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Best consumer deals in February

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February is a good month for certain purchases. 2 Feb. 2018 (Source: ConsumerReports.org) February is a good month for certain purchases. 2 Feb. 2018 (Source: ConsumerReports.org)
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According to Consumer Reports, February is one of the best months to find a deal on mattresses.

Depending on the manufacturer and type of mattress, deals can range from 20% to 40% off during February.

Another bargain: Televisions. Deals on big screen TVs started in January but they continue into the first week of February, so be on the lookout.

February is also a good time to find deals on Humidifiers. If you're running your heat, the inside of your home dries out and humidifiers can help replace the lost moisture in the air. Cool and warm mist humidifiers are almost always on sale.

If you are doing a little home remodeling or sprucing up, you're in luck. In February you'll find great deals on Interior Paint:

Consumer Reports says that the best performing paint isn't necessarily the most expensive paint, so try a few different ones.

You'll also find deals on Perfume and cologne. Due to Valentine’s Day, manufacturers don't necessarily lower prices. However, they usually offer smaller version at deeply discounted price.

And finally, if you're headed up to Flagstaff anytime soon, February is the best month to buy snow gear. Snowboards, ski equipment and winter clothes are always marked down until they're gone.

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Gary HarperGary Harper is the senior consumer and investigative reporter for 3 On Your Side at KTVK-TV.

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With more than 20 years of television experience, Gary has established himself as a leader in the industry when it comes to assisting viewers and resolving their consumer-related issues. His passion and enthusiasm have helped him earn an Emmy for Best Consumer Reporter from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He’s also garnered several Emmy nominations

He has negotiated resolutions with companies of all sizes, including some of the biggest corporations in the nation.

Gary has successfully recouped more than $1 million for viewers around the state, making 3 On Your Side one of the most popular segments on KTVK and the station's Web site.

He's best known for investigating and confronting unscrupulous contractors. In fact, many of his news reports have led to police investigations and jail time for those who were caught. Viewers, as well as the companies and people he investigates, regard him as consistently being thorough and fair.

Gary has been with KTVK-TV since 1997. Prior to his arrival in Phoenix, he worked for WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was as an anchor and reporter.

Gary is from Chicago, but launched his television career in Lubbock, Texas, after earning a broadcast journalism degree from Texas Tech University. Following his graduation, he was quickly hired by KLBK-TV in Lubbock, where he enterprised and broke numerous exclusive reports. His aggressive reporting in Texas helped garner him Best Reporter by the Associated Press.

Gary has been married since 1994 and is the proud father of two sons. When he's not helping viewers, Gary is busy catching up on his favorite college and professional football teams as well as cheering on his beloved Texas Tech Red Raiders.

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