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You probably know that certain things are cheaper at certain times. Whether you’re shopping online or prefer a brick and mortar store, there is often a “best time to buy.” Check out the nine items below that are typically great bargains in February.

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Televisions

Most stores that sell televisions offer deep discounts on TVs during February because new TV models start arriving in stores in March. The pressure’s on for them to clear out last year’s inventory to make room for the newer models.

Your next opportunity for a killer deal on a TV will be in November as TVs are frequently included in Black Friday sales.

How about: TCL 55″ 4K HDR 120Hz CMI Roku Smart LED TV on Sale for $369.99 at Target.

Winter Apparel

Look for huge markdowns on coats, boots and all other cold-weather clothing. True, we’re still in the middle of winter, but retailers are getting ready to load in new spring merchandise. The winter inventory has to go, now!

Look at this: Kenneth Cole hooded faux-fur-trim down puffer coat, Reg. $245, on sale for $84.99, Macys.com.

 

Mattresses

Mattresses go on sale three times a year, and one of them is the month of February. Look for the very best deals during President’s Day Sales—this coming weekend.

This year, also watch out for great bargains on everything from small kitchen appliances to furniture and bedding at President’s Day Sales over the 3-day weekend,

Tons of bargains at Mattress Firm, like this Hampton and Rhodes Trinidad 10.5″ hybrid mattress for half off!

 

Tax Software

The sooner you file your taxes, the sooner you can stop thinking about that April 15, 2019 deadline! February is the time to score a nice, big discount on tax-prep software. Intuit’s Turbotax Deluxe and H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe are excellent examples.

Shop it: TurboTax Premier + State 2018 Tax Software [PC/Mac Disc], Reg. $90, SALE $55.

 

Cellphones

According to author Mark Di Vincenzo, author Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00, watch for buy-one-get-one-free sales around Valentine’s Day so you can buy a phone for yourself and one for your sweetie. He adds this tip: “When phone stores are experiencing a slow month, sometimes they’ll waive activation fees or offer instant rebates to buyers. Look for these incentives during the last week of the month.”

For example: Buy the latest iPhone, get iPhone XR FREE at Verizon. This is a Valentine’s Day Special.

 

Calendars

February is a good time to snag 70% off or more on 2019 calendars, which began losing their retail value at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. With more than 10 months to go, that makes a 2019 calendar quite a bargain!

Like this: Leatheresque Weekly Agenda Aug 2018 – Dec 2019 (beautiful!), Reg. $15, SALE $6.33.

 

Kayaks

Just in case you’re in the market to upgrade your water ride, this month might be your perfect opportunity. This is off season and stores are discounting kayaks, canoes, and boats to make room for the next season’s inventory. Fair warning: the selection won’t be great, which could mean an even better deal may be waiting for you.

Shop it: Sale Boats & Kayaks at Overstock

 

Roof

Provided you don’t live in an area where you have 6-inches of snow on your roof and it’s in disrepair, this would be a killer time to have it replaced. Roofers have less work this time of year, which gives homeowners the upper hand with negotiating a great deal. However, make sure you get at least three bids.

Search: HomeAdvisors to find a roofer in your area. HomeAdvisors is a free service that allows you to find home services like roofers, assess the companies by getting reviews from other homeowners in your area, and get multiple bids for your job. Great service!

 

Broadway Show Tickets

February is the end of the season for Broadway. Expect the biggest discounts on tickets to the less popular shows.

Examples: Discount Broadway Tickets

BONUS: Make sure you have signed up for a free Ebates account before you go shopping. It’s FREE and you’ll get cash back. Real, hard, cold CASH.

 

PREVIOUSLY: A Rescue Guide for Every Valentine’s Day Procrastinator—Gift Guide, Family Fun and Cheap Dates!


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