The Best Things to Buy in February
Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 7:00 am
You can save some money if you wait to purchase something when it is on sale. Every month, there are certain things that you can expect to pick up for a low price. Here are a few of the very best things to buy in February when you can get them for the lowest prices of the year.
What to Buy in February
Tax Day is April 18, 2017. This is when everyone’s individual tax returns are due to the Federal government. The companies that sell tax software are competing, right now, for your dollars. They hope you will buy their software (instead of their competitor’s software). If you look around, you might find coupon codes from companies like TurboTax, H&R Block, and others.
How old is your mattress? If you need a new one, the best time to buy it is during the February Presidents Day weekend sales. On average, mattress deals range from 20% to 40% off, depending on the manufacturer and the model. Ask if the store gives any freebies with the purchase of a new mattress (such as a free frame, mattress protector, or pillows). Some stores will sell floor model at up to a 50% discount.
February is National Canned Food Month. Check your favorite coupon websites, newspapers, and email resources for coupons on canned food. One of the great things about canned foods is that they store longer than fresh foods can. Stock up on canned foods in February, while the price is low, and you won’t have to buy as much next month when the prices go back up.
The food bank near you is always going to appreciate donations of canned goods. Before you shop, ask the food bank what kinds of canned foods they need the most. Your dollar will stretch farther on canned goods in February than at any other time of year.
After Valentine’s Day Deals
That beautiful heart shaped box of chocolates that caught your attention before Valentine’s Day will drop dramatically in price the day after Valentine’s Day. If you can stand to wait, buying it the day after can save you some money.
Will your kids need to hand out paper valentines at school next year? Have them pick out a few boxes the day after Valentines Day. Those valentines will be on sale now. Store them away, and you won’t have to pay full price on paper valentines next year.