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When we think of February, we think of two things: Valentine’s Day and cold, dark nights. But those aren’t the only things this month has in store—it’s also peak sale season for top categories like mattresses, TVs, winter coats and even tax software (boring, but necessary). With President’s Day on the horizon, many brands are extending their deals well past the holiday weekend to sell through winter inventory before spring finally arrives, along with a whole new slew of products. Not sure what to buy first? Here are six majorly discounted categories to start with.

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Contrary to popular belief, Black Friday isn’t the only time of year to think about upgrading your TV. While it would have been nice to have a shiny new LCD screen to watch the Super Bowl on, waiting those extra days will score you a much better discount. Look to places like Amazon and Walmart for the best savings all month long.


1. TOSHIBA 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR - Fire TV Edition

We’re mounting this one in our bedroom.

$250 at Amazon


2. Samsung Flat 65-Inch 4K UHD 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility

Two words: Alexa compatibility.

$598 at Amazon


3. Sony 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility

Nothing beats a crystal-clear LED display.

$998 at Amazon

Winter Coats

Our sights might be set on spring, but the forecast is still very much in winter mode. Good news: Now is the time to buy a winter coat, because stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s are looking to get rid of all those puffers and wool coats to make room for next season’s denim and leather jackets. Bonus: You’ll still get use out of a new jacket this winter, and it will feel like new when you break it out next year.


1. Bernardo Packable Down & EcoPlume Coat

This down coat can be folded up into a tiny square for easy packing and storage.

Buy It ($159; $72)


2. Sam Edelman Faux-Shearling Lined Puffer Coat

The cozy faux-fur lining really does it for us.

Buy It ($139; $97)


3. The North Face Gotham II Down Parka

Not only is this coat made with toasty 550-fill down, but it’s also machine washable. BTW, that’s pretty much our number one requirement for anything white.

Buy It ($249; $174)

Cold-Weather Accessories

The same goes for cold-weather accessories—they happen to be on massive sale at Nordstrom, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Now’s your last chance to grab that cashmere beanie you’ve been holding out on all season.


1. Nordstrom Faux-Fur Tech Mittens

Faux fur on the outside and inside makes these perfect for those days when your car just won’t heat up. Plus, touch screen–friendly thumb tips ensure you won’t have to take these bad boys off while you scroll through Instagram as your windshield takes its sweet time to defrost.

Buy It ($59; $35)

Saks Fifth Avenue

2. Portolano Basketweave Knit Cashmere Slouchy Beanie

The extra-warm basketweave texture is the only thing getting us (and our ears) through winter.

Buy It ($90; $36)


3. Charter Club Oversized Cashmere Scarf

The cashmere scarf that Macy’s couldn’t keep in stock this past December is back—and it’s on sale.

Buy It ($189; $95)


Based on data from past years, mattresses are going to be seriously discounted during President’s Day weekend. So if you’re in need of a new pillow-top or foam sleeper, hop to it by the end of this month to score serious savings.



This mattress features a mix of a traditional innerspring and eight inches of body-cradling memory foam, which helps eliminate pain from your pressure points.

$178 at Amazon


2. Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam 8-Inch Mattress

We didn’t know 17,000 people with different sleeping needs could love the same mattress, but judging by the stellar reviews, they can.

$183 at Amazon


3. Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Adapt 11-Inch Medium Hybrid Mattress

There’s nothing quite as body contouring as a Tempur-Pedic mattress, but it also costs a pretty penny, so we’re always holding out for a sale.

Buy It ($2,199; $2,099)

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The term white sale doesn’t refer to a sale of white items (confusing, we know), it’s actually the fancy term for linen discounts—and there are plenty of those in February. Now is a great time to stock up on all the cozy essentials, from bedsheets and duvet covers to pillows. Look to big retailers like Macy’sWayfair and Bed Bath & Beyond as well as specialty stores including BrooklinenParachute and West Elm. Here are three current deals we’re eyeing.


1. Charter Club Damask Queen 4-Piece Sheet Set, 550 Thread Count 100% Supima Cotton

More than 400 positive reviews note that these Supima cotton sheets get better with every wash.

Buy It ($170; $102)

West Elm


Sometimes all it takes to spruce up a space is a quick swap of the duvet cover. This year, we’re going with a regal shade of navy blue.

Buy It ($179; $105)


3. Royal Luxe Lightweight Microfiber Color Down Alternative Full/Queen Comforter, Hypoallergenic Polyester Fiberfill

This down-alternative comforter is available in nine bold hues, so you don’t even need to wrestle with a duvet for a quick makeover.

Buy It ($120; $58)

Tax Software

We know, we know, it’s not exactly a new Gucci handbag, but this software is a total necessity with tax day looming (BTW, it’s April 15 this year). Luckily, many brands start to offer sales in February. But beware, as the deadline gets closer, prices actually increase, so don’t put it off for too long.


1. TaxACT

TaxAct provides all the basic filing criteria for both state and federal returns with unlimited account support for free. However, if you’re a homeowner, own an investment property or work for yourself, it charges an extra fee to file your forms.

Buy It

Tax Slayer

2. TaxSlayer

TaxSlayer also has a baseline free tax-filing service, in addition to premium upgrades for people with extra forms. But its add-ons are the lowest we’ve seen ($17 for classic, $37 for premium and $47 for self-employed), so it’s a no-brainer.

Buy It

Credit Karma

3. Credit Karma

OK, technically this one isn’t on sale because Credit Karma offers free tax filing. Seriously, there’s never a hidden fee and advisers are on deck to answer any questions you may have 24/7. It also includes free audit defense, which automatically checks your calculations for errors before filing.

Buy It

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