What To Stock Up On In March

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I love sharing what to stock up on in March! Here’s the deal, let’s save money where we can when we purchase the things we need or use every day.

I call it my stock up on savings this month! I have a post for every month during the year to help us remember the best time to buy certain things each and every month. I just picked up some really good looking vegetables, I love buying them in season. They taste so much better!

What To Stock Up On In March

What To Stock Up On In March

Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables

I love oranges, and they are on sale! Tupperware Orange Peeler

Fruits in season

I love all of these veggies lined up on the shelves.

Vegetables on sale

In March, look for the following fruits and vegetables at their best freshness and lowest prices:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Leeks
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Artichokes
  • Avocados
  • Peas

Frozen Food

I was so glad to finally have the frozen onions back in stock and on sale! Here’s the deal, I stock my freezer with frozen onions. I can toss them into omelets, Sloppy Joe’s, tacos, etc. I don’t have to wash, slice or chop them! No waste ever!

Frozen onions on sale

Watch for coupons galore to stock up on frozen goods and save a few bucks. I love to buy frozen peas, corn, peppers, and chopped onions. It not only saves me money, but they save me a lot of time when I cook from scratch.

Garden Seeds

Please stock up on garden seeds. If you haven’t ever had a garden before, this is the year to start growing your own food. The price of food is going to soar again, it’s inevitable. The weather has been crazy, the cans and jars are in short supply, the list goes on and on. It is critical we grow some of our food. This is where I buy my garden seeds: SeedsNow

Related Topic: Best Vegetables to Grow in Pots

How I store my garden seeds: Plastic Photo Container and Label Maker

Garden Seed Container


Candy aisles always make me smile. I like chocolate the best of all, but check out these cuties!

Candy stocked on grocery shelves

A lot of stores put bags of candy on sale to get buyers to come through the door to purchase other items. It’s not just grocery stores, but pharmacy-type stores have a lot of candy on sale right now.

Some of the candy products are good old bags of chocolate, but also they are gearing up for Easter.

If you wait until it’s closer to Easter, the prices will go down but you may not be able to find the perfect candy for those Easter baskets. If you can be patient you will save a lot of money on candy the day after Easter as well.

I use my FoodSaver to stock up on M & M’s. I sometimes find the candy 70% off, and that’s when I stock up. I call it my sweet food storage emergency stash.

Candy in a FoodSaver

Be on the lookout for boxed chocolates if you like to munch on a piece or two of chocolate every day. Since March is in between Valentine’s Day and Easter, the stores want to be ready for spring treats so you will see some great markdowns.

Easter Supplies

I love holidays, and Easter is no different for me. I coloring eggs with the kids and grandkids if they come to visit. If I have some basket stashed in the closet, I’m ready for an Easter egg hunt!

Easter Supplies


If you are remodeling your home, this is the month to look for countertops you may need for the kitchen, laundry room, or bathrooms. It may be a cosmetic update or you feel your house is too dated due to its age.

If you have countertops that need to be replaced check out your local big box stores or specialty stores.

In March, many communities just finished having Home Shows at the convention center near them, or a Parade of Homes where open houses display the latest in home design.

Therefore, the stores that specialize in countertops want to be ready with huge discounts for those who went through the model homes they designed.


This is another item after a home show type event that retailers have discounts for: their carpeting, tile, and hardwood floors are promoted to those who visited their model homes.

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You may want to check with the stores for big markdowns. It doesn’t hurt to mention you saw their work at the Home Show.

Space Heaters

I like keeping one of these in my emergency preps to thaw frozen pipes if that happens to me or one of my neighbors. Honeywell Ceramic Space Heater

Space heaters on sale

This is a great month to check your local stores for markdowns on space heaters. The stores need to make room for the air conditioners and fans that are headed their way.

Watch for huge discounts on the space heater you may need for your desk or to thaw your frozen pipes.

Exercise Equipment

I would really like to be a bit stronger, I just need to do it. BalanceFrom GoFit All-Purpose Dumbbells in Pair, or Set with Rack

Exercise equipment on sale

You may have thought again about your exercise regime, and this month is one of the best times to purchase inside exercise equipment. When the weather changes people want to go outside to get exercise.

The weather is getting warmer and people want to go outside and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and weather.

This is a great month for winter exercise apparel as well. Watch for the clearance racks to find the outfit you want drastically reduced. The stores want to clear out the old and bring in the new.

Just think, you’ll be ready for that next cold spell, and these clothes items seldom change much from year to year.

Golf Clubs

The sports stores want to unload last year’s models to make way for the new brands showing up in the next month. Don’t forget to look for rain gear, golf shoes, golf gloves, and everything left on the clearance racks.

This is the time to stock up for your golf season just around the corner. It could be a great time to get the golf clubs you have been dreaming about.

Winter Clothes & Equipment

The stores want to unload winter coats, parkas, winter gloves, and scarves. Just think about anything warm you may need and it just may be on sale. Check the clearance shelves and racks. Stock up for next winter.

Ski or Snowboard Equipment

If you are looking for some new skis or snowboards, check out the sports stores for big markdowns. You may want to check out ski resort shops and ski rentals for used equipment.

They want to get new equipment for next year so they need to clear out their inventory to make room.

You know how fast kids grow out of their winter gear, you may be able to sell it for what you paid for it and apply the funds to buy new equipment. If you buy right you can sell it for the best price in the newspaper or on Facebook.

When my girls were young we handed down equipment, but then sometimes we couldn’t hand them down. We always looked for gently used equipment. It’s all about saving money.

Running Shoes

Who can’t use a good pair of running shoes to get in shape after winter, right?

Gym Shoes

This is the month to purchase those overpriced running shoes at a discount. The weather has been crazy cold for months, and now people want to get out and walk or run for exercise.

The sports stores typically have springtime sales, so this is the time they want to let go of last year’s models and be ready for this year’s newer ones.


The stores know you are looking for something sassy for the summer, so they put a few sandals on sale to get you excited for spring and summer. So get ready for summer my friends! This is a great time to stock up on your favorite sandals for next year as well.


Whether you take road trips or fly, sometimes the suitcases fall apart! After awhile the duct tape doesn’t hold it together anymore!

Luggage on sale

If you think about it, the stores stocked up with the latest and greatest luggage for the holidays. Well, they may be collecting dust, so the stores want to unload last year’s models.

This makes for great savings if you plan on traveling. A new suitcase or luggage items will start showing up for the warmer months. You can save a lot of money by buying last year’s luggage.

Garden and Yard Supplies

I love working in my garden!

Garden Supplies

This is the time of year the seed companies send out seed catalogs and stores send out emails to customers. This is a good month for lawnmowers or other big-ticket garden items.

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I have seen stores have a flash sale for ONE DAY only bargains. If you missed getting gloves when they were half-price last year, you may be in luck if you watch for the big discount days.

This is when you may be able to purchase garden soil, fertilizer, and all garden supplies drastically reduced. If your shovel is beyond repair, check out the inserts in your newspaper or mailbox.


Jewelry on Sale

After Valentine’s Day, most stores slow down in selling jewelry so it’s a perfect time to pick up that piece of jewelry you may want for Mother’s Day or your anniversary. It’s a perfect month for getting perfume marked down as well.

Craft Supplies

March is National Craft Month, so the stores will be enticing you to come in and get your favorite craft items on sale. It’s a great time to sign up for craft classes at your local craft store. You will see many items at rock bottom prices to use in your craft projects.

Cleaning Supplies

I’m so happy when my house is super clean!

Cleaning supplies on sale

If you’re like me, spring always means deep-cleaning after a long winter, you know, Spring Cleaning. This is a great month to stock up on cleaning supplies that are marked down.

Check for great coupons and mailers to give you extra savings. It’s all about saving money on the things you use every day.

St. Patrick’s Day Items

I love any holiday, and St. Patrick’s Day makes me smile big time!

St. Patrick's Day shirts on sale

This is a great month leading up to the holiday to purchase those “green” items you want to make for your family on St. Patrick’s Day. As with any holiday, the longer you stall to purchase the more you will save.

But you may not be able to find the exact items you want, so be aware.

Of course, after the holiday, you will find drastically reduced “green” items you can store for next year’s party.

March 20th is National Ravioli Day, so watch for restaurants and stores with coupons to buy meals at a discount. Grocery stores will have frozen ravioli on sale.

Floor Mattresses On Sale

I saw these mattresses at Costco.

Mattresses on sale

If you are looking at replacing that mattress for your bedroom, you may find some drastically reduced because the newer ones are heading to the stores in the spring. It’s a great time to compare the prices of the ones you have been looking at purchasing.

What To Stock Up On March + Year-Round

Unique Holidays in March

  • March 1: Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • March 2: Old Stuff Day
  • March 3: Peach Blossom Day
  • March 5: World Day of Prayer
  • March 6: National Frozen Food Day
  • March 7: National Cereal Day
  • March 8: International Working Women’s Day
  • March 9: Panic Day
  • March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day
  • March 11: Popcorn Lover’s Day
  • March 12: Plant a Flower Day
  • March 13: Jewel Day
  • March 14: National Pi Day (the mathematical term)
  • March 15: Everything You Do is Wrong Day
  • March 16: Tea for Two Tuesday
  • March 17: Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • March 18: Awkward Moments Day
  • March 19: Poultry Day
  • March 20: National Quilting Day
  • March 21: World Poetry Day
  • March 22: National Goof Off Day
  • March 23: National Puppy Day
  • March 24: National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
  • March 25: Waffle Day and Pecan Day
  • March 26: National Spinach Day
  • March 27: Passover begins
  • March 28: Palm Sunday
  • March 30: Turkey Neck Soup day
  • March 31: National Crayon Day

Final Word

What to stock up on in March is a great way to save our precious dollars to buy what we need when they are priced at rock bottom prices? If I can get 50% off, or more, and it’s something I need, I will snag it. Please be prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda

Copyright Images: AdobeStock_142142188 by Benjamin Nolte

34 thoughts on “What To Stock Up On In March

  • March 1, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Good suggestions Linda. It’s always good to stock up at bargain prices:)
    Our nasty weather has made it harder to get out so I stock up,when I can get out. ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

    • March 1, 2019 at 11:10 am

      Hi Rita, I don’t remember ever seeing this many bad storms in one year all over the world. What a crazy winter! Stay safe, girlfriend! Stay well! Linda

  • March 3, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    St. Patrick’s Day Items
    Thanks for the heads up. I always forget this and we like Corned Beef, both with cabbage and other things, so I’ll be looking for upcoming deals.
    March 20th is National Ravioli Day, so watch for restaurants and stores with coupons to buy meals at a discount. Grocery stores will have frozen raviolis on sale.
    We’ll be watching for this since we love Ravioli and Perogies.
    It seems that every culture has their own version of a dough wrapped filled fried dumpling, and we like most of them, LOL.

    • March 4, 2019 at 3:50 am

      Hi Ohio Prepper, I love ravioli’s as well. It seems like the month of March my brain says, “get some corned beef”. Mark says “it’s not my favorite”. LOL! But it’s all about tradition! We have to have corned beef in March!! Life is so good! Linda

  • March 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

    I have noticed here that canned Veggies are on sale. My local store had Best Choice veggie for 2/1.00. I went a store in a town about 12 miles away and they had canned asparagus for 3.29 it was green giant but 3.29 who can afford it. In a different store ad FRESH asparagus was 1.19 for a bunch. Why buy canned?

    • March 2, 2020 at 11:23 am

      Hi June, I love hearing you found a good buy on canned veggies. I went to Costco yesterday and boy are the shelves becoming empty. The bags of rice are gone, I no longer can use 50 pounds of rice! LOL! The bottled water shelves were empty. The toilet paper was almost depleted. I think people are starting to understand the need to stock up. Stay safe, stay well, Linda

  • March 3, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Dear Linda, unflavored cans of sparkling water are on sale for 36 cents per can (vs. $1.29 each for the blue water cans). What do you think about stocking up on those, and just letting them get flat before drinking? I know they won’t last 50 years (neither will I, heehee), and may not taste as good, but I’m hoping they won’t leak like every other storage method I’ve tried.

    • March 3, 2020 at 4:18 pm

      Hi Roxanne, that’s a great price. I won’t last 50 years either! LOL! I looked up how long unflavored cans of sparkling water last. It says 12-18 months if kept in a cool dark place. BUT it also says it will last much longer. The comment I read if it smells bad, it has gone bad. It may have the taste of the can unlike the BLue Cans (they have an insert) but the price is right at 36 cents. I’m not sure about the leaking. It says it will go flat just like any soda but hey, it’s cheap. Linda

  • February 17, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Linda, great list of items. I’m so glad we are preppers. It’s not safe to be out on the roads.

      • February 17, 2021 at 10:48 am

        I have to if I want to live. LOL Two of our three dogs love the snow. The other ones has to be put outside to do her business. They are all so funny.

        There are rolling blackouts going on in Texas. We haven’t had one yet, but others have. We don’t use excessive power to start with. I would love to be able to live without it if needed. Not permanently though. Just if needed. We grew up without air conditioning. Sometimes I wish we had never gotten used to it. Now, heat, I want heat. I can take the heat better than the cold. I’m thinking of making a big pot of bean soup today. It just sounds good.

        • February 17, 2021 at 6:08 pm

          Hi Deborah, I grew up without A/C as well. I never thought we needed it until we got it. LOL! We had a swamp cooler for a while and my hair had a permanent part down the middle every time we walked down the hall! But, hey it was better than no A/C! I keep hearing about the rolling blackouts! I agree I can take the heat more so than the cold. It wouldn’t be pretty but I could walk around in my swimsuit if I had to!! Crazy weather! I’m so glad you’re okay for now. Linda

    • February 17, 2021 at 6:02 pm

      Hi Deborah, I’ve seen empty grocery shelves in San Antonio, TX on TV. I’m so glad we are preppers. People are in cars lined up to gas for their cars in some areas of Texas. This is unreal, so many people are not prepared for this. This is truly a catastrophic situation. Crazy!! Linda

      • February 17, 2021 at 6:16 pm

        I have never been so glad to be a prepper. The only thing I don’t have is my thyroid meds. I don’t know if the pharmacy is getting deliveries or not. And I’m not getting out, if I could. Hubby knows how to drive on this stuff, but I don’t want him out in it either.

        • February 17, 2021 at 7:10 pm

          Hi Deborah, oh my gosh, can you call the pharmacy? It’s not worth driving out, but I bet the pharmacy may deliver IF they have them stocked. Dang, keep me posted. Do to drive in this stuff. Linda

          • February 18, 2021 at 7:18 am

            Our pharmacy doesn’t deliver. I’m not driving on this. I don’t know how, and I’m too old to learn how. Hubby knows how to drive on this, but I don’t want him out either. Hopefully it won’t be long before we can get out. Although, tomorrow it’s supposed to get down to 10 degrees again. I haven’t told him I’m out.

          • February 18, 2021 at 11:42 am

            Hi Deborah, I will not drive on ice, no way. Hopefully, the temperatures will improve. Stay safe, Linda

  • February 17, 2021 at 10:41 am

    You mentioned stocking up on things. I have been without water for 3 days now. A plumber came out this morning and there is nothing they can do right now cause the access is frozen shut. I am so glad I have saved up water. This doesn’t bother me as much as some people cause I do stock up.
    Also you have mentioned a shortage on jars and cans for veggies. I bought my best friend jar flats for Christmas. She only keeps a box or 2 at a time and then when she needs them she has problems finding them. Not any more.

    • February 17, 2021 at 6:11 pm

      Hi June, oh my gosh, 3 days without water, those darn frozen pipes. I’m so glad you have water you have saved. Your best friend is so lucky to have you! There’s nothing worse than needing jars and you can’t find any. I sure hope you get running water soon and your pipes do not break. Stay safe, Linda

  • February 17, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Linda, we are getting more snow. Big flakes this time. It’s still below freezing, too. We’re still warm, toasty and dry. And staying home!

    • February 17, 2021 at 6:04 pm

      Hi Deborah, more snow and bigger flakes!!! Glad you don’t need to leave your house! WOW! Linda

  • February 17, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Linda, I don’t know which is worse, the Covid lockdown or being homebound because of the Artic freeze that has hit us here in Northern Texas. We have been hit by weather that is unheard of in Texas. With temps. down as low as 3 degrees at night and a high of 18 degrees daytime. Let me tell you, we have gone NOWHERE! in nearly a week. I am SO GLAD that I am a prepper. We could eat meals for many, many weeks with my food store in a spare bedroom. And because I DON’T listen to my hubby to stop water delivery temporarily, we have enough 5 gallon bottles of H2o to last us 2 weeks. Also, I am able to bake bread or any other baked item that we may want.
    So, I just wanted to let you know that we preppers are ‘prepared to weather any storm’.
    Stay warm, healthy ad stay safe

    • February 17, 2021 at 7:14 pm

      Hi Suzanne, oh my gosh, I love hearing you are okay, these snowstorms are crazy!! I’m so glad you are a prepper too! Good to hear about the water! Stay safe, stay home, and stay warm. Keep us posted. Linda

    • February 18, 2021 at 7:22 am

      SuzyQ, we’ve gotten down to -1. And we’re in the same boat as you. Snowed in. The staying home doesn’t bother me. Except for running out of one prescription, mine, we’re both good.

      Another East Texan.

  • February 18, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    I’ve tried several (12) times to call the pharmacy. I either get a busy signal or no answer. They say they are open 10am till 3pm. I just want to know if they have the prescription ready.

    • February 18, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      Hi Deborah, it’s so frustrating because right now, it may not even be open. Let’s hope tomorrow the phones will work. Hang in there my friend, Linda

  • May 12, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    What brand of N95 facemasks do you recommend?

    • May 12, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      Hi Michele, I typically buy the 3M brand because they’ve been around for so long. But there are so many options. They all fit differently as well. But ten of one brand, and ten of another brand, Test because you buy 100 or more. Stay safe, Linda

    • February 26, 2022 at 4:06 pm

      Your lists are a blessing.. kitchen has two full size pantry cupboards. Yesterday I straightened both so I know what we need. It also let me see what we need to use before they expire. Normally, we would have “cooked down ” in preparation for the next season. The last two years have been different. We have stayed stocked up. Your wisdom has made me grateful for all I have learned. We live in Western New York, between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. We average about 85 inches a year, this year we got 52 inches in January alone. We try to get out once a week if the weather cooperates. Doctor appointments, blood test and dentist are scheduled in the late spring or fall. The high gas prices will hit us hard when the weather breaks, because drives in the country are our only pleasure.

      • February 26, 2022 at 4:55 pm

        Hi Chris, thank you for your kind words, my friend. The last two years have really been different for sure. I can almost visualize the drives in the country, let’s hope the gas prices ease up. Hugs from Utah! Linda

  • March 2, 2022 at 5:26 am

    Linda, I always enjoy your what to stock up on articles and, yes, I got my email fixed so I’m receiving your newsletter again.

    Oh, the nurseries in AZ now have vegetable plants for sale in case people haven’t started their own from seed yet.

    • March 2, 2022 at 8:16 am

      Hi Ray, oh, I’m itching to get out there and garden but the building of the new small home is so slow. Please keep me posted on your remodel, I can’t wait to see pictures!!! Linda

      • March 2, 2022 at 6:27 pm


        Cabinets, sink, faucet and countertops are done. Most of the painting is done. Flooring is done. I’m waiting on an appliance guy to install our new Range Hood. New blinds are being installed tomorrow afternoon–except for the ones on the French Doors which are on hold until I get them painted. I still have to paint the bathrooms and a bunch of other doors but I’ve been waiting for it to warm up enough so I can open windows and air the place out. Neither Jane nor I like fresh paint smell.

        I went to Vegas today to get my eyes checked and found (not at all to my surprise) that my cataracts are growing. Like I had’t noticed the decline in vision acuity. So, I’m biting the bullet and getting my lenses replaced. First surgery is next month and they’ll do the second eye the month after that. Sure would be nice if TS didn’t HTF until after all that’s done.

        Now there’s a self improvement investment for you.

        • March 2, 2022 at 8:15 pm

          Hi Ray, oh how exciting about your home!! This has been a huge project but so worth it!! I had my cataracts done a few years ago. Plus I have Glaucoma, I had to have two operations to relieve the pressure. They put in stents, oh the life of getting older. It is indeed a self-improvement investment!! No one told us what happens when we get older. LOL! They keep a secret! LOL! Linda


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