March Is the Best Month To Buy These 15 Things

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Settle into spring with these savings that show up in March.
Updated April 11, 2024
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Marching into March means saving money depending on what you need to buy. The month is great for some items if you’re trying to keep more cash in your wallet.

Check out these 15 items that you may have had on your shopping list and see if you can find discounts to help you financially.

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Storage solutions

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March means spring cleaning is just around the corner, so get ready.

It’s a good idea to see if you can find deals on storage solutions like bins and cubbies to help you get things organized to start the spring.

Winter coats

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The calendar says it’s almost time for spring and warmer weather, but sales may tell you something different.

Retailers are cleaning out their winter gear to make way for spring sales, so it may be a good time to grab a winter coat at a discount and pack it away for later in the year.

Mattresses

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Spring means new mattresses could be showing up at retailers, which could be a great time for you to get a deal.

Pick up a mattress on sale if you aren’t worried about it being an older model or even a floor model to save cash and get a good night’s rest.

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Ski equipment

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Like winter coats, ski equipment won’t be in season for much longer, making it a great time to get a deal.

Check out sports stores, which may be eager to clear out their winter inventory for spring and summer activities like biking and camping.

Seasonal items

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You may have the luck of the Irish if you wait a little bit for some green items. St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, so wait a day or two after the holiday to stock up on items at a deep discount you can hold on to for next year.

You can also find deals on green things at dollar stores, which may have discounts on everyday party items cheaper than retailers trying to take advantage of the holiday.

Grills

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It may be a little too chilly to start barbecuing outside, but it’s wise to get prepared.

Look around for local deals or deals online for grills. They may be at a discount leading up to grilling weather as retailers try to get rid of leftover models from last year to make way for newer items later in the spring.

Sweaters

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Spring cleaning may include getting rid of things you haven’t worn for the past several months, like old winter sweaters.

Replace them with sweaters on sale that you can pack away with your other winter clothes to pull out in November.

Tax software

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Tax Day is April 15 this year, but don’t wait until the last minute to do your taxes.

Buy tax software before the price goes up closer to Tax Day so you can file your taxes.

Cleaning supplies

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Another piece of spring cleaning is to do a deep cleaning of your home after you get rid of things.

Check out cleaning supplies to see if you can find some at a discount, especially for areas where you’re likely to find dirt and dust after packing up items to sell or give away.

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Exercise equipment

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Warmer weather means going outdoors to get your daily exercise rather than working out at home.

That could work to your advantage with equipment that’s normally used indoors, like treadmills or weights, going on sale as demand decreases when temperatures increase.

Outdoor furniture

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It’s time to clean off your patio and prepare it for spring, which could mean new furniture.

See if your local stores have discounts on patio furniture and check out online stores, including retailers like Costco, Target, and Walmart, to compare prices.

Lawn care items

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It may not be the right time for flowers, but it’s a good time to start getting the lawn care items you’ll need in the coming months.

Find things like lawnmowers, trimmers, or even a good portable sprinkler to get you started for longer grass and sunnier skies.

Air conditioners

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You’ll regret not buying an air conditioner when it gets sweltering hot, and they’re out of stock.

Grab one now and see if you can get it on sale, as the older models from last year may be discounted to make way for this year’s summer needs.

Jewelry

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Jewelry sales may be lower than at other times of the year, as March is right after Valentine’s Day and a few months before Mother’s Day.

Take advantage of the lower demand that may be fueling discounts to get a piece you want without paying the extra mark-up.

Swimsuits

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Summer is only a few more months away, so smart shoppers may want to start sorting through swimsuits.

While swimsuits may not be on sale, you could find better deals now when there’s a wider selection in stores than in a few months when swimsuits become more popular and the more affordable options have already been purchased.

Bottom line

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March could mean spring cleaning, but don’t let the month clean out your wallet.

Save money and get ahead financially by taking advantage of discounts more likely to show up in March than at other times of the year and put some spring in your savings.

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