Electronics, flowers, tax software and more

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Although you can buy anything at any time, such as swimsuits in the winter or snow shovels in the summer, there are certain things that are best bought during specific months, depending on availability and expected discounts and sales. To help you shop smarter in February, savings experts RetailMeNot analyzed retail data and determined which categories are trending (and selling the most) right now.

Below are the top five things to buy in February, along with the average discount you’ll find on each product type, starting at tax software at flowers.

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1. Computing and electronics

Upgrade your electronics this February with President's Day and Super Bowl sales.

If you’re looking for a new computer, TV, tablet or laptop and don’t want to wait until November for the Black Friday sales, you can find almost as Well deals during President’s Day weekend (and around Super Bowl weekend). The average discount on electronics in February is 41%, so you could buy a new one Smart-TV or elegant laptop for almost half.

2. Tax Preparation Services

Start your taxes early by saving on tax preparation software.

Tax season is upon us, and while you have until April 18 to submit yours, many people are getting a head start on their 2022 taxes this month. According to RetailMeNot, February brings an average of 35% off tax preparation services and software, like H&R block and TurboTax. Our experts have dubbed them the best tax software of the year, thanks to their ease of use.

3. Fragrances and fragrances

You can find great deals on luxury perfumes this month.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for your Valentine or want to treat yourself to something luxuriously scented, fragrances and perfumes will be on average 26% off in February. While there are plenty of places to buy perfume online, some of our favorite picks include Nordström, Sephora and Ultimate. Here you’ll find fragrances for men and women in a wide variety of scents, styles, and price points.

4. Flowers

Flowers are especially popular around Valentine's Day.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which means that more and more people are looking for the best places to buy flowers online. Before February 14 (and even after), you’ll find many of the best retailers offering discounts on flower delivery, from romantic red roses to more extravagant arrangements. You will save an average of 19%. At Reviewed, we love Bouqs company., FTD Flowers Where Urban Stems for good quality and customer service.

5. Household items and mattresses

If you're looking for home decor this month, Wayfair is a great place to start.

Start spring cleaning early? Looking for a better night’s sleep? You can achieve both of these goals by purchasing household items and mattresses before the end of February. You’ll save an average of 18% on furniture, which is available for all home decor styles at Wayfairfor example — and an average of 14% on mattresswhich our experts recommend buying from popular brands Tuft and Needle Where Nectar Sleep. Tip: President’s Day weekend is usually filled with amazing deals on mattresses, so you can browse this site.

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