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What are the Best Things to Buy in February 2017?

These are the best things to buy in FEBRUARY 2017

JAN 30, 2017 –From those familiar heart-shaped boxes to 4K TVs to home furnishings to winter travel deals, these are the very best things to buy in February this year, including some smart tips to help shoppers stack on additional savings.

Valentine’s Day Sales: While the sale of more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, as well as 20% of all flower transactions take place in February, V-Day gift seekers can also find significant discounting upwards of 60% off apparel, jewelry to other apparel accessories throughout February as retailers look to move out older styles for incoming spring and summer trends. Local deals from sights like Groupon and Living Social offer 40-60% off restaurants and bars, beauty and spas, fitness and classes, and short weekend getaways with up to 60% off hotels, B&B and other winter travel deals and packages.

TIP: Hitting the malls during the Super Bowl offers Valentine’s shoppers front-row parking, thin crowds and a prime selection of gift options to choose from.

TVs: With the promise of the most watched TV event of the year, February’s “pre” and “post” Big Game sales offer the year’s biggest selection of TV deals with some prices rivaling those limited Black Friday doorbusters. Whether the plan is to enhance the Super Bowl experience or upgrade this year’s binge-watching marathons, TV buyers will find savings ranging from $200-400 on basic 40-55” 4K TVs and up to $1000 off higher-end 65” 4K models sporting newer OLED and HDR technology.

TIP: In order to fully enhance action sports viewing, shop for TVs featuring at least 120 Hz Refresh Rates (pricier 240 Hz is optimum).

Super Bowl Sales Ops: Like it or not, “alternatives” are in, and sometimes alternatives save you money. The Super Bowl isn’t for everyone, but the sales surrounding the popular event provide hidden savings on numerous items, as well as activities. Sale goers can score big by stocking up on food, snacks, beverages on sale and often at BOGO discounts. Plus, movie, theater and other sporting event tickets will offer prime seating at discounted prices as venues aggressively try to fill up. Ditto on restaurants offering both in-house and delivery specials on Super Bowl weekend.

TIP: Expect a blitz of exclusive social media and mobile deals as retailers look to notify a captive audience on how to easily find game-time freebies and coupons.

President’s Day: Overlapping with Valentine’s Day sales, President’s Day brings the first major sales event of the year. The annual offering brings deep discounts on a variety of personal needs, including significant savings of 20-40% off on big-ticket items for the home, such as major appliances, mattresses and home furnishings. Most President’s Day sales kick-off during the week ahead of honored Monday Holiday (Feb. 20 this year) and extend well into the following week, marking the beginnings of winter clearance with prime selection of deep discounts ranging from 20-80% off outerwear, seasonal clothing and sports and outdoors items. Winter Clearance builds throughout the second half of February and well into March at most branded apparel retailers and their outlets.

TIP: Secure free delivery and haul-away options to expose additional savings and convenience when purchasing large items for the home.

Tax Software: e-Filers numbers have been on the rise in recent years, and 2017 could escalate early filings more than ever before making February a smart time to look for Tax Software deals and savvy discussion on how to get the biggest return, including 30% off Premium personal and small business software, free online filing options and additional savings up to 25% cash back from FatWallet sister site, Ebates.

TIP: Consumers can find a wealth of information in’s reputable Finance Forum chock full of tax tips, insider hacks and new strategies to help early tax filers optimize exemptions, write-offs, investments and filings for better returns.

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Top 6 Ways Dads Save in June

Fathers-day-deals-fatwalletSpending in June can quickly escalate for homeowners. Thanks to widespread Father’s Day sales, smart savings on a variety of items for both dads, and homeowners, can help to ease spending concerns when securing those needs and wants for summer. Many of the most trending deals in a variety categories fall into our Top 6 Ways Dads Save in June list below, including tools and automotive, home and garden, men’s clothing, TV and electronics, smartphones, outdoor sporting gear, summer yard games and deals on summer activities and special events.

To help you sort it all out, FatWallet has curated a comprehensive Father’s Day gifts and sales roundup featuring a living list of the top online coupons and offers from major retailers. Shoppers can also access a more user-friendly Father’s Day Deals section to sort through from now until June 19.

Top 6 Ways Dads Save in June

  1. Tools, especially power tools, cordless tool kits, tool storage and automotive tools see timely price drops up to 50% off top brands like Craftsman, Black & Decker, Milwaukee and DeWalt. Those that buy tools frequently claim there is no better time to buy than Father’s Day ( Survey).
  2. Home Improvement Project Needs are featured in June sales for homeowners looking to beat the heat. Stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Sears post some of their best prices of the year on paints and stains, building materials, hardware, fixtures and tools needed for home repair and remodel.
  3. Summer Sports and Yard Games go on sale in June, including deep discounting on gear for camping, fishing and golfing at Bass Pro shop, Cabela’s, and Golfsmith. Many Father’s Day sales include the season’s best discounts on popular summer yard games and pool toys.
  4. Men’s Clothing will be on sale the first 2 weeks in June, especially summer apparel used for outdoor activities and sports. Stores like REI, Backcountry, LLBean, Patagonia and Duluth Trading have timely deals on quality shirts, shorts and shoes for guys, and gals, who spend free-time outside.
  5. Smart Gadgets and accessories are the covet of most dads, and techies, too. Audio tech, especially Bluetooth speakers and headphones, and outdoor speakers will be on sale this month, as will smart home hubs and accessories that help keep us connected to home during busy summer months.
  6. 4K TV Deals have been trending in 2016 and price drops continue in June during Father’s Day sales from electronics retailers like Best Buy, Dell and eBay. Expect to find “halfway to Black Friday” deals on major brand 50” 4K TVs under $500, 55” 4K TVs under $600 and 60” 4K TVs under $800.