What to Buy in February

February is the shortest month of the year but is packed with savings opportunities. What are the best things to buy this month?

Winter clothes and coats ‑ Retailers are making room for Easter dresses, flip flops and bathing suits. That means you can find great deals on all things winter. Coats, gloves, scarves and hats are deeply discounted this time of year. It’s also a great time to pick up heavy sweaters, boots and other winter necessities.

A woman hand carrying a bunch of colorful shopping bagsElectronics ‑ New models of cameras, televisions and other electronics have been introduced and last year’s models are now on clearance. Even smaller items like tablets or blue-ray players that didn’t sell over the holidays are deeply discounted. Also, a lot of cellular phone companies offer great deals for sweethearts who want to upgrade their phones or their phone packages.

Outdoor furniture, grills and AC ‑ Ohio has been hard hit this winter with sub-freezing temperatures and snow so it’s kind of tough to think about hosting an outdoor barbeque. But in just a few months you will be ready to do just that and may be in the market for new patio furniture and other expensive outdoor merchandise. Many retailers will be trying to jumpstart sales of these warm weather items this month with sales.

Appliances and furniture ‑ Usually around mid‑February, retailers begin marking down these items. In fact, some of the lowest prices of the year can be find on washers, refrigerators, beds, sofas and other major household purchases around President’s Day.

Do you shop sales or do you just buy things as you need them?

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