March 2024 Sales Guide: Free Ice Cream, 25¢ Pavers, and More!

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March sales are here, and we’ve rounded up what to buy in March!

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Check out fresh, new spring savings this March! 🌷

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Here is a list of notable March sales:

Register a kiddo to make a free birdhouse at the Lowe’s free kid’s workshop. 

Girl making blue bird feeder at Lowes kids workshop

On Saturday, March 16th, from 10AM – 1PM, Lowe’s will be hosting another FREE Lowe’s Kids Workshop event where kids can build a Flower Bird Feeder! Be sure to register by March 15th to save your spot! Plus, if your little builder earns 12 badges by attending the workshops, they will receive a FREE tool bag!

Head over to our Lowe’s Kids Workshop page to learn more and read about future events.

Hip Tip: The Home Depot also hosts free kids workshops! Head over to our Home Depot Kids Workshop page to learn more about what’s coming in March.

Score a FREE ice cream cone in March for Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen.

five vanilla ice cream cones held out by five different hands

In previous years, Dairy Queen has hosted their annual Free Cone Day and it’s usually held on the first day of Spring! Even sweeter, there’s no purchase necessary to score this delicious freebie! While we don’t quite know the exact date of the 2024 Free Cone Day, if history repeats itself we’re anticipating 2024 Free Cone Day to be March 19th this year.

Bookmark our Dairy Queen Free Cone Day post to know when the date is confirmed!

You can also score a FREE Rita’s Italian Ice for the first day of Spring. 

two hands holding up a rita's italian ice

Rita’s also hosts an annual Free Italian Ice Day for the first day of Spring and if it’s anything like previous years, we anticipate this event to take place on March 19th, 2024. There’s no purchase necessary and every guest will get the flavor of their choice. Last year, they even included a new flavor, Gummy Bear Ice, so we’re anticipating something fresh for 2024 too!

Bookmark our Free Rita’s Italian Ice post to know when the date is confirmed!

Take advantage of winter clearance during March at all your favorite retailers. 

woman holding camo and rainbow colored puffer jackets

Out with the old, in with the new! By March, nearly every retailer will be stocked with new Spring arrivals so this is the perfect month to find a plethora of winter clothing clearance deals for men’swomenkids, and plus sizes. Head to your favorite clothing stores online or in-store to grab a few new pieces for the lowest prices!

Follow our shop LTK page to see the latest wardrobe finds our team is sharing!

Check Lowe’s and The Home Depot for possible 25¢ pavers towards the end of March.

brick pavers stacked up outside

If history repeats itself we expect to see some deep discounts on brick and concrete pavers by the end of March which will be early enough to start your next outdoor project for summer! On March 28th, Home Depot concrete pavers were just 25¢ each, and on March 30th Lowe’s paver bricks were also just 25¢ each. These sales were only for a limited time so be sure to plan your project now so you’re prepared for when the 2024 sale happens!

Expect to see Easter clearance well before the holiday on March 31st. 

close up of easter clearance sign on store shelf with easter basket stuffers

This year, Easter is on Sunday, March 31st, 2024. Last year, we saw a flood of hot clearance deals well before the holiday so we definitely anticipate seeing the same in 2024. Some of the deals we saw in 2023 were Walmart Easter decor starting at $1, personalized Easter baskets for under $20, basket stuffers for $5 at Target, BOGO free CVS candy, and even 50% OFF deals on Cooks corned beef.

Bookmark our Easter deals page to know when all the 2024 deals start!

Hip Tip: Check out these restaurants that offer premade Easter dinners with no cooking required.

March also is a great time to stock up on some new luggage. 

woman holding up peace sign in bathroom mirror next to pink luggage

By March, luggage retailers are looking for ways to up their sales with holiday travels behind us and the majority of travelers waiting until summer vacations. To increase sales, many retailers will offer discounts on luggage sets and it’s a great time for you to prepare if you have a Spring or Summer trip in the works. Last year we even saw deals on other travel accessories like the best travel backpacks and 70% off Walgreens makeup bags.

Bookmark our iFLY luggage post to know when the next deals drop – this is our Hip CEO, Collin’s, favorite suitcase!

Hip Tip: Check out our top picks for Away luggage alternatives!

Shop March’s seasonal produce to score the best prices.

Woman chopping veggies for supper

When you shop seasonally, you’re likely to get the best prices on products – especially if you’re shopping at your local farmer’s market.

Here’s a list of some seasonal produce to shop for in March:

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Citruses
  • Garlic
  • Greens
  • Kale
  • Kiwi
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Pineapple
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Swiss chard

Hip Tip: Stretch your dollar and learn how to get cheap produce all year long!

These National Holidays in March also often bring sales:

March 7th is National Cereal Day which means you could score deals on your favorite breakfast food.

woman holding up bowl of colorful magic spoon cereal

March 7th is National Cereal Day and the perfect time to snag a hot sale on your favorite breakfast cereal. Keep your eyes peeled for discounts at your local grocery stores, or check online at places like Magic Spoon to potentially save.

March 14th is National Pi Day and you can potentially score some free pie or pizza to celebrate. 

woman holding up slice of pizza with peppers

Pi is the mathematical symbol used to represent the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Since the value of this infinite decimal is roughly 3.14, Pi Day is celebrated every year on March 14th!

Many restaurants mark this annual math-inspired occasion by offering up Pi pizza deals and baked goods that come in the form of pie. Last year, we saw many $3.14 deals on pizza at multiple restaurants and even FREE pie at Grand Traverse Pie Company!

Bookmark our Pi Day deals post to see when the 2024 deals are announced!

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, which also means you can score deals on food.

a box filled with a dozen Krispy kreme st patricks day doughnuts

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, some restaurants and retailers join in the fun by offering special deals on food and beverages. Whether you’re planning to celebrate with pints and parades or shamrocks and shenanigans, you can definitely participate without breaking the bank! Last year, we saw some pretty sweet deals like FREE green glazed donuts at Krispy Kreme and $6 margaritas at Chili’s.

Bookmark our St. Patrick’s Day post to know when the 2024 deals are announced!

March is also National Frozen Food Month, so you can potentially score sweet deals all month long. 

Walmart freezer stocked with Dr Bombay Ice Cream

Hit the grocery store’s freezer aisle this March because it’s National Frozen Food Month! Many grocers offer deep discounts on your favorite freezer items like frozen meals, pizza, veggies, juice concentrates, ice cream, and more!

Already know what to buy in March? Know the best time to buy EVERYTHING ELSE year-round!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 6


    Thanks for posting! This is very helpful!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! Happy to hear that! You’re very welcome! 🎉🤗

  2. Teah

    The Wal-mart near me has been putting out VanLeeuwen ice creams on clearance for $1.50. It’s been fun trying the different flavors. I’m so happy I didn’t spend $5 to try the macaroni and cheese, But we have found some real good ones.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That does sound like an interesting flavor for sure, Teah! Thanks for sharing the price you’ve spotted them at! 🙌❤️

  3. danneedee

    absolutely love the Rita’s First Day of Spring sample day…can’t wait.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      ME TOO! 🎉😋

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