Save MoneyAlthough most of us don’t look at March as a big savings month, retailers are competing for a piece of our tax return, offering discounts that rival the holiday season. It’s a given that seasonal items are always the first items to get deeply discounted by stores. Websites such as and provide even greater savings for savvy shoppers. Below are three smart purchases to make this month.
 1. Frozen Foods. Did you know that this year is the 31st annual National March Frozen Food Month? Sponsored by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, the NFRA rounds up manufactures to participate in its Take a Fresh Look at Frozen campaign offering consumer coupons, giveaways and sweepstakes. A four-week Facebook Freezer Giveaway (one freezer given away each week) and $10,000 Sweepstakes could help pay for and store those great savings! Enter online at 2. Luggage. With clocks springing forward and days grow longer; March teases us with early spring, inspiring many of us to plan our summer vacation. According to, now is the best time to buy luggage for your trip, with discounts at retailers such as Wal-Mart, eBags, Macy’s and Sears, which had sales in March last year. New luggage models come out this month; so old models are priced to sell. 3. Winter Apparel and Gear. With new spring fashions and merchandise coming in, most stores offer deeper discounts on winter wear that didn’t sell over the holidays through February. Although your selection this late in the season isn’t great, it may be worth taking a look. Look for great prices if you can find the style and size that suits you.