19 Deals and Freebies for the First Day of Spring 2016

Celebrate the spring equinox with these deals from Starbucks, Kohl's and more.

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The first day of spring 2016 depends on where you live. Most of the country will experience the spring equinox on March 19, but spring won’t come to those in the Eastern Daylight Time zone until 12:30 am on March 20, according to The Old Farmers Almanac. In either case, this is the earliest first day of spring we’ve had. Spring used to start on March 21, but has been altered due to 2016 being a leap year.

But don’t worry about the season change, as you can still get great spring deals in March and April. Here are some of the best First Day of Spring deals.

Spring Shoe Sales

Spring often brings sales on footwear, and in the case of running shoes, those discounts can range up to 70 percent said, Kerry Sherin, a savings expert for Offers.com. Check out these shoe deals and put a spring into your step.

  • Finish Line: Spend $200 or more online and use coupon code 20Spring200 to save $20 through March 31. Some exclusions apply.
  • DC Shoes: Buy one pair of sale shoes, get one pair for 40 percent off with this spring footwear promotion. Promo code available on Offers.com March 14 through March 20.

Spring Apparel and Accessory Deals

“For real steals at the store, look for deep discounts on winter accessories, clothing and decorations,” Sherin said. Here are some spring apparel offers to help you get started.

  • American Eagle Outfitters: Take advantage of the season change by saving 60 percent off winter accessories. And for a limited time, get one Aerie swimwear item for 50 percent off when you buy one at regular price.
  • Kohl’s: Get 20 percent off orders over $100 or save 15 percent on any order through March 23. Promo code available on Offers.com March 16.
  • BabiesRUs: Get a free 8-oz Easter bottle and matching pacifier with any purchase of $25 or more using this printable coupon until March 31.

Spring Promos for Treats and Flowers

Of course there are always deals on flowers, candy and more. seasonal deals that tend to pop up around the first day of spring. Here are a couple examples.

  • Starbucks: Save up to 25 percent off coffee products with the home coffee event that runs from March 15 to March 31. No promo code necessary.
  • Personalization Mall: Save 50 percent off items listed in the spring clearance sale, which runs from March 21 to March 27.
  • The Bouqs: Use code Spring20 to get 20 percent off all bouquet orders placed by May 1.
  • FruitBouquets.com: Save 27 percent off any order for these tasty treats with promo code Sweet27 valid through March 22.
  • See’s Candies: Use this printable coupon to save $5 on in-store purchases of $30 through March 27.

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Home and Lawn Specials for Spring

Spring often prompts us to spruce up around the house and turn our focus to outdoor activities — it’s time for spring cleaning. Here are some deals that might come in handy.

  • Pier 1 Imports: Get up to 20 percent off dinnerware during the annual spring dining sale that runs through March 27.
  • Spring Hill:  Place an order for plants or gardening supplies totaling $50 or more and automatically save $25 at checkout. This offer ends March 31.
  • John Deere: Sign up to test drive a Deere tractor at a local participating dealer by May 2 and save $150 on the purchase of one tractor. Specific models only.
  • Polaris: Get rebates up to $2,000 on off-road vehicles and save up to $300 on accessories, apparel and parts with this printable coupon or use code Spring2016 until April 30.

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Healthy Spring Bargains

Get off to the right start on the path to good health with these healthy specials to kick off the first day of spring.

  • Vitamin World: Take advantage of the spring savings sale and get $15 off orders of $55 or more using code VW1184. Expiration unknown.
  • Puritan’s Pride: Get 18 percent off any order plus free shipping until March 22. Promo code available on Offers.com March 18.

Spring Travel Deals

  • OneTravel: Use promo code Spring40 and save up $40 off select flights, hotels and car rentals when you book by March 31. Four travelers are needed to redeem the full value of the promotion and other restrictions also apply.
  • CheapOstay: Book three or more nights at select hotels and save up to $30 with promo code Spring30. Promo code expiration dates might vary based on destination.
  • Walt Disney World: Call or book online by March 31 to get a 3-night room and 2-day ticket vacation package for a family of three starting at $927. Travel dates must fall between April 14 and June 11. Other restrictions also apply.

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