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February may be a short month but it is big on savings

February as we all know is the shortest month of the year whether it is leap year or not. During this month we celebrate love and history. February is the month where Valentine’s Day falls true to everyone with emotions to share. It is also the month to celebrate Black History.

Big savings when shopping in February!
Home and Living Examiner / Beverly Mucha

During this month there are lots of deals, bargains and sales going on. The days may be few but the advantages are grand.

Items to buy in February:

The new model bicycles usually are released in February and March. Shopping in February will deliver lots of discounts on last year’s model bicycles. So if your little one needs a tricycle, a first two wheeler or a replacement bike since they outgrew their old one, this is the time to soak up the savings.

Television sets get a big boost during Super Bowl Sunday week. There are tons of sales happening in stores during that time but afterwards the retailers, manufacturers and dealers get ready for newer inventory. It’s time to check out all the new models and find that TV you have been searching for at a price you can afford.

During this time all the new releases on video games that came out prior to Christmas have all had their prices slashed. So if that one game was out of the budgets range during November and December you can get it now at a much lower price and gift it for a birthday or fun holiday like St. Patrick’s Day or Easter.

After the fifteenth of February all the stores start marking down their Valentine’s Day items. If you are into decorating this is the perfect time to stock up on items for next year while saving lots of money with the half-priced sales or percent off discounts. The stores don’t want to store these items for next year since new items come out all the time. The candy will also be on sale so if you love chocolates get them at a reduced price and freeze the treats so when you want a hunk of chocolate you won’t have far to go to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Seasonal produce available in February – vegetables:

  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Collard greens
  • Green beans
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard greens
  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Winter squash

Seasonal produce available in February – fruits:

  • Avocados
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Pears

Enjoy February and all the savings this short month will bring!

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