Save Money in this Sunday's paper

Deal Diva


March is the month to stock up on frozen food, crafts and all things Irish.

By Tara McAlister
Tara McAlister
Tara McAlister is's Deal Diva, giving you loads of easy tips to save money.

Not only does March hold the hope of warm days ahead, but it also has plenty of great ways to save at your local grocery and craft stores, restaurants and bookstores. March is the national month of ...

Frozen food: You’ll see more coupons in your newspaper inserts as well as more discounts at the store. Look for the large cardboard penguin at the grocery store. This great resource holds coupons for all your favorite frozen items, from vegetables to ice cream.

National Pancake Week: Runs March 2-8; on March 4, get a free short stack of pancakes at IHOP in return for a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network.

National Craft Month: Look for free classes at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. Check their websites for details.

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Read Across America: This national program sponsored by the National Educators Association will offer lots of free events in the Charlotte area, including a “Green Eggs and Ham” event March 3 at local Barnes & Noble stores. Visit for details.

St. Patrick’s Day: Look for deals on corn beef, beer and potatoes.

Other March news

This Sunday, your Observer will have three inserts: Red Plum, Smart Source and Proctor & Gamble. Expect at least two inserts each week for the rest of the month.

You’ll notice several coupons for cleaning products. Now is also the time to score end-of-season deals on gloves, hats and winter coats for next year.

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