Georgine shares tips for saving big in February.
The shortest month can be long on savings mainly due to the 2 big holidays Valentine’s Day and President’s Day.
Flowers and Chocolates
If you can hold off until the 15th of the month, you will really snag the deals. Of course, flowers after February 14th won’t earn you any points in the romance department, but they will take less out of your wallet. Buy some Valentine’s candy for yourself. At half-price you won’t care it comes in a heart-shaped box.
Shop for winter outerwear now. There will be plenty of cold days ahead to wear your purchases and you’ll save a bundle while the stores make the room they need by ridding these bulky coats for light and sheer spring frocks.
Early winter is a good time to shop for air conditioners and BBQ grills. These aren’t foremost on most shoppers’ minds, but you can get a deal plus you’ll be ready for the first day that the temperature rises.
You will find bargains in jewelry before Valentine’s Day so look for sales. Likewise, look for anything red in the lingerie departments and specialty stores these will most likely be on sale. Her favorite fragrance will be on sale too, so look for promotions in drug and department stores.
Big Ticket Items
You can save up to 50% on big ticket items such as refrigerators, mattresses, sofas, and other furniture. President’s Day weekend brings the biggest and first sales pitch of the New Year on cars. Look for rebates, discounts, and low financing.
Last year’s electronics models have to go because there is always something new debuting. You can get a great price on digital cameras, HDTVs, DVD players, and MP3 players.
At the Supermarket
In the grocery stores, cereal will be reduced, in particular, oatmeal. Be sure to combine coupons with frozen snack foods sales that will be advertised for the upcoming Super Bowl. After the 14th, you’ll get lots of bargains on chocolates and Valentine’s candy. Steak and seafood will also be on sale then because they are favorites for Valentine’s Day dinner and the stores will have had filled their shelves with them.