With February comes Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we’ll see plenty of gift-related deals, including jewelry, fragrance, and chocolate. Right on the heels of Valentine’s Day is the President’s Day 3-day weekend which brings mattress deals and other sales in the Home category. Just in time for early tax prep (groan), tax software will be well priced in case you need an upgrade.
Here are some of the best deals in February 2019 (and which “deals” to avoid!):
This month, we’ll see discounts in the gift category, including chocolate, flowers, and perfume. This is also one of the better times of the year to score jewelry deals. Keep in mind that with jewelry (and with flowers), the deal experts at Slickdeals warn that retailers might offer deals on temporarily inflated prices, so be sure to comparison shop before making a purchase. Look out for post-Valentine’s Day clearance sales after the big day.
Valentine’s Day Deals
Ashford: 15% off all orders + Free Shipping
Zale’s: Couple’s Bold Script Name and Heart Outline Necklace in Silver [zales.com] on sale for $24.99 with code ZAFFCPLSS + Free shipping
Zales: Save up to 30% off sitewide through 2/14.
Victoria’s Secret: Victoria’s Secret Pink Sale: Select Panties $3 & More + Free S/H on $50+
The Bouqs: New Customers 20% Off Single Bouquet
1-800-Flowers: New customers save 22% off select gifts and flowers. Valid through 2/14
ICE Diamonds & Jewelry: Save 10% off jewelry $25+ and free shipping with code HEART10. Valid through 2/15
Nordstrom Rack: Valentine’s Day sale – gifts for under $25, many of which are 50% or more off. Valid through 2/6
Following right on the heels of Valentine’s Day is the 3-day weekend for President’s Day. We usually see deals in the home category, including bath items, furniture, and related items. This is also a good time to look for great pricing on mattresses. **note: we’re finding that most retailers are keeping their President’s Day weekend sales close to the vest for a couple more weeks.
President’s Day Deals
Macy’s: 20% off President’s Day Sale + Free Shipping at $49 (valid 2/15-2/18)
Nectar Sleep: Receive $125 off a Nectar mattress plus two free Nectar pillows during the holiday weekend. Sale prices range from $375 (Twin) – $775 (Cal King)
DreamCloud Sleep: Receive $200 off a DreamCloud mattress during the holiday weekend. Sale prices range from $999 (Full) – $1,299 (Cal King)
There were some outerwear sales in December to entice holiday shoppers, and then a bit of a lull in January. As winter starts to wane, retailers will be offering clearance-level prices to create space for new spring merchandise.
Winter Outerwear Deals
Columbia: Columbia: Spend $125 and Get a $25 promotional e-gift card. (BUT until 1/31)
Land’s End: 30% off regularly priced items with code COCOA PIN# 7456. Valid through 2/21
Saga Outerwear: Winter jackets on sale, starting at $90. Valid through 2/5
If you’re ready to start thinking about tax time this early in the year, it could be to your advantage. There is typically an abundance of tax prep and tax software deals from Staples and Costco and TurboTax.
Tax Software Deals
*note that each of these has several deals available within the thread, depending on the type of software someone wants, eg, digital, deluxe, etc.)
Liberty Tax: Save an extra 20% off the online tax filing solution with code LTOCJ20
TurboTax by way of Amazon: TurboTax 2018 Software: Deluxe $30, Premier + State (PC/Mac CD) $55
eSmart Tax: Save an extra 20% off the online tax filing solution with code ESTCJ20
What Not to Buy in February
Flowers are more like a “maybe”. They are a Valentine’s Day staple, but prices are often inflated. Be sure to comparison shop, and if you’re ordering online, order early to get the best deals and avoid fees for expedited shipping.
Avoid purchasing small consumer electronics this month. Items such as laptops, desktops, tablets, and video game consoles are best bought in November, during Black Friday sales. If you can’t wait until then, select retailers hold an early installment during “Black Friday in July” events.