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Best and Worst Things to Buy in April

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March 31, 2017 · 2.3k Views

This April, get ready to save on trendy spring apparel, travel, and a ton of freebies on Tax Day and Earth Day. You can also shop early for mom because Mother's Day is quickly approaching in May! Put that tax return to good use and check out the best things to buy this month, and stay tuned for things to wait on.


best things to buy in april

Spring Apparel and Shoes: Spring apparel makes its debut towards the end of winter, so by the time April comes around, it's been out for about 2 months so sales incoming. You'll find great deals on sandals, shorts, dresses, tanks, and more for the whole family. Retailers are already starting to make room for summer clothes, so snag the deals while you can.


Vacations: Before the chaos of summer travel begins, book a vacation - specifically a cruise - in the spring. There's generally nice weather in plenty of destinations, and because it's not peak season yet, the travel-related costs such as airfare and hotel stays are typically lower. 


Freebies: With Tax Day (April 18) and Earth Day (April 22) happening in April, you'll find a ton of freebies and deals on food and more. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for these offers!


Car Parts and Accessories: April is National Car Care Month, so expect some great promotions from service centers and good prices at auto parts stores. If your car needs maintenance, this is the month to pay a visit!


Jewelry: Want to get mom something extra nice for Mother's Day? Try jewelry. Once people start getting their tax refunds, jewelers are ready to pounce with low prices. If you wait another month, you'll see a spike in prices.


Cookware: Lots of celebrating goes on in the warmer months, such as college graduations, weddings, and bridal showers. Retailers often offer promotions on pots, pans, and other cookware in preparation for these events. 


Secondhand Goods: Spring cleaning means an abundance of clothes, home goods, and more will be donated to local thrift shops, so that actually means more options for people who are willing to shop secondhand. Buy off-season apparel and goods for even better deals.


What Not to Buy

Laptops and Tech: If you're looking for a new laptop or the like, it might be best to hold off until the back to school sales that will be coming in just a few months. Be patient and make your laptop last a little bit longer!

Home Goods: Don't think investing in new home appliances (including grills), tools (both garage and gardening) is a good choice to make in April. These tools and home goods will see a bigger price drop in May and June, so it's worth the wait. Memorial Day sales will actually be your best bet for unbeatable prices on home goods.

Mattresses: Again, May will offer the best prices on these sleep essentials. Instead of getting an okay deal this month, wait a few more weeks to get an amazing deal on the mattress of your dreams.


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