These are 5 of the Best Things to Buy in February

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Save big this month on some of the BEST things to buy in February! 🏈🍕💘

It’s February already, and the second month of the year brings us game day goodies, National Pizza Day, Valentine’s Day, furniture savings, HOT clearance deals on winter gear, and so much more!

If you pay attention to annual sale cycles, holidays, and national promotions, it’s easy to anticipate what the best deals will be this month based on a predictable pattern of trending topics.

Here are five of the smartest purchases to make with your hard-earned money during the month of February…

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1. Canned food items are among the best things to buy in February.

February is National Canned Food Month, and grocery stores will be celebrating by offering specials on all the canned foods you’ll need for a well-stocked pantry. If you have the space, canned foods are a wonderful thing to load up on when you find a hot price because they have such a long shelf life. It’s so nice to be able to shop your pantry once in a while instead of making a trip to the store!

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for printable coupons and store sales, as this will be a great month to stack savings and stock your pantry on the cheap.

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Looking for a way to keep all those cans organized and make sure that they get used in order of expiration date? Check out these stackable can organizers from Amazon. We love that they are totally customizable, so you can reconfigure them to fit tiny cans of evaporated milk up to huge jars of spaghetti sauce!

Check out Hip sidekick Michelle’s gorgeous pantry remodel and find out how she’s using these organizers to keep her canned goods in check!

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2. Scoop up Valentine’s Day deals all month long.

In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, you’ll start seeing manufacturer’s coupons and in-store promotions for flowers, candy, jewelry, perfume, wine, candles, condoms, lubricants, steak, seafood, and many other Valentine’s Day-related items! Many restaurants offer Valentine’s Day promotions too, so it’s a great time to treat yourself (or your Valentine) to a night off from the kitchen!

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Don’t forget to shop all the clearance sales after February 14th too. This is always a great time to stock up on decorations, gifts, and other non-perishable items for next year!

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3. Thanks to President’s Day, furniture is one of the best things to buy in February!

Have you outgrown your current furniture, like poor Stetson here? 🤣 Luckily, February is a great time to upgrade! Typically, new furniture styles hit the showroom floors twice a year – in February and August. Since stores need to make room for those new arrivals, you can expect to see significant price cuts on their remaining inventory of furniture, mattresses, large appliances, and other big purchases for your home.

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Check out this year’s list of the BEST President’s Day furniture sales around. You’ll find hot deals for every room of your home, including sofas, chairs, tables, accent pieces, and kids’ furniture, like the adorable Playroom in a Box set shown above. This highly-rated set is currently priced at under $100 on!

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4. It’s not nearly as much fun as new furniture, but February is the best time to buy tax software.

With Tax Day looming on the horizon and tax season beginning on February 12 this year, this is the best time to find a deal on tax-filing software. Prices won’t go any lower between now and April 15. In fact, you can expect to see the cost of these programs increase as April 15 approaches, so don’t procrastinate!

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Many tax software companies and tax filing agencies will offer incentives to file with them in February before the big tax-filing rush starts. And if your situation allows, you may even be able to file your taxes for FREE! Head on over here to see seven of our best recommendations for doing just that. Then, find out how you can easily track the status of your tax refund!

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5. Winter apparel and accessories go on clearance in February.

Even when the groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter, February is usually the month when retailers try to clear out their winter apparel to make room for their spring inventory. This means you’ll find HOT clearance savings on hats, jackets, gloves, boots, and more for the whole family!

Right now, has select kids’ coats priced at 50% off, starting at just $9! This would be a great time to buy the next size up for your kiddos and save big on their cold-weather gear for next year!

Get yourself organized with some of our best organization tips!

About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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  1. Ann E Yurcek

    Scooping up Valentines candy helps me get ready for Easter. Stuffing the plastic easter eggs with February clearance candy saves $$ for the egg hunts and filling the baskets.

    • Kelly

      That’s a great idea!

  2. jkl

    Please post more what to buy each month. It is helpful. Thanks hip2save team.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Awww, thank you so much for the feedback! We sure will!

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