Best Deals in February 2020 (and What to Avoid!)

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With February comes Valentine’s Day and President’s Day, and that means deals!  Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we’ll see plenty of sales on gifts, including jewelry, fragrances, and chocolates. Right on cupid’s heels is President’s Day, and we’ll see mattress deals and other discounts in the Home category. And for you early birds, tax software will be well-priced. Check out this roundup of the best deals in February 2020!

 

Valentine’s Day deals

Just in time for Valentine’s Day gift-giving, we’ll see a huge uptick in discounts in the gift category. It’s important to note that this is one of a handful of times during the year where we can find a broad number of jewelry deals. If you want a little treat for yourself, keep your eyes peeled for post-Valentine’s Day clearance sales.  Valentine’s-themed gifts will be priced to move.

 

Alter Eco: This Fair Trade-certified chocolate brand is offering 20 percent off all of their delicious truffles with code SWEET20. Valid through Feb. 14.

 

Angel JacketsThis leather outerwear e-tailer is offering up to 56 percent off on special Valentine edition leather jackets.

 

Artkive:  Artkive is a preservation system for all the cool drawings and paintings that your kids make. Your kids’ work is professionally photographed and made into a book or framed mosaic. Right now, you can save $10 off your first order.

 

Beautytap: This Korean beauty site has six sets from Laneige and Innisfree for Valentine’s Day gifts for men and women.  Save 20-50 percent off and receive a free gift. Valid Feb. 1 – 9.

 

Bixby & Co. Valentine’s Day Bonbons: These confections are sustainably-made and come in delightful and unique flavors, like yuzu hibiscus, blood orange, and passion fruit. From Jan. 17 – Feb. 14, join Bixby’s email newsletter and receive 15 percent off heart bonbons, which are packaged in red gift boxes with a white silk ribbon.

 

Blue NileThis online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry will offer up to 30 percent off select diamond and fine jewelry pieces. Valid Jan. 31 – Feb. 16.

 

Bobagreen: A dream gift for the bubble tea fanatic, the Bobagreen Classic Milk Bubble Tea Kits allow you to make your own bubble tea at home. The kit makes approximately 8 servings and comes with tapioca pearls, Earl Grey Black and Jasmine Green teas, two stainless steel bubble tea straws and a recipe booklet. Through Feb. 29, save 35 percent off $39 with code TRAEPICK.

 

Boyfriend by Kate Walsh: On Amazon, save 15 percent on fragrance gift sets, including the Boyfriend 3-Piece Gift Set for $81.60 (valued at $121) and the Boyfriend Essentials Set for $78.20 (valued at $111.50). Valid Jan. 29 – Feb. 6.

 

California Pizza KitchenFrom Feb. 12 – 16, diners can take advantage of the Valentine’s Day meal special, the “Sweet Deal for Two” prix fixe menu for just $35. From Feb. 11 – 16, any pizza can be ordered on special heart-shaped, crispy thin crust for no additional charge.

 

Candy Couture California:  These super soft, luxury t-shirts have scent-infused artwork that actually smells like roses, chocolate or strawberries. Save 30 percent off all strawberry, chocolate and rose t-shirts with code LOVE30. Valid through Feb. 14.

 

Chalk of the TownThis brand sells apparel and accessories with a chalkboard panel where you can add your own erasable message. Through Feb. 7 with code BeMine25, save 25 percent off the Kids Long Sleeve Chalkboard T-Shirt Kits (orig. $29.95) and Silver Heart Chalkboard Tote Bags (orig. $19.95). Each comes with two chalk markers and an erasing cloth.

Cheryl’s CookiesThe Popcorn FactorySimply Chocolate1-800-Baskets.com: Save 20 percent off these gourmet food gift brands from the 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. family of brands with code FEBRUARY20. Valid Feb. 1-18.

 

City Beauty: This LA-based beauty and skincare brand is offering 25 percent off select shades of its award-winning City Lips plumping and conditioning lip gloss, including Valentine’s-worthy pinks and reds. While supplies last.

 

Dermaroot Natanicals: From Feb. 1 – 31, this holistic self-care brand is offering 45 percent off during their Pamper Yourself with Earthy Love Valentine Sale. Sale applies to skincare, bath & body, hair products, and sets.

 

The Dirty Cookie: How about some yummy cookie shots for  Valentine’s Day treat? An assortment of popular Cookie Shots flavors decorated with Valentine’s Day characters will be on sale through February 10th (while supplies last). All orders will be shipped from CA on Feb. 10, arriving in 1-3 days.

  • $33 for a half-dozen, originally $45.
  • $59 for a dozen, originally $71.

 

FruitBouquets: Surprise your special someone with a Valentine’s Day fruit arrangement! Save 15 percent sitewide on orders placed through Feb. 7 with promo code VDAY2020.

 

Giftgowns: These cheerful gowns can be worn during pregnancy, at the hospital and home again. From Feb. 1–14, save 25 percent off “Love” themed gowns.

 

GO DASH DOT: These functional and versatile handbags are created for the modern woman on the go. From Feb. 7-14, save 30 percent off sitewide with code BEMINE.

 

F-Jackets: This leather outerwear site is offering up to 56 percent off items in their Valentine’s Day collection, plus a $10 coupon. Valid through Feb. 16.

 

Hush & HushThis luxury nutraceuticals brand offers a variety of supplements and a vegan protein powder. From Feb. 5-16 with purchases $100+. save 15 percent off sitewide plus a gift of a flowered display tray.

 

Hydrojug: These BPA-free, leakproof water bottles have a measurement scale that helps your track water intake. The Valentine’s Day pack, which includes two HydroJugs, two insulating sleeves, and two HydroStraws, is available in several colors and is 30 percent off. Valid Feb. 1-15.

 

Isabelle Grace Jewelry: Save 25 percent off the Valentine’s collection, including love- and heart-themed necklaces, bracelets and rings. Valid Jan. 28 – Feb. 14 with code LOVE25.

 

Lascana: Save 35 percent off select lingerie items, including the popular Satin Velvet Corset. Valid Feb. 1-15.

 

Man Crates: This gift-giving destination has carefully curated gift sets for every man in your life. From Jan. 31 – Feb. 14, save 15 percent off all orders $100+ with code CUPID15.

 

Motif: Create custom photo books and calendars using iOS app and MacOS extensions. Save 20 percent off Photo Books with code TheStoryOfUs through Feb. 17. Also, get free Economy shipping on Calendars until Feb. 17 with code ShipItFree2020.

 

NipLips Transformation Kit: This 4-step kit, which includes a scrub, masque, serum, and sealant, is designed to exfoliate and hydrate the lips while helping to increase fullness without chemicals or injectables. From Feb.13 – 23 with code PERFECTPOUT14, purchase the $79 kit and receive a NipLips Desert Matte lipstick of your choice ($22.50 value).

 

Okko: This New York-based bodywear company is on a mission to make you feel like your most knockout self with comfy bras, nipple covers, thongs, and briefs in five flesh tone shades. From Feb. 7-14, save 15 percent off the Bra-set, which includes a signature bra and a thong or brief.

 

Peggy Li Creations: Save 20% off on handmade jewelry seen on TV shows like The Bachelorette, Riverdale, and God Friended Me. Valid Jan. 27 – Feb. 2 with code LOVE2020.

 

Personalization Universe: Make it special with a personalized gift! Save 15 percent off sitewide using promo code PUVDAY through Feb. 14.

 

QDOBA: This fast-casual Mexican eatery known for its flavor and freshness is bringing back their “QDOBA for a Kiss” deal on February 14 at select locations. You’ll get a free entrée with the purchase an entrée of greater or equal value when you share a kiss with anyone or anything in the restaurant.

 

Reign Together: For the month of February with the code Feb20, save 20 percent off CBD Massage Oil and CBD Kissing Balm, which are both formulated with broad-spectrum CBD oil. The Massage Oil helps to relieve stress and soothe sore muscles. The Kissing Balm provides hydration and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines.

 

Romance HelpersRamp up the romance by decorating your bedroom for Valentine’s Day. The kits from Romance Helpers make it easy and they are 10 percent off from Jan. 31 – Feb. 13.

 

Shari’s Berries: Gourmet dipped strawberries…yes, please! Save 15 percent sitewide through Feb. 7 with code VDAY2020.

 

Sukk StrawsThese food-grade, retractable, dishwasher-safe stainless steel drinking straws are available in portable gift sets with vegan leather carry cases. From Jan. 14 – Feb. 14, enjoy the Get One Give One promotion – buy any stainless steel Straw or silicone Pack of 4 and get your second item free.  

 

TakeLessons: Is your Valentine interested in learning something new? From the performing arts to languages, this online learning marketplace connects students with teachers for in-person or virtual lessons. Valid Feb. 4-10 on lessons 45-minutes or longer:

  • $20 off when you buy 5
  • $50 off when you buy 10
  • $100 off when you buy 15
  • $145 off when you buy 20

 

T-Fal Signature Nonstick 12-Piece Set: This durable, dishwasher-safe pot and pan set features a ProGlide non-stick cooking surface and is oven safe up to 350°F. Through Valentine’s Day, get the set for $69.99 (originally $89.99) on Amazon.

 

Trollbeads Jewelry: This jewelry brand creates handcrafted beaded jewelry that can be fully customized. From Feb. 1-13, enjoy these three deals (excludes gold jewelry):

 

Veldt: These luxury watches, which are $650+, feature award-winning technology, including smartphone notifications and a wireless charging dock. Through Feb. 14, save $100 off using code MYVALENTINE.

 

Whistle Labs: Perfect for pet owners, Whistle Labs is offering $20 off its Whistle GO and Whistle GO Explore trackers from Feb. 5-14. These easy-to-use pet trackers attach to your pet’s collar and monitor specific activity goals as well as health-related behaviors.

 

President’s Day deals

Over the course of this 3-day weekend, we typically see deals in the home category, with an emphasis on mattresses. Many deals are not released until right before the weekend, so be sure to check back for more!

 

AnytownUSA: This site, which features beautiful items all made in the USA, is having the following sales valid over President’s Day:

 

Brooklyn Bedding: This American made, affordable luxury mattress and bedding brand, is offering 25 percent off site wide and storewide Feb. 7-17

DIY Easy Blinds: This national supplier of premium, custom blinds, and shades will be offering 20 percent off sitewide, including classic faux wood blinds, ultra-modern zebra blinds, and motorized blackout shades. Valid Feb. 13-17.

 

Favor: This chic accessories brand features home decor, kitchenware, jewelry and more. Save 20 percent off select items from Feb. 3-17.

 

Industry West: This retailer of contemporary home furnishings and accessories sourced from around the world is offering free shipping on tables and sofas with code PRESDAY. Valid Feb. 14-17.

 

Loew’s: Looking for a home update? From Feb. 13-19, save up to 40 percent off select kitchen appliances, bath vanities, faucets, and bath lighting.

Macy’sFrom Feb. 15 – 23, save 15 percent off sales & clearance shoes, suits, coats, dresses, lingerie, swim for her and luggage. Also, save 10 percent off sales & clearance on small appliances and rugs. Also, enjoy Star Money Bonus Days during this time.

 

Nest Bedding This a family-owned, factory direct, bedding and mattress company is offering $300 off select mattresses from Feb. 8-21.
Overstock.com: Save up to 70 percent off through Feb. 20. Sales include:

Sleepenvie: This Toronto-based online mattress-in-a-box brand focuses on customization, convenience, and giving back. Mattresses start at $199 and the brand offers a 100-night trial. From Feb. 10-19, save 25 sitewide.

 

Vedazzling Accessories: Save 25 percent off pieces from the Olivarri Art Home collection, including the Fiesta Martini Glasses, which are one-of-a-kind and hand-painted by New York Artist, Michael Olivarri. Valid Feb. 14 –18.

 

Tax software deals

If you’re ready to start thinking about tax time this early in the year, it will be to your advantage if you are in need of tax software. There’s usually an abundance of tax prep and tax software deals from retailers like Staples and Costco and H&R Block.

Here’s a great one from H&R Block: Save 25 percent off H&R Block Online Filing or 35% off H&R Block Tax Software.

More deals will be revealed closer to the end of the month, so make a note to check back in for details!

 

What Not to Buy in February

Flowers

Flowers are more like a “maybe.” They are a Valentine’s Day staple, but prices are often inflated. Always comparison shop, and if you’re ordering online, order at least a full week before February 14 so you don’t end up paying express shipping charges.

Small electronics

Avoid purchasing small consumer electronics this month. Items such as laptops, desktops, tablets, and video game consoles are best bought in November, during Black Friday sales. If you can’t wait until then, I’m expecting to see electronics sales in July around Amazon Prime Day and “Black Friday in July” sales events.

 

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