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By the time April rolls around, spring is in full gear. April is also the month of rain and the beginning of the transition to sunshine and warmer weather following the winter months. But there’s much more to April than rainy days; there’s also a wealth of major deals and discounts! Consider that April is the month in which spring cleaning begins; the school year starts to wind down and wedding season is on the horizon. We’ve put together a list of the best things to purchase in April so that you’ll stay ahead of the game for the rest of the year.


Spring Cleaning Supplies

Spring cleaning is a popular tradition. Spring signifies new beginnings and so it’s the perfect opportunity to clear out the old and make room for the new. People feel more motivated and energized after the long winter and one thing they get excited about is cleaning out their homes. This is definitely the month to check out all of the great cleaning supply deals.


Car Maintenance

April is National Car Care Month and auto supply retailers take that as an opportunity to discount their products. Snow has typically stopped falling and car owners are now ready to transition their maintenance routines from winter to spring. It’s always a nice feeling to have a clean, shiny, smooth-running car to drive around in when the weather is nice outside.


Snow Equipment

If you live in a region that experiences heavy snowfall, you’re well aware of the importance of reliable and durable snow equipment. While some parts of the country might still be getting snow in April, the majority of retailers have passed their winter season and will be looking to get rid of all of their snow-related inventory. Now is the time to get a new snowblower or shovel at extremely discounted prices. You can set yourself up nicely for the following winter.


Athletic Gear

Now that the weather is warming up, fitness retailers are rolling out their spring and summer collections. They are aware that people are starting to think about getting into shape to achieve their summer beach bodies. In an effort to tempt their customers to purchase new fitness gear, everything from leggings, sports bras and shoes will be given some hefty discounts.


Tax Day

You’re not the only one looking forward to your tax return coming in; retailers know that customers are expecting a surplus of funds and they are ready for it. Even if you owe some money back to Uncle Sam, retailers have you covered by offering tons of discounts and freebies around mid-April. Restaurant chains tend to have the most to offer. Take yourself or your loved ones out for a nice meal and reap the benefits of getting through the stressful tax season.


Earth Day

Earth Day falls in the month of April and many businesses are looking to get in on all of the positive action. Keep an eye out for all of the environmentally themed discounts and free products. You can also usually get free admission to all of the national parks around this time of the year.


Toys and Games

Prices for toys and games tend to soar around the holidays and summertime, because the demand is highest for them at those times. In April, there’s very going on to stimulate toy sales. Retailers know this and will use this time to offer big discounts on their products to stimulate business. If you like to plan ahead, this is a great month to purchase toys that you will be gifting away for birthdays and Christmas, later on in the year.


Easter Items

Easter is a major religious holiday recognized across the U.S. each April. You can expect huge discounts on Easter items beginning at the top of April and extending over the next few weeks. Everything from Easter Sunday clothing, to food and baking items to candy, will be on sale. Stores will begin to put Easter items on clearance immediately following the holiday. Expect massive discounts on Easter related items through the end of April. It’s the perfect time to stock up on items like ham, turkey and eggs and to purchase items that you are able to store for next year, such as decorative items, clothes and shoes.


April Fools’ Day

Don’t be fooled, this is a terrific day to take advantage of savings. If there’s something you have wanted that isn’t typically discounted in April, there may be a promotional code offered for one day only, which will give you a great rate. Be sure to use the JoinSavvy app as you browse websites. Not only will we help you locate these coupon codes, but we will also provide you with Cash Back on every purchase. On the years that April Fool’s Day and Easter fall on the same day, retailers will likely be taking advantage of both holidays at once. Check your mailing lists and newsletters in the weeks ahead of the holidays to get advance notice on which of your favorite stores will be offering discounts online.



Most people don’t go on cruises in April, which is exactly why you should! Plan to book your cruise after the spring break rush, when prices will drop to rock-bottom prices. If you want to save even more, be flexible with your dates as much as possible. Sometimes, you can save a great deal of money by booking that cruise a few days earlier or a few days later than you had planned. Choose to depart and return on a day in the middle of the week, rather than a weekend day for out of this world savings. Before booking online with JoinSavvy, call the cruise line to ask about any additional promotions or discounts that you may not be aware of.


Rain Gear

April is a very rainy month, which makes it the prime time for the purchase of items such as rain boots, umbrellas and raincoats. As you may have realized by now, retailers are usually gearing up for the next season by the time the current one is in full swing. There will be huge markdowns on rainy day gear towards late April, in order to make room for summer items.