April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring excellent sales! There’s something for everyone, whether you’re hunting for spring clothing or clearance Easter items. And don’t forget about Tax Day and Earth Day freebies! Below, you can check out all the best buys of April, as well as the stuff you should avoid.
National Beer Day is April 7, which is the perfect excuse to buy a six-pack of your favorite brew, or swing by a local brewery. Want the beer to come to you?
April 11 is National Pet Day, so it’s a great time to gift your furry friends with treats and toys.
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April is a good month for clothing deals in general, but at least 6% of the sales we saw last year were branded specifically for spring. Stores like Gap, Loft, PacSun, and Barneys Warehouse took up to 70% off during spring clothing sales. Expect discounts of at least 50% off in most cases, though select retailers will have very modest savings of 20% to 25% off.
Look for warm-weather clothes to fall below $20. In 2018, we saw shorts for $10, although some athletic shorts were only $3 at retailers like Walmart. Dresses and rompers will also hit $10, but you’ll also find them closer to $20 at stores like Urban Outfitters. Expect to snag kids’ sandals for as little as $6, while footwear for adults will fall between $12 and $20.
Mother’s Day is May 12, but the second week of April will bring early sales on mom gifts. Last year, Nordstrom Rack knocked up to 79% off during its Mother’s Day sale, and TechRabbit cut a huge 97% off new and used electronics when its sale began later in the month.
Whether you filed early or barely make the April 15 deadline, you can treat yourself to Tax Day freebies. We can’t be exactly sure which 2018 offers will return, but Great American Cookies typically gives away a free cookie every year. Also look for free shaved ice from Kona Ice, and a free HydroMassage at participating Planet Fitness locations.
Need to get rid of some documents? Watch for stores like Office Depot & OfficeMax and Staples to offer free paper shredding. Just be aware that they usually limit the amount of paper you can offload.
Easter falls late this year, on April 21. Even so, the sales for holiday candies and stuffed animals are pretty easy to predict. Starting on April 22, expect to see bunny- and chick-themed treats and toys dropping to around 30% to 50% off. Look to the usual suspects like Target and Walmart for the best deals in the short term. If you can wait longer, the discounts will only get better — expect 70% to 90% off by the end of the week following Easter. However, by then your selection will likely be far smaller.
April 22 is Earth Day, which means you’ll be able to take advantage of green freebies. National Park Week begins on April 20; you can celebrate Earth Day early with free admission to parks that day.
If Caribou Coffee follows its trend of the past few years, expect it to release a tumbler for around $40. That’s an investment up front, but with it you can grab free coffee from Caribou for the whole month of April!
Additionally, look for gyms to offer an open house to check out their facilities. Last year, Youfit did this for 12 hours, hosting free workouts, games, and giveaways. Lastly, in 2018 IKEA hosted a free event called Make Room for Nature. Shoppers could take part in workshops and score giveaways.
Spring cleaning is always a thing, but this year could be even better. Thanks to the popularity of Netflix’s Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, a ton of people are jumping aboard the decluttering train.
April is always a great month to hit thrift stores. According to the Salvation Army, donations jump in April and May. Pro tip: be sure to shop early in the week, as that’s when weekend donations hit the shelves.
Shopping at Goodwill? Apparel may sell for as little as $2.99, accessories for as little as 99 cents, and shoes can go for just $4.99.
Shopping in-season produce has more than a few benefits. Sure your fruits and veggies will taste better, but you’re also likely to save around 50% on these fresh groceries! This month, look for lower prices on asparagus, beets, morel mushrooms, and fruits like limes, oranges, papayas, and strawberries.
If you’re in need of a new bed or kitchen appliance, don’t spring for it in April. Hold off until Memorial Day, which falls on May 27 this year.
We saw more than twice the number of mattress deals in May last year, as compared to the month before. Expect to see discounts of up to 60% off at a number of stores. Look to retailers like Sam’s Club to cut around $500 off a variety of mattresses.
Memorial Day is a good time to shop for most large appliances, too. Watch for Best Buy to cut appliance prices by up to 40%, while Home Depot could knock up to 64% off appliances, as well as tools and home decor. Lowe’s sale might be more on par with Best Buy’s 40% off discounts.
Obviously, November’s Black Friday sales are typically the best time to grab a new laptop. But if you can’t quite wait, June will have a decent amount of computer deals. Better yet, July 2018 hosted almost as many laptop sales as November did! Look for Dell to take 35% to 40% off in July on a variety of models — just in time for back-to-school shopping.
April isn’t a terrible time to buy gardening tools, but you’ll see more deals by waiting until June or even August. At the beginning of summer, we expect to see shears and hoses fall to $20, hedge trimmers drop to $45, and leaf blowers hit $64. If you hold off until August, you should see garden hoses drop even lower, to around $12. Leaf blowers could be as low as $45 in late summer.
It might be tempting to buy a new pair of running shoes to take advantage of mild spring temperatures. But if you can wait awhile, September and October tend to have the most sneaker deals. That’s when you can expect to pay around $20 for athletic shoes, or take 30% to 40% off during shoe sales.
Summary: Look for 70% off seasonal clothing, as well as freebies for Tax Day and Earth Day.
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