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Three savings for February

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February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s not lacking when it comes to savings.

While Valentine’s Day gift are costly, there are plenty of deals on several necessities, including winter coats, home goods and (obviously) big-screen HDTVs.

V-Day deals: Just because mostly Valentine’s Day gifts are at peak demand the first two weeks of February doesn’t mean you should give up and pay full price. Look for coupons at lingerie stores like Victoria’s Secret and value-driven jewelry sites like Netaya, ICE.com, Limoges Jewelry and Ross-Simons. Some stores target singles: Waffle House and Krispy Kreme offered freebies last year.



Presidents Day sales: Expect quite a few Presidents Day (Feb. 18) sales during the three-day weekend, especially clothing and department store. Some retailers tend to offer deeper discounts on existing sales, while others will lean toward modest coupons that are applicable site-wide.

Tax software deals: These will pop up throughout the weeks leading up to April 15 with some specifically picking up steam in February last year. So far in 2013, though, the deals have offered stronger discounts than they did at the same time in 2012. In fact, some have posted markdowns of up to 58 percent off programs from H&R Block and TurboTax. Thus, it’s reasonable to expect that these deeper, early cuts could translate into even better sales in February and March. As a point of reference, look for 2013 software titles to drop to $20 or less.




— Courtesy of MSN Money


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