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March may seem lack-luster on the surface for consumer savings, but there are plenty of good reasons to purchase certain items this time of year (beyond green beer and Peeps). Winter clearance sales can present exclusive coupon codes and timely discounts. Very little merchandise is sequestered in March as stores look to clear winter inventory, but it's good to know which items stand out as "best time to buy".
Here is an overview of top March savings to help you keep living frugal.
(Early March)Winter Clothing Clearance: Outerwear at 50-80% Off thermals, pullovers, coats, boots and cold weather accessories
Winter Sports Equipment: Annual ski/snowboard equipment and accessories clearance
Small Electronics and Cameras: It's been picked through, but annual inventory clearance presses on - good time to grab a cheap digital camera and accessories
Bicycles: Great ops to save on 2012 bikes before new 2013 models become the big focus
Spring Break Travel All major travel sites will still have an abundance of travel packages, hotel deals, car rental discounts
Luggage: Last years models are cheap, especially sets and backpacks
Tax Software: Discounted right up to the April 15 deadline and for insider tax tips, visit the FatWallet Finance forum (smart people sharing the latest tax tips and tactics)
Office Supplies: Tax time = no better time to buy these items and stock up on school supply basics while you're there
(Late March)HDTV deals: March Madness Sales present significant discounts on select 2012 models
Collegiate Sportswear: March Madness Sales will offer a mix of hoodies, hats and jerseys
Spring Fashion: At the end of March, retailers replace what’s left from winter apparel with spring styles and will have sales to bring it to your attention
Running Shoes: Warming brings out the fair weather joggers and with it, “some” decent discounts, experts need not apply
Spring Sports Equipment: Sales will be plentiful for baseball/softball gear and 2012 golf clubs
Automotive: Spring tune-up time, find discounts on cleaners/wax, tires, wipers, etc.
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