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What to Buy in March 2024

You can save big by buying these things in March.

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Shemi Freytes
Data Scientist & BTTB Founder
7 min. read

Remember, most pricing is cyclical. Below, we've outlined the 23 products you can save the most on during the month of March. These are the items that will bring the greatest discounts—buy at just the right time and save big.

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Best time to buy a mattress

1. Mattresses

Why March is a good month to buy

March marks the start of spring: the time manufacturers release new mattress models. This means more options in the store and great deals on last year's models. (After all, who cares if your mattress is this year's model or last year's?) Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (17% of year; 11 sale periods; 63 sale days)


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Best time to buy a cruise

2. Cruises

Why March is a good month to buy

March brings us closer to the tail end of "Wave Season", the largest cruise discount period of the year. This is when cruise companies run lots of promotions in preparation for people booking spring and summer cruises. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (22% of year; 5 sale periods; 81 sale days)


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Best time to buy a car

3. Cars

Why March is a good month to buy

March marks the end of Q1, which means dealers and salespeople have quotas to meet. Despite COVID straining the new and used car supply in recent years, you can still take advantage of this sales quota trend from both new car dealerships and used car lots. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (10% of year; 12 sale periods; 36 sale days)


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Best time to buy a truck

4. Trucks

Why March is a good month to buy

March marks the end of Q1, which means dealers and salespeople have quotas to meet. Despite COVID straining the new and used truck supply in recent years, you can still take advantage of this sales quota trend from both new truck dealerships and used car lots. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (10% of year; 12 sale periods; 36 sale days)


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Best time to buy a refrigerator

5. Refrigerators

Why March is a good month to buy

Manufacturers start rolling out their new refrigerator models during spring, which means retailers use Q1 to sell last year’s models, making room for new inventory. You can find particularly low prices towards the end of Q1 (read: March) as the remaining stock must be sold. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (37% of year; 14 sale periods; 134 sale days)


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Best time to buy furniture

6. Furniture

Why March is a good month to buy

New furniture is released biannually every spring and fall; March marks the absolute end of winter when retailers look to make room for new spring furniture stock by liquidating last year's styles. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 16 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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Best time to buy a lawn mower

7. Lawn Mowers

Why March is a good month to buy

Mid-march marks the beginning of spring, which is when manufacturers start shipping their latest models to retailers ahead of the new growing season. By March, vendors are already fully stocked with their new supplies. This means that older models on the floor will be more likely to see steep discounts or liquidations. Some manufacturers offer seasonal discounts on new models too to capture your attention. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (24% of year; 13 sale periods; 87 sale days)


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Best time to buy a washer and dryer

8. Washers and Dryers

Why March is a good month to buy

Major appliance trade shows and events such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) normally take place in January and February. These trade shows often feature new washing machine models and technologies which will begin to hit stores near March. Our analysis of the data suggests that this is the best time to purchase older models that are being cleared off the floor to make room for new merchandise. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (23% of year; 13 sale periods; 85 sale days)


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Best time to buy a hot tub

9. Hot Tubs

Why March is a good month to buy

March marks the end of winter. Due to the weather, winter usually sees fewer people shopping for jacuzzis. This means manufacturers need to offer steep jacuzzi discounts to keep their inventory moving. Another sale won't come until the end of summer. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (62% of year; 9 sale periods; 226 sale days)


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10. Winter Coats

Did you know there's a best time to buy a winter coat? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 10 sale periods; 113 sale days)


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11. Shoes

Did you know there's a best time to buy shoes? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 13 sale periods; 132 sale days)


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12. Lamps

Did you know there's a best time to buy a lamp? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (41% of year; 13 sale periods; 148 sale days)


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Best time to buy a tent

13. Tents

Did you know there's a best time to buy a tent? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 15 sale periods; 132 sale days)


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14. Hiking Gear

Did you know there's a best time to buy hiking gear? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (29% of year; 15 sale periods; 106 sale days)


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15. Winter Clothes

Did you know there's a best time to buy winter clothes? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 8 sale periods; 110 sale days)


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16. Clothing

Did you know there's a best time to buy clothing? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (47% of year; 15 sale periods; 171 sale days)


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Best time to buy candles

17. Candles

Did you know there's a best time to buy candles? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 14 sale periods; 132 sale days)


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18. Baby Clothes

Did you know there's a best time to buy baby clothes? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 13 sale periods; 132 sale days)


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Best time to buy bedroom furniture

19. Bedroom Furniture

When it comes to buying new bedroom furniture — timing is everything. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 16 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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Best time to buy a coffee table

20. Coffee Tables

Learn when to buy that perfect coffee table in order to maximize your savings. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 14 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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Best time to buy dining room furniture

21. Dining Room Furniture

You can save big on dining room furniture by buying it at just the right time. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (29% of year; 13 sale periods; 106 sale days)


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Best time to buy kids' bedroom furniture

22. Kids' Bedroom Furniture

You can save big on kids' bedroom furniture by buying it at the right time. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 14 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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Best time to buy living room furniture

23. Living Room Furniture

The best time to buy living room furniture depends on these important sales. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 15 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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March FAQ

Yes, March is a good time to buy a mattress. Why? March marks the start of spring: the time manufacturers release new mattress models. This means more options in the store and great deals on last year's models. (After all, who cares if your mattress is this year's model or last year's?) Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy a cruise. Why? March brings us closer to the tail end of "Wave Season", the largest cruise discount period of the year. This is when cruise companies run lots of promotions in preparation for people booking spring and summer cruises. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy a car. Why? March marks the end of Q1, which means dealers and salespeople have quotas to meet. Despite COVID straining the new and used car supply in recent years, you can still take advantage of this sales quota trend from both new car dealerships and used car lots. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy a truck. Why? March marks the end of Q1, which means dealers and salespeople have quotas to meet. Despite COVID straining the new and used truck supply in recent years, you can still take advantage of this sales quota trend from both new truck dealerships and used car lots. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy a refrigerator. Why? Manufacturers start rolling out their new refrigerator models during spring, which means retailers use Q1 to sell last year’s models, making room for new inventory. You can find particularly low prices towards the end of Q1 (read: March) as the remaining stock must be sold. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy furniture. Why? New furniture is released biannually every spring and fall; March marks the absolute end of winter when retailers look to make room for new spring furniture stock by liquidating last year's styles. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy a lawn mower. Why? Mid-march marks the beginning of spring, which is when manufacturers start shipping their latest models to retailers ahead of the new growing season. By March, vendors are already fully stocked with their new supplies. This means that older models on the floor will be more likely to see steep discounts or liquidations. Some manufacturers offer seasonal discounts on new models too to capture your attention. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy a washer and dryer. Why? Major appliance trade shows and events such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) normally take place in January and February. These trade shows often feature new washing machine models and technologies which will begin to hit stores near March. Our analysis of the data suggests that this is the best time to purchase older models that are being cleared off the floor to make room for new merchandise. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy a hot tub. Why? March marks the end of winter. Due to the weather, winter usually sees fewer people shopping for jacuzzis. This means manufacturers need to offer steep jacuzzi discounts to keep their inventory moving. Another sale won't come until the end of summer. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy a winter coat. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy shoes. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy a lamp. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy a tent. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy hiking gear. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy winter clothes. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy clothing. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy candles. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy baby clothes. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy bedroom furniture. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy a coffee table. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy dining room furniture. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy kids' bedroom furniture. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy living room furniture. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a grill or BBQ. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy fitness equipment. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy bedding and linens. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a TV. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy electronics. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy appliances. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a snow blower. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a laptop. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy tires. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy an artificial christmas tree. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a treadmill. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a video doorbell or doorbell camera. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy tools. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a tablet. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a suitcase. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a smartphone. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy rugs. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a vacuum cleaner. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a robot vacuum. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a purse. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a printer. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy pillowcases. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy luggage. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy an iPhone. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy an iPad. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy headphones. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy hiking boots. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a hammock. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a hair dryer. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a fitness tracker. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a guitar. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a piano. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy drums. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy an electric scooter. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy earbuds. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy an e-reader. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a down comforter. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a gaming pc. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy curtains. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy an upright freezer. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a freezer. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a chest freezer. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy DNA testing kits. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a digital camera. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a coffee maker. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a video game console. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy video games. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a MacBook. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a gaming keyboard. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a desktop computer. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a computer monitor. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy computer hardware. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a computer. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a computer mouse. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a computer keyboard. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a wedding dress. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy summer clothes. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy camping gear. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy books. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy board games. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a blender. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a bicycle. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a backpack. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy bed sheets. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy bath towels. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy office furniture. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy an office chair. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy baby furniture. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy an Apple Watch. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy an air purifier. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy an air fryer. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy area rugs. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a couch. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a dishwasher. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy patio furniture. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy a recliner. Check best dates

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