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The 13 Best Things to Buy in March, and 3 to Wait For

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If you know the best things to stock up on in March, you’ll get the best deals on everything from groceries to beauty items this month. We're tracking Ulta's Semi-Annual Beauty Event and Sephora's competing Oh Snap! sale. Plus, we expect some great deals in clearance events from both Macy's and Kohl's, as well as spring sales (spring Black Friday as we like to call it!) at Lowe's and Home Depot.

We’ve been covering sales since 2009 and know which products see deep price cuts and increased coupon availability in March. Plus, don’t forget about the freebies you can grab this month. From March Madness food deals to Pi Day pizza deals on March 14 and St. Patrick’s Day food specials, we’ve got you covered as we enter a new month.

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What to Buy in March

a calendar showing what to buy in march and when sales are
a shopping list for what to buy in march

Axe Body Care

Stock up in March on Axe body care at Walgreens. Members of the myWalgreens rewards program get access to a high-value coupon that saves you $6 when you buy two products.

The coupon is valid only once, but use it on Axe Body Spray to get two for just $2.47 each — a savings of 66%. You can mix and match with this deal and grab an Axe Body Spray and a Hair Pomade for $4.49 each, saving you 55% on the pair.

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent

Pay just $0.04 per load with these stock-up prices on Arm & Hammer laundry detergent at Walmart. You'll use an Ibotta offer and two Fetch Rewards to drop the price from $9.48 to just $3.98 — a 58% discount. Here's how.

  1. Clip the $3/1 Ibotta rebate in the Ibotta app before shopping.

  2. Purchase a bottle of your favorite Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent (any variety, 75-105 loads only) for $9.48 at Walmart.

  3. Upload your receipt to Ibotta to complete the offer and get the $3 rebate.

  4. Upload your receipt to Fetch Rewards to earn two rewards — $1.60 back and $0.90 back — bringing your total to $3.98.

$2 Mulch at Lowe's (Confirmed for April 4)

Lowe's SpringFest is the best time to stock up on mulch for your yard. We predicted this sale to start on March 28, 2024, but they just announced that it will actually begin on April 4, 2024. That being said, we still think you should stock up on mulch during this sale. The best deal each year is their $2 mulch. Each bag covers 2-square feet —working out to just $1 per square foot — which is a stock-up price.

Heads up: You'll find more mulch deals in the Home Depot Spring Black Friday sale (predicted for April 11, 2024). We typically see a "five bags for $10" mulch deal during their sale. However, the Home Depot bags are 1.5-cubic feet compared to Lowe's 2-cubic feet bags, making Lows $0.33 cheaper per square foot.

Makeup and Skincare


There are a few makeup and skincare sales you’ll want to take note of this month. First, Ulta’s Semi-Annual Beauty Event and Sephora’s OH SNAP! Sale. Ulta's sale begins Friday, March 8 and you can expect Sephora to start around the same time.

In recent years, Amazon and Target have joined in on the beauty sale fun (we're always tracking the best Amazon Beauty Deals, FYI).

In 2023, these were some of the best deals we saw during these competing beauty sales:


  • Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm , $19 (reg. $38)

  • Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, $20 (reg. $40)

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer 3-in-1 Eyebrow Pencil, $13 (reg. $26)

  • Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Shadow Palette, $26 (reg. $52)

Tip: You can get an additional 5% off Ulta deals when you shop Ulta brands at Target and use your Target RedCard.


  • Cosrx Snail Mucin Cream, $12.78 (reg. $25)

  • MAC Fix+ Spray, $14.75 (reg. $38.75)

  • St. Tropez Self Tan Facial Mist, $15.68 (reg. $33)

  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner, $11.40 (reg. $24)

Dollar General Clearance Items

We're predicting a Dollar General Clearance event from March 1 - 3, 2024. We've seen items for as little as a penny during this sale.

Here are some of the items you can expect to see marked down an additional 50% off based on the current clearance section at a local Dollar General in Virginia.

  • Secret Outlast 2-Pack Deodorant, $9.90 to $4.95 after clearance (reg. $10.99)

  • Conair Cord-Keeper Hair Dryer, $18 to $9 after clearance (reg. $19.99)

  • Glade Candles 2-Pack, $4.50 to $2.25 after clearance (reg. $5.99)

  • Bic Razor 2-Pack, $5.70 to $2.85 after clearance (reg. $6.50)

St. Patrick’s Day Food & Decor


Sunday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, and you can expect sales on popular Irish foods like corned beef, cabbage, and Irish soda bread. The key is to buy these popular Irish foods after the holiday. We saw the biggest per-pound price drops after March 18, 2023.

Here are your goal stock-up prices:

  • Corned beef — Under $3 per pound

  • Cabbage — Under $0.40 per pound

  • Ham — Under $1 per pound (Aldi has been known to drop to $0.30 per pound — 90% off — after Easter!)

St. Patrick's Day Decor Clearance

After the holiday, save on St. Patrick’s Day clearance at Walmart, Target, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels. We typically see 50% - 75% off on March 18. The following week, you'll see a few things left over at up to 90% off. Look for items you can repurpose for other holidays, like tissue paper, gift bags, and baking products. More importantly, stock up for next year with these cheap prices.

Huggies Diapers

Stock up in March on Huggies Diapers at Dollar General. They are currently on sale and they've also got a $1.50 clippable coupon for Huggies® Snug & Dry™ Diapers. This coupon works on any-size packs and drops the 76-count, size 4 diapers to $21.50 or $0.28 per diaper.

To access digital coupons, you'll need to download the DG app. To use the coupon, simply type in the phone number associated with the account on the pin pad at the register. The coupon has a limit of one per account and expires on March 23.

For even more savings, shop on Saturday and save an additional $5 when you spend $25 with the Saturday-only general purchase digital coupon. There's a limit of one per account.

Frozen Food Month Deals

Along with free ice cream, expect deals and frozen food coupons to stock your freezer because March is National Frozen Food Month. You'll want to aim to save 25% on frozen appetizers, 40% on pizzas and breakfast items, and up to 50% on ice cream, frozen meals, and seafood.

These are your goal prices for March 2024.

  • $2 pints of Ben & Jerry's or Häagen-Dazs

  • $4 DiGiorno Frozen Pizzas

  • $2 Eggo Waffles

  • $0.75 for 10-ounce bags of Bird's Eye frozen veggies

Spring Cleaning Products

Spring officially starts on March 19, 2024. Retailers drop prices on cleaning supplies to meet the annual spring cleaning demand. We regularly see sales of 15% up to 50% on cleaning supplies from top brands like Lysol and Clorox this month.

Shop Amazon to get up to 45% off Lysol laundry sanitizer and toilet bowl cleaner. We typically see the best Clorox deals at Target, CVS, and Walmart. Savings on Clorox products at these stores range from 40% and up to 70% off bleach, bathroom cleaners, and cleaning kits.

Here are your goal prices:

  • Lysol Wipes — $2 per 35-ct. canister, $0.06 per wipe

  • Windex — $3 for 32 ounces, $0.09 per ounce

  • Lysol Laundry Sanitizer — $8.50 for 90-ounce bottle, $0.09 per ounce

  • Clorox Bleach — $3.50 for 81-ounce bottle, $0.04 per ounce

Tip: Here's our Ultimate Cleaning Guide to help you save on cleaning essentials like paper towel, trash bags, and laundry detergent.

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner 2-Pack
As low as$3.08$5.40(43% off)
What to buy

Armor All Car Cleaning Kit
$15.00$36.88(59% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+

Winter Sports Gear

Look for extra discounts in sporting goods winter clearance sales as we head into March and April. For example, Steep & Cheap has an extra 20% off select brands, for discounts over 70% off the original prices.

Look for deals on skiing and snowboard equipment, goggles, helmets, and more. You'll get the biggest discounts on last season's models and discontinued colors. Aim for 50% off or higher and stock up on new cold-weather gear for next season.

Craft Supplies

March is also National Craft Month and we see deals on craft supplies, Cricut accessories, kids' craft projects, and more. You'll also find deep discounts on online craft classes, like this one from Artist's Academy.

Cricut Deals

If you're looking to find deals on Cricut machines and accessories, we usually recommend shopping the Cricut Black Friday sales. But, we've seen Amazon drop Cricut machines and accessories to Black Friday prices in their March crafting sales.

$0.50$92.00(99% off)

On March 12, 2023, Amazon dropped Cricut prices to Black Friday lows with the Cricut Joy matching the November price at $99 (reg. $129). The 9" x 9" Cricut Easy Press 2 also dropped to the Black Friday price of $99 (reg. $189).

Look for deals in mid-March on the Joy, Easy Press 2, and the Easy Press Mini.

Outdoor Furniture


The biggest players for saving money in the March outdoor furniture sales are Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Wayfair, and Amazon.

So, when is the best time to shop? Late March. In 2023, we saw the biggest patio furniture deals on March 29 - 31. The discounts in these sales vary significantly — we're talking from as low as just 14% off and up to 70% off. Your sweet spot is going to be around the 50% off mark.

For the past couple of years, Walmart offers up savings on their fan-favorite Mainstays 5-Piece Patio Dining Set (currently sold out). In 2023, we saw it drop from $127 to $97 in March. In 2022, it didn't go on sale until June for $99. Keep an eye out for this to come back in stock this month and don't buy unless it's under $100.

Outdoor Bistro Set
As low as$83.59$199.95(58% off)
Mobile coupons needed
Shipping: Free with RedCard or on orders of $35+

Outdoor Bistro Set
As low as$109.24$299.99(64% off)
Mobile coupons needed
Shipping: Free with RedCard or on orders of $35+

Patio Furniture Set
As low as$119.69$269.99(56% off)
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Shipping: Free with RedCard or on orders of $35+


We see clearance sales on denim for the whole family in March. You'll find 60% to 75% off jeans at Macy's, Target, American Eagle, Kohl's, and Old Navy.

These sales appear early on in the month, likely to make room for summer apparel. Check your local stores during the first two weeks of March to get deep discounts before they're gone for the season.

What else is going on in March: Freebies and food holidays.

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Home Depot Free Kids’ Workshop: March 2

Check with your local store for details on Home Depot Kids Workshop events. Register as soon as you can in order to secure a spot. This workshop is free, and kids can make a free butterfly house from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 2.

Pi Day: March 14

International Pi Day is a riff on the mathematical “pi,” (3.14). Watch for McDonald’s to offer free pie with a purchase (an in-app coupon), and stay tuned, as we'll be watching all the Pi Day deals.

St. Patrick’s Day Food Deals: March 17

On St. Patty’s Day, look for all kinds of freebies and deals. For example, in the past, you could wear green to Krispy Kreme and grab a free donut. Kona Grill puts corned beef sliders on the menu, and Applebee’s offers $5 St. Patrick’s Day cocktails.

Lowe’s Free Kids’ Workshop: March 16

Like Home Depot, you can get a spot at Lowe’s kids’ workshops. On March 16, kids can make a free flower bird feeder (time slots are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

Free Ice Cream at Dairy Queen: March 19

Every year, Dairy Queen celebrates the first day of spring with Free Cone Day. This year spring arrives on March, 19, 2024 and you can visit your local DQ for a free small vanilla soft-serve cone (reg. $2.79).

If you like your ice cream with a chocolate shell, you can get a chocolate dipped cone for just $1 on Free Cone Day. Regularly $2.89, this saves you 65%!

Woot Appreciation Week begins March 25

Woot is a dedicated clearance site that offers daily deals up to 80% off. And, like Amazon Prime, Woot has its own special Woot Prime Appreciation Week where they offer even crazier discounts than what they already offer. In 2024, Woot Prime Appreciation Week starts on March 25 and ends April 5.

31% off a scoop of ice cream at Baskin Robbins: March 31

Every year without fail, all scoops are 31% off on March 31 at Baskin Robbins.

Wait until April for . . .

Reusable Products

Earth Day is Monday, April 22, 2024. We see discounts and Earth Day deals on reusable products. Look for deals on Swedish dishcloths, wool dryer balls, reusable straws and more.

Pet Supplies

National Pet Day is April 11, 2024. We normally see PetSmart celebrate PetSmart Treats Members Month the entire month of April. Members get exclusive discounts, bonus Treats Points events, and more.

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