March brings about warmer weather, blooming flowers, and spring cleaning. It also ushers out the winter, which means deals for opportunistic buyers. It’s also a great time to get ready for spring break and plan ahead for summer travels. The convergence of all these things brings about some fantastic deals, and we want to provide you with our best things to buy in March.
We’re sharing 14 amazing deals that you’ll find in the month of March.
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14 BEST THINGS TO BUY IN MARCH
Most kitchen remodels take place in the spring and summer, with weather being more conducive to upgrades. However, the beginning of March is still relatively slow for many retailers and installers, as people are awaiting tax refunds and waiting for the weather to warm up. You can capitalize on this by preparing ahead, scoring deals on granite, quartz and marble countertops, as well as more cost friendly options like laminate. If you’re looking for even more savings, many retailers, like Home Depot & Lowe’s will discount the installation when the product is purchased with them.
2. Airfare to Europe
If you’ve dreamt of a European vacation, CheapAir.com’s recent study indicates that early March is the time to fly the sky. It’s recommended that you book your ticket about five months before departure (160 days) to save the most money, and if possible, book your flight on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. As always, you can compare deals with CheapOAir.
3. Craft Supplies
March is National Crafting Month, which means it’s time to break out your favorite Pinterest boards and fire up the hot glue gun in anticipation of the loads of deals that are about to head your way. As you can imagine, stores like Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, and Michael’s are popular destinations with discounts up to 70%. Amazon also offers great deals on sewing machines, electronic cutting machines and tons of storage options for all your finds.
It may seem a bit early to purchase sandals, but March is the perfect combination of availability and affordability. Many people don’t realize that many sandals are released in January, meaning that they’ve been on the shelf for a couple months by the time March rolls around. Of course, you can wait longer to purchase sandals and may score some clearance discounts, but inventory will be limited, leaving you to work with what’s available. If you are willing to roll the dice, big discounts can be found in the month of August. If you are looking for options that won’t break the bank, start by checking out Charlotte Russe & Famous Footwear.
If it seems too early to buy sandals, it might seem too late to purchase boots, however, the off-season is the perfect time to buy winter boots, and why it lands on our list of best things to buy in March. Similar logic is at work here, as the beginning of spring provides a greater selection of winter boots. If you’re okay with waiting, the summer time will yield amazing clearance deals, but again, you will be working with limited options, which may prove problematic if you need a specific size. Check out Nordstrom Rack for some incredible deals.
6. DSLR Cameras
If you’re looking to upgrade from your phone, then a DSLR Camera might be the perfect solution. You’ll find a number of DSLR Cameras on deal during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but if you’re looking for the month with the biggest bang for your buck, it’s March. With the Consumer Electronic Show taking place every January, new releases follow shortly thereafter, making March the perfect time for retailers to clear out last years models. B&H Photo and Amazon are reliable online retailers that will carry plenty of options at a discount.
7. Air Conditioner (HVAC)
There is a common misconception that winter is the best time to purchase an AC (HVAC) unit, and while AC units won’t be heavily worked on during this season, furnaces will. This leaves the early spring and mid-fall times as the best times to purchase air conditioning, as temperatures don’t demand instant repairs for many people, and companies tend to be focusing more on energy efficiency testing than unit replacements.
Warmer climates will see the best deals in March, while some colder weather cities may want to wait until April, as things begin to heat up more. You can also find solid deals in late September, early October, as AC repairs have wound down and temperatures are relatively mild. Companies, such as National Air Warehouse, are now looking to unload any leftover inventory may offer a solid discount. No matter what, make sure to shop around, as HVAC units and installation can vary greatly from one company to the next.
8. Cleaning Supplies
Everyone has heard of spring cleaning, but did you know it’s a real thing? While it is rooted in many cultures, science has even found that we are more likely to break out the cleaning supplies as the cold weather fades and spring arrives. Knowing this, Amazon and other popular retailers offer their best deals on everything from mops to Mr. Clean products. Wanting to get the house clean and help the environment? Check out Grove Collaborative to find out how you can get some curated products for your home.
9. Space Heaters
To no one’s surprise, space heaters cost more as temperatures trend down, making it one of the best things to buy in March. As weather improves in spring, those same space heaters are steeply discounted, as few people are in need of them for spring or summer. You may or may not need one then, but purchasing one on clearance is going to make you one happy camper when fall and winter roll around. With tons of options at Amazon & Walmart, make sure to stay warm when the temperatures dip.
10. Yard & Gardening Tools
As spring arrives, many head outside to spruce up the house. In fact, those looking to sell their home in the summer, would be well served to up the curb appeal, as this has been proven to help sell homes more quickly. Either way, walking up to a well-maintained yard feels good. If you’ve got a green thumb, or just need to take care of some business, take a look at the Home Depot or browse some more decorative yard options at Gardener’s Supply Company.
While yard and gardening tools rank as some of the best things to buy in March, September is another great month. You’ll find great deals on mowers and larger tools that retailers will be looking to clear out in preparation for the holidays.
March marks the arrival of new luggage styles in time for summer, which translates to markdowns on last year’s luggage. Retailers are also looking to capitalize on the Spring Break season, making it a great time to pick up a new suitcase set for your travels. Macy’s, Kohl’s & Amazon run amazing deals, up to 75% off.
If you’re not ready for a new set of luggage in March, you can wait until Labor Day for another round of price cuts or score big with Black Friday savings.
12. China & Flatware
New patterns of china are released at the bi-annual New York Tabletop Market in early April and late October, making March the perfect month to find discounts on last year’s patterns. You’ll find plenty of deals at Macy’s & Bloomindale’s, with up to 50% off. By shopping in the early part of March, you’re more likely to find the amount of place settings you need along with a wider variety. However, if you can wait a bit longer, you could score even better deals.
13. Summer Camps
Summer Camps are only a few months away, but it’s never too early to save some money. By pre-registering, you often get the biggest discounts. This holds true for many conferences and memberships as well. Sometimes it pays not to procrastinate.
14. Frozen Food
March is Frozen Food month, making frozen treats and dinners one of the best things to buy in March. Make sure to stock up at local retailers, as many offer discounts when purchasing a certain amount, as well as great sales on several brands. This is also a good time to clip manufacturer coupons, which you may receive in the mail, find online or through the brands social media sites.
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