What to Buy in March.
As I’m sure many of you know, stores follow a yearly sales cycle, so with a few exceptions, you can usually anticipate finding the same products on sale at the same time every year.
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in March:
March is National Frozen Food Month, so you can expect to find many great deals on all sorts of frozen food items.
Look for pizzas, prepared meals, fruits & vegetables, meat and more.
Spring cleaning is on the horizon and stores are getting sales started in March for the folks that like to tackle their cleaning projects early.
Look for glass & window cleaner, furniture polish, all-purpose cleaner, Swiffer kits, cleaning wipes and more.
In keeping with the spring cleaning theme, paper products will be on sale quite often in March to help you clean up messes.
Look for bathroom tissue, paper towels and facial tissue to drop in price this month.
Now that spring is right around the corner, stores are desperate to sell off any remaining winter wear that they have left in stock – especially winter coats, as they are often the most expensive winter clothing item.
You can expect to find sales of 50% off or more at pretty much every store that carries winter apparel, so whatever you do, don’t pay full price!
With the weather starting to warm up (in some areas, anyway!), many people will be playing outdoor sports again soon, so stores will be offering discounts on these items.
Look for hockey sticks & pucks, soccer balls/basketballs/footballs, bicycles and more. You can also find sales on skis, ice skates and snowboarding gear.
You can typically expect to find luggage on sale during or right after a major holiday. It is believed that March, May and July are the best months to find discounted luggage.
Springtime is also when people start thinking about spring and summer vacations, and will often be looking for deals on luggage. Stores know this and will cater to those customers by offering exciting sales and promotions during the warmer months.
Many deals are clearing out inventory to make room for new models, so prices will be slashed quite a bit.
If you’re looking to purchase a boat, now may be a very good time to look into buying one.
Demand is still pretty low for air conditioners in March and that means that many retailers are selling them at a discount, just to get them off of their shelves.
If you’re planning on picking one up for the summer, now is your last chance to get one on sale. They are going to jump up on price substantially next month.
Just like air conditioners, prices for barbecues are going to skyrocket very soon, so if you’re looking to pick one up at a hefty discount, March is your last chance to do so.
Produce on sale in March:
Bananas, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Oranges, Peppers, Pineapple, Rhubarb, Tangerines, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes
Waiting until just the right moment to buy something is one of the best things you can do to save money. Unless you need it right away, hold off on any purchase you need to make until it is the best time to buy.