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Shoppers: 5 Deals to Score in March

March 3, 2016 12:09 am

There’s a reason spring is synonymous with sales. Retailers across the board are clearing stock from the past season by doubling down on deals, attracting shoppers flush with cash from refunds.

"A wide seasonal inventory shift collides with tax refunds, offering March shoppers very timely savings on high-quality personal items," says Brent Shelton, online shopping expert for FatWallet.com. "Consumers will find some the lowest prices ever on last year's winter clothing, electronics, mobile devices and outdoor sports gear this month."

According to FatWallet.com, the best savings in March are on:

• Electronics – Televisions in demand last year will be pushed to clearance as newer models with 4K technology hit the shelves. Shoppers can also expect to save up to 40 percent on Bluetooth media devices, smart home technology and DSLR cameras.

• Smartphones – Newly released Android phones, tablets, wearables and virtual reality technology will result in a fire sale of last year’s models, as cell phone brands and carriers market discounts. During this time, shoppers can expect to save hundreds on older smartphones, tablets, and even smartwatches.

• Sports Gear – Seasonal sports equipment will be on sale all month, with some of the lowest prices of the year seen on hockey, hunting, ice-fishing and skiing gear. Bicycles of last’s year make will also be discounted, as well as collegiate and professional team apparel.

• Travel – Last-minute Spring Break packages and March Madness hotel deals will be available early in the month. Later on, first-come travelers will see summer vacation deals and luggage savings.

• Winter Clothing – A selection of top-brand outerwear from retailers like Columbia, Land’s End, Patagonia and REI will be available at outlet prices, with some merchandise up to 80 percent off. Big-box retailers, such as Target, will also offer savings with extended seasonal clearances.

Source: FatWallet.com

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30 Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

March 3, 2016 12:09 am

Yearning for the outdoors? We’re with you! Spring’s almost here, and quality outdoor time isn’t far behind. To get the most enjoyment out of your outdoor space, now’s the time to consider an upgrade (or two) while the weather’s still in between seasons.

Need inspiration? Here are the most common outdoor upgrades and add-ons, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), ranked in order of popularity:

1. Fireplace/Fire Pit
2. Lighting
3. Wireless Internet Connectivity
4. Dining/Seating Area
5. Outdoor Furniture
6. Planters, Sculptures and Other Garden Accessories
7. Grill
8. Pergola
9. Counter Space
10. Deck
11. Outdoor Heater
12. Arbor
13. Fencing
14. Sports Courts (Bocce, Tennis, etc.)
15. Porch
16. Spa Features (Indoor/Outdoor Saunas, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Whirlpools)
17. Stereo System
18. ADA-Accessible Structures (Bars, Ramps, Shelving, etc.)
19. Movie/Television/Video Theater
20. Swimming Pool
21. Utility Storage (Tool Sheds, Garden Sheds, etc.)
22. Sink
23. Pavilion
24. Play Structures (Swing Sets, Treehouses, etc.)
25. Refrigerator
26. Outdoor Cooling System
27. Shower/Bath
28. Gazebo
29. Hammock
30. Labyrinth

Source: ASLA

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