What to Buy in February
Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 am
Every month, there are certain things that go on sale. In February, there are several sales that are related to holidays. In addition, there are some new sales (and freebies) to be aware of this year. Here is a quick look at what to buy in February.
After Valentine’s Day Sales
The best time to get a great deal on holiday related items is immediately after the holiday is over. Some stores will actually start the sale on Valentine’s Day candies and chocolates a few days before Valentine’s Day. Go ahead and treat yourself with a frugally priced box of candy (that cost more just a few days ago). Stock up on some boxes of Valentine’s for your child to take to school next year.
President’s Day Sales
February includes both Lincoln’s birthday and Washington’s birthday. You can expect to see plenty of advertising for President’s Day sales (especially on the weekend that falls between the two birthdays.) Typically, the President’s Day sales include big discounts on home items and furniture. You can also find big savings on winter apparel. Some stores will offer coupons that will make the sales even better.
Get Windows 10 for Free
Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year. Once a qualified Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, Microsoft will continue to keep it up to date for the supported lifetime of the device for no additional charge.
Free on iTunes
Recently, Apple removed the free iTunes Single of the Week promotion from the iTunes store. They have replaced it (in the United States) with something new called Free on iTunes. It is a selection of music, episodes of TV shows, and more. You can download the items in the “Free on iTunes” for free. It is unclear how often the selection will be updated.
February is a month when the companies that make tax software start to have sales. Everyone has to file both state and federal income taxes by April 15. Not everyone enjoys doing that on their own, and some people won’t have the money to pay someone else to do it. The tax software that goes on sale this month might make things a little easier.
February is in the “off season” for Broadway and off-Broadway shows. As such, you might be able to pick up tickets for popular shows for a very nice price. There could be 2-for-1 deals to take advantage of, too.