What to buy (and stay away from) in February — all the best deals on TVs, tax services, mattresses and more!

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Here's everything you should (and shouldn't) shop in February 2020. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ah, February. The month of love, football and groundhogs.

The second month of the year always seems to come and go in the blink of an eye. Maybe it’s because of all the stuff you surely have marked on your calendar, like Valentine’s Day dates or Super Bowl parties. Regardless, thanks to all of the month’s happenings there are tons of sales going on.

But first, a quick note on what to avoid.

Hold off on shopping for a new warm weather-ready look for now. Surely you’ll be seeing new clothes hit the racks in the coming weeks, but they’ll be at the steepest prices. Additionally, keep from investing in luggage at the moment. Travel necessities usually go on sale closer to summer, and until then, you’ll be spending way more than you like.

Back to the fun stuff: You’ll see major price drops for everything from televisions to winter outerwear to mattresses this month, so get your checklists out and start shopping!

Televisions

TCL 65" Class 6-Series 4K UHD QLED Dolby Vision HDR Roku Smart TV. (Photo: Amazon)

Super Bowl Sunday might have come and gone, but TV sales aren’t going anywhere!

Whether you’re using it to binge your favorite shows, play video games, or just have the TV on in the background while you work, pick up a new screen for your home for some of the lowest prices of the year.

Shop it: TCL 65" Class 6-Series 4K UHD QLED Dolby Vision HDR Roku Smart TV, $750 (was $1,099), amazon.com

Where to shop televisions:

  • Save $1,350 on an RCA 75” HD TV at Walmart

  • Get free shipping two-day shipping on hundreds of TVs at Target

  • Take $260 off this Sceptre 55-inch Class 4K Ultra HD LED TV (U550CV-U) at Walmart

  • Save 46 percent on a TCL 50-inch smart TV at Amazon

Amazon Devices

Amazon Echo Dot. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon just drastically discounted nearly all of the brand’s smart home devices and e-readers. Whether you’re looking to build out a smart home or just want to read mountains of e-books on one device, these are the deals for you.

Shop it: Amazon Echo Dot, $30 (was $40), amazon.com

  • Take 28 percent off Kindle at Amazon

  • Save $40 on Echo Buds at Amazon

  • Save 31 percent on Echo Show 8 at Amazon

  • Take $50 off Ring Video Doorbell Pro at Amazon

Outerwear

Sam Edelman Faux Fur Trim Down Parka. (Photo: Nordstrom)

In order to make room for warm weather gear, stores are racing to mark down winter coats and cold weather accessories — which translates to savings for us. Now is the time to shop parkas, anoraks and more, both for this year and next.

Shop it: Sam Edelman Faux Fur Trim Down Parka, $104 to $156 depending on size (was $260), shop.nordstrom.com

Where to shop outerwear:

  • Take up to 60 percent off outerwear at Macy’s

  • Take 75 percent off men’s and women’s fashions at Walmart

  • Pick up fleece coats starting at just $17 at Amazon

  • Take half off brands like Patagonia and Sorel as part of Backcountry’s winter sale

Mattresses

Snug 8" Plush Memory Foam Mattress. (Photo: Mattress Firm)

Sure, President’s Day is about celebrating the historical figures that helped shape this country, but it’s also all about mattresses. We anticipate plenty of markdowns on memory foam and spring styles you definitely don’t want to sleep on.

Shop it: Snug 8" Plush Memory Foam Mattress, $299 (Was $599), mattressfirm.com

Where to shop mattresses:

  • Take $250 off mattresses plus get two free pillows at Bear

  • Shop select mattresses for up to 50 percent off (all purchases above $787 come with free shipping) at Macy’s

  • Shop Wayfair’s Bed and Bath sale and get up to 80 percent off mattresses

  • Get Signature Design by Ashley mattresses for 30 percent off at Amazon

Shoes

Bromley Stretch Back Riding Boot. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Pick up boots and sneakers on sale before you have to start making room for sandals and flats.

Shop it: Bromley Stretch Back Riding Boot, $79.50 (was $159), shop.nordstrom.com

  • Now through Feb. 5, get 20 percent off select styles when you use the code “WINTEREVENT” at Zappos

  • Shop boots, heels and other footwear at up to 50 percent off at Nordstrom

  • Shop the adidas Originals Women's Coast Star Sneaker at up to $50 off at Amazon

  • Take an extra 25 percent off all sale shoes at Anthropologie

  • Take up to 75 percent off select shoe styles at Walmart

Tax Software

Whether you own your own business or are employed by a big company, H&R Block has a tax service for you. (Photo: H&R Block)

Tax season is upon us! If you don’t know where to begin (or just need help filing yours as painlessly as possible), invest in one of these services. It makes filing easy, convenient and a little less scary — plus many are offering markdowns.

Shop it: Premium Online tax filing service, $37 (was $50), hrblock.com

  • Take up to $20 off an online tax service at H&R Block

  • File your taxes for free and receive free audit defense at Credit Karma

  • Get the biggest refund possible (or get $100) at Jackson Hewitt

  • File for as low as $17 at TaxSlayer

  • Get up to $30 off customized tax software at Turbotax

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