What to Buy (and What Not to Buy) in March

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by saving a little green this month. Avoid overspending by checking out our list of best buys during the month of March, and make sure to read to the bottom to find out what you want to avoid.

  • Frozen Foods

    March is known for being Frozen Food Month and grocery stores roll out the red carpet deals on all things Frozen. Look for awesome coupon savings, catalina offers, and great sales!

  • Spring Cleaning

    If you don’t make your own cleaning products, look for great sales on not only cleaners, but also cleaning appliances. Want to score a carpet shampooer? Watch the clearance sales now!

  • Winter Apparel

    This is the month when we start to see huge savings on winter apparel. Buy your new coat for next year for pennies on the dollar.

  • Chocolate

    This is probably the most obvious one, but Valentine’s deals are still out there! Score amazing deals on high end chocolate like Godiva and Lindt. Treat yourself or give one as a gift!

  • Luggage

    March falls right in the middle of holiday and summer traveling making it the off-season for luggage. Find nice deals on luggage sets or any kind of bags.

    • We’re already seeing great deals on newly retired colors at Vera Bradley along with fantastic sales at places like Macy’s and E-Bags.



  • This is another item that experiences a lull between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s day so you can expect nice sales.
  • Dinnerware and Flatware

    Great for wedding gifts or just to restock the cabinets, you can find nice deals on dinnerware and flatware. We’ve already seen BOGO sales at Oneida and Pfaltzgraff and Carson’s have had some nice dinnerware sales as well.

  • Jewelry

    If you’re thinking of buying mom some jewelry for Mother’s Day, now is the time to do it. Demands drop between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s day so lots of places have very enticing sales.

  • Televisions

    The newest models of televisions debut in January and ship to stores in March so this is a great month for TV clearance buys. On top of that, look for sales right around the time of March Madness, the college basketball finals.

  • Boots

    You’re just starting to see minor discounts on booties and sandals in preparation for Spring, but you’ll see huge savings on riding boots, Ugg boots and similar styles, and other winter-style boots.

Things to avoid spending money on this month:

  • Spring Fashions
  • Grills
  • Patio Furniture
  • New Phones