Where are the best deals and what should you avoid during the month of April?
April is a great month to buy:
According to DealNews.com some of the best things to buy are:
“The general rule for dressing yourself in deals is to wait about two months after a new season of apparel hits stores before cashing in on sizable discounts. Many retailers began debuting their spring merchandise in February, which means April is the 2-month mark. Take advantage of warm-weather deals like sandals at JCPenney for $15 (discounted by $25), polo shirts for $3 (discounted by $9) at Sierra Trading Post, and lost of bargains on linen clothing, shorts, and more. Discounts of 30% on spring items are good, but 50% is great if you can find it!”
According to NerdWallet.com, April has its fair share of spring deals and discounts, including:
Jewelry. The general rule is to avoid buying jewelry close to major holidays. Try to get a good deal when jewelers have a slower period and may be more motivated to make sales. Like this Dolce Giavonna Sterling Silver Glass Bead Wrap Bracelet from Overstock.com
Cheapism.com also recommends April for:
Home Improvement Supplies
With spring in the air, many do-it-yourself enthusiasts are ready to tackle some projects they let slide over the winter. Home Depot offers “Spring Black Friday” discounts in April, making this the month to stock up on home improvement supplies.
Earth Day Sales
And don’t forget April 22 is Earth Day, so check out this DealsPlus List of Earth Day Sales from retailers like Kate Spade, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sears and more!
Wait to Buy These Things:
According to DealNews.com, you should wait on running shoe purchases:
“As with gardening, many people start thinking about jogging come spring. And while some think this means more shoe deals, we very clearly saw that April was the worst month for running shoe deals compared to March and May. Not only will you save up to $8 on entry-level running shoes if you wait until May, you’ll also find bargains on brand names like Reebok, and Saucony, instead of paying the same for off-brand sneakers.”
Cheapism.com recommends putting off your summer shopping as well:
The beginning of a season is always the worst time to find deals on new duds. With retailers clearing out spring merchandise and stocking up on summer apparel, now isn’t the best time to buy new summer clothes.
Get your best deals for April now!
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