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5 tech purchases you shouldn’t miss in February |

5 tech purchases you shouldn’t miss in February

| Friday, February 5, 2016 2:15 p.m

Like many of you, I love to shop and, like everyone, I love to save money. That means I’m always on the lookout for great deals at my favorite stores.

Let’s take a look at what kind of deals on tech you can find in February.


Aside from President’s Day and Valentine’s Day, the other big event of February is the Super Bowl, which is Sunday. Retailers offer deals on newer, bigger TVs.

Unlike Black Friday, these deals focus more toward larger sets and more recognizable brands like Samsung, Sony and LG. Depending on the TV, you can save anywhere from $100 to 40 percent or more.


In general, February isn’t the best time to buy a smartphone. New models are often announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, or shortly afterward, but aren’t available until spring. You typically want to wait until those go on the market so you can buy today’s models at a steep discount. That being said, around Valentine’s Day, you’ll often see “his and hers” offers on smartphones and cellular plans.

Tax software, service

TurboTax is knocking at least $20 off every tier of software, while H&R Block is giving away $1,000 to 1,000 people every day. TaxAct is offering free state filing in addition to free federal filing on simple tax returns.


Historically, February is a good month for buying computers.

If you’re looking to buy a Windows 10 computer and install Windows 7 or 8.1 on it, now’s a good time to buy an older model before they leave the stores.

Be sure to grab a model with an Intel 5000 series processor for the best compatibility and performance.

Fitness trackers

If you’re in the mood to get fit, a fitness tracker like the Fitbit or Jawbone makes a good workout companion. You should be able to get them fairly cheap this month as well. Plenty of retailers stocked up on them in December to capitalize on the “lose weight/get fit” New Year’s resolutions. Now that January has come and gone, they need to get rid of the rest.

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