Best Deals in March 2020 (and What to Avoid!)

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March is here, and while the weather may be a bit unpredictable, one thing we know for sure is that some stores will be having sales. Because March straddles winter and spring, there are some interesting opportunities for discounts, from clearance pricing on winter apparel and sales on beauty products, to travel deals ahead of Spring Break. I’ve rounded up the best deals in March 2020 (and what should wait).

 

Winter Apparel and Early Spring Apparel Deals

March typically brings clearance-level discounts on cold-weather apparel and promotions on select spring apparel. While sales on winter apparel will be fairly broad as retailers look to make space for new inventory, deals on spring apparel tend to be specific to one or two times, to give shoppers a little taste of new spring styles.

Aktiv Style: Save 20 percent on high-quality, responsively-produced Scandinavian clothes. The discount applies to three Swedish collections: Houdini outerwear, Peak Performance activewear, and 8848 outdoor clothing. Valid through March 31 with the code SWEDISH20.

Amalli Talli: This fashion brand for tall women is clearing out their winter styles to prepare for spring. Save 50 percent off select items while supplies last. 

AnytownUSAThis site, which specializes in American-made goods, is offering 25 percent off Evianzo web-knit ponchos and 20 percent off Flying Colors NCAA-licensed women’s apparel. Valid March 1-31.

Buttercloth: The maker of the “world’s most comfortable” wrinkle-free, 6-way stretch dress shirts offers two sales this month: 

  • Spring Sale – Save up to 30 percent sitewide from March 10-16. 
  • St. Patrick’s Day Sale – Buy 1 shirt, get 10 percent off; buy 2, get 15 percent off; buy 3, get 20 percent off. Valid March 17-23.

Dye It Pepper: One-of-a-kind custom clothing, just in time for March Madness. Show your school pride with 20 percent off the Dye It People College Sweatshirt Collection. Valid March 15-31 with code MARCHMADNESS.

LF Stores: Save up to 70 percent off vintage-style college tees and sweaters with unique cuts and embellishments. Valid through March 31.

Paul Stuart: Tailored clothing, sportswear, and footwear will all be available at 50 percent off or more during the men’s and women’s warehouse sale. The sale will be held at Soiffer Haskin, 317 West 33rd Street in New York City. Valid February 26-March 3. 

Pure Fiber Hooded Jersey Robe & Pants Loungewear set: Save more than 40 percent off this cozy lounging set. Originally $68, now $40. Available in a variety of colors.

 

Travel Gear and Apparel Deals

Every year around this time, we see savings on travel packages, hotels, and travel gear – just in time for Spring Break adventures or a quick St. Patty’s Day getaway. This year, we’re also seeing a few March Madness-related deals for you NCAA basketball fans.

Anytown USAThis American-made goods e-tailer is offering 20 percent off beautiful Leather Zone travel bags, including totes and passport crossbody bags. Use the promo code LEATHERZONE, from March 4-5. Also, save 50 percent on select vacation-wear items from Whimsy Rose from March 1-31. 

The AquaVault FlexSafe Portable Travel Vault: Protect your valuables at the pool or in your hotel with this portable safe. Save 25 percent from March 10-15.

Color Up: These CBD skincare products calm and soothe the skin. Just in time for spring break. Save $15 on the Color Up Skincare Travel Set, which contains 10 products and a reusable canvas bag. Valid March 1 – 31 with code TRAE15.

En Route Essentials Travel Skin & Hair Care Kit: This kit contains nine grooming products in a TSA-compliant pouch–a must-have for the person on the go. Buy one, get one free–a $52 value–with code FREETRAVEL20. Valid March 1-July 31.

Go Forth Goods: American-made leather goods designed for travel, guaranteed for Life. Save 30 percent off sitewide from March 6-13.

IQTRAVELS 2-in-1 Transformer Bag: Store and grab your toiletries and other small essentials with ease. From March 1-31, save 10 percent with code 10iqtravels.

My Alchemy Skin Care Travel Mini Set: This clear, TSA-friendly pouch contains a cleanser, serum, rose spritzer, eco-friendly towelettes, and a pillbox. Save $10 off the $65 price with code TRAVEL10, March 1-April 1.

Odele: This new clean beauty brand is offering haircare travel packs for only $5 ($15 value), while supplies last. Each pack includes three 3oz. products. Use code SHAREODELE at checkout.

Pure Fiber Luxury Travel Set in Red Save more than 70 percent on this travel-ready pouch, which includes a travel-sized blanket, socks, and an eye mask. Originally $78, on sale for $20.

Wild Breed Equipment Down Travel Blanket: This cozy blanket is made with the same materials as premium sleeping bags, but it packs down into a portable sack for travel. From March 1-31, save 25 percent with code WILDFAMILY.

 

Travel Deals

The Equinox Golf Resort & SpaLocated on 900 acres of the Preservation Trust in Manchester, VT, this 250-year old property offers a slew of activities, including spa services, off-roading, golf, and falconry. With the Love Your Family Deal, stay two nights and receive a third night free plus complimentary meals for children under 12.

EF Ultimate Break: This provider of immersive travel experiences for 18-29-year-olds is offering B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Flights) deals for travelers who prefer to book their own flights. Deals include:

Hotel Ketchum: The trendy hotel in Ketchum, Idaho, is offering 30 percent off when you book directly. Amenities at this hotel include door-to-door ski rentals and dog-friendly accommodations. Valid March 3–May 31.

Hotel VikingLocated in the scenic Hill neighborhood in Newport, RI, this 208-room hotel has a pool, a spa, a function space, and on-site dining. During their Snow Way Stay & Save Deal, save 20 percent on a 2-night stay, 25 percent for three nights.

La Prairie at Waldorf Astoria Beverly HillsMake a retail purchase at the 5-star spa, and receive a complimentary skin care consultation with a world-class La Prairie esthetician. A retail purchase of $400 or more entitles you to a gift with purchase, spend $850 or more, receive a complimentary 30-minute signature facial and spend $1500 or more, receive a complimentary 60-minute signature facial.

One Ocean Resort & Spa: This award-winning upscale oceanfront resort in Atlantic Beach, FL, is offering a 10 percent discount when you book directly. Enjoy the private beach, spa-treatment rooms with sea views, and fine dining on-site.

Pier House Resort & SpaThis oceanfront resort in Key West features the island’s only full-service spa, plus a pool bar, a private beach, and fine dining. Save 10 percent when you book directly. 

Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District in Ft. LauderdaleNow through October, check out the “Plunge Into Fort Lauderdale Package,” which includes a two-night/three-day stay in a Plunge Beach Resort View King room. Rates start at $249 per night through April, $149 per night during May-October. Beyond saving $55 per person, you get 20 percent off of food. Other rooms are also available.

Saint Lucia: During March and April, 22 hotels, resorts, and villas in Saint Lucia are offering “Love is in the Air” specials for visitors from the U.S. and Canada. Get discounts on hotels, activities, and amenities. 

Qualified visitors can register to receive a gift bag that includes $60 worth of gifts, including beach apparel and local delicacies.

SeatGeekThis ticket search engine focuses on live entertainment. Get $30 off any NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament game using the code MADNESS30. Valid through April 6.

 

Beauty Deals

The weather is changing, and so should your skincare routine. Every year, beauty brands offer deals to help make that transition just a bit more budget-friendly. The bulk of the deals are on skin treatment products, but we’re also seeing discounts on makeup and beauty tools.

ANISA Beauty: Purchases of $50 or more will get you a free 2-ounce bottle of The Wash ($12), a 2-in-1 face and brush cleaner designed to thoroughly but gently remove makeup. Valid March 1-31.

Adonia Legtone Serum: This non-greasy serum claims to reduce the appearance of cellulite by 47 percent in under 10 minutes, using 23 organic botanicals from the Greek Islands. Buy two, get one free. A $79 savings, valid through May 1.

Avoila Nourishing Face Oil: This moisturizing, fast-absorbing face oil is an organic botanical blend that includes avocado oil, sea buckthorn, and rose geranium oils. With code TRUAV2, save 20 percent from March 1 – 31.

B3 Balm: This collection of all-natural, makeup-artist-crafted skincare is celebrating International Women’s Day with a sale. From March 5-8, save 20 percent on all kits. B3 Balm will donate 15 percent of profits to Girls Not Brides, an organization dedicated to ending child marriage.

BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner: Named best Vitamin C serum by Allure magazine, this lightweight serum contains 20 percent pure vitamin C. It’s clinically tested to firm, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a more-even skin tone. Save 50 percent with code Allure50.

Beautytap: From March 1-31, get AZN Labs Hydrogel Lip Patches, which nourish and smooth your lip area, for $40 (originally $48). Receive an AZN ampoule sample (value $17) with your purchase. 

Demeter FragranceBuy one, get one free during the annual Bath & Body Sale. Promotion includes shower gels, body lotions, and massage & body oils. Valid March 1-15.

DermstoreFrom March 2-9 during the Beauty Refresh Event, use code REFRESH to save up to 20 percent on almost 250 brands, including Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin and Naturopathica. You can also earn double Dermstore points on select purchases, including Jane Iredale, Oribe and Supergoop.

Doll 10 Beauty: During the St. Patty’s Flash Sale, save 25 percent on these doctor-formulated beauty products (excluding collections). Valid March 17-19 with code Lucky.

No B.S. Skincare Acne Defense Set: Save over 15 percent off this 3-step skincare system, which includes facial toner, retinol night cream, and acne patches. Valid March 1-31. 

Previse Skincare: This skincare collection features flower, plant, and sea extracts to help maintain youthful, glowing skin. With code Spring40, save 40 percent sitewide from March 1-31.

Sacred Mama Organics Superfood Beauty OilSuperfood Beauty Oil is a facial oil that uses a powerful, nourishing blend of watercress and hemp. Buy one, get one free–a $48 value–from March 1–31 with code SMBOGO.

SkinOwl: This results-oriented green skincare line is offering a rare sitewide sale March 1-2. Save 25 percent with code ILLBEBACK.

The Spatty: This multipurpose tool ensures that you won’t waste a drop of precious skincare. From March 1-31, save 20 percent sitewide with code SPRING. 

SpongelléThis brand, well-known for its all-in-one body buffer for bath or shower, is having two sales in March.

  • On March 8, International Women’s Day, buy one, get half off of an item of equal or lesser value with code WOMAN.
  • From March 13–17, over St. Patrick’s Day weekendspend $40 or more and get $10 off with code GOODLUCK.

StyleCraft Tri-Plex 3000 Professional Hair Dryer: This professional-grade hair dryer dries the hair quickly and protects it from damage. From March 13-17, save $50 off $129.95 on Amazon. 

Trophy Skin: Save 15 percent off sitewide on skincare devices designed to smooth and brighten your skin. Valid March 1-31 with code SIMPLYSPRING.

Turbie Twist Bath Wrap & Turbie Twist Combo: From March 1-31, save 20 percent on this comfy post-bathing combo. Available in Blue Polka Dot and Pink Flowers.

Vedazzling Accessories: In honor of Women’s History Month, Vedazzling is highlighting woman-created Vivian Rose’s Whipped Body Butters, which contain rich oils to nourish and soften the skin. Save 25 percent with code WOMEN, March 1-31.

Visha Skincare: This dermatologist-founded skincare brand is offering 20 percent off their multi-tasking serums–Advanced Correcting Serum and Mommy Brightener. Valid March 1-31.

 

What Not to Buy in March

Outdoor Gear

Even if you’re seeing spring-like weather, wait until April or May to invest in new patio furniture or camping gear. That’s typically when we see some promotional pricing in this category.

Lingerie

Victoria’s Secret holds its big Annual Sale in June, and other brands often follow suit. So June will likely be a better time for a deal on something slinky.

 

 

 


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  1. Lewis Johnson
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    I love this post.

    • Trae
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      I’m so glad – we do one every month so be sure to check back!