February is full of numerous deals that you can take advantage of. With Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day this month, we want to provide you with the best savings. From winter apparel to tax return software, you’ll save extra cash by not spending as much on these items later in the year.
We got tips from Benjamin Glaser, editor of DealNews, the leading shopping comparison site, to help keep your wallet fuller this year.
Home Goods Sales
Presidents Day (Monday, February 20) is full of sales you won’t want to miss – especially if your home needs a makeover.
“Presidents Day is one of the biggest sales events until Memorial Day, so it’s a great time to stock up on necessities for the home,” says Glaser. “That includes bedding, towels, appliances, home improvement materials and more.”
This Presidents Day, you can take advantage of a variety of deals from J.C. Penney, Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowe’s and other retailers.
“Last year, J.C. Penney offered complete bedding sets from $30, while Bed Bath & Beyond cut up to 50% off kitchen clearance items,” says Glaser. “Also, look for standout clearance deals at Lowe’s, Home Depot and Northern Tool.”
Final Winter Apparel Discounts
Another great reason to shop on Presidents Day is to get sales pricing on winter clothing. Now’s your chance to get the final, best discounts on apparel so you don’t have to pay full price to bundle up.
According to Glaser, “Presidents Day weekend is dominated by clothing sales, and February in general is probably your last chance to get clearance deals on heavy coats and winter accessories while they’re still in stock.”
Wondering where you should buy your discounted clothes? Glaser recommends checking out clothing and department stores for all of your winter attire needs.
“Last year, Macy’s offered both coats and sweaters from $10, plus a free beauty item,” says Glaser. “REI, Backcountry and Columbia also offered some of the best sales on winter apparel, particularly for the more outdoors minded.”
Tax Software Deals
Did you know that there are more deals on tax software in February than in any other month? Glaser claims that it’s crucial to do your taxes sooner rather than later before the price of tax software titles double.
“For example, H&R Block software with state returns is currently selling for $21, but our research shows that these titles will cost around $44 in March,” says Glaser. “If you wait until March and April, the software providers will be less inclined to give you a discount as time gets short.”
According to Glaser, your best options for savings are H&R Block, TurboTax and TaxAct. He also recommends shopping at Amazon, Newegg and Staples to find the best prices on these titles.
Valentine’s Day Gift Deals
According to Glaser’s article, “How to Not Go Broke on Valentine’s Day (and Other Best Bets for February),” there are still last-minute Valentine’s Day deals you can find for your significant other, friends or family.
He recommends checking out eBay and Groupon in the first week of February for discounted credits to 1-800-Flowers.com.
“Last year, you could pick up $25 of store credit for $20 on eBay, and then get an additional 25% off select items on 1-800-Flowers if you used Visa Checkout,” said Glaser. “Look for similar promotions this year. Just be aware that Valentine’s Day delivery could add significant charges.”
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