage

*Eligible light sources and radios qualify for the

exemption even if electrical cords are included.


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Tax Information Publication 2024 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays, Page 2

Eligible Pet Evacuation Supplies

Sales Price of $10 or less per can or pouch (or

the equivalent if sold in a box or case):

• Wet cat or dog food

Sales Price of $15 or less per item or package:

• Cat litter pans

• Collapsible or travel-size food or water bowls

• Hamster or rabbit substrate

• Manual can openers

• Pet waste disposal bags

Sales Price of $20 or less per item or package:

• Collars • Muzzles

• Leashes • Pet pads

Sales Price of $25 or less per item:

• Cat litter weighing 25lbs. or less

Sales Price of $40 or less per item:

• Pet beds

Sales price of $100 or less per item:

• Bags of dry cat or dog food weighing 50 lbs. or less

• Pet carriers

• Portable kennels

• Over-the-counter pet medications

Jon Pardi – The Wharf – October 5

Posted on: May 28th, 2024 by brent

Jon Pardi

The Cat is proud to welcome Jon Pardi with Larry Fleet and Priscilla Block to the Wharf on October 5th.

Tickets are on-sale on Friday, May 31st 

Get tickets here: Ticketmaster

Listen win tickets on Cat Country 98.7

FavorHouse Round-Up – Friday, June 21st

Posted on: May 16th, 2024 by Mel McCrae

Grab Your Hat and Round-Up Your Posse, We’re Giving Domestic Violence the Boot!

 Local domestic violence center, FavorHouse of Northwest Florida is partnering with Cat Country 98.7 and area restaurants to throw a country-western themed party to raise critical funds to help domestic violence victims in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Happening Friday, June 21st from 6-10pm at the Escambia County Equestrian Center located at 7750 Mobile Hwy. in Pensacola, FL, the FavorHouse Round-Up is gearing up to be a toe-tappin’, knee-slappin’ good time in support of a good cause.

The Round-Up features live music from Blackwater Country, walk-about food tasting, dancing, mechanical bull and rodeo roper, bourbon and wine pulls, live auction of experience packages, and more. “We are throwing a party for 400 supporters who want to give back and have a great time with friends while doing it! Financial support raised from fundraising events like the Round-Up is vital to the programs and services that we provide non-stop. We need to raise at least $400,000 every year from our community to stay effective.” stated Tracie Hodson, FavorHouse Executive Director.

Hodson also bestowed some tips for people interested in going to the Round-Up, “If you are coming with a group of friends, consider reserving a table instead of buying tickets separately that way you can be guaranteed seats at the same table. You can get the tickets at the early bird price of $50 until the end of May, tickets prices are $60 each starting June 1st. The ground is hard-packed dirt, so we recommend saving fancy shoes for a different event. Come hungry, it’s all you care to eat. Lastly, bring your competitive spirit – you could find it rewarding.”

Learn more and purchase tickets at

Since 1980, FavorHouse of Northwest Florida, Inc. has been committed to excellence in service to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. As the only certified domestic violence center serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, FavorHouse provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter, outreach counseling, community education and legal assistance for injunctions for protection. For more information about FavorHouse programs and services go to or call 850-434-1177.


Win Dierks

Posted on: May 11th, 2024 by brent

Truckloads of Tickets

Posted on: May 3rd, 2024 by brent
Truck Loads 2024The Cat Loves a Concert and you can win TRUCK LOADS OF TICKETS.  Every weekday morning at 7:20, Brent and Mel will give you the winning Ticket Hours as a heads up.  Then listen for the “Ticket Truck Cue to Call” in that hour.  Then be the 9th Caller to Win.  Monday is Alabama Day on Cat Country 98 7.

Dierks Bentley at the Wharf – June 28

Posted on: May 1st, 2024 by brent


Dierks Bentley is coming to the Wharf on Friday, June 28th with Chase Rice and Tyler Braden.

Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster