March Sales: The Best Deals to Buy Before Spring
New research from website RetailMeNot shows that following President’s Day, there may be better savings during the month of March, as the seasons change and we head in Spring. According to RetailMeNot shopping and trends expert Sara Skirboll. “Retailers use the change of seasons as a way to encourage consumers to shop—and ultimately save,” Skirboll says. “This year is no different, which is great news for those looking to swap out their fragrances, upgrade their accessories and book a vacation.”
Shoppers can also plan ahead for next winter. “What I love about March sales is that families can save on items for the whole year,” Skirboll says, “not just for spring.”
Save Now on Winter Clearance Coats
March is the month to prep for next winter and snag cold-weather apparel and sporting equipment. As spring approaches, retailers are motivated to get larger-size winter gear and apparel into shoppers’ hands, so look for savings on skis, snowboards and outdoor accessories.
Not an outdoors enthusiast? ? Sweaters, outerwear and boots will also see deep discounts. Deals will start to thin out by April, so March is a good time to plan ahead for next winter. Look for deals on winter jackets and coats at retailers like H&M, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom.
Savings on Luggage & Bags for Travel
Most of the United States and the world, is still experiencing winter, so naturally travelers are dreaming of warm-weather getaways.
With this in mind, stores will be discounting luggage, travel bags and smart suitcases. Looking to update your travel gear? Try retailers like:
- Amazon: 40% off laptop backpacks use CODE QGKVR4DK to save at checkout.
- Pottery Barn Kids: Up to 70% off select backpacks, luggage and more
- Macy’s sale on smart suitcases
Savings on Travel: Spring Break Trips
With luggage at the ready, it’s time to book that travel package. Vacationers can save with a variety of travel deals, which include flights, hotels, cruises and even train tickets. Those who love the high seas should book soon, though, as March is the end of what the travel industry calls “Wave Season,” when many cruise lines offer discounts.
Regardless of the preferred destination or mode of transportation, would-be tourists can look at Hotels.com (use code BLOSSOM to save), Hotwire and others for the best savings. Travelocity is offering 10% off select hotel bookings of $150+ with code RMN10.
Savings on Accessories: Handbags, Watches & Jewelry
Warm-weather styles are starting to roll out, along with the accessories to match. Shoppers can snag designer sunglasses, purses, watches and more for a steal. Don’t be discouraged by the “last year” style trends—some styles are timeless, and saving money is always on-trend.
Springtime Scents on sale
If Valentine’s Day brought you chocolate and flowers but not a new fragrance, now is the time to get the perfumes that you want for yourself! New spring scents and collections will be out soon, and retailers need to make room for all the new inventory.
Here are a few deals on perfumes and body lotions:
Are there items you look for good deals on in March? Jeans or jewelry maybe? Leave a comment and share your shopping tips.