What to Buy in February – Get the Best Bang for Your Buck This Month

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February happens to be the shortest month of the year, but it certainly doesn’t lack in savings. Presidents’ Day weekend is a great opportunity to get out of town, but it’s also an excellent time to shop. In years past, we’ve seen retailers start as early as February 5, and run through February 22nd. You might not find as big of a discount as you would like on a Valentine’s Day gift, but this month you’ll find deals on many necessities like winter coats and tax software.
Take a look at the deals that I’ve found and start the year off with some savings.

What to Buy in February – Get the Best Bang for Your Buck This Month:

Electronics

Super Bowl Sunday always means TV promotions.

Fitness Equipment and Winter Sports Equipment

Now that many have forgotten about New Year’s fitness goals, prices will drop for fitness equipment. February is also a great time to buy skis, skates, and winter clothing. If you have kids, you may want to purchase a larger size for the next year and beyond.

Smartphones:

The average trade-in value for smartphones is around 40% higher in February than the rest of the year, so it’s as good a time as any to upgrade. The big Consumer Electronics Show last month previewed a number of new smartphone models, but they won’t hit the market until Spring. If you can live without having the very newest smartphone, February is a good time to find deals, and around Valentine’s Day you’ll often see “his & hers” or “2 for 1” offers.

Home goods:

Presidents Day falls on Feb. 15. And if this year is like previous years, expect popular retailers to host holiday sales — many of which focus on home goods, such as mattresses, bedding, and small kitchen appliances. Also, if you held off on a furniture purchase last month, you may be in luck: “Presidents’ Day sales are good for furniture also at both specialty and department stores.” 

Just ahead of spring cleaning, look for markdowns on window treatments, carpet, and carpet cleaning services.

 

Winter Clothing:

February is typically still chilly, but with the season winding down, stores are eager to unload winter products and fill shelves with merchandise better suited for sunny days. That makes this month a good time to score big savings on scarves, gloves, winter clothing, winter sports gear and more. You may not have much time left to use your finds this season, but you’ll be prepared when next winter rolls around. 

Also look for markdowns on swimsuits. Summer styles first appear in January so February is usually the first markdown opportunity for swimsuits.

Accessories:

Jewelry, sunglasses, hats, watches, belts, bags and wallets, along with other products, are discounted about 60 percent more in February compared to the rest of the year, so the timing is perfect for a style pick-me-up!

February happens to be the shortest month of the year, but it certainly doesn’t lack in savings. Presidents’ Day weekend is a great opportunity to get out of town, but it’s also an excellent time to shop. In years past, we’ve seen retailers start as early as February 5, and run through February 22nd. You might not find as big of a discount as you would like on a Valentine’s Day gift, but this month you’ll find deals on many necessities like winter coats and tax software.
Take a look at the deals that I’ve found and start the year off with some savings.

Valentine’s Day Gifts – Jewelry and Flowers

If it’s a good Valentine’s Day gift, it’s probably on sale. Everything from lingerie to jewelry to flowers was deeply discounted in February last year, so we should expect to see a repeat this year.

Valentine’s Day drives most of the spending in February so look for lots of competition for your dollars for jewelry, fragrance, chocolates and flowers. 

Don’t forget, February 15th is a great day to pick up potted plants that did not get purchased for Valentine’s Day! Chocolates taste just as good the next day too. Maybe they taste better knowing that you got them on sale!

 

Heart Health Month – February Savings

Vitamins, supplements, gym memberships, heart-healthy foods, aspirin

President’s Day Sales

Soon we will be posting great deals on apparel, appliances, and electronics. Be sure and let us know if we can help you find the lowest price on a specific item you need. We’re happy to help!

 

Tax Software:

April feels far away, but it will be here in no time. Be on top of things this year and pick up a tax preparation kit now. Tax software sellers want to make sure that you use their software instead of another brand, so they often offer sales this early to grab you before their competitors do. Check out products like TurboTax and H&R Block Tax Software on Amazon.

 

 

 

Grocery Store Savings in February:

Cereals and breakfast foods: look for stock up prices on cold cereal, oatmeal, grits, frozen waffles, and pancakes, waffle mixes, and syrups

Canned foods– stock up on canned fruits, vegetables, canned meat like tuna. Tip– write the purchase date in permanent marker on your canned foods so you can use them in reverse order of purchase.

Meat

Look for markdowns on pot roasts, chuck steak, chicken breasts and chicken wings.

Produce – in season produce includes avocado, blueberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chilean grapes, grapefruit, mandarin oranges, pears, spinach, and sweet potatoes

Snack Foods

All the popular food that consumers were buying for the Super Bowl may now be marked down. Look for good deals on chips, dips, and other snack items.

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