Best Deals in February 2019 (and What to Avoid!)

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With February comes Valentine’s Day and President’s Day.

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we’ll see plenty of gift-related deals, including jewelry, fragrance, and chocolate.

Right on the heels of Valentine’s Day is the President’s Day 3-day weekend which brings mattress deals and other sales in the Home category. 

Just in time for early tax prep (groan), tax software will be well priced in case you need an upgrade.

Here are some of the best deals in February 2019 (and which “deals” to avoid!):

Valentine’s Day

This month, we’ll see discounts in the gift category, including chocolate, flowers, and perfume. This is also one of the better times of the year to score jewelry deals.

Keep in mind that with jewelry (and with flowers), the deal experts at Slickdeals warn that retailers might offer deals on temporarily inflated prices, so be sure to comparison shop before making a purchase.

Look out for post-Valentine’s Day clearance sales after the big day.

Related Post: Find the Best Deals (and Steals!) Every Month

Valentine’s Day Deals

Costco: Costco Members: Pre-order 50-Count Valentine’s Day Roses (various colors) $50 + Free S&H

Ashford: 15% off all orders + Free Shipping

Zale’s: Couple’s Bold Script Name and Heart Outline Necklace in Silver [] on sale for $24.99 with code ZAFFCPLSS + Free shipping

Zales: Save up to 30% off sitewide through 2/14. 

Macy’s: Macys Jewelry Flash Sale: 70% off Select Fine Jewelry, 50% off Select Watches

Victoria’s Secret: Victoria’s Secret Pink Sale: Select Panties $3 & More + Free S/H on $50+

Newegg: Carnival Cruise $ 200 Gift Card (Email Delivery) $185 AC @Newegg

The Bouqs: New Customers 20% Off Single Bouquet

1-800-Flowers: New customers save 22% off select gifts and flowers. Valid through 2/14

ICE Diamonds & Jewelry: Save 10% off jewelry $25+ and free shipping with code HEART10. Valid through 2/15

Nordstrom Rack: Valentine’s Day sale – gifts for under $25, many of which are 50% or more off.  Valid through 2/6

President’s Day

Following right on the heels of Valentine’s Day is the 3-day weekend for President’s Day. We usually see deals in the home category, including bath items, furniture, and related items. This is also a good time to look for great pricing on mattresses.   **note: we’re finding that most retailers are keeping their President’s Day weekend sales close to the vest for a couple more weeks.

President’s Day Deals

Macy’s: 20% off President’s Day Sale + Free Shipping at $49 (valid 2/15-2/18) 

Nectar Sleep: Receive $125 off a Nectar mattress plus two free Nectar pillows during the holiday weekend. Sale prices range from $375 (Twin) – $775 (Cal King)

DreamCloud Sleep: Receive $200 off a DreamCloud mattress during the holiday weekend. Sale prices range from $999 (Full) – $1,299 (Cal King)

Winter Outerwear

There were some outerwear sales in December to entice holiday shoppers, and then a bit of a lull in January. As winter starts to wane, retailers will be offering clearance-level prices to create space for new spring merchandise. 

Winter Outerwear Deals

Columbia: Columbia: Spend $125 and Get a $25 promotional e-gift card. (BUT until 1/31)

REI: winter clearance – deals up to 50% off. Examples include: Fairbanks Omni-Heat Snow Boots – Men’s $79.8 (38% off) and Mountain Hardware Women’s Jacket – $112 (50% off)

Eddie Bauer: End of Season Winter Sale – up to 60% off. Additional 50% off already-reduced Clearance prices when you apply promotion code ALPINE50at checkout. Shipping is free

Land’s End: 30% off regularly priced items with code COCOA PIN# 7456. Valid through 2/21

Saga Outerwear: Winter jackets on sale, starting at $90. Valid through 2/5

Tax Software

If you’re ready to start thinking about tax time this early in the year, it could be to your advantage. There is typically an abundance of tax prep and tax software deals from Staples and Costco and TurboTax.

Tax Software Deals

*note that each of these has several deals available within the thread, depending on the type of software someone wants, eg, digital, deluxe, etc.)

TaxAct: Basic + State $15, Premiere + State $37.50, Deluxe + State

H&R Block: H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2018 with 5% Refund Bonus Offer [PC Download] $22.49

Liberty Tax: Save an extra 20% off the online tax filing solution with code LTOCJ20

TurboTax by way of Amazon: TurboTax 2018 Software: Deluxe $30, Premier + State (PC/Mac CD) $55

Credit Karma: Credit Karma Premium Tax Software 2018 (Federal + State) – FREE  

eSmart Tax: Save an extra 20% off the online tax filing solution with code ESTCJ20

What Not to Buy in February


Flowers are more like a “maybe”. They are a Valentine’s Day staple, but prices are often inflated. Be sure to comparison shop, and if you’re ordering online, order early to get the best deals and avoid fees for expedited shipping.

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, select retailers hold an early installment during “Black Friday in July” events.

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