Smart Idea: April’s Best Buys

american_express_cards_credit_237428The best things to buy in April are things you’ll need in the summer, but retailers drop the price so you’ll buy early. Take advantage of these deals to save a lot of money.

Travel

In the middle of April, airfare for summer travel starts to drop. You can find deals on flights for July and August if you buy in April. The time of day of the flight also affects the price. You are better off looking for fares from Tuesday through Thursday with a departure time of 4 p.m. eastern standard time. Booking mid-week flights can also help you save money on airfare.

Shoes

Shoe sales are down in the winter, so retailers offer big discounts in the spring. Get great deals on last year’s shoes and this year’s designs when you buy in April.

Vacuums

Spring is a time for cleaning, so many stores discount vacuum cleaners in April. New vacuum models are released around June each year, so you can get a great deal on last year’s model.

Home Improvement

Home improvement stores offer great sales in April because consumers want to buy materials for their spring and summer projects.

Wedding and Graduation Gifts

Early summer is the season for graduation parties and weddings, so retailers discountgift items. Look for small kitchen appliances, china and cookware to be on sale in April.

Clothing

For new clothing, April is the time when the new spring lines have been in the stores for two months, which is when retailers usually discount clothing. For used clothing, consignments shops are clearing out old inventory to make room for summer clothing, so this is a great time to look for discounts and sales.

Grills

As the weather starts to get warmer, stores discount summer items, including grills. If you need a new grill, you’ll find good prices in April.

Electronics

Big screen televisions and tablets are on the list of things to buy in April.

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