Yay, it’s time for my best deals in April. What a great month to celebrate Easter, get going on your outdoor living space, and prepare for the summer ahead. Like I do for the other 11 months of the year, I’ve found the best things to buy this month. Here’s my top ten:

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1. Go green with Earth Day sales.

Earth Day is April 22. Expect to see lots of natural and organic foods and personal-care products, as well as reusable bags and water bottles, Energy Star appliances, CFL, and LED lighting on sale throughout the month.

Whole Foods is a great place to find Earth Day sales — but don’t forget to use coupons when shopping there. Check the Whole Foods page on Amazon before heading to the store, and look for rebate-app offers from Ibotta, Checkout 51, and Fetch Rewards.

 

2. Say ‘yes’ to seasonal produce in April.

Artichokes, asparagus, avocados, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, grapefruit, greens, leeks, mushrooms, onions, peas, rhubarb, and strawberries are all in season in April.

Always check for produce coupons. They’re rare but do exist. For instance, Driscoll’s usually releases a $0.25 off coupon in the spring that can be stacked with a rebate-app offer from Ibotta at Target. In the past, I scored a pound of fresh strawberries for just $1.75.

Fresh produce like strawberries freeze extremely well. So stock up while the prices are cheap, and freeze everything you won’t be using right away. Strawberries can be frozen for up to six months and most veggies for up to eighteen!

 

3. Buy and freeze eggs for later use.

Did you know you can freeze eggs for up to one year? I like to buy eggs when they’re cheap or on sale and freeze them for later. Depending on inventory, you can find eggs at grocery stores, big-box retailers, and even drugstores.

In 2020, I found three dozen eggs for just $0.38 — or $0.13 per dozen — at Walmart.

Don’t forget to check out KCL’s coupons and deals before you hit up the grocery store.

Under normal circumstances, here’s the benchmark for a good deal:

  • Eggland’s Dozen Eggs $0.99 – $1.50
  • Generic Dozen Eggs $0.50 – $0.99

 

4. Spruce up your outdoor living space with patio furniture.

Spending all this time at home has got me thinking about sprucing up my backyard.

If you have an outdoor space that you want to feel like your little oasis, now is the time to buy new decor. Outdoor umbrellas, chairs, and lights all seem to go on sale around this time of year as people gear up for summer.

In the past, I found :

  • Kohl’s 7.5-foot Sonoma Umbrellas (reg. $99.99) $39.99
  • JCPenney Pure Garden Solar Light Patio Umbrella (reg. $110) $38.58
  • Macy’s set of five Zuo Dalien Outdoor Dining Chairs, (reg. $879) $89

 

5. Score a cheap spiral ham.

You’ll find the best deals on ham at big-box stores like Target and Walmart as well as grocery stores.

In 2020, I saw spiral ham for only $0.60 a pound at Target. When prices are that low, buy two or three that can be frozen for later. Did you know you can freeze and use ham for up to six months?

One way to save even more is by buying ham that isn’t already pre-sliced. A spiral cut ham typically costs as much as $0.50 per pound more than the old-fashioned cut-it-yourself variety.

 

 

6. Stockpile some baking ingredients.

Baking products like food dyes/coloring, sugar, spices, baking mixes, flour, chocolate chips, and refrigerated cookie dough often go on sale in April.

Under normal circumstances, here’s the benchmark for a good deal:

  • Cake mix (15.25 ounces): $0.50
  • Flour (five pounds: $1.25
  • Chocolate chips (12 ounces): $1.49
  • Sugar (four pounds): $1

 

7. Bring life into your home with gardening and landscaping plants and tools.

I love the way plants make my home come alive — inside and out.

April is peak spring, which means there are lots of deals on plants, gardening equipment, and flowers. Check out Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Ace Hardware.

There might even be deals to have plants shipped right to your door this month! This year, Walmart has spring plants like Hyacinths and Tulips for a buck.

If you’re going in store, keep in mind that Home Depot and Lowe’s both have Low-Price Guarantees. They’ll both match a local competitor’s sale prices. Plus, Home Depot will even beat their competitors’ price by an additional 10%.

 

8. Grab rain gear for the whole family.

April showers bring rain gear sales! Although boots and umbrellas start going on sale in March, you can find big markdowns come late in April when stores make room for summer apparel.

In the past, I’ve seen sales at Sorel and Ruelala. Be sure to use coupon codes when buying online at these stores — you can often stack multiple coupon codes at online retailers.

I’ve also found April deals at Zulily:

  • Nomad women’s rain boots (reg. $47) $18.99
  • Hunter boots 35% off
  • Kids’ rain boots (reg. $50) $9.99

 

9. Celebrate National Soft Pretzel Month AND Soft Pretzel Day.

April is obsessed with pretzels. Not only is the whole month National Soft Pretzel Month, but April 26 is also National Pretzel Day.

Be on the lookout for soft pretzel sales as well as free pretzels all month-long. In the past, Auntie Anne’s, Pretzelmaker, Philly Pretzel Factory, and more all gave away free pretzels. Follow your favorite pretzel brands on social media to see if they will be giving more away this year.

In 2020, I found SuperPretzel Soft Pretzels for just $1.64 at Walmart and just $1.24 at Target.

Under normal circumstances, here’s the benchmark for a good deal:

Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels (12 ounces): $1.50

 

10. Hit up holiday clearance sales after Easter.

Easter is Sunday, April 4 this year.

Usually, right after the holiday (and maybe even a couple days before at some stores), you can find big savings on all things Easter. To snag the best of the clearance lot, go early in the day. Get custom alerts in the KCL Deals page and KCL app. Target and Walgreens typically start their sales at 50% off the day after Easter and go down to 90% off about a week after the holiday. Walmart, on the other hand, typically marks down their holiday clearance to 75% off just two days after a holiday! Remember craft stores such as Joann and Michaels will have Easter clearance too!

In 2020, I saw 50% off Easter clearance items at Family Dollar, 70% to 90% off Easter stuff — like plastic eggs and edible chocolate bunnies — at Walmart, and 90% off Easter goodies at Target.

Here's the 10 Best Things to Buy in April