What To Buy In March

What to Buy in March.

What to Buy in March

As I’m sure many of you know, stores follow a yearly sales cycle, so with a few exceptions, you can usually anticipate finding the same products on sale at the same time every year.

Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in March:

Frozen Food

March is National Frozen Food Month, so you can expect to find many great deals on all sorts of frozen food items.

Look for pizzas, prepared meals, fruits & vegetables, meat and more.

Cleaning Supplies

Spring cleaning is on the horizon and stores are getting sales started in March for the folks that like to tackle their cleaning projects early.

Look for glass & window cleaner, furniture polish, all-purpose cleaner, Swiffer kits, cleaning wipes and more.

Paper Products

In keeping with the spring cleaning theme, paper products will be on sale quite often in March to help you clean up messes.

Look for bathroom tissue, paper towels and facial tissue to drop in price this month.

Winter Coats

Now that spring is right around the corner, stores are desperate to sell off any remaining winter wear that they have left in stock – especially winter coats, as they are often the most expensive winter clothing item.

You can expect to find sales of 50% off or more at pretty much every store that carries winter apparel, so whatever you do, don’t pay full price!

Sports Gear

With the weather starting to warm up (in some areas, anyway!), many people will be playing outdoor sports again soon, so stores will be offering discounts on these items.

Look for hockey sticks & pucks, soccer balls/basketballs/footballs, bicycles and more. You can also find sales on skis, ice skates and snowboarding gear.


You can typically expect to find luggage on sale during or right after a major holiday. It is believed that March, May and July are the best months to find discounted luggage.

Springtime is also when people start thinking about spring and summer vacations, and will often be looking for deals on luggage. Stores know this and will cater to those customers by offering exciting sales and promotions during the warmer months.


Many deals are clearing out inventory to make room for new models, so prices will be slashed quite a bit.

If you’re looking to purchase a boat, now may be a very good time to look into buying one.

Air Conditioners

Demand is still pretty low for air conditioners in March and that means that many retailers are selling them at a discount, just to get them off of their shelves.

If you’re planning on picking one up for the summer, now is your last chance to get one on sale. They are going to jump up on price substantially next month.


Just like air conditioners, prices for barbecues are going to skyrocket very soon, so if you’re looking to pick one up at a hefty discount, March is your last chance to do so.

Produce on sale in March:

Bananas, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Oranges, Peppers, Pineapple, Rhubarb, Tangerines, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes

Waiting until just the right moment to buy something is one of the best things you can do to save money. Unless you need it right away, hold off on any purchase you need to make until it is the best time to buy.

Do you wait until March to purchase any of the above items?

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  1. Kristin says:

    Bought a gorgeous snowsuit for my son who’ll be 18 months next winter. It was $80 on sale for $25 at Bonnie togs. Good list. Thanks!

    • Liz says:

      Kristin – which location? I was looking last weekend at BT and I couldn’t find any winter gear. Was hoping to buy a snowsuit for next year! Thx!

  2. Ian says:

    Best deals on Boats happen at boat shows (Toronto has one every year around jan/feb) Yes they’re trying to sell you all the newest bestest, but look for salesmen from smaller marina’s (It’s often on their name tags)… Those guys (My boss is one… we’re a small Princecraft/Mercury and Evinrude Dealership, he works usually at the BRP – Evinrude – booth) have lists either in their head or on their laptop of all their non-current and used stock, AND they also usually have lists of “show only” discounts, rebates and offers that they may be able to extend to non-current new units. So they can give you the best deals possible and they’re all packed into one place.

  3. Pamela @ FabulousSavings says:

    Thanks for sharing! I’ll definitely have to stock up on the cleaning products & maybe even try to find a winter coat. Love getting end-of-season deals 🙂

  4. Laura says:

    Awesome to know abut the air conditioners. My brother is moving out of my basement and getting his own place….ill tell him to grab one now! Thanks

  5. Sami says:

    Once again thanx for another superb article!! I will be making some notes in my journal 😉

  6. Sam says:


    Thank you!!!! this is very helpful

  7. Mia says:

    Thank you as always. I’m looking forward to some meals/snacks with grapefruit, kiwi and rhubarb!! 🙂

  8. Carly says:

    Light Bulbs! The government of Canada is offering discounts to the stores on energy efficient light bulbs from March – April as they are beginning to phase out “inefficient light bulbs”.

    I purchased a pack of 10 from Costco for $11 (down from $15).

  9. Tonia says:

    I got a pair of sorels from BT in Pickering for my daughter for next winter regularly 69.99 for 29.99. Thanks for all the great info, Love your website it has changed my spenting habits!

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