5 Seasonal Sale Items to Buy in April

by Miranda Marquit · 0 comments

If you are looking to save money on your purchases, one of the best ways to do is to shop seasonal sales. Understanding the sale cycle of the year can be extremely helpful when it comes to getting a good deal. So, if you are wondering what you should by in April, here are 5 seasonal sale items that you are more likely to save on this month:

1. Digital Cameras

April is a good time to go bargain hunting for digital cameras. They might be on sale for any number of reasons, but one of the main ones is clearance. Stores are gearing up for summer picture taking by getting in new stocks of cameras, and they are discounting older models. You can find some reasonably good bargains if you look for digital cameras right now.

2. Computers

We’ve always bought our computers in the spring, just before the new stocks come in. We don’t need to buy the latest version of a computer, since our needs aren’t terribly extravagant. We buy a new computer every three years or so (when mine is burned out from the workload), and we get one that came out six months earlier. It is always an major upgrade from what we already had, and more than sufficient for our needs. Plus, it’s on clearance in the spring, and we usually get a great deal.

3. Spring Clothing

In many cases, you can get spring clothing on sale in April as stores start getting ready for summer. Look for basic, evergreen styles on the clearance racks; these are spring clothes that have probably been in stock for more than a year. If you avoid the trendiest of clothes, you can make your wardrobe last a little longer. This is also a great time to pick over what’s left from winter. We saved more than 70% on an oversize coat that should fit my son great next winter.

4. Lawn Mowers

Many home improvement stores are clearing out their old stocks of lawn care equipment in anticipation of the summer. This is a good time to get lawn mowers on sale — before they are in higher demand as the weather gets nicer. If you are in the market for a lawn mower, you can shop around and find some great deals on last year’s models.

5. Travel Plans

As you probably know, travel prices go up as summer approaches. Summer is the peak vacation season, and it is no surprise that airlines, hotels and other related businesses charge more for their services. If you plan now, though, you can get discounts on advance reservations. You can save money by booking two or three months ahead of time. We save between $100 and $200 a ticket when we book our flights to see my husband’s family now, rather than waiting until closer to our travel date in July. You can also save when you combine travel offers, such as getting hotel and flight packages. Many discount travel sites offer price guarantees, refunding you money if your ticket price goes lower.

Bonus Tip:

Did you know that you can save money with Netflix? Even if you don't plan on using the service, you should at least sign up for the Netflix free trial here to get some free movies for a month.

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