MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If the saying is March comes in like a lion, there are some “roaring” good deals to be found this month only.
Carrie Rocha from “Pocket Your Dollars” gets us movin’ on ways to save some green in the month of March.READ MORE: Clean Car Debate At Minnesota Capitol May Lead To Summer Closures Of State Parks, Trails
Daylight Saving Time takes place the first weekend in March. When most are digging through their drawers for batteries to change their smoke detector, retailers will be offering coupons and sales to correspond with it.
March is also Frozen Foods Month.
In years past Rocha said we’ve seen great prices on ice cream, which has been more expensive all winter than its seasonal summertime lows, and frozen vegetables, frozen entrees and everything in between.
During the last two weeks of March, Rocha said we’ll see the Easter grocery sales which will include baking supplies like flour, yeast and pecans.
Rocha doesn’t expect to see those items on sale again until Labor Day as they are fall and winter items.
On March 18 all the St. Patty’s Day decorations will be on sale. Rocha said it’s a great time to buy green party plates, napkins and other green decor that you might need for an upcoming high school graduation party or themed birthday party.READ MORE: Marietta's Salt Lake Is A Paradise For Birds And Bird Watchers
One durable good that’s worth buying in March is luggage.
In years past Rocha said we’ve seen some of the best prices of the year on luggage and baggage during March. It’s due in part to new model coming and as well as the end of the winter travel season.
There are other great bargains to be had in March.
According to offers.com, heavy coats and fleeces are taking up valuable space on the rack for new spring lines so retailers will offer deals of 70 percent off to unload winter stock.
There are also post-Valentine’s discounts remaining.
Department stores and jewelers are desperate to move inventory, especially what remains of the Valentine’s Day stock, and are willing to slash prices to get customers in the door. Expect to see deals up to 85 percent off.MORE NEWS: COVID In MN: Gov. Walz To Announce On Thursday His Timeline To End All Restrictions
March is also a great time for chocoholics to indulge their cravings. Boxes of Valentine’s Day chocolates are still sitting on store shelves, prompting price cuts of 40-60 percent off sweet treats.