There are only two or three times a year to find great sales. Include March as a good month to find a bargain.


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As winter winds down, it's a no-brainier that it's a good time to shop for a winter coat or sweater.

I'll tell you from personal experience that you'll probably come up empty looking for sales on waterproof winter boots.  Last week I tried to find a pair.  Because of the harsh winter, the brick and mortar stores were sold out.  As a matter of fact, most of the boots were gone in January.

Over at the supermarket it's National Frozen Foods Month.  If you have lots of freezer space, now is the time to stock up.  You'll find some good sales in the frozen food section.

Tech websites report that there's a surplus of smart phones.  They say there are some older model phones selling for fifty percent off.  If you look really hard you may find a free phone.  Of course these don't include the contract.

March is a low demand month for computers.  The kids were all set with their laptops last fall.  Some retailers still have a surplus from the holidays.  With all that said, there are computer bargains out there.

March Madness begins soon and the baseball season is only a few weeks away.  If you need a new TV, it's a good time to get one.  It's the old story about electronics.  As time goes on, you get more for less.  For example, you can pick up a 60 inch LCD TV for under $700.

I'm hoping that very soon snow blowers and shovels will go on clearance.  Not that I want to purchase one.  It just means that it's spring.