Welcome back to another What to Buy post. I hope you’re finding these helpful when it comes to saving money. Like March, April isn’t one of the bigger months for huge savings but you can score a few deals. Here’s what to buy in April:
What to Buy in April
Easter clearance items.
In the past, I’ve stocked up on Easter grass for as little as a penny a bag, new Easter baskets (when our old ones were falling apart) for $1, and other such holiday related items. Sometimes I buy some of my family’s “only available at Easter” favorite candy at the after holiday sales to tuck away for a special treat. It’s also a good time to buy some chocolate for any upcoming recipes. Chop it up and melt it down!
You have to know your prices here. Often, spring clothing doesn’t really hit rock bottom pricing until May but you might be able to pick up a few things that stores are clearing out to make room for summer stock. I’ve found shorts for $2-3 and sandals for $1 in April before. If I can wait until the summer clearance sales in September, even better, being plus-sized I find that I generally need to jump on the good prices when I can. If I need new spring clothing and it’s at a really low price, I’ll buy it rather than take my chances for even lower prices later.
Women’s clothing, jewelry, perfume.
Items such as these often start going on sale in preparation for Mother’s Day.
Thrift store items.
With spring cleaning in full force and the beginning of garage sale season, April and May are prime times for thrift stores to receive more donations than any other time of the year. So, they often start marking items down and even running BOGO, everything in the store 50% off, or all you can fit in this bag for $1 type sales.
In season produce.
Of course, when food is in season, it not only has the best taste, it is also usually at its lowest prices. One of my favorites – local asparagus – becomes available now and at amazing prices. YUM! This is also a good time of year to buy mushrooms, avocados, beets, and broccoli.
Appliances for spring cleaning.
Things like vacuum cleaners tend to go on sale now what with people being focused on spring cleaning!
Athletic clothing and shoes.
With people beginning to take advantage for the nicer weather and getting outside more, many sports wear stores put their products on sale in April.
Tax day deals.
You will sometimes see various businesses offering deals on tax day to help soothe those overwhelmed by math – or by taxes due! Coffee shops, spas, and other such places have taken part in the past with freebies and half price deals.
Earth Day deals.
Energy-efficient appliances and other eco-friendly products sometimes see a reduction in price in a nod to Earth Day. These deals are generally not as good as at Black Friday or even Boxing Day, but can still provide substantial savings if you need to replace an appliance now.
Amusement parks and camp grounds.
Many summer recreation venues start posting early bird deals now on season passes and advance bookings. It’s worth checking into for any that you plan to go to this summer.