Ways to Save Wednesdays: 6 Deals You Can Only Get In February

By: Lucy Zemljic on February 4, 2015

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means – another money-saving post from LowestRates.ca!
Last month, we counted down a list of 7 cool deals you can only get in January. Now, we’re back with more! Although this month’s the shortest one of the year, that doesn’t mean there are no deals to be found. The savings you can snag this February are hot as ever.
Let’s get to it, shall we? Here are our top six deals for the month of February. 

1. Chocolates & Candy / Valentine’s Day Items

During the first two weeks of February, Valentine’s Day merchandise flies off the shelves. While the sales won’t be great just yet, many merchants discount their V-Day items in the days leading up to the 14th, so you can get chocolates, candy, and even pricier items like jewellery and perfume on sale.
Sears, for example, has a great Valentine’s Day promo with savings of up to 50%, so you can snag something special for your sweetie, without breaking the bank.
Even better, after the big day, all those unsold items will be marked down 50+ percent, so go ahead – stock up on chocolates, candy, and all things lovey-dovey!
2. Air conditioner                                                                         
February is prime time for snagging an air conditioner on the cheap. Why? Well, most Canadians don’t need an air conditioner in winter, so demand for this item is super low this time of year. Take advantage of air conditioner sales this month, and you’ll be good to go when the summer weather comes around.
3. Home Theater Systems
February means Valentine’s Day, but it also means football. And even though the Superbowl is an American affair, that doesn’t mean Canadians don’t tune into the action.
Many retailers slash their home theater prices in time for the big game, and some of those sales continue into the month of February. If you happen to be taking in HD movies on a totally-not-HD system, you’re in luck – now’s your chance to get a great home theater system on sale. Just take a look at this Samsung Blu-ray and DVD Home Theatre on sale at Future Shop. Hurry, though, this one ends tomorrow!
4. Washer and dryer
Just like with furniture, new washer and dryer models arrive in wintertime, and that means serious savings on last year’s stock.
Check out these discounted washer/dryer combos at Leons Canada, or the sweet savings on these top-notch models at Sears Canada. As always, don’t be afraid to negotiate an even better sale – a little bit of polite haggling can go a long way!
5. Digital Cameras
If you’ve ever been stuck behind someone taking pictures with their iPad, you’ve probably wished it wasn’t, well, an iPad.
Smartphones and tablets haven’t replaced digital cameras just yet, and this month, you can get yourself a shiny new camera without it costing an arm and a leg. Because once again, those new models are coming in, prompting retailers to clear out the remainder of last year’s stock, and offer great discounts in the process. Accessories are discounted this month as well, so you can get tripods, lenses, and carrying cases on sale, too.
6. Tax Software
Tax season might still be a few months away, but Canadians from coast to coast are already getting ready to file their taxes in April.
Thankfully, many tax software programs go on sale this month, so you can get trusted names like TurboTax for a discounted price, and make tax-filing a little bit less of a headache.