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 – Thanks to back-to-back holidays, February has some great sales, according to Trae Bodge, a smart shopping expert with SlickDeals.net.


Valentine’s Day is a good time to look for sales on jewelry. In fact, Trae says Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are her two sweet spots for jewelry deals.

Zales has 30 percent off jewelry through Feb. 14, plus Valentine’s Day Specials up to 50 percent off. Macy’s jewelry flash sale will give you up to 70 percent off fine jewelry, including diamonds.

But be careful around Valentine’s Day if you’re looking for flowers. Trae says some retailers elevate their prices and then drop them with a sale around Valentine’s Day. You may think you’re getting a good deal when you’re not. She says it’s important to compare prices on flowers in February, including at your local florist, before you make a purchase.

The other big shopping holiday this month is Presidents Day weekend.

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