Georgia ENERGY STAR® sales tax holiday this weekend
Additional rebates and instant savings available from Georgia Power

ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power reminds customers to shop and save this weekend during the state of Georgia's annual sales tax holiday for energy efficient ENERGY STAR® products. Friday through Sunday across the state, shoppers who make a qualifying purchase are exempt from paying state and local sales tax on a number of household items such as appliances, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), doors/windows and thermostats.   

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In addition to saving on sales tax this weekend, customers who purchase qualified ENERGY STAR appliances including refrigerators, air conditioners, clothes washers and more may be eligible to receive additional rebates from Georgia Power. The company is also offering additional instant savings of $2$6 on select packs of ENERGY STAR certified CFL's and LED's at participating Costco, The Home Depot and Walmart locations through the end of November.      

Georgia's sales tax holiday marks the start of National Energy Awareness Month, an annual recognition of the central role energy plays in national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being.   Throughout October, Georgia Power is sharing news and information on the month-long event using #EnergyAwarenessMonth on Twitter, as well as creative ways to save money and energy every day using #GAEnergyTips.

Georgia Power works to bring customers the latest in energy efficient products and programs, including dozens of in-store events every month at popular retailers throughout Georgia. For more information about available rebates and instant savings from Georgia Power, as well as a full schedule of October in-store events, visit For more information about Georgia's sales tax holiday, visit

About Georgia Power

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of the nation's largest generators of electricity.  Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind.  Consistently recognized as a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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