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The 5 Best Things to Buy in April (Home Depot & Lowe's Spring Sales On Now)

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Wondering what you should stock up in April on? We dissected all the sales and retail events coming up this month, and the best things to buy in April include Easter clearance deals, lawn and garden supplies, baby gear, and high-end beauty brands. Thanks to three big spring sales happening (looking at you, Home Depot, Lowe's and Sephora!), there's multiple reasons April is a good time to shop.

Here’s everything you should be shopping for this month, as well as all the food deals to get, from Solar Eclipse food deals happening on April 8 to National Burrito Day deals on April 4!

Be sure to text DEALS to 57299 to get details on the best things to buy in April.

What to Buy in April 2024

a calendar showing all retail events for the month of april

a shopping list for the month of april

1. Easter Clearance

Easter fell on the last day of March in 2024, which means it’s time to shop for Easter Clearance right now — on April 1. Stores like Hobby Lobby and Michaels have already started discounting their Easter items by around 40% - 60%. 

By April 1, expect most retailers to start marking down clearance and by the second week of the month you could see up to 70% off. You can find even deeper discounts — we're talking up to 90% off — if you wait until mid to late April, but shelves will be pretty bare by then. 

Here’s when we suggest you shop for deals on in-stock items.


  • April 1: 30% - 50% off

  • April 7: 70% - 90% off

Hobby Lobby

  • March 24: 40% - 60% off

  • April 1: 66% - 75% off

  • April 7: Up to 90% off


  • March 25: 60% off

  • April 1: Up to 70% off


  • April 1: Up to 50% off

  • April 15: 90% off


  • April 1: 50% off

  • April 8: 70% off


  • April 1: 30% - 50% off

  • April 22: Up to 90% off

2. Lawn & Garden Supplies

The big spring sales from Lowe’s and Home Depot start on April 4 this year. But we also see outdoor sales at Fred Meyer and Wayfair that are worth shopping for. Whether you’re revamping your landscape or just sprucing up your beds, these are the spring sales you should be shopping to stock up in April:

Lowe’s SpringFest 

Lowe’s SpringFest is one of my favorite spring sales to shop every year. This year, you’ll score savings from Thursday, April 4, until Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

The $2 mulch deal is one of the best things to buy in April because you’re paying $1 per cubic foot. Home Depot’s price is $1.33.

Here are the deals you can look forward to:

  • $2 Mulch Bags (2 cu. ft.)

  • $1.25 Pint Size Annual Flowers 

  • $7.50 Miracle-Gro Potting Mix

  • $4 Bonnie’s Herb or Vegetable Plants

Home Depot Spring Black Friday

Running between April 4 - April 28, the Home Depot Spring Black Friday sale offers competitive prices with the Lowe’s sale. 

These are the types of deals I’ve seen in the past: 

  • $0.25 Concrete Pavers

  • $1.25 Pint Size Annual Flowers 

  • $2 Mulch Bags (1.5 cu. ft.)

  • $3.33 Quart Size Perennials

Fred Meyer Fuchsia Saturday

With 130 locations in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Meyer has a spring freebie too good to pass up. Fred Meyer Fuchsia Saturday takes place each year in April and will happen this year on April 13, 2024. During this one-day event, shoppers who make any plant purchase get to take home free potting soil. 

Here’s what to expect: 

  • Plants and starters as low as $0.89

  • Up to eight 12-inch pots of FREE Black Gold Potting Soil 

Wayfair Way Day

We predict that Wayfair Way Day will begin on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. During this 48-hour sale you can score deals on patio furniture and spring decor. During this sale, aim to get at least 50% off for the best deals, but you can get closer to 70% off if you browse the deals we pick during the sale.

Here's some Wayfair deals we're excited about:

  • $83 Swinging Egg Chair (this egg chair deal is available right now!)

  • $90 3-Piece Patio Sets

  • $44 Mini Greenhouse

  • $26 Platform Tree Swing

3. Baby Gear and Household Essentials at Target

Target Circle Week

Target Circle Week is back on April 7! Along with weeklong deals, you'll also see rotating daily deals from April 7 - 13 and a 10% off Target gift cards offer on April 13 only.

This week of sales coincides with the intro of their new paid membership, Circle 360. But don't worry, you don't have to be a paid member to get these deals. All free Target Circle members will have access to tons of Circle offers that will automatically be added to your free app (no more checking off deals in a panic at checkout!)

Here are a few deals you can look forward to next week.

  • 40% off floor care (vacuums and sweepers)

  • 30% off swim and sandals for the family

  • 30% off tees, tanks, shorts and dresses for the family

  • 30% off outdoor living

  • 20% off all hair, nail and sun care

  • 20% off breakfast favorites, coffee and cereal

  • 30% off select kitchen items

  • 30% of select toys 

  • 30% off bedding and bath

  • Spend $50 in home care products and receive a $15 Target gift card

  • Spend $50 at Ulta at Target and receive a $15 Target gift card

Target Car Set Trade-In

Every April, Target gives shoppers the chance to bring in their old car seats to recycle them in exchange for a 20% off coupon to use on select baby gear. This year the Target Car Seat Trade-In Event will run April 14 - 27, 2024 and your 20% off coupon is valid through May 11, 2024.

These dates are predictions and have not been confirmed, but we’ve based them on years of following this event.

Use your 20% coupon on any of these categories:

  • New car seat & bases

  • Travel systems

  • Strollers

  • Wagons

  • High chairs

  • Bouncers & rockers

  • Baby swings

  • Baby walkers

  • Jumpers

  • Playards

  • Entertainers

4. Scott Paper Towel

Stock up on Scott paper towel at Walgreens with this deal at just $0.02 per square foot. Through April 27, Walgreens has Scott paper towel on sale for BOGO 50% off. Buy two 4-ct. packs (reg. $5 each) for $7.50. Use the clippable coupon in your Walgreens app to get another $1 off — for a total price of $6.50 or $0.02 per square foot.

Plus, to make this deal even better, you can earn $10 in store rewards when you spend $35 on participating brands*.

*Participating brands include: Huggies®️, Pull-Ups®️, Goodnites®️, U by Kotex®️, Thinx®️, Poise®️, Depend®️, Scott®️, Cottonelle®️, Little Swimmers®️

5. Luxe Makeup and Skincare

The Sephora Spring Sale gives shoppers up to 20% off their favorite high-end beauty brands. This year the sale runs from April 5 - 15, with Rouge members getting first dibs on deals at 20% off.  Sephora Spring Sale Timeline:

  • 20% off for Rouge Members: April 5 - 15, 2024

  • 15% off for VIB Members: April 9 - 15, 2024

  • 10% off for Insiders: April 9 - 15, 2024

The best items to grab during this sale are the rarely-discounted brands like Oribe, Summer Fridays, Dior, and more. The brands that are excluded from this sale are MAC, Viva Glam, and The Ordinary brands.

The best things to buy in April during the Sephora Spring Sale:

  • Oribe Shampoo for Magnificent Volume (reg. $49), $39.20

  • Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm (reg. $24), $19.20

  • Sol de Janeiro Hair & Body Fragrance Mist (reg. $38), $30.40

  • Dior Lip Glow Oil (reg. $40), $32

April Reminders


National Burrito Day: April 4

National Burrito Day deals happened at chains like Chipotle, Del Taco, and Taco Bell and local favorites such as Chronic Tacos and El Pollo Loco. We saw tons of BOGO offers early this month.

National Tax Day: April 15

Lots of restaurants and businesses celebrate the end of tax season by offering discounts and freebies. The most common tax form — Form 1040 — is referenced a lot. For example, a chicken meal at Boston Market might be $10.40. Watch for these Tax Day deals and freebies on April 15, 2024.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day: April 16

Ice cream-lovers can head into their local Ben & Jerry's for Free Cone Day, April 16, to get a free cone or scoop of their favorite flavor from noon to 8 p.m. local time. 

National Park Week: April 20 – 28

April is a great month for nature lovers. National Park Week runs from April 20 - 28 in 2024 and you can enjoy free admission to national parks on Saturday, April 20 to celebrate. We also see fee-free days for Earth Day on April 22.

Earth Day: April 22

On April 22, we typically see Earth Day deals like free seeds, National Park free days, and special promotions where you get free clothes for recycling old threads. Online retailers like Amazon often have discounts on eco-friendly products like cleaning supplies, beauty products, and reusable products during Earth Week.

National Pretzel Day: April 26

Places like Auntie Anne's, Philly Pretzel Factory, and Wetzel's Pretzels offer deals on National Pretzel Day. We’ve even seen Instacart join the celebration by offering free bags of Flipz Pretzels with select orders.

Wait until May to buy. . . 

Outdoor Power Tools

We’ll see outdoor deals return during Lowe’s and Home Depot Memorial Day sales. In fact, many of the spring sale deals — like $2 mulch and $0.25 pavers — return for the holiday sale. We often see up to 50% off outdoor tools like power washers, edgers, and trimmers.


We predict Target will have some sun care offers so you can stock up in May. Look for gift card offers like a $5 gift card with a $25 sun care purchase. Better yet? Check the Target Circle app for additional coupons like $2 off Neutrogena suncare. 

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