When I shop seasonally, I’m able to keep my family in fresh fruit and vegetables for less when nothing is growing locally yet.
Shopping the April seasonal store sales doesn’t just apply to food. Many household items only go on sale in April too. It is a good time to start looking for that perfect Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Graduation gift because the prices will be higher on those items in May and June.
If you are a thrift or consignment sale shopper, April is the time to hit the stores! Thrift store donations increase in April when people start their Spring cleaning.
April Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Earth Day – organic fruits and vegetables
April Seasonal Fruit - grapefruit, strawberries
April Seasonal Produce - broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, avocado, cabbage, artichoke, asparagus, mushrooms, onions, peas, radish, rhubarb
April Seasonal Food Sales
Passover – brisket, matzo, etc.
Easter - candy, ham, eggs, vinegar, etc.
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Soy Foods Month
National Pecan Month
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (April 2) – There are better sales in September for Back to School but if peanut butter and jelly is a staple item, it never hurts to have an extra on hand.
National Deep Dish Pizza Day (April 5)
National Beer Day (April 22) – Sales and specials may depend upon your state’s liquor laws.
Earth Day (April 22) – organic fruit, vegetables, and food
National Jelly Bean Day (April 22)
The Best Things to Buy in April
Stress Awareness Month – health club memberships (although not as good as in January,) discounted classes, home massagers, etc.
Children’s dress clothes – for Passover and Easter
Spa Week (April 16 – 22) – massages, waxing, facial treatments, manicure, pedicures, etc.
Earth Month/Day - plant based cleaners, healthy and beauty products, recycled products
National Garden Week – gardening gloves, tools, flower pots, etc. There may not be many deals on plants depending upon where you live and your frost date. Wait until May for deals on plants.
Spring Cleaning – cleaning products, cleaning tools, storage items
Vacuum Cleaners – It is the end of the model year and manufactures are clearing out old stock so it may or may not be a good deal. If you can wait, the best sales on vacuum cleaners are in November.
Kitchen tools, cookware, and accessories
Patio furniture and accessories
Bedding, sheets, and towels – this is a great time to buy flannel sheets for next winter.
Thrift store, eBay, and consignment stores – Donations are up because people are decluttering and Spring Cleaning.
Televisions, laptops, tablets, small electronics, and their accessories – Japanese manufacturers are putting old models on sale because it is the end of their fiscal year.
Gym shoes, tennis shoes, running shoes, sneakers – As the weather gets warmer more people will be hitting the running trail and exercising outside.
Rain coats, boots, umbrellas, light weight coats, etc. – April showers and all that.
Bathing suits, swimwear, and beachwear
Prom dresses and tux rentals
Jewelry – Jewelry stores are hoping your spend your tax return money with them. This is a good time to look at engagement or wedding bands, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Graduation gifts.
Cruises and summer air travel – April is a shoulder season. You will find deals on April cruises, and European travel. You will also find deals if you book your summer vacation flight, hotel, etc in April.
Home improvement supplies
Houses – Spring prices are good but winter is the best time to buy for the lowest price since both buyers and the sellers want to take advantage of getting one of the last tax breaks of the calendar year.
It also needs to be said that just because these items may be on super mega sale and you can buy it cheap, it doesn't mean you should. If you can’t or won’t use it you’ll save more money by not buying it at all.
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