8/9/2018 5:00:00 AM
Wait… no taxes?
You remember that saying that famous quote, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain but death and taxes?” Well, guess again Benjamin Franklin, because the State of Massachusetts is taking a sales tax holiday this weekend. In the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 1, the commonwealth’s government passed a bill exempting sales tax on all purchases up to $2,500 from Saturday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.
Take advantage before it’s too late!
Usually, tax holidays are intentionally aligned with the tail-end of summer to alleviate some of the financial burden for parents dropping serious coin on back-to-school supplies for their children. While those are sensible purchases, we’re close enough to winter for Taxachusetts residents to consider taking advantage of this reprieve by snagging a deal on an Ariens Sno-Thro. If you remember last winter’s multiple nor’easters and still don’t have a tool to eat through 100 plus inches of snow that New England is almost certainly destined to receive, now’s the time to cash in on savings you won’t see again for a long time.
How much do I save?
Let’s crunch the numbers. On a small scale, sales tax savings on items like a candy bar isn’t exactly something to write home to mom and dad about. However, when we’re talking a few hundred dollars on a piece of equipment designed to last generations, a savings of 6.25 percent on a purchase up to $2,500 adds up. For those living in smaller, tighter quarters, an Ariens Path-Pro® or Professional 21® might be sufficient. At starting prices between $449 and $649 USD, you bypass an additional charge of $28 to $41. Not bad, for a start. Let’s be real, though. Claiming neighborhood bragging rights as the smartest shopper won’t be achieved with a $40 savings.
Biggest bang for your buck
In preparation for the inevitable blizzard or four, we recommend a two-stage Sno-Thro model from our Deluxe or Platinum family. All models, including the newly launched Platinum 28 SHO RapidTrak™, start at prices within the tax holiday limitations. So instead of regretting an additional spend of $62 to $150 on a unit that might be sold out during the snowstorm of the century this February, your preparedness and financial wizardry makes you look like a hero when that snowstorm blows in.
Rewind – did you catch that bit about our new Platinum 28 SHO RapidTrak model? Surprise! Our patented RapidTrak technology is now available in a package for the average homeowner in regions with above-average snowfall. Same Platinum features like heated handgrips, quick-turn chute control and the super-high-output factor, but new ground drive system. With three track settings, users can adjust to climb steep hills, dig into hard-pack snow or drive normally with the same speed and turning response as a wheel-driven model. We haven’t produced very many yet, so be sure to be first in line at your local Ariens dealer on Saturday.
Double super-secret bonus
Oh hey, did we mention that your tax holiday happens to fall right within our free two-year warranty extension promotion on all two-stage Ariens Sno-Thro models? Because it does. Check out how you can take advantage of another sweet deal here.