5 Items You Should Be Buying in March

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Goodbye winter. Hello, March & hot savings!

March is full of new beginnings! Not only do we get to spring our clocks forward on March 14th, but it also means spring sales are coming soon for gardening, spring cleaning projects, and possibly a little spring break getaway.

The arrival of March also means new opportunities to save money! If you pay attention to annual sale cyclesholidays, and national promotions, it’s easy to anticipate what the best deals will be this month based on a predictable pattern of trending topics. To celebrate, we’re sharing some of the BEST items to buy in March!

Here are the 5 smartest spring sale purchases to make during the month of March…


1. Gear up with some new luggage in March for your upcoming getaways.

woman walking in airport pulling gray it carry on luggage

Luggage collects dust in stores between holiday travel sales and summer vacation sales. Last year we saw luggage go on sale at The Home Depot for as much as 65% off! So score some savings on the inventory still left from November and December before the new stock arrives for the warm days to come!

If you can’t wait for a deal, we also have a couple of affordable recommendations you can shop right now such as this IT luggage carry-on that Collin loves traveling with! It’s just $67 on Amazon and they even claim to be the most light-weight luggage ever. To top it off, they’re amazingly easy to maneuver around the airport and fit perfectly in the overhead compartment!

Read why Collin only brings carry-on luggage when she travels.

Hip Tip: Going on vacation? Check out these simple tips for ways to save in a new city – or read these vacation tips to save money on airfare, lodging, entertainment, dining out, and more!

woman putting on black travel backpack in front of doorway and stairs

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2. Score up to 90% off on outdoor apparel this month.

Patagonia Women's Puffer Coats on sale in spring

With Spring coming in the month of March, every retailer will be making room for fresh new spring and summer items. That means you’ll be able to score some seriously awesome deals on outerwear if you know you or your kiddos are due for a new jacket.

Last year, we saw incredible deals from many retailers like 50% off North Face at Dick’s, 60% off at Marmot, half-off Carhartt, 75% off at REI, deep discounts at Eddie Bauer, 65% off Columbia, and even 80% off kid’s jackets at Macy’s. Plus, if you wait until about halfway through March, the discounts get even better… Dick’s was offering up to 75% off Patagonia, and even JCPenney was offering up to 90% off outerwear!

Not sure what to shop for?

kid laying in snow wearing red jacket

We shared how to pick the perfect coat for your kiddos, so head HERE to learn what the different types of jackets are and which were our top picks this winter, or check out our current deals on kid’s outerwear over HERE.


3. Get Black Friday sales in March on a new Smart TV.

Black Friday TVs at Target on display in store

If you missed the major Black Friday sales a few months back for a new TV, you’re still in luck because March is a great time to also score spring sales on major electronics. With all the major holidays behind us and people looking forward to heading outdoors as the weather warms up, retailers are focused on pushing their remaining inventory before summer.

Last year, we saw deals on Smart TVs from savings at Costco on 65″ TVs to over $100 off 55″ TVs at Walmart.


4. You & your wallet will feel replenished with a new water bottle at up to 75% off in March.

Man holding camelbak water bottles

You can score just about any water bottle brand on sale this month too. Last year, we saw deep discounts like 75% off Contigo, $7.99 S’well bottles, 50% off CamelBak bottles, and even 25% off Hydro Flask which typically only happens during Black Friday. (Psst… we even saw a rare Yeti cooler sales in March if you need a place to store all your bottles or food.)

With people already starting their New Year’s resolutions and likely scooping up a new bottle right after the holidays, you can take advantage of these spring sales before they go back up in the peak of summer when people are focused on staying hydrated.

Not sure which water bottle to buy?

woman holding pink and black takeya water bottles

I’ve been using some of the top-rated brands on the market for over a year and I recently shared how they’re holding up. With my recommendations, I’m confident you’ll find something you love and the perfect one to buy in March!

Need a way to store all your water bottles?

water bottles stacking inside of cabinet on clear organizer

If your New Year’s resolutions mean you’ve acquired one too many reusable water bottles, scoop up a pack of these pantry organizers that hold up to three bottles per row! Or they also make stackable singles if you only have a few bottles to store. They’re perfect for all your water bottles and even wine too! 👏


5. Eating in-season produce is the best way to save on eating healthy.

woman smiling holding avocados to her head

Get the goods while the getting’s good. Produce is obviously at its best (and lowest price) when it’s in season! So make sure you’re saving when buying the best in-season fruits and veggies in the spring. You’ll be well on your way to whipping up some amazing dinners like our much-loved Lemon Roasted Chicken recipe.

Here are the different produce items you should buy in March:

  • Greens: broccoli, cabbage, spinach, asparagus, lettuce
  • Root vegetables: parsnips, radishes, leeks, shallots
  • Citrus fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangerines, oranges
  • More green produce: artichokes, avocados, peas

HIP TIP: Check out these simple tips to save on fresh produce! And, if you’re trying to skip the grocery stores, make sure to find out which grocery delivery is the best for you.


Don’t forget to grab some of these birthday freebies if you’re another year older this March!

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Comments 8

  1. Jen

    Would love to try this luggage.. unfortunately out of stock on most of the sets 🙁

  2. luna

    Oh that produce list!! Love all of ’em!

  3. Sandy

    Thanks for the heads up on the TVs! My husband missed out on black friday so he’s waiting for a good sale. Also I recently saw urban outfitters had hydroflasks on sale with popular colors like white and lavender included! Plus you get 10% off with account sign up. They also offer in store pickup 🙂

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up on water bottles at Urban Outfitters, Sandy!

  4. Sally

    Is there a way to follow or know when Dick’s sporting goods have the winter wear on sale?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You can bookmark this page here, Sally!

  5. rachelopel

    I tried to order shoes from REI, but the extra 25 percent off did not come off.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      The sale usually starts around March so I’d keep checking back.

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