One of our fellow readers asked the question "What sales should I be looking for in February?" and I thought it warranted a blog, all to itself!
The obvious first category will be all-items for Valentines Day! You can stock up on some great deals in stores meant to woo and wow your honey! Look specifically for mark-downs or coupon-pairing for chocolate, paper products, or clearance/markdowns on toys, such as stuffed animals. It's also a great time to price check wine cases! Also, staring on February 15th, you can get these items at 25%, 33%, even 50%/75% off! The closer you wait til the end of the month, the better the percentage off as stores make way for St. Patricks Day and Easter.
Spring items and gardening supplies typically go on sale this week, keep a look out for online coupons or store specials by signing up for exclusive deals via text or electronic mailings. Health foods, such as vitamins, whole-grain cereal or excerize equipment is generally discounted too. Been waiting to get a gym membership? Join the crowd. Memberships are generally running "specials" January-March to encourage you to keep your New Year's Resolutions.
Some other one's we've noticed? Diapers and dog food! I recently scored a case of size 4 disposable diapers at Fred Meyer (Kroger Brand!) at $13.99/ 84 diapers, no coupons required. That beat out Costco bulk pricing! Keep an eye out, and you can score some great deals this month.