The 5 Best Things to Buy in March

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In terms of weather, this has been a harsh year so far. While some have reveled in snow days and magical winter wonderland scenes outside their frosted windows, you can only spend so many days in front of a cozy fireplace or snuggled under blankets before fantasies of spring and summer sound way more appealing than the status quo.

Rest assured, though, that the winter months are drawing to a close. Before you know it, buds will begin popping up through the wet ground and the sun will warm your back. Meanwhile, it's time to gear up for a fantastic month of shopping bargains.

Travel

One of March's best buys is travel, so if you're desperate to pry yourself from winter's grip, consider a weekend getaway. "Right now, you can get the most bang for your buck when you're cashing in your miles," noted Jeanette Pavini, a Coupons.com savings expert. She added, "Good deals are happening with most major air carriers, both domestic and international." Pavini says to purchase airline tickets at around 4:30 p.m. Eastern time when the majority of airlines have their sales.

Cleaning Supplies

If you're subscribed to any manufacturer emails or check out sales fliers often, you may have noticed an uptick in household cleaning supply deals recently. That's because brands are seriously vying for your spring cleaning dollars. Not only that, but they're debuting new products and want to gain your patronage by giving you a discount on something you've never tried before. For the time being, forget about brand loyalty and explore new products and brands. You'll save money in the long run and your home will smell and look amazing.

Frozen Food

Here's a little fact you may not have known: March is National Frozen Food Month! (Yes, that's a thing.) In honor of this month-long celebration, the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association rounds up manufacturers to offer special frozen food coupons, Pavini told us. "It's a great time to stock up on frozen food. Just make sure you have room to store it all!" Check out your local Sunday paper or look online for coupons.

Home Fragrances

Keep a lookout for deals on home fragrances, including candles, diffusers, sprays and plugins. They're on sale for the same reason cleaning supplies are: spring cleaning and new releases. In addition to new, seasonal fragrances (think fresh and springy scents), you may find heavily discounted home fragrances more suited to fall and winter (think warm scents like cinnamon, baked goods and vanilla).

Gym Memberships and Indoor Equipment

We all know that January is a popular month to start hitting the gym. By March, though, a lot of the New Year's resolution momentum has slowed down. Not only that, but people start transitioning from indoor workouts to the outdoor variety. "As the weather starts to improve and daylight savings goes into effect, more people will turn to the outdoors to get their fitness fix," Pavini said. "Look for sales on gym memberships and indoor exercise equipment like treadmills and ellipticals."


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fearscheryl2

I did not know that there was such a month!

April 07 2014 at 8:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
molewofa

Another thing to buy in March - car insurance... (or at least re-negotiate your rates)
Deals are definitely to be had. 4autoinsurancequote has insurance rates now lower than ever. I got $35/month full coverage.. U might be able to get better.

March 05 2014 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
terry

RUSSIA KNOWS WE CANT AFFORD A WAR, WE ARE NOTHING BUT A MOUSE THAT ROARS. THE PENTAGON WANTYSA TO CUT TROOP STRENGTH AND PAY, SOUNDS LIKE A HELL OF A GOOD IREA!

March 03 2014 at 5:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
terry

SORRY I FORGOT JACK DANIELS WHISKEY, NEED THE BASIC ITEMS FOR LIFE

March 03 2014 at 5:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
terry

NO QUESTION, MRI'S, GUNS & AMMO, GET READY!

March 03 2014 at 5:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SPQR

Red Dawn right around the corner

March 03 2014 at 12:51 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
SPQR

I would say guns and ammo since we will be on the brink of war, also smokes and booze. I would say pot but it is only legal in a few small areas. Putin is fed up with Obama and our super leberalism where our main political concern is to make sure that we all become gay or something else which is beyond comprehension. Hence, Putin is ready to wage a war to save his version of the human race. For too long America (mostly politicians) have felt they can do as they please without considering the rest of the planet. We are following what happened after the great depression but most of us will not be winners if there is a war this time.

March 03 2014 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

The 1% probably would say the best thing to buy in March is a politician so they won't have to pay anyone else!

March 03 2014 at 12:00 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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Al P.

The Wealthy has already done that. It's to late but they can always double down on their specail interest buying. The GOP has a list if someone is looking for a good investment.

March 03 2014 at 3:18 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply