Smart shoppers know that you shouldn’t just buy things willy-nilly throughout the year. Each month, stores discount select offerings and certain seasonal products, so if you want to save big, you need to stay abreast of monthly deals.
Luckily, we make it easy for you to do just that. And with winter nearly behind us and spring just around the corner, it’s time to check out the best items to buy at a discount in March.
Are you looking forward to spring break? Good news! Now is an excellent time to stock up on discounted luggage, whether you need a new rolling suitcase for a week-long trip or a new duffel bag for the gym. Because you are still keeping those New Year’s resolutions, right?
This matching luggage set is quite the sight, the price is right and it’s receiving high marks on Amazon right now. This set will save you $50 on Amazon right now, ships for free and one of the bags qualifies as a carry-on.
2. Golf Clubs
Want to get in touch with your inner Lydia Ko? Now is the time to find great deals on golf clubs, as retailers know that people are prepping for outdoor sport season and they want to clear space for new inventory.
3. Gardening & Outdoor Supplies
Need a new lawn mower, weed whacker, gardening gloves or seeds? Whatever your green thumb desires, March is the best time to stock up on all manner of gardening items.
The start of spring can often mean the start of allergy season for many people. Luckily, March deals on humidifiers can help you—and your bank account—breathe easier. Other allergy products such as over-the-counter medication, saline spray and other spring survival items are also on sale.
5. Camping Gear
Are you looking forward to camping out with your family and friends once the weather warms up? Well, now is the best time to find deals on everything from tents to coolers to sleeping bags.
6. Weight-Loss Products
Retailers know that we have beaches and swimsuits in mind this time of year, so weight-loss items like diet pills, shakes, and healthy on-the-go snacks are discounted in March. You may also find good deals on things like free weights, exercise videos and more.
7. Frozen Foods
Did you know that March is National Frozen Food Month? Uh, yeah, me either. But it is! And that means frozen items are on discount. So take this chance to stock up on frozen produce. (Research shows that frozen produce is quite comparable to fresh produce in terms of nutrients, so don’t be afraid to fill your freezer with healthy frozen fare.)
Amazon, $73.75 (for a case of 12)
March is a good time to save big on electronics like tablets, cameras, and even televisions (although January and February tends to be the best time of year to find deals on TVs). Many companies roll out new models around this time of year, so older models are discounted and priced to sell.
10. Vacuum Cleaners
It’s already time for spring cleaning, and Amazon has a number of discounted vacuums, including this Shark that’s almost half-off.
There you have it! All the best deals shoppers can scoop up this month.
What about you? Do you have savvy shopping tricks that help you save big in March? If so, share your wisdom in the comments and be sure to check out our month-by-month guide to the best times to buy everything throughout the year.
Updated 3/14/17 to reflect updated pricing and deals. With additional reporting by Libby Cunningham.
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