We鈥檝e made it through the dark days of February, and it鈥檚聽finally time to start thinking about packing away our winter coats. As we begin to see spring as the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, we have so much to look forward to: the return of ros茅, weekend afternoons spent outside, and (of course) spring fashion. If you like to get your kicks with a little bargain shopping, March is a great time for you too, thanks to end-of-winter sales.

Scroll down to find out more about which items are priced especially well this month!


1. Boxed Chocolates:聽The romance (and stress) of Valentine鈥檚 Day is behind us, but there鈥檚 no wrong time of year to eat chocolate. Stores will be rolling out discounts on all of the high-end candy gift boxes that didn鈥檛 sell in February, so be ready to jump on those great deals. You鈥檒l be glad to have these on-hand next time a present-giving occasion comes around 鈥 or, better yet, the next time you want to give聽yourself a treat.

2. Digital Cameras:聽Major camera brands tend to release their newest products in the late spring, so March is a great time to look for deals on last year鈥檚 models. This retail cycle works out聽particularly well for us, since we want to be ready to document graduation season and all of our summer travels.

3. Exercise Equipment:聽If you鈥檝e been considering buying a treadmill or elliptical machine so you can create a home gym, March is the ideal time to do it. Stores are still stocking the equipment that hasn鈥檛 yet been picked up by fitness-driven New Year鈥檚 Resolution-ers, and you鈥檒l likely find that they鈥檙e running sales in order to clear out that聽inventory. Who says that聽we shouldn鈥檛 take advantage of others鈥 abandoned聽health goals so that we can pursue our own at a better price?

4. Cleaning Supplies:聽Spring cleaning, anyone? Retailers know that we鈥檙e all starting to think about tidying our nests at this time of year, and they鈥檙e making it easier for us to do so by discounting cleaning supplies and cleaning equipment, such as vacuums. Maybe this means we鈥檙e running out of excuses for the thin layer of dust sitting on all of our things鈥

5. Frozen Food:聽March is National Frozen Food Month (what, you don鈥檛 usually celebrate it?), so supermarkets and big box stores will be offering plenty of coupons and sales on all of our favorite fruits, veggies, desserts, and pre-made meals.聽Part of the beauty of frozen food is that it doesn鈥檛 go bad, so scoop up all of your kitchen staples now while the deals are good!

6. Luggage:聽With the spring and summer travel seasons just around the corner, luggage manufacturers and retailers聽know their products聽are in high demand. Whether you鈥檙e looking to make a fashion statement with your next suitcase or simply need a new carry-on, March is the perfect time to prepare for the big trips you have coming up!

7. Winter Gear:聽For all the聽snow聽bunnies out there mourning the upcoming end of another ski season, we have some good news for you 鈥 March is聽also the perfect time to scope out and purchase new gear and equipment. Options may be limited, but the prices will be聽really good, so turn that frown upside down and do some bargain hunting! Even if you鈥檙e not a big fan of winter sports, you can still find deals on everyday sweaters, boots, and other cold-weather clothing in March.

Are there other things that you only buy in March? Tweet us @BritandCo!聽

(Design: Marisa Kumtong, Featured photo via Getty)