February Best Buys
With all the snow, sleet and freezing rain, February can be a pretty glum month unless you’re lucky enough to live in one of our warmer states. Thankfully, we do have some bright spots, including Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend, both of which come with sales…lots of sales. Hopefully, the deep discounts on jewelry, sunglasses and phones will be enough to get us out of the house!
Valentine’s Day Gifts
One of the top gifts for Valentine’s Day is jewelry. While we’ll see a lot of deals in that category, beware of inflated pre-sale prices and do your research before you pounce. Slickdeals.net will have a dedicated Valentine’s Day page, which will be a great base camp for deals. And don’t forget that right after Valentine’s Day, heart-themed items will be on clearance. A great excuse to stock up on chocolate candy hearts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Kay Jewelers: Save 30-40% off Valentine’s Day deals
1-800-Flowers: Save up to 40% off Valentine’s gifts
Gourmet Gift Baskets: Save 10% off Valentine’s Day gifts with code LOVE.
ExploreTrip: Save $15 off Valentine’s Day flight deals with code VDAY15. Expires 2/15
Oriental Trading: Save up to 60% off Valentine’s Day sale. Expires 2/14
Fanny May: Save 15% off Valentine’s Day gift with code 39984. Expires 2/14
PersonalizationMall: Save up to 30% off Valentine’s Day gifts. Expires 2/14
Sears: Save up to 75% off fine jewelry through 2/17
Kmart: Save up to 75% off fine jewelry. Valid 2/5 – 2/14
Sunglasses & Accessories
According to data from Slickdeals.net, the accessories category will feature strong deals this month, particularly on designer sunglasses from brands like Ray-Ban and Gucci. In fact, Sunglasses were some of the most popular deals on the site last February.
Macy’s: Save 30% off select sun glasses
eBay: Get Persol polarized sunglasses for only $53 + free shipping
Jomashop: Save up to 75% off during the winter sale
39DollarGlasses.com: Save up to 75% off retail priced prescription glasses.
Sears: Save 25% off assorted brand watches and 65% off men’s stainless steel chains through 2/17
Kmart: Save up to 30% off branded watches. Valid 2/5-2/14
The Slickdeals team reports that the average dollar amount off smartphones is around 40% higher this month than the rest of the year; the exception being November and December.
Verizon Wireless: Save 20% off select smartphones plus free 2-day shipping with code SAVE20
Verizon Wireless: Buy one iPhone 8, get one free. Through 2/14
Verizon Wireless: Buy one Samsung phone, get one free. Through 2/14
Straight Talk: Get an Unlimited data, talk, text plan for $55
TMobile: Free Samsung Galaxy S8 with the purchase of one of the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones with code 18Q1SAMBOGO. Through 2/16
TMobile: Buy one iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8,8 PLUS or X and get another free (up to $700) with mail in rebate. Through 2/16
Apple: Get the iPhone X from $49.91 per month with the iPhone upgrade program.
Flowers are a Valentine’s Day staple, but because of the high demand, prices can be inflated. Consider buying a gift in another category, or look for blooms that are outside of the typical red roses or carnations. Also, order early so you are not saddled with express shipping fees.
Skip: Small electronics
Items such as laptops, desktops, tablets and video game consoles are best during Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, but if you can’t wait until then, try “Black Friday in July” events or in September, once school has started.