What to Buy and Avoid in March

Last updated on March 16th, 2018

Know the things to buy and skip in the month of March

What to buy in March

Everybody longs for the month of March; it’s the beginning of spring. This means you get to enjoy the sun, take a vacation, spring-clean your house, and above all, save loads of money. In March, most retailers have their clearance sales, so shoppers definitely get great things at discounted prices and by grabbing this opportunities you get what you want and save money. Read on to find out what to buy in March and what to omit from your shopping list.

What to buy in March

St. Patrick’s Day Deals and Freebies

There is no big shopping holiday in March so St. Patrick’s Day fills this gap. The color green rules this day. There is green parades, green beer; the Chicago River is dyed green, and to crown it all green sales banners pop on malls and around the web.

Last year, most retailers knocked 25% off their prices. If you don’t feel like leaving the house, you can take the opportunity and grab the great deals on online shopping platforms like Amazon, eBay, or 6pm and get items at great prices.

If you are part of a parade, take advantage of the variety of freebies offered by restaurants and popular retail shops. Sonic has previously offered all shakes at half price on March 17th.

Frozen Foods

The month of March marks the National Frozen Food month. To celebrate this month, every foodie should shop for inexpensive freezer staples.

Some of the popular brands that offer discounts include Green Giant, Dole, Farm Rich, Safeway, and Tyson.


Did cost forbid from getting the chocolate you fancied on Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, the month of March will gift this to you. Chocolatiers like Lindt and department stores like Walmart and Target have been known to give 75% discounts on their chocolate boxes clearance sales.

Ski and Snowboarding Equipment

Skiing and snowboarding equipment are expensive, especially during winter. However, March marks the start of a discount season on these goods. You can get this equipment from sporting goods stores that host clearance events and parking lot sales.

Winter apparel and outdoor gear

This is also the month that people will be looking to dispose off their winter clothes and outdoor gear. Take a walk around your neighborhood and get stylish winter wear and gear through the numerous yard sales by your neighbors.

Cruises Deals

The Wave Season is a term used in the cruise industry that refers to when seafaring sojourners get discounted fares, on-board credits, and room upgrades for free. Take advantage of this offer and book your annual trip to get the most out of these offers.

Kids’ spring clothing

If you’ve got kids, March is a perfect time to shop their clothes. Don’t wait until you are two months into spring when there will be minimal or no discount offers. Keep tabs on coupon codes and get discounts on the full prices.

Gift Cards

Apart from December, March also a great time to get those gift cards you’ve desired to gift your family and friends. Vendors such as eBay, CardCash and PayPal’s Storefront have great deals where you can get inexpensive gift cards.


With spring break and summer holidays to plan for, consider replacing your luggage if last year’s luggage is wanting. Browse through Macy’s and eBay and get duffel bags from as low and $15 and backpacks from $10.

Last-minute Spring Break travel

So you’ve been cooped up inside all winter and you might be wondering what to do to bring back the spark in your life. A last-minute spring adventure is bound to bring this spark back.

Tax-prep software

It will cost you over $300 to hire a professional to do your taxes in the next tax season. You can avoid this cost by investing on tax-prep software, such as TurboTax, H&R Block, Credit Karma, which are on offer in March.

Things not to buy in March:


Even though this month comes just after Valentine’s Day, you are less likely to see any sales on Lingerie. Brands like Aerie, Victoria Secret, Figleaves and Soma Intimates wait until summer to offer discounts on their lingerie. It is best to hold off any purchasing plans until summer.

Android Phones

In February, mobile phone manufacturers launch new android phones during the Mobile World Congress. There is a common misconception that the prices of older android models fall. However, this is not the case. The best time to make an android phone purchase in on Black Friday or in the month of July.

Spring Apparel

March is not the best time to restock your spring wardrobe. Discounts for adult clothes start in May. However, if your need for spring clothes is urgent consider shopping at 6pm, Gap, or PacSun.

Major appliances

It’s not a great idea to purchase appliances such as washing machines in March. Wait until Black Friday to get amazing deals from online stores like Amazon.com.


You can get at least 10% discount on the HDTV you desire during holiday sales seasons. Wait until the November deal week to make your HDTV purchase.


Your hands maybe itching to start your spring cleaning with a new vacuum cleaner, however, research shows that the appropriate time to purchase a vacuum cleaner is April or in the month of November.

For a shopper, the month of March comes bearing gifts. There are numerous sales in both online stores such as 6pm and Amazon, and department stores such as Walmart and Target. The guide above helps you to make the right choice on what to buy on March and what to take off your shopping list.

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