12 Things That Go on Super Sale in March
Missed February's Presidents' Day Deals? You can still snag some fantastic deals in March—if you know what to look for.
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Go snag some March deals
Without any major holidays, March isn’t known for its sales the way other months are—we’re talking about you, Black Friday and Fourth of July sales! But if you know what to look for, you can score some pretty huge deals this month. Find out the best time of year to get deals on these 43 things.
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Missed your chance to score a post-Christmas TV deal? It’s not too late. March is actually the second-best month of the year to buy a new TV (November is the first), says Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst with DealNews.com. “The reason we tend to see so many TV deals in March is that manufacturers are getting ready to release new models, so retailers are trying to clear out old stock,” Ramhold says. “It also could have to do with the fact that March isn’t exactly known for deals—it’s kind of lacking in that department, so some stores will offer deals just to boost sales during a slow time.” While prices won’t be as great as those around Black Friday, you can still expect to see name-brand 50″ sets from $300 at stores like Best Buy and Rakuten. But keep an eye out at Dell, as well, because it often bundles gift cards with its TV deals, which makes the sets even more appealing, Ramhold says. One to keep an eye on is this Samsung Flat 65-inch Ultra HD Smart TV. Consider picking up a universal remote like this smart remote that pairs with over 650,000 devices to go with your new TV.
March wraps up what’s known as “wave season” in the cruise travel industry, so it’s a great time to book a cruise trip, Ramhold says. Don’t worry, despite the name, this isn’t a time when waters are choppy making for rough trips. “It’s actually called ‘wave season’ because agencies experience a wave of bookings from January to March,” she says. We expect to see cruises offering rates as low as $235 per person, and it’ll be common to see four-night cruises to warm locales like Cuba and Cozumel. And if you want something longer, expect seven-night cruises from New York City to the Bahamas for around $698 for two, she says. Can’t decide which cruise to take? Here are 10 of the best cruise lines in the world. This 10-day Inside Passage cruise on Princess Cruises from San Francisco to Alaska and back again starts at $1,299.
We see more deals on luggage during March than in February, April, or May, so it’s a good time to refresh your luggage even if you aren’t planning a trip anytime soon, Ramhold suggests. Simple day packs could be as low as $4 while hard-side luggage sets will go for as little as $88 from certain brands. Samsonite will likely have a sale taking up to 50 percent off, as well as offering an extra discount, and if you shop the brand at eBay, you can expect a discount of an extra 15 percent off or so, Ramhold says. “Luggage is likely going on sale because of the summer months of travel ahead, but also again because March is so light on holidays and therefore deals and sales in general,” Ramhold says. Here are 7 signs of a well-made piece of luggage. This three-piece set from Coolife Luggage can be used by the whole family.
St. Patrick’s Day sales
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Not many retailers will opt to brand a sale around this holiday, but there should still be a handful to check out. “Last year we saw sales from Dell Refurbished Store, which took 40 percent off any item and offered free shipping to boot,” Ramhold says. “Plus, Vudu took 50 percent off select downloads, and DiscountMags offered 1-year subscriptions for as little as $5.” Here’s why we wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.
Winter sports gear
The winter sports season is wrapping up, so look for deals at your favorite outdoor store as they try to clear shelves to prepare for the warm weather hobby products. “Last March, Dick’s Sporting Goods knocked an extra $20 off select $100 orders and Backcountry hosted a winter clearance sale that took up to 60 percent off,” Ramhold says. “Backcountry also heavily discounted specific brands, so it was a good time to shop things like The North Face and Patagonia.” Currently, you’ll find this stylish and warm North Face Women’s jacket for 40 percent off at Dick’s.
March is Frozen Foods Month (yes, it’s a real thing), so hit the frozen foods aisle this month and stock up for the next several months. The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association partner this month with Coupons.com and other discounters to offer deep savings on your favorite frozen foods this month. Find out how long you can keep food in the freezer.
As we head into spring, sales for exercise bikes top out since many people will start to splurge on traditional bikes, according to Wallet Hub. March is the peak month for this sale, though many will also be on sale next month—just be sure to nab one before May, when the sales will be over. Expect to see prices that are up to 40 percent off in March. This Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike with Pulse is currently 26 percent off.
Mattresses—especially floor samples—are a great item to snap up at a discount this month, as new mattress models arrive in the store soon. So if you missed your chance during the big President’s Day sales, no fret. Another bonus: the stores will be more likely to let those floor samples go now, says Kimberly Palmer, personal finance expert at NerdWallet. The Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea queen-size mattress is currently 15 percent off.
This month, as the countdown to T-day continues (April 15), so to do the sales—and they’re targeting all the last-minute filers. Palmer suggests you shop around for the best deals, since retailers like Best Buy, Dell and Staples already had their sales on the tax-prep products. Can’t pay your taxes? File anyway. TurboTax Software Deluxe is currently 17 percent off at Amazon.
The ski season is winding down, so everything from ski jackets to skis to ski accessories, including goggles similar to the OutdoorMaster OTG Ski Goggles (shown above) will be discounted at outdoor supply stores this month, according to U.S. News & World Report. Once you grab your gear, head to the slopes—there’s still time to visit these 14 best ski resorts.
On March 14, it’s National Pi Day. While math enthusiasts will be celebrating with some fun equations, the rest of us should race to the supermarket for some great deals on actual pies. Many supermarkets and bakeries will be selling those lovely pies for just $3.14 (or they’re taking $3.14 off the price of their pies) to honor National Pi Day. Last year, Goldbelly had 40 percent off their pies for most of the month through the 14th, while Uber Eats offered $3.14 off, and Whole Foods was selling their large bakery pies, like the French apple tart (shown above), for $3.14 off. We’ve never loved math so much. Find out even more ways to celebrate Pi Day.
Got a party coming up soon? Head to the party stores post-St. Patrick’s Day, and you’ll get a good deal, Palmer says. While you’re there, load up on everything green. Retailers like Amazon and J.C. Penney typically have sales for the St. Patrick’s Day essentials (all things green or covered in four-leaf clovers) in the days leading up to the holiday. Expect to see larger clearance deals after the holiday passes. Try this fun Goer Metallic TInsel Foil Fringe Curtains as a backdrop for your DIY photo booth. Read on for 51 ways to get great deals on almost everything.
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