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What to Buy in February 2024

You can save big by buying these things in February.

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Shemi Freytes
Data Scientist & BTTB Founder
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Remember, most pricing is cyclical. Below, we've outlined the 19 products you can save the most on during the month of February. These are the items that will bring the greatest discounts—buy at just the right time and save big.

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Best time to buy furniture

1. Furniture

Why February is a good month to buy

The furniture industry normally operates on a biannual schedule, releasing new indoor furniture styles twice per year: spring and fall. In the Northern Hemisphere, February marks the end of winter, when retailers discount their old stock prior to releasing new spring styles. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 16 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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Best time to buy mattresses

2. Mattresses

Why February is a good month to buy

Presidents' Day is on the third Monday of February. Mattress retailers run some of the biggest sales during three-day weekend holidays, including Presidents' Day. This is because many people prefer to try out mattresses in person and the extra day off is the perfect time to capitalize on this consumer trend. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (22% of year; 11 sale periods; 81 sale days)


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Best time to buy electronics

3. Electronics

Why February is a good month to buy

As far as electronics go, televisions are the only things that are really on deep sale in February. Manufacturers and retailers seek to capitalize on Super Bowl parties and upcoming NCAA March Madness TV upgrade opportunities by offering steep discounts. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (18% of year; 6 sale periods; 66 sale days)


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Best time to buy TVs

4. TVs

Why February is a good month to buy

A large percentage of Americans (17% in 2020) upgrade their televisions in preparation for that big Super Bowl party; retailers capitalize on this trend through massive sales. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (16% of year; 14 sale periods; 60 sale days)


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Best time to buy refrigerators

5. Refrigerators

Why February is a good month to buy

February is part of the spring sales cycle when manufacturers try to get rid of last year's fridge models to make room for new ones. Presidents' Day (the third Monday of February) is a particularly great time to buy since retailers will offer additional sales during the three-day weekend. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 12 sale periods; 131 sale days)


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Best time to buy washers and dryers

6. Washers and Dryers

Why February is a good month to buy

Washers and dryers are one of the large appliances that retailers offer huge discounts on during the three-day Presidents' Day weekend sale. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (23% of year; 13 sale periods; 85 sale days)


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Best time to buy appliances

7. Appliances

Why February is a good month to buy

Just as with mattresses, Presidents' Day is in February and is a huge day for appliance purchases—particularly large appliances that people like to window-shop in person such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers. Retailers seek to take advantage of the three-day weekend that most workers have off to get them into the store (or online) with great deals. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (19% of year; 8 sale periods; 70 sale days)


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Best time to buy cruises

8. Cruises

Why February is a good month to buy

February is part of Wave Season, when cruise companies run lots of promotions in preparation for people booking spring and summer cruises. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (22% of year; 4 sale periods; 81 sale days)


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Best time to buy fitness equipment

9. Fitness Equipment

Why February is a good month to buy

After the “New Year New Me” month is over, a lot of that fitness equipment gets returned. Retailers are going to turn around and get the inventory back out of their stores, so look for sales on both new and open-box fitness equipment. People will generally buy the equipment, never take it out of the box and return it within the return policy time frame. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (14% of year; 10 sale periods; 50 sale days)


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Best time to buy coffee tables

10. Coffee Tables

As a new homeowner, one of the biggest thrills is filling your new space with furniture that reflects your style and personality. Among the… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 14 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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Best time to buy area rugs

11. Area Rugs

We all strive to make the most of our budget when decorating our homes. This is especially true with the high cost of essential pieces of… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (6% of year; 12 sale periods; 23 sale days)


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Best time to buy bedroom furniture

12. Bedroom Furniture

Interested in transforming your bedroom on a budget but feeling a bit overwhelmed by where to start? Selecting the perfect furnishings for… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 16 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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Best time to buy kids' bedroom furniture

13. Kids' Bedroom Furniture

As parents, we want our kids to have the best bedroom furniture possible without breaking the bank. That's why it's important to know the… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 14 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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Best time to buy couches

14. Couches

Why February is a good month to buy

The furniture industry normally releases new indoor furniture styles during spring and fall. This means the end of winter (January and February) is a good time to get great deals on the previous year's styles. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (6% of year; 11 sale periods; 21 sale days)


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Best time to buy dining room furniture

15. Dining Room Furniture

Everyone wants a great deal when it comes to purchasing home furnishings, and knowing when to buy can make all the difference. If you're… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (29% of year; 13 sale periods; 106 sale days)


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Best time to buy living room furniture

16. Living Room Furniture

Are you looking to upgrade your living room on a budget but aren't sure where to start? Finding the right pieces for one of the busiest… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 15 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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Best time to buy recliners

17. Recliners

Furniture shopping can be overwhelming, but knowing the best time to buy a recliner can help you find the perfect piece for your home… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (6% of year; 11 sale periods; 21 sale days)


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Best time to buy patio furniture

18. Patio Furniture

Why February is a good month to buy

Brick-and-mortar stores rarely stock patio furniture during winter, but online retailers continue to sell it. During mid-winter (including February), these online retailers are looking to clear warehouse space to make room for new spring products, meaning excellent online deals can be had. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (50% of year; 11 sale periods; 182 sale days)


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Best time to buy hot tubs

19. Hot Tubs

Why February is a good month to buy

Surprisingly, fall and winter usually see fewer people shopping for jacuzzis so manufacturers have to offer steep discounts to keep their inventory moving. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (62% of year; 12 sale periods; 226 sale days)


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February FAQ

Yes, February is a good time to buy furniture. Why? The furniture industry normally operates on a biannual schedule, releasing new indoor furniture styles twice per year: spring and fall. In the Northern Hemisphere, February marks the end of winter, when retailers discount their old stock prior to releasing new spring styles. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy mattresses. Why? Presidents' Day is on the third Monday of February. Mattress retailers run some of the biggest sales during three-day weekend holidays, including Presidents' Day. This is because many people prefer to try out mattresses in person and the extra day off is the perfect time to capitalize on this consumer trend. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy electronics. Why? As far as electronics go, televisions are the only things that are really on deep sale in February. Manufacturers and retailers seek to capitalize on Super Bowl parties and upcoming NCAA March Madness TV upgrade opportunities by offering steep discounts. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy TVs. Why? A large percentage of Americans (17% in 2020) upgrade their televisions in preparation for that big Super Bowl party; retailers capitalize on this trend through massive sales. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy refrigerators. Why? February is part of the spring sales cycle when manufacturers try to get rid of last year's fridge models to make room for new ones. Presidents' Day (the third Monday of February) is a particularly great time to buy since retailers will offer additional sales during the three-day weekend. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy washers and dryers. Why? Washers and dryers are one of the large appliances that retailers offer huge discounts on during the three-day Presidents' Day weekend sale. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy appliances. Why? Just as with mattresses, Presidents' Day is in February and is a huge day for appliance purchases—particularly large appliances that people like to window-shop in person such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers. Retailers seek to take advantage of the three-day weekend that most workers have off to get them into the store (or online) with great deals. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy cruises. Why? February is part of Wave Season, when cruise companies run lots of promotions in preparation for people booking spring and summer cruises. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy fitness equipment. Why? After the “New Year New Me” month is over, a lot of that fitness equipment gets returned. Retailers are going to turn around and get the inventory back out of their stores, so look for sales on both new and open-box fitness equipment. People will generally buy the equipment, never take it out of the box and return it within the return policy time frame. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy coffee tables. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy area rugs. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy bedroom furniture. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy kids' bedroom furniture. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy couches. Why? The furniture industry normally releases new indoor furniture styles during spring and fall. This means the end of winter (January and February) is a good time to get great deals on the previous year's styles. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy dining room furniture. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy living room furniture. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy recliners. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy patio furniture. Why? Brick-and-mortar stores rarely stock patio furniture during winter, but online retailers continue to sell it. During mid-winter (including February), these online retailers are looking to clear warehouse space to make room for new spring products, meaning excellent online deals can be had. Check best dates

Yes, February is a good time to buy hot tubs. Why? Surprisingly, fall and winter usually see fewer people shopping for jacuzzis so manufacturers have to offer steep discounts to keep their inventory moving. Check best dates

No. February is not a good time to buy bedding and linens. Check best dates

No. February is not a good time to buy cars. Check best dates

No. February is not a good time to buy laptops. Check best dates

No. February is not a good time to buy trucks. Check best dates

No. February is not a good time to buy grills and BBQs. Check best dates

No. February is not a good time to buy lawn mowers. Check best dates

No. February is not a good time to buy snow blowers. Check best dates

No. February is not a good time to buy dishwashers. Check best dates

No. February is not a good time to buy tires. Check best dates

No. February is not a good time to buy artificial christmas trees. Check best dates

No. February is not a good time to buy DNA testing kits. Check best dates

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