SALE TIME: 6 Items to Save on in February

Knowing when to purchase items is the key to saving money. Sometimes a major appliance breaks down and you need a quick replacement. In that case, you have to work with the sales available.

But, for items you just want to upgrade on (like TV’s, digital cameras, and apparel) you can plan ahead to ensure you save the most money, while spending money.

Winter is halfway over and retailers are anxious to get rid of inventory so they can free up space in stores for spring and summer items.

The month of February is a double whammy because President’s Day opens up a 3-day weekend—and you know what that means: sale time!

1. Winter Apparel, Bedding, and Towels
You’ll find excellent deals on outerwear like gloves, scarves, coats, hats, and sweaters. DealNews reports UGG Australia brand boots are going on sale 20-50 percent off. If you wear the boots, you understand the shock—they never go on sale! Looking to buy new bathroom towels or update that bedspread? You’ll find reduced prices on both.

2. Video Games
New video games are released in early winter, just in time for the gift-giving season. If you didn’t cave in and buy then, you’ll be rewarded now, as the hottest titles are now being discounted. Check your local electronics retailer for stock selections.

3. Chocolate
There many things to dislike about February—being single on Valentine’s Day, cold weather, flu season—but there’s never been a better time to stock up on chocolates. The high-end kind don’t go on sale often, so if you want to indulge year-round, take advantage now!

4. Romantic Gifts
From now until February 14th all flowers, perfume, and jewelry will be in high demand, so don’t expect savings. However, at the end of the month, sales will start up again as demand plummets and supply rises.

5. Electronics
If you didn’t take advantage of the holiday season deals on electronics, you’re in luck! HDTVs, speakers, surround-sound systems and more are highly reduced this weekend to coincide with Super Bowl Sunday. GPS systems, digital cameras, and audio equipment are also reduced.

6. Seasonal Food
Do you love to cook? If so, or you want to get started, February is a great month to find fresh, reasonably-priced foods and expand your palate: beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, clementines, cauliflower, grapefruit, kale, lemons, onions, oranges, pears, sweet potatoes and tangerines are all at low prices. Feeling hungry yet?