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Here are the best things to buy in April

Here are the best things to buy in April
Posted at 7:48 AM, Mar 29, 2024

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Sure, April is known for rain showers. But to a discriminating deal seeker, this month is also known for its great prices on gardening items, seasonal clothing and cleaning products, among other goodies.

April 2024 begins on the day after Easter, and you know what that means: drastically reduced prices on jelly beans and chocolate bunnies! And when Tax Day arrives this month, some restaurants and stores will try to ease your pain with some discounts of their own.  Read on to learn what other deals are awaiting you this month.

Athletic Footwear

Nike Court Legacy Next Nature

$53 (plus 20% off with code SPRING) at Nike

In April, spring sports are in full swing, and people are embracing the outdoors after months of being cooped up inside. Retailers are slashing prices on even super-popular shoes, like these Nike Court Legacy sneakers, a throwback style that honors the history of tennis culture.

Athletic shoe deals are also already happening at Amazon — like this 31% discount on Brooks Women’s Glycerin 20.

MORE: Hoka vs. Brooks: Here’s what we think about each running shoe

Candy

Easter falls on March 31 this year, which means that April will begin with deep discounts on candy at Walmart, CVS and Walgreens.

At Target, candy, egg-dyeing kits and Easter decor tend to be marked down by 50% on the day after the holiday.  But within a few days, the deals increase to 70%. If your fellow deal seekers haven’t cleared out the shelves within the first week, the store will put these items on sale for 90% off.

Car Maintenance

Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax

$12.97 (was $25.05) at Walmart

April is National Car Care Month, and retailers use it as an opportunity to reduce prices on car maintenance products. Walmart has a section on its site devoted to discounted items — like half off Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Wax — for car care this month.

From oil changes to tire rotations and inspections, many service centers will advertise discounts on all types of auto needs just in time for the warmer months, when people are hitting the roads more often.

Cleaning Products

Dirt Devil Vibe 3-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner, Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vac with Handheld

$29 (was $55) at Amazon

Spring cleaning may be on your agenda in April, and many stores will offer discounts on home essentials like cleaners, sponges and tools. Look for multi-packs of soap or detergent and stock up. This way,  you can avoid re-buying those items at full price later.

April can also be the perfect time to get a deal on new cleaning tools such as vacuums (like this Dirt Devil 3-in-1 vacuum) and steam mops.

Tax Day Deals

If you dread doing your taxes, April may not be the most exciting month of the year. But it is a great time to score some deals. Many retailers offer discounts to help ease the burden of filing taxes.

In the past, restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory, Firehouse Subs and Wayback Burgers have offered discounts and freebies on Tax Day (which is April 15 this year). Keep your eyes open for special offers and save some money.

Cookware

M MELENTA Pots and Pans Set Ultra Nonstick, Pre-Installed 11pcs Cookware Set Copper

$55 (was $75) at Amazon

 If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your cookware, spring is a great time to look for deals. Retailers know you may have a graduation or wedding to attend, and a gift for the home may be in order.

From stainless steel pots and pans to baking dishes, keep an eye out for discounts on quality items that will last for years in your kitchen. This 11-piece copper and ceramic cookware set is already on sale at Amazon for 31% off.

Energy Efficient Appliances

GE Profile - 4.8 cu. ft. UltraFast Combo Washer & Electric Dryer with Ventless Heat Pump Technology - Carbon Graphite

$2,300 (was $2,900) at Best Buy

Any day is a good day to switch to an energy-efficient appliance. But Earth Day, which is April 22, is a great time to do it. Many retailers offer discounts on energy-efficient refrigerators, washers and dryers, dishwashers or ovens. This washer and electric dryer combo is $600 off right now at Best Buy.

Look for ultra-efficient options that will help you save money over time. It’s also a good idea to check with your local utility company, as many have programs that offer rebates and discounts on select energy-efficient appliances.

Garden Supplies

VEIKOUS 47 in. x 23 in. x 33 in. Wooden Raised Garden Bed with Lockable Wheels, Liner

$87 (was $118) at Home Depot

The weather is finally warming up enough to get outside and fix up your landscape. And retailers like Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe’s know that this is a popular time to start planting.

Whether you need gardening tools, soil or a new set of lawn chairs, many stores offer discounts and sales events. This raised garden bed is 26% off.

Patio Furniture

COSTWAY 3 Seats Patio Canopy Swing Glider Hammock Cushioned

$105.29 with code VIP (was $116.99) at Macy’s

Right about now, home improvement stores and department stores are cutting prices on patio and outdoor furniture. With the start of spring, you can find great deals on high-quality pieces, like this Canopy Swing Glider at Macy’s, that will last for years to come.

April is also a great time to buy because the weather is starting to warm up, and you can get outside and enjoy your new furniture right away.

Spring Apparel

Columbia Switchback III Hooded Packable Jacket

$40 (was $75) at Kohl’s

Did someone mention April showers? Retailers are more than happy to provide you with a spring raincoat, and they’ll put them on sale, too. Same goes for spring apparel in general.

This water-repellent, lightweight jacket from Columbia comes in lots of bright spring colors, and it’s on sale at Kohl’s for nearly half off.

Produce

In April, lots of healthy fruits and veggies are in season, and their abundance means the price comes down. So now’s the time to indulge in strawberries, asparagus, cabbage, kale and spinach. They’ll be flavorful and fresh, which makes it easier to cook delicious dishes with them.

When stored correctly, frozen vegetables retain their nutrients for months. So, you can also freeze what you can’t use right away.

This story originally appeared on Don't Waste Your Money.