February is pretty dreary, cold, snowy and miserable, so not ideal for bargain shopping. However, there are some bargains to be had during the shortest month of the year!

Here are the Best Things to Buy in February:


Electronics such as digital cameras, TV’s and Home Theaters are great items to pick up in February. TV’s and home theaters because the pre-Superbowl sales are worth checking out. (Especially if you missed out on the Black Friday or Boxing Day deals) Cameras, because stores are trying to clear out the old models before the new models come in.

Winter Clothing

The farther you get into winter, the cheaper winter clothing gets. Including outerwear, boots and sweaters. If you can wait until the end of the season you can find some nice discounts.


New furniture designs come out in the spring, so stores are clearing out old styles to make room. February is a great time to search showrooms for “as is” floor models in good condition offered at deep discounts.

Valentine’s Day items

While Valentine’s day items will be on sale at the beginning of February, the best time to find a great deal is after Valentine’s day. You’ll find prices on Valentine themed candy, chocolates, decorations, toys and more drastically slashed.

Tax Software

The dreaded tax season is commencing.  If you do your own taxes, look for sales on tax software such as Quicken and TurboTax.

Because retailers follow a yearly sale cycle, you can count on finding the same general products on sale at the same time each year.