April Is the Best Month To Buy These 15 Things

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Updated April 1, 2024
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April’s here, marking the end of wintery gloom and slush. It ushers in warmer weather, sunnier days, and plenty of gear you need for spring. 

Lucky for you, it’s also a great time to find some killer deals to help you save money shopping. Read on to find out the best 15 things to buy in April.

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Cookware

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April is a perennial season of change: graduations, bridal showers, and weddings, and no major milestone is complete without a new set of cookware. 

College grads and newlywed couples are striking out on their own, making vows to learn how to cook and get a “real” set of pots and pans. You’ll find plenty of deep discounts for cooking utensils and dishes.

Candy

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Easter falls on March 31. Supermarket aisles are stocked with chocolate bunnies and plastic eggs. But as with every year, not all of it will sell before Easter. 

Many stores will start slashing prices in the days leading up to March 31, with major reductions starting the day after. It’s a great time to stock up on jelly beans and Easter-wrapped candies.

Eggs

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While many news reports show the price of eggs is rising as we near Easter, this isn’t always the case. Last year, some local Target stores were pricing the eggs at $0.99 a dozen. Keep your eyes peeled; some retailers discount eggs as a loss leader to nab traffic.

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Bike helmets

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Amid warmer weather, people are taking their bicycles out of storage. Make sure to dust off your helmet, too, and keep in mind that you should replace your bike helmet every five years (and replace it immediately if you’re ever involved in a bike accident). 

If you need a new helmet, you’re in luck. According to Consumer Reports, April is the best time of year to buy bike helmets, as well as other athletic apparel and shoes for outdoor sports.

Ham

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As with candy and eggs, ham is another Easter staple. Amid inflation, some retailers like Walmart are dropping prices on ham and other Easter meal must-haves. 

And come April 1, supermarkets with a glut of pork will need to lower prices. Although ham can keep longer than turkey or other meats, retailers still need to clear out excess seasonal inventory.

Eco-friendly items

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Earth Day falls on April 22 this year, and many retailers will offer discounts on eco-friendly products. Look for deals on apparel, cleaning supplies, home goods, and more. 

Goodwill is known for running Earth Day promotions, and secondhand clothing retailer Buffalo Exchange holds its annual Buffalo Exchange Earth Day $1 Day Sale.

Winter coats

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While winter has long passed for most of us, some U.S. residents are slammed with snow far into March and beyond. Retailers are ready to move on, even if the weather’s not, discounting winter jackets and parkas to make room for grills and camping gear.

Sweaters

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Along with winter coats, sweaters are another seasonal item you’ll find on clearance. When you pack up your winter clothes for warm-weather gear, it’s a great time to upgrade some of your worn-out sweaters.

Cleaning supplies

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Springtime means spring cleaning, a rite of passage for many. It’s a time to deep clean the house and go on a decluttering spree. 

Many stores offer deep discounts on cleaning products, storage bins, and organizational goods in April. Target is known for offering deep discounts on home goods and BOGO promotions for cleaning supplies, so be sure to keep an eye out for sales.

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Spring fashion

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April is a great month to buy spring clothing. Retailers are always a season or so ahead, selling fall clothes in summer and Christmas pajamas just after Halloween. 

While summer officially begins on June 20, stores are already clearing out spring lines by April. Late April is a great time to snag pastel chinos, chiffon dresses, and linen-blend trousers and blazers.

Photography services

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April is a momentous month full of milestones like weddings, engagements, First Communions, and Mother’s Day. It can be a good time to find deals on photo gift sites that offer prints and personalized gifts.

And since it’s not yet high wedding or family photo season, you may be able to score a deal on professional photography services.

Lawn care items

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While it could be too cool to plant flowers or spread mulch, many homeowners begin getting their lawns and gardens in order in April. It’s the best time of year to snag a deal on lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and similar equipment.

Air conditioners

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April is the best time of year to buy an air conditioner. Planning for the sweltering heat now will save you a major wallet drain later. 

You’re not shopping during peak demand when wait times are longer and service visits are more expensive. You also have a range of choices, so you’re not stuck with a more expensive mode than you would have otherwise chosen. Also, you may be able to snag a discounted older model.

Tax software

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For filers who don’t have a major refund coming their way, it’s easy to procrastinate on taxes. Tax Day is on April 15, 2024, and tax software companies will be duking it out for your business until the last minute. Look for generous promo codes and discounts for Turbo Tax, TaxSlayer, and similar products.

Beauty products

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April is a fantastic month to score deals on beauty products, as many consumers are eager to refresh their look and their homes. This is when Sephora has its annual beauty savings event with major discounts on thousands of products. Sephora’s big sale kicks off on April 5 this year and runs for 10 days.

Bottom line

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Retailers are selling springtime in a big way, packaging it into everything light, airy, and clean. It’s a great time to save on anything that can refresh your yard, home, or style – and score big on past-season, post-Easter wares.

And it’s not just consumer packaged goods. April is a great time to save big on groceries — it’s the best time to buy asparagus and many other seasonal greens like broccoli, spinach, rhubarb, and peas.

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Stacy Garrels Stacy enjoys writing about fintech, consumer deals, the side hustle economy, and random tomfoolery. She's personally tried more than 100 different gigs, including being an Uber driver for one afternoon.

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