The 12 Best Things To Buy In April

From cruise deals to patio furniture, you don't want to miss these sales!

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Each month Don’t Waste Your Money reveals the best items to stock up on each month. And this month is no different. April means showers, flowers and plenty of awesome deals.

Here are the best items you can find on sale this month:

1. Tax Day Deals And Steals

On Tax Day (April 18), many businesses offer discounted or even free items to their customers. Last year, both Staples and OfficeMax offered free paper shredding on tax day and HydroMassage gave out free massages, just to name a few. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks as companies start advertising this year’s freebies and deals.

And, typically furniture stores and car dealerships also have sales around tax time, since they know you have a big refund check burning a hole in your pocket.

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2. Airline Tickets

Airfare for summer travel is typically discounted around this time of year. So, if you’re planning a beach getaway in July or a European vacation in August, now is the time to scoop up flights.

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3. Jewelry

With Valentine’s Day long over, many jewelry stores are eager to encourage shoppers to make tax refund purchases. Look for deals on everything from rings to watches to earrings—maybe now is the time to finally pop the question?

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4. Cruises

April is a smart time to get major deals on cruises. Check out these deals from Royal Caribbean.

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5. National Parks Admission

Every park in the U.S. National Park system will be offering free admission for several weekends in April to celebrate National Parks Week, making this month the perfect time to enjoy our national treasures.

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6. Post-Easter Sales

After Easter ends, enjoy discounted holiday items throughout the end of April. Stock up on non-perishable items for next year’s Easter baskets, like fake grass, stuffed bunny rabbits, and plastic eggs. It’s also a good time to find discounted Easter dresses and hats.

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7. Outdoor Decor And Accessories

Now is the time to get your deck in order! Home Depot holds a “Spring Black Friday” event every Friday in April in which they offer special offers on everything from grills and patio furniture to flowers, power equipment and outdoor decor. Many other stores offer discount on similar wares during April as well.

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8. Soy Products

Whether you are a dedicated vegan or you have a lactose allergy and prefer soy milk, April is Soy Awareness Month. This makes it the perfect time of year to enjoy deals on soy products like soy milk and tofu.

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9. Vacuums

Let the spring cleaning commence! Just like March, April is a good time of year to get deals on vacuum cleaners, such as this Shark Rocket TruePet upright vacuum for $209.80,  a savings of 25 percent.


10. Car Maintenance

April is National Car Care Month, so many auto companies offer deals on everything from oil changes to new tires to other auto accessories.

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11. Passover Items

From Matzoh crackers to kosher foods to Passover games to gummy fruit slices, now is the best time to find deals on all of your Passover must-haves.

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12. Spring Apparel

Most stores will be marking down their spring apparel once April begins. Stock up on everything you need to look fabulous for spring’s warm, rainy months. This is also the best time of year to buy sneakers.

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What are your favorite April deals?

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