What to Buy Now at Great Prices!

By April Lewis-Parks

Spring is almost here! Now is the time that many items can be found at bargain prices.  Most items that will be found will be tied to either season – the end of winter or the beginning of spring.  From winter’s last stock to spring’s colorful new merchandise; here are some tips on what to buy in March.

Spring clothing
Many stores rush to clear out winter clothes after Christmas so they can get their spring collections on the floor. By March, many of these clothes have spent a couple of months on the rack, and in order to move them, stores start offering discounts. Now is the time to find the best price breaks.

China, silverware, flatware, and table linens  
March represents that sweet spot between Christmas, when people buy tableware for their holiday dinners or as gifts, and the wedding season, when these items show up on many a store wedding registry. Take advantage and check out the sales on these item to snap up a bargain.

Luggage
Those warming days of early spring inspire plans for vacations. Luggage shops are clearing out old inventory to stock up on the latest new styles. Good luggage can last for years so if you can buy a bag at a bargain prices – go for it!

Frozen foods
March is National Frozen Foods Month. Look for coupons and special promotions and stock up your freezer with these easy-to-prepare meal options.

Outerwear
While the selection isn’t as great this late in the season — especially after the harsh winter much of the nation has experienced — merchants will be clearing out what inventory remains. Look for great prices if you can find the style and size that suits you.

Garden supplies
Local nurseries can’t wait for those spring days when they are overflowing with eager gardeners, and they begin to build their stock early in anticipation. Look for sales on bulbs and seeds and cultivating tools; the selection will never be better.

Sports equipment
March is a great time to get deals on winter sporting equipment, from skis and ice skates to hockey and football gear. Stores may also be clearing out hunting gear too — if you’re in need of some camouflage clothing.

Perfume
After Christmas and Valentine’s Day, the next perfume-intensive holiday doesn’t hit until May (Mother’s Day). That lull means great savings for those looking for a new scent. Look for clearance sales as stores make room for new stock.