What Should You Buy in February? My Local CBS Morning Segment

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The first month of the year is just about over so it’s time to look ahead to the shortest month of the year. Did you know there are particular items that tend to be on sale every February? If you’re wondering “What Should You Buy in February?” that was the topic this morning when I appeared on our local CBS station – WCCO. You can read my recap here and see the video itself at the bottom of this post!

What Should You Buy in February? Find out what types of products and services are at their lowest prices of the year in February.


What Should You Buy in February?


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Winter Products

The closer we get to spring, the bigger the discounts on winter clothing. Outwear like coats and jackets are on sale at super low prices. If you’re buying for kids, consider buying a coat in a size larger than they are wearing now and save it for next winter. It’s also the best time to buy winter sports equipment like skis, snowboards, snowshoes and accompanying gear and clothing. Things like ski boots, goggles, jackets, etc. will all be on sale.

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New fragrances are introduced in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. In February you’ll find discounts on these new fragrances as companies hope to get you to try them and you may see sales on some of the existing fragrance options and particularly on gift sets. You’ll also see lots of gift with purchase deals, such as receiving a small purse-size fragrance or a lotion in a matching sent when you buy a full-size fragrance.

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After Valentine’s Day

After Valentine’s day it’s time to hit the jewelry sales and stock up on chocolate. You might want to buy jewelry for yourself or buy pretty things that can be given as gifts for upcoming holidays like Mother’s Day or for birthdays.. That leftover chocolate purchased at 25% or 50% off can be a delicious treat or used in baking.



After the holidays, the demand has decreased so there are lots of deals to be found on flights, cruises and hotels.  You’ll find the best prices if you can travel on short notice because travel companies will be trying to fill empty hotel rooms and fill empty spots on their tours. Try to complete your travel before Spring Break for the best deals. You’ll also find some bargains on luggage as old styles make their way out of the stores to make room for new styles for summer travel.

Best Deals for February

Presidents Day Sales

The annual Presidents Day Sales are a great time to save, both on the day itself and the weekend before. Department stores typically offer the biggest discounts. You can find big ticket items like furniture and appliances up to 80% off. There are also great deals on home goods and apparel with savings averaging 60% off.

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National Canned Food Month

February is National Canned Food Month and supermarkets offer special promotions on canned goods, especially if you buy larger quantities. You’ll find additional coupons for canned foods in the Sunday paper as well as printable online coupons. It’s a great time to stock up since canned goods last for a long time.

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. Lindsay Boze says:

    I Love to buy chocolate and jewelry after Valentine’s Day! All of the best sales are there. Thanks for this!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this helpful information. I will be sure to replenish our canned goods next month!

  3. How cool to have a segment! I totally agree with travel and winter clothing. I had a ski trip and luckily was able to find gear relatively cheap!

  4. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I could use a replacement perfume so thanks for that tip. I can now see why it would most likely get cheaper.

  5. These are all great ideas for saving money this February. I’ve always loved shopping the canned goods sales so thanks for reminding me that it’s time to check out those sales papers!

  6. How fun! What great ideas to buy in Feb! I need to actually replenish our canned food this month because we’re running love and I always keep a sort of stockpile!

  7. I’d really like to buy some more winter clothes to last me the rest of the season.

  8. I’m ready to book my 2017 travel! I hope we can do a lot of exploring this year.

  9. shelly peterson says:

    Awesome! thanks for sharing this great info. It was very helpful.

  10. I love to buy chocolate and flowers for valentines day. They are gifts that are always hits in my house! These are great too, thanks for sharing.

  11. I always hit the after valentine’s day chocolate sales.

  12. I will be buying some winter clothes, I fail to do so every year.

  13. Dana Matthews says:

    How exciting to be a guest on your local station! Fun! I did not realize the February is canned food month. I will be checking close to see if our grocers are participating. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love buying winter clothes in February, save so much money by doing that! Never knew February was national canning month thou! Will be looking into it!

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