10 Best Things to Buy in March
March is a big transition month — and for many living in the North, a welcome gift after a rough winter. Celebrate with these 10 items that are typically on sale this month.
1. Chocolate Candy Discounts
Can’t get enough of that Valentine’s Day chocolate? What, you didn’t get any? Treat yourself and take an extra big bite out of February prices. You’ll get a real deal on premium brands. Can you really resist the siren’s call of these milk chocolate sea salt truffles from Lindt?
March is a yawner for jewelry stores, as it’s sandwiched between Valentine’s Day and the season for Mother’s Day, weddings and graduations. Shop online with a promo code and save extra on sparkles like this blue topaz and sterling silver tennis bracelet from Blue Nile. It’s a less pricey shade of blue than March birthstone aquamarine, but just as stunning.
3. Frozen Foods
There’s nothing better than stacking and stocking: combining coupons and stocking up on long-lasting staples. March is National Frozen Foods Month. With all the grocery coupons that will be available, you can feel good about filling the freezer with fruit, vegetables and prepared dinners. So what if it’s a marketing ploy?
It’s not just last year’s phones. Whenever new models have been around for a few months, you can expect gradual discounts to follow. Start looking now for “free phone with contract” and gift card deals from service providers. These deals are rare, but March is a good time to look. Also look for savings at big box stores like Best Buy. You might score a deal on this iPhone 7 32GB with a Verizon contract.
5. Jumbo HDTVs
The bigger the TV, the more expensive, but this spring prices are edging down. Some 60” LCD HDTV screens and 55”4K TVs are seeing better discounts, comparatively, than smaller versions. One hotly priced set that’s causing a lot of buzz is the LG 55′ Curved 4K OLED, 3D Smart TV with webOS 3.0 available at Sears. It’s capable of 3840 x 2160 screen resolution. Final Four watching will never be the same.
6. Laptop Computers
Graduation will be here before you know it. Get your student hooked up with a powerful yet affordable laptop. March has some great deals on current generation products, especially those with Intel processors. Check out this online HP deal on a Chromebook 13 G1 (Energy Star).
7. Sporting Goods
As the weather warms up and the days get longer, you’ll be spending more time outdoors. Look for deals on indoor sports and recreation equipment as well as gym memberships. Seize the deal on last year’s model bicycles and golf equipment. Trade in your old club and save money on a new one, like this ladies’ Big Bertha Alpha 816 Fairway Wood at Callaway Golf online.
8. Travel Luggage
Thinking of a spring break getaway or planning for summer vacay? March is an in-between travel time, so you should find plenty of name-brand luggage on sale at big-box stores like Bed Bath & Beyond. Replace that weathered set with something extra light and rugged, like this TravelPro Maxlite 21-Inch Expandable Spinner.
9. Spring Cleaning Supplies
This is the time of year when new household cleaners blow like a crisp spring breeze into the stores. OK, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but manufacturers are eager for you to try their newest offerings. You can clean up by stacking product coupons and store promotions — and save extra when you shop online. One to try is the all-natural Method Home line, available at Target.
10. Home Fragrances
Even if you don’t get your home white-glove clean, you can at least make it smell delicious for less. Plug-in scents, diffusers and candles are discounted in March. You’ll save the most on fall and winter favorites like cinnamon and vanilla, but there are also deals online for spring aromas like this delish Watermelon Lemonade Wallflower Fragrance Plug at Bath and Body Works.
By the time March morphs from lion to lamb, you’ll be wired up, stocked up and ready for action. When you order online and use coupon codes, you’ll have more left over to enjoy the good weather to the fullest.