Every month the editors of Washington Consumers' Checkbook magazine report some of the best prices they have found in surveying more than 300 area retailers.

The retailers have promised to hold these prices -- and offer rain checks if supply runs out -- until Feb. 29. Call ahead to check that a product is in stock. Tell the retailer you want the price quoted in "Checkbook Bargains."

Here's a partial listing of bargain prices based on Checkbook's survey.

25-, 26- and 27-inch Color TVs Panasonic CTH-2580, 25-inch screen, 155 channels, MTS stereo, remote control -- $549 at Paul's Audio Video Center, Arlington (522-5151) and Vienna (827- 5797).

Panasonic CTH-2780, 27-inch screen, 155 channels, MTS stereo, on-screen display, remote control -- $699 at Paul's Audio Video Center.

RCA FPR-720, 26-inch screen, 147 channels, MTS stereo, on-screen display, remote control -- $466 at all Erol's Television locations.

Sony KV-2780R, 27-inch screen, 181 channels, MTS stereo, on-screen display, remote control -- $849 at Graffiti Video, D.C. (296-8412).

Rowing Machines Avita 950SL -- $288 at American Physical Fitness, Rockville (340-0001).

Precor 614 -- $219 at Springriver Corp., Rockville (881-5694) and Falls Church (241-2818).

Precor 618E -- $269 at Springriver Corp.

Precor 620E -- $349 at College Park Cycles, College Park (864-2211).

Stereo Receivers Denon DRA-35V, 40 watts per channel, 2 video inputs, 16 tuner presets -- $277 at Audio International, D.C. (333-3511).

JVC RX-950V, 120 watts per channel, 3 video inputs, 32 tuner presets, wireless remote control -- $649 at Graffiti Video.

Sony STR-AV31, 40 watts, 2 video inputs, 10 tuner presets, wireless remote control -- $220 at all W. Bell locations.

Technics SA-130, 35 watts, 2 video inputs, 16 tuner presets -- $99 at all Reliable Home Appliance locations.

Refrigerator/Freezers Amana BC20J, freezer on bottom, refrigerator capacity 13.9 cu. ft., freezer capacity 4.1 cu. ft., optional ice maker -- $765 at Alco Electronics, Alexandria (780-5180), Fredericksburg (703-373-1797).

Amana SR22G, freezer on side, refrigerator capacity 14.1 cu. ft., freezer capacity 7.9 cu. ft., optional ice maker -- $989 at A & A Appliance, D.C. (723-3315).

Frigidaire FPCI18TC, freezer on top, refrigerator capacity 13.9 cu. ft., freezer capacity 4.1 cu. ft., optional ice maker -- $548 at Alco Electronics.

Frigidaire FPCI21TC, freezer on top, refrigerator capacity 15.0 cu. ft., freezer capacity 5.6 cu. ft., optional ice maker -- $569 at A & A Appliance.

General Electric TBX18DJ, freezer on top, refrigerator capacity 12.7 cu. ft., freezer capacity 5.0 cu. ft., optional ice maker -- $569 at J.R. Enright Co., Chevy Chase (654-1700).

General Electric TFX22DJ, freezer on side, refrigerator capacity 14.9 cu. ft., freezer capacity 6.8 cu. ft., optional ice maker -- $909 at J.R. Enright Co.

If you feel a retailer has not met its commitments, or if you would like to know more about Checkbook magazine's Bargains survey, call Checkbook at (202) 347-7283.