What to Buy in February

With Presidents Day sales this month, you may be wondering what to buy in February.

I can help.

I’ve scoured news sites and advertisements to pull together the best things to buy this month.

I’m talking about items that are likely at their best prices all year.

What to buy in February

I’ve already covered some great deals in February in the past.

That is, if you want to shop after Valentine’s Day sales, this is a great time to stock up on anything heart-shaped or chocolate.

Speaking of chocolate, here are America’s favorite Valentine’s Day candy.

So mark February 15th as the day to hit the stores.

However, there are a number of other items that are traditionally marked down for February sales. 

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I’ll go through them one at a time.

February mattress sales

Believe it or not, Presidents’ Day, a legit federal holiday, is traditionally when you’ll find great prices on mattresses.

This comes on the heels of those “white” sales in January.

So, you can stock up on bedding in January and then take advantage of mattress sales in February to buy a new bed.

Here are some deals I’ve found for February 2023.

Raymour & Flanigan mattress sales

With this sale, which runs February 9-20, 2023, you can save on the following:

Also, you can and score free next-day mattress delivery on purchases of $500 and more.

In addition, you can save up to 30% on the Raymour & Flanigan website on living room, dining and bedroom furniture.

The latter savings would be perfect if you’re buying a new mattress, right?

Savings on mattress toppers

Sleepyhead has two coupon codes for its mattress toppers. They are:

  • SLEEPPARTNER15 – 15% off
  • SLEEPVIBES60 – $60 off

Look for appliance sales

There are three holiday weekends throughout the years when stores tend to offer deals on appliances. They are:

  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Presidents Day

Presidents Day sales

With President’s Day right around the corner, I’ve outlined some appliance deals you can find this year.

Keep in mind I’m talking about bigger appliances, like stoves and refrigerators, as well as countertop appliances.

KitchenAid: Through 2/18, get up to $70 off select KitchenAid standing mixers.

Macy’s: Through 2/14, take 40% off select small appliances.

What to buy during February sales tax holidays

We normally associated state sales tax holidays with back to school shopping. 

However, two states have tax-free shopping days in February.

They are:

  • Alabama
  • Maryland

Here are the dates for each states sales tax holiday in February 2023.

Alabama February Sales Tax Holiday

This sales tax free weekend in Alabama happens on the last full weekend in February. In 2023 that’s Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 26.

It’s called the Severe Weather Preparedness tax holiday. That’s when the state offers this incentive for residents to stock up on hurricane preparedness products.

Now would be a great time for Alabama residents to shop for things like generators, batteries, flashlights and the like.

Maryland February Sales Tax Holiday

Maryland’s February sales tax holiday focuses on energy-saving purchases. So, things like Energy Star products.

It occurs from 12:01 a.m. on the Saturday immediately preceding the third Monday in February until 11:59 p.m. on the third Monday of February.

That’s a complicated way of saying that in 2023, this February sales tax holiday is February 18-20, 2023.

Check out savings on Energy Star items at Amazon.

Costco February sales

I love shopping at Costco. And February is a great time to see what Costco has deals on.

For example, with Super Bowl Sunday coming up, you should find sales on televisions.

Also, expect markdowns on all of the fixings for a Super Bowl party.

In addition, I recently learned that because we eat so much guacamole while watching the big game, you’ll find great prices on avocados this month. Who knew?


Not yet a Costco member? Check out the membership deal below.

Costco Membership Deal via Groupon

The best deal on a Costco Membership right now is through Groupon. When you sign up, you’ll get your one-year membership plus a $40 Costco Digital Shop Card for free.

In case you didn’t know, the Costco Shop Card is the store’s gift card. You can use it in store or online.

This offer is for new Costco memberships only or for former Costco members whose membership expired more than 18 months ago. So, if you’ve moved, there wasn’t a Costco nearby and you let your membership lapse for more than 18 months, you’re good to go to sign up for this deal again!

Also, you can avoid the lines at your Costco location by signing up for this Groupon Costco deal. This was the crowd at the new Costco in Maine near where I live. Yikes!

lines at costco on opening day
Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

Terms and Conditions

  • After purchase you’ll receive an email from Costco confirming your membership details. To pick up your membership card, stop by the membership counter at any Costco location and bring a copy of that email with your photo ID. Incentive will be emailed within 2 weeks after sign-up to qualifying members.
  • You’re receiving a One-Year Costco Gold Star Membership
  • A membership card for the Primary Cardholder and one additional Household Card for anyone living at the same address, over the age of 16
  • A $40 Digital Costco Shop Card (valid at Costco locations and Costco.com)
  • Valid only for new members and those whose previous memberships (Primary and Household) have been expired for at least 18 months or more.
  • Please allow up to two hours to receive your confirmation email from Costco. You must have either your Costco or Groupon confirmation email to receive your physical membership card at a Costco location.
  • A physical membership card is not required to shop online or receive your incentives.
  • Incentive includes a $40 Digital Costco Shop Card
  • Digital Costco Shop Card will be emailed within 2 weeks after sign-up to qualifying members.
  • Digital Costco Shop Card will be emailed to the email address provided by the Primary Member at time of sign-up.
  • Not valid for the renewal of an existing Costco membership.
  • To purchase this package, you must be 18 years of age or over, and agree to Costco’s Membership Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.
  • All sales final.
  • $40 Digital Costco Shop Card is not redeemable for cash, except as required by law. Digital Costco Shop Cards are not accepted at Costco Gas Stations, Car Washes, or Food Court Kiosks.

Again, this a Groupon-only deal for a Costco membership.

Other warehouse club memberships

Perhaps you prefer to shop at another warehouse club because it is more convenient to where you live than Costco is. Good news: Both BJs and Sam’s Club have Groupon deals right now for memberships. Plus, both tend to have gas stations where members can get a cheaper price when filling up the gas tank.