You usually won’t find many sales for St. Patrick’s Day, but since March has few sales, you may find some retailers offering a bargain for the holiday.
Here are some suggestions from DealNews:
What to buy
If you’re in need of a luggage upgrade, March is a good time to shop. Look for bargains at Target, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and other stores.
Check REI for sales on backpacks.
Winter sports gear
If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding, look for deals this month on sports gear. The season is coming to a close, so retailers often try to clear out winter items before the warm-weather activities begin.
Cruises – maybe
Some online travel agencies are offering future savings – you can book now and save on a trip you’ll take much later. However, make sure the cancelation terms are favorable for you, if you think you’ll feel safe to take a cruise even much later.
Seasonal fruits and vegetables
In March, look for bargains on these vegetables: artichokes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, radishes, rutabagas, and turnips. For fruit, look for pineapples on sale.
What not to buy in March
Compare prices in July or November. Watch for deals around Prime Day and Black Friday.
Look for sales at the end of the season. Check the clearance racks as spring ends.
Check for sales June. Victoria’s Secret usually has its semi-annual sale then.