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What to buy and not buy in February

What-to-buy-in-February-infographicFebruary is a month of possibilities for sales: Some for Valentine’s Day and some for Presidents’ Day.

Here are some ideas on what to look for from

Valentine’s Day

It’s likely that you’ll find some Valentine’s Day sales. Look for bargains such as 30 percent off on candy.

President’s Day sales

The other big shopping opportunity in February is Presidents' Day sales. This year it’s on February 20, and you’ll likely to be able to save on some big-ticket items, including computers, major appliances, furniture, and mattresses. But you may be able to save on smaller items, too. These could range from clothing and small kitchen appliances to a range of electronics, including accessories.

Winter clothing

Discounts on winter clothing are likely to continue as retailers make room for spring apparel. Examples include vests, jackets, jeans, coats, lounge pants, casual pants, sweatshirts, and hoodies.

Outdoor items

They’re a maybe. Compare prices on patio furniture and grills.


There’s a bigger selection during Black Friday sales, but February – before the Super Bowl Feb. 12 – isn’t the worst time, either. Compare prices to check it out.

What not to buy in February


March is a better time to buy luggage as it’s often on sale then. Check department stores and brands such as Samsonite.

Spring clothing

It’s just starting to hit the shelves so April and May are better times to look for deals.

Android phones

The larger brands come out the first six months of the year while others are announced as late as October. Prime Day in July or Black Friday in November will likely have the best deals.

Best wishes with your shopping. If you’re like me, there’s nothing better than finding a bargain at a sale. I found several goodies at the after Christmas sales.


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Carol Cassara

Good info. I tweeted.


Thanks. I'm going out today so I'm going to take another look for a winter coat.

Carol Cassara

Another tweet today... it is excellent info.

Jennifer Koshak

I'll have to start looking for some bargains!

Laurie Stone

It makes sense that this would a great month for bargains, especially winter clothes. Thanks for the reminder.

Corinne Rodrigues

Great information. Have shared this on Twitter!

Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski

I found the coolest classic trench coat at a Thrift Store. It's full-length so I need to have it shortened as I'm only 5'2" but it has a warm lining inside that can be taken out in warmer weather. I'm not sure where I'll where it here in LA, but I feel like I scored.


Rebecca, I could sure use that trench coat here in the Seattle area. It's really raining today.


Thank you for your useful content


Thank you so much, Rita! All I've ever known about shopping was to 'shop in the off-season' for whatever I'm looking for. Winter in the summer and vice-versa. You've added a whole other aspect!


Yes, Diane, the Presidents' Day sales can be pretty good. Not as good as Black Friday in November. However, that being said, it's always good to be comparing prices. And, some stores will match prices, so that's another way to save.

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