What’s best to buy in March?
Have you ever wondered what are the best months to buy certain items? Wonder what’s on clearance by month? I have compiled a list of “when is it best to buy” certain items. This list is compiled from years of making the most of my money by purchasing strategically. And one of my big strategies is buy when the best price presents itself. My What’s Best To Buy This Month series will give you the guideline.
Every month has seasonal hot items: End of season clearance, prime purchase timing and peak season produce/groceries at the best pricing. When you learn what items are at optimal pricing each month, you will begin to save your hard earned money by planning purchases around seasonal deals.
During the year, when I make note of things we need to consider replacing in the house I will wait for the seasonal sale. While I am waiting, it gives me an opportunity to stash a little money away to plan for that purchase.
So, What is best to buy in March?
The seasonal items for MARCH look like this:
Saint Patrick’s Day: Buy green items you may want for Christmas when they go on clearance. Food Coloring, decorations, candy sprinkles. Corned Beef and ham on sale this time of year. Buy extra and freeze.
Mardi Gras: Colored party plates & supplies. Silver, black and purple are great to use for other occasions.
Frozen Food Month: Sales on frozen meals all month long. Now is the time to stock up on items.
Seafood and Fish sales in preparation for Lent
Party foods for March Madness: Chips, dips, soda and party trays.
As spring arrives, find great buys on winter coats, skis, sweaters, hats, gloves, winter boots, and other cold weather gear.
Annual Easter sales: Ham in the stores (buy extra to freeze) Also look for department store savings on kids clothes, women’s fashions, men’s suits, shirts and ties (stores are pushing the first of a new batch of warm weather clothing).
Dresses, hats and accessories will be in the stores and on sale.
Watch for seafood and fish sales in preparation for Lent. And eggs, egg dying kits, food coloring and baskets for Easter.
Watch for vinegar coupons. Print and hold for great sales. I buy all my vinegar used through the year during March/April. (Think canning or cleaning with vinegar).
From now until May, look for travel bargains before the summer travel season kicks in.
Seasonal Produce in March: artichoke, asparagus, avocado, Haas, broccoli, blood oranges, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, fennel, kale, leek, lemon, lime, mushrooms, onions, orange, peas, radish, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, & tangerines.
Clearance in March: All things winter — snow shovels, winter clothes & outerwear etc. Find great sales items follow St. Patty’s Day & Mardi Gras. Purchase Mardi Gras clearance decorations to use at New Years, the colors are perfect. (beads, celebration horns etc), colored plates & accessories. St. Patty’s day clearance: including themed beer glasses, t-shirts, signs, decorations, and candies. Guinness items often go on sale, too.