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Smart shoppers know that there’s a time and a place to find the best deals on the items you really need, and that often means shopping against the seasons.
Now that we’re nearing the end of winter, this is actually to best time to pick up those pricey items that you’ll be using this time next year. From clothing to winter sports gear, you can save hundreds by planning ahead for any replacements or upgrades as long as you know what to look out for.
Scroll through to find five of the best things to buy this February, as well as what you should hold off purchasing.
Get a head start on next year’s needs by shopping late in the season for winter essentials like boots and outerwear. If you have young kids who are quickly growing, picking up in next year’s sizes now can save you money as well as time down the road.
Unfortunately for winter enthusiasts, the ski season will soon be coming to an end. That translates into big discounts on the latest gear, including boots, skis, snowboards, and even more extreme methods of transportation like Ski-Doo’s.
Whether or not you plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, you can take advantage of all sorts of chocolate and sweets. Wait until the days following Feb. 14, which is when seasonal treats will be priced to clear.
If you’re a fan of all things cute, Valentine’s Day decorations are a surefire way to add a whimsical touch to your home. Look out for decor clear-out in the days leading up to Feb. 14, and snag the best deals after the holiday is over.