Shopping Guide For March 2020: What To Buy (And Not Buy)

March is the slow month for discounts because of the lack of sales. But the discount landscape is not utterly barren, there are still good chances to get maximum rebates if you know what to buy and not buy this month. Have a look at our shopping guide for march 2020 and get inspiration for smart shopping.

Category: Shopping     Written By: Madiha Jamal

Shopping Guide For March 2020: What To Buy (And Not Buy)

March tends to be a slow month in the retail industry, as it doesn't have major shopping holidays. But still, the month does bring its share of crazy discounts and exceptional deals. So keep an eye out for most of the saving opportunities with our shopping guide for March 2020. Maybe you could also find some hidden freebies and coupons inside. Who knows?

Although March doesn't have any specific corporate sales dates like Cyber Monday, Black Friday or Christmas, you can snag savings any time if you know what to buy when. You can get significant markdowns when shopping for different things every month if you take a closer look at our monthly shopping guide. So, continuing the tradition, here we have compiled our March Shopping Guide to help you grab exclusive shopping discounts in March.

Read on to learn about the best and worst buys for March.

To Buy or Not to Buy in March

Best Things to Buy in March

You won't find many opportunities for discounts this month, but the deals landscape isn't totally barren. Have a look at this shopping list for March and pick up the things that take your fancy.

Look for St. Patrick's Day deals

St. Patrick

St. Patrick's Day falls on March 17, and many department stores and online retailers put green-themed clothing, jewelry, and party supplies on sales. St. Patrick's Day sales aren't much popular, but since March is scant for sales, we expect that a few retailers might take advantage of the holiday. Also, the food industry also celebrates the holiday by offering a celebratory meal and drink deals, discount to patrons dressed up in green, or limited-time freebies.

Last year, Applebee's offered $2 themed cocktails; Dairy Queen offered a buy one, get one deal for 99 cents Blizzards; and Bennigan's offered two entrees and an appetizer or dessert for under $20. The chances are that these or other local restaurants in your area would also provide deals this year as well.

Amazon and Dollar Tree drastically reduce the price of anything green as March 17 draws near. Also look at Dell Refurbished, Vudu, and DiscountMags to scope out great finds for less.

Get great deals on actual pies on National Pi Day.

National Pi Day Deals

March 14, is National Pi Day and math enthusiasts celebrate it with fun equations. If you aren't a math geek, hit the aisles of your nearest supermarket and bakery to snag great deals on actual pies as they will be selling lovely pies for just $3.14 to honor National Pi Day. Last year Uber Eats offered $3.14 off, and Whole Foods sold their large bakery pies, for $3.14 off. 

Chocolates and Candy

Chocolates and Candy Deals in March

Indulge your sweet tooth with post valentines' Day chocolates and pre-Easter candies on a cheap. As of March lead-up to Easter, while Valentine's Day has recently passed. So chocolates are a big one on the discount shelf because the retailers have to clear the way for the bunny-shaped treats. 


Cruises Deals in March

The Cruise industry has been in the 'wave season' from January, and March wraps it up. This month cruise lines experience a considerable range of bookings as well, and you could expect deeply discounted rates and extra amenities like beverage packages. Book a trip to warm-weather locales for as low as $235 per person to Caribbean, Cuba or Cozumel. Keep an eye out for deals on 4-night or 7-night cruises, and journeys from New York to the Bahamas for two-person only at $698.


Luggage Deals in March

In this exclusive guide on what to buy in March, you will see every little detail about the best finds of this month. As the winter travel season is over, many retailers put luggage, backpacks, and duffel bag at a discounted rate to boost sales. If you are planning to go on a spring break trip, purchase new luggage, it is a good time. Expect prices to start as low as $4 for simple day packs, or $88 for a 2-piece hard side spinner set, or up to 50% off luggage during the sale. Expect aggressive discounts on the best selection of luggage from Samsonite, Macy's, JCPenny, Amazon, eBay, Traveler's Choice, and Baggallini.


Mattresses Deals in March

You could expect one of the best discounts in March on mattresses, especially floor samples. If you have missed the chance to buy a new mattress during the big President's Day sales, fret not. You can buy those floor samples at great slashed rates before the new models arrive in the store. 

Seasonal Fruits and Veggies

Seasonal Fruits and Veggies Deals in March

Still, thinking about what to buy in March? Read on; we have a big list to share. In-season fruits and vegetables such as artichokes, Cauliflower, broccoli, Lettuce, Brussels sprouts, leeks, mushrooms, radishes, turnips, and pineapple will be on the sales rack so you can eat healthy on a budget.


Television Deals in March

Lost the chance to grab TVs on a discount during Black Friday sales? Some TV deals are lingering in March with twice the amount of the staff picks (deals considered to be 'best of the best') with better-quality. Last year about 12% of the TV deals, including smart and non-smart TVs, were listed in March. You could expect good discounted deals in March from stores like Dell, BestBuy, and Rakuten.

Frozen Foods

Frozen Foods Deals in March

March is called the National Frozen Food Month in which many major frozen food brands, such as Eggo, Green Giant, Dole, and Tyson, offer significant markdowns. Also, keep an eagle eye on grocery store ads and circulars as they pump up promotions on frozen meals. You may also find some great coupons for frozen foods in these fliers. The best place that helps you to stock your freezer for less is Walmart and Target. So buy in bulk and eat nutritious meals on a budget.

Winter Sporting goods 

Winter Sporting Goods Deals in Marchi

Ski diving and snowboarding season is wrapping up in March. Retailers will clear up the inventory by selling out old winter sporting merchandise to make room for warmer weather goods. Expect lower prices on jackets, sweaters, hats, skis, snowboards, and other cool sporting accessories in this month. Check Dick's Sporting Goods, Cabela's, L.L.LL Bean, Eddie Bauer, and REI for some good deals.

Craft Supplies

Craft Supplies Deals in March

March is also known as the National Craft Month, and craft supplies could be at huge discounts on local craft stores. So if you are somewhat crafty, check out sales, craft events, and craft classes at your locality and create your masterpiece. Don't forget to use coupons for art and craft while making a purchase.

Cleaning supplies

Cleaning supplies Deals in March

Give a shot to your spring cleaning project this month by saving on cleaning supplies. Solutions and supplies often don't go on sale, so March is undoubtedly the best time to stock up on these things.


March falls between two of the biggest holidays like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, which are ideal for jewelry shopping. Many jewelry brands and local stores lure discounts this month to bait customers. So buy lovely jewelry for your wife or mom now to give it as a Mother's Day present. But don't forget where you put it.

Summer Durables

Summer Durables Deals in March

Shopping guide for march 2020 has also included summer durables like air-conditioner and barbeque grills. It is an excellent time to buy these things when the unsold inventory from last year cleared out for new models. You will definitely be going to be using air-conditioners when summer arrives, and prices will be on the verge. So, buy them now at amazing cut prices. The same logic goes for barbeque grills. Look for home-improvement stores like The Home Depot, and Lowe's to avoid the spike in prices in summer.

Make an early booking for summer camps

Make an early booking for summer camps in March

So you always send your child to summer camp? Book a stay now and take benefit of the first enrolment discounts. Explore the American Camp Association website and find a camp from the available list of accredited camps. Narrow down your search by adding zip code of your area to find summer camps offering the best programs and sessions with the maximum amount you want to spend.


Entertainment Deals in March

Shopping guide for March 2020 wouldn't be completed without entertainment things. In March, almost every streaming service offer highly promising, high-quality, and star-studded deals to delight their budget-minded consumers. So splurge a bit on the services that are worth streaming. Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV+, and CBS All Access are ideal for adding a spice of entertainment in your life on a budget.

Skip these things in March 2020

With some do's, there are also some don'ts in our shopping guide for march 2020. Check out these things that are screaming not to put them in your shopping cart.

Things not to buyReason?
Android phones The highest percentage of deals on Android phones appear to be in July and November when there will be a star-studded Prime Day and Black Friday sales going on. So it is wise to wait till July.
Spring apparel You won't find seasonal clothing on sale when you actually need, so if you want to splurge on spring clothing, hold off until the end of the season. March 20 is the beginning of spring, but don't get overwhelmed with the new inventory as it costs the most these days. Wait a few weeks before outfitting yourself for spring.
Gym memberships Gyms likely offer discounts and perks in June, and it is not wise to spend on membership in March. Wait for a few more months to get the best deals.
Vacuums vacuum industry is well aware of this thing. So if you spend your money on buying vacuum cleaners this month, it wouldn't be a smart move for your wallet. The best time is November when Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are sprinkled everywhere. You can still spring clean without spending a dime with everyday household items or using coupons on cleaning supplies.
Lingerie Want to scoop up deals on lingerie? Wait until June for the grand Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale. You will see better prices than now.
Furniture March is not ideal for high sales on furniture, that's why we have added it is not to buy things in our shopping guide for march 2020. So hold on a litter longer till the Memorial Day Sales, when department stores and big-box chains offer attractive deals to entice customers.

Snag more shopping discounts in March with these valued Coupons

Coupons in March

Shopping guide for march 2020 is incomplete without the shopping coupons that are a huge money-saver and make your shopping economical. So here is the list of some awesome shopping coupons.

S.NoExclusive Coupons BOGO Coupons and Deals Online Free Shipping Coupon Codes
1 Get 50% off on all orders at WHIZLABS by using the code PENNY50 Buy one get one 50% off on selected products at Get free shipping on all orders at My Lab Box
2 Get 10% off sitewide at ECIGMAFIA by using the code ECM10 Buy one get one 50% off Body butter and shower gel at The Body Shop by using the code perfectpair Get free shipping on all orders at SmartForLife by using the code FREESHIP
3 Get 30% off on SPEKS 1000s sets by using the code SAVEAPENNY Buy One Get One 50% Off Excludes Antonio, Adirondack, Colorado, Joel & Rubicon at Lugz by using the code BOGOLUGZ50 WOLFGANG is offering free shipping on all orders with code FREEUSASHIP
4 Get 22% off on all orders at DressLily by using the code Penny22OFF Buy One Get One Free TriXera body lotion with any order by using the code SOFT at EAU THERMALE AVENE KUT from THE KLOTH is offering free shipping deal on all orders
5 Get 10% off on all products at HCG Drops by using the code Penny10 Naked 100 E-liquid BOGO Deal at VAPORDNA Acquire Free shipping deal on all orders at WALABOT
6 Get 10% off on all orders at VERO LABS by using the code PENNYWOW8 Hydrolyzed Collagen Protein BOGO 20% Off at WELLTHY Order over $69 at ZEELOOL and acquire free shipping
7 Get 10% off on all orders at mhd by using the code Penny10 Buy One Get One Free Get 40% Off On Motion Activated Toilet Bowl Light at DISCOUNTTRONICS.COM Avail Free shipping on orders over $50 at PROOZY

BONUS: Freebies to catch in March 2020

Freebies to catch in March 2020

Why spend all of your money when you can have free things? Say cheers to these freebies that we have added as a bonus in our shopping guide for March 2020. Snag them all at your earliest as they won't last long.

S.No Freebies Description
1 $5 Amazon credit Install the Popcart chrome extension, use it and get $5 Amazon credit.
2 Free NAGETA Matte Liquid Lipstick Fill out the form and get NAGETA Matte Liquid Lipstick that delivers the crisp look with smooth, supple lips.
3 Derma-e Arnica Warming Sore Muscle Rub Sample The first 4,000 to sign up can get a sample of Arnica Warming Sore Muscle Rub, nature’s muscle rescue.
4 Copy of hearts of fire book The Voice of the Martyrs send a complimentary copy of one of their bestselling books, Hearts of Fire, upon filling out the form.
5 Get a mini plant-based Taco on march 3rd and fudge brownies on march 20th,2020 from The Percantile and Creamery Try a mini plant-based Taco from 3 pm to 6pm or get a chance to have a free brownie, samples, and 20% off on any brownie purchase.
6 Get a lollipop at Candy Warehouse Grab a Candy on first Friday of every month, at Candy Warehouse, 7020-A Reames Road. Be among the first 150 customers between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m to get your lollipop.
7 DELYS Anti dark spot serum Get a sample of DELYS serum by filling out the form and get a healthy, bright, spot-free skin.
8 Book lover’s charm set Are you a book lover? Grab the charms and use them in your bracelets, keychains, or lockets. Limit one per customer and one promotional item per order until supplies last.
9 Magical Guardian Door ornament at JC PENNY kids Zone on March 14 Kids get free craft, ID badge, collector’s pins, and project master medallion while parents get a 10% off coupon to redeem in-store.
10 Binocular Kid Workshop at Home Depot on March 7, 2020 Let your kids create their own pair of binoculars to take home with an achievement certificate, a workshop apron, and commemorative pin at Binoculars Workshop.

Wrapping up

Shopping is always refreshing, but smart shopping is divine. If you know the tactics to save money every month, then you could save a lot for your future. Take inspirations from our monthly shopping guides to stay motivated and gear in the right direction. Here sums up our sopping guide for march 2020. With our ideas of what to buy (and skip) in March, freebies, and Online Coupon Code, you could turn this month into an epic money savior.

So what will you be shopping for this month? Let us know in the comments section.

Expect more savings with the beginning of spring!

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