These are the top things to buy this month if you want to save some major cash.

By Lauren Phillips
March 02, 2018

March is a great month for starting new projects around the home, just in time for spring, and these are the things to buy this month to make finishing them easier on your wallet.

Consumer Reports recently put its shopping savvy (and its market analysts) to work to find the products available at a steep discount in the month of March. Whether you’re looking to make some improvements to your home, start a new hobby, or even just indulge a little, you can buy these products now at huge discounts.

1. Countertops

According to CR, countertops tend to sell at a discount this time of year. If you’re remodeling a kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room—or you’re just looking for a cosmetic update to a dated countertop—now’s the time to invest in the marble surface you’ve always dreamed of.

2. Digital Cameras

New camera models arrive in stores this time of year, so if you’re not hung up on getting the latest digital camera, March is a great time to purchase something a step above the camera on your phone.

3. Space Heaters

These are some of the very best things to buy in spring. Sure, you probably won’t use one for a few months, but if you need a powerful space heater for next winter, now is the time to buy it: CR says space heater prices fall as the temperature rises. The reverse is also true, so if you wait until the first snowstorm to buy a new heater, you may find yourself paying more.

4. Floors

Spring is the time to make updates to your home! Replacing your flooring is a huge project to take on, but if you plan to do it in the next year, purchasing new flooring—like that cherry hardwood—now could save you some money, as there are often discounts this time of year.

5. Boxed Chocolates

OK, this is an essential in our house at least. Prices on high-quality chocolates drop between Valentine’s Day and Easter. Chocolate isn’t something you can tuck away for months at a time, but if you regularly snack on a morsel of dark chocolate, you can save some money on your favorite brand (or even splurge on some gourmet candies) this month.

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