The 7 Best Things to Buy in February

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February may be a chilly, blizzard-laden month, but thanks to Valentine's Day and the anticipation of spring, it's a month that tends to keep hearts warm. In addition to warm hearts, you'll find plenty of hot deals throughout the shortest month of the year.

The 7 Best Things to Buy in February
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The 7 Best Things to Buy in February
If you're in the market for a new TV, now's the time to pounce. Not only are there post-Super Bowl sales, but the new models revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January means retailers are dropping prices on old models to make way for new goodies. According to, prices on HDTVs will drop by 60 percent or more this month.
Keep an eye out for emails, social media blasts and newspaper inserts advertising Presidents Day sales, which will take place on and around the holiday. This year's Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 16, and you can expect notable discounts on myriad items, including furniture, apparel and home goods. Expect price drops as much as 60 percent to 90 percent off retail.
You may be dealing with snow delays and plowing trucks, but retailers have spring on the brain. Because they're eager to move sweaters, jeans, cardigans, outerwear, boots and the like off their shelves, they've marked down all of the above up to 80 percent off. That's good news for the buyer, who can still get plenty of wear out of their discounted winter apparel purchases throughout the rest of winter.
Speaking of winter merchandise, also expect to find deals on winter sports goods, including skis and snowboards. "Presidents Day is the last hurrah for ski resorts," says. "With the season winding down, this is a great opportunity to get gear for next year at up to 60 percent off."
Whether you're buying for yourself or someone else, post-Valentine's Day in February is the best time to buy a little bling. If you're OK waiting until after the holiday to buy, take advantage of the more robust sales that occur after Feb. 14. says that discounts range from 60 percent to 85 percent off the manufacturer's suggested retail price.
February is a low season for travel. Because demand for all things travel-related has decreased, you're apt to find excellent deals on flights, cruises, hotel accommodations and city attractions. You can also expect to find luggage on sale, making it an ideal time to upgrade your suitcases and carry ons.
As Americans groan and complain about the inconvenience of tax season, perhaps their spirits can be slightly lifted by the tax software deals happening right now. For example, TurboTax (INTU) announced it is offering 100 percent free filing this year on both federal and state taxes for 1040EZ/A filers. Tax software boxes, tax filing companies and online tax filing agencies will likely offer incentives to file with them throughout the month, as well.
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