Here’s the latest advice from Freeshipping.org on what to purchase this month as part of its comprehensive Best-Time-to-Buy Guide.
Since April also represents Financial Literacy Month, there’s no better time to hone your budgeting skills and take advantage of great deals.
Who doesn’t want a good deal on a cruise? Despite promises by the industry to avoid offering last-minute deals, the desire to fill empty cabin space is too strong to overcome. According to CruiseCritic.com, April is one of the best times to purchase a cruise to Europe before the busy summer travel season.
Casual runners hit the pavement once the weather warms up, and sneaker companies are ready to pounce on these fitness enthusiasts with great deals on the latest footwear. Case in point; You can find a Finish Line coupon through the end of April for $20 off orders of $125 or more.
3. Office Furniture
At-home start ups typically occur at the beginning of the year and right after tax season, making April one of the best times to stock up on office furniture. In addition to deals from popular office supply stores, hit up warehouse stores for great deals on desks, chairs and bulk supplies.
4. Easter Candy
With Easter falling on April 8 this year, the best time to score deals on those beloved peeps is after the holiday has passed. Save 50-percent or more on Easter candy and other holiday-related items, as shop owners replace all things bunny with Mother’s Day fare.
5. Vacuum Cleaners
New models of vacuum cleaners roll out in June, making April and May the best time to score deals on last year’s models. These spring-cleaning staples are available from numerous retailers, so be sure to comparison shop before settling on a purchase.
6. Used Cars
According to Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine, April is the month to find the best selection and best prices for used cars. Thanks to ever-rising gas prices, keep your eyes peeled for a fuel efficient vehicle and buy early — used car prices are expected to rise over the rest of the season.
April 1 marked the beginning of Japan’s fiscal year, which means new models of electronics are making their way onto shelves. Though you can score discounts on electronics during back-to-school promotions and over the holidays, early spring is also a good opportunity to get great savings on last year’s models. iPad 2, anyone?
With gardening tools in hand and summer on the horizon, the last thing you’re thinking about is snow and cold weather. Same goes with everyone else, which is why snowblowers are a steal this month. If you live in an area annual dumped on by the white fluffy stuff, consider investing in one of these puppies during the off season.