The 9 Best Things to Buy in February
The month of February typically boasts strong sales on many items, which are often at their lowest prices of the year. We pulled together tips from our expert team of deal editors, so you'll know everything you should stock up on in this next, snowy month.
President’s Day Sales.
What would a federal holiday be without sales at your favorite shopping locales? Look for big department stores like Macy's and Bon-Ton to have competitive prices on household items like appliances, furniture, and electronics. We expect the President's Day discounts to begin around Thursday 2/15, so be sure to come back to Brad's Deals for some of the best deals since Black Friday.
According to Brad's Deals editor Laura, in February we are going to start to see great discounts on last year's bedding set styles, which are typically pretty similar to the new season patterns. We also expect strong sales on sheet sets and bath towels during this month from department stores like Macy's, Kohl's, and Bon-Ton. Don't forget to check out our collection of the best winter white sales, too!
Winter apparel and boots.
While size selection and color choices may be limited at most retailers, we're going to see the last of the strong discounts on winter apparel items leftover from January's sales trickle into the month of February.
Our tech expert David noted that early February can be a great time to buy a TV (if you missed your shot at Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales), because retailers will be getting rid of 2016 inventory and running promotions in time for the final games of football season. In addition to the regulars like Amazon and Best Buy, check out retailers like PC Richard & Son, BuyDig, and even Dell for some great offers.
Valentine's Day-themed gifts and goodies.
Once we get past February 14th, you'll see discounts on anything Valentine's Day themed both online and in retail stores. If you're a fan of M&Ms and don't mind snacking on a pink and red theme, head to your local Target or Walgreens to stock up at discounts usually around 50 percent starting February 15th.
Brad's Deals editor Lindsay noted that online retailers like The Popcorn Factory and Cheryl's Cookies have offered a post-holiday sale on their Valentine's Day themed gifts in the past, and usually offer additional discounts with a coupon code. It might pay to skip the 14th and celebrate your love on the 15th – just saying!
We're not entirely sure why retailers chose President's Day weekend to have the strongest mattress sales of the year, but that's just how the cookie crumbles! President's Day is February 20th, so expect to see strong sales from Sears, 1-800-Mattresses, US-Mattress and Overstock, as well as mattress pads and sheet sets on sale at a variety of department stores. We also expect to see a variety of other home goods on sale, including home improvement items from Lowe's and Home Depot.
Our finance deal expert, Mark, recently found a 20 percent off discount from Turbo Tax on their software programs for those who file by February 19th. We predict this same software will likely only be offered at 10 percent off in April, so it literally pays to not procrastinate on your taxes this year.
With March being the official start to spring, this is the month retailers are throwing their metaphoric Hail Marys to rid their shelves of coats, boots, hats, and all things winter in order to get people in the mood to shop for summer gear. And don’t forget about winter sports equipment like ski goggles and ice skates, which also take a sharp dip this month.