Best Things To Buy in April

Updated on: 05/04/23

In April, many brands offer big sales and high value coupons for specific items and categories. So how do you know what things are a good buy value in April and what’s better to wait on?

We’ve compiled this quick guide to showcase the best things to purchase at a discount in April.

Spring & Athletic Apparel

Because Easter is a major shopping holiday in April, Easter dresses for kids, teens, and adults are a popular and often-discounted staple. Along with that, spring apparel like crop tops, light jackets, jumpsuits, sandals, sneakers, hats, and t-shirts are a great buy during major Spring clearance sales from big box retailers like Old Navy and Kohl’s or more niche spots like PrettyLittleThing and Boohoo. On top of those things, look for huge sales on athletic apparel, running shoes, and workout gear.

  • JCPenney: Save 15% off spring and athletic apparel with our coupon code
  • Avenue: Get 35% off plus size clothing and accessories with this discount
  • Kohl’s: Get your little ones ready for Easter with $10 off $50 for kids and babies through 4/7 only
  • You can save 10% now through the 17th with our coupon
  • ModCloth: Buy any 2 pairs of tights, socks, bralettes, basic tops, or leggings and save 30% with this ModCloth coupon -- make sure to stock up!

Tax Day Services

Are you ready to file? Most consumers wait until the last minute, because let’s face it, procrastination is truly an art form. However, if you can get your taxes in gear in early April, you can save a lot more than waiting until April 15.

  • eSmartTax: Save 20% off online filing with this coupon
  • LibertyTax: Double check for free and also save 20% with this tax discount to boot
  • TaxSlayer: Save a whopping 53% off e-file for a limited time with this code.

Summer Travel & Cruises

Ready for warm summer breezes, suntans, and pina coladas? Book your summer travel in April to save big time. Sites like Expedia, Travelocity, and CheapOAir will have sitewide and summer-specific offers for vacation packages, cruises, and more.

  • Hotwire: April 1-5 ONLY, use our CouponFollow exclusive code for an extra $15 off $100 on top of up to 50% on Hot Rate Cars.
  • Travel for cheap with $5 off hotels $50+ with our code
  • CruiseDirect: Save 10% on excursions, up to $1000 free on board credit, and $0 booking fee for select cruises with this discount offer through the end of May.
  • Hertz: Rent a car and see the sights, plus get a $50 hotel credit with this savings deal when you rent any midsize or larger car for 3+ days
  • CheapOAir: Save up to $27 on flight fees with this promotion through April 30

Spring Cleaning & Organization

It’s that time of year when you go through your closet, garage, and basements to dig out things you no longer need. This tedious process can be made more fun by getting your home organization in check in stylish ways. Buy bins, bookshelves, and filing cabinets to freshen up your most-used spaces. Try watching Marie Kondo on Netflix while you work--her Konmari organization method is sure to inspire.

Clearance Easter Candy

This one’s a no-brainer. Shop the day after Easter for the best sales on your favorite Easter candy for as much as 80% off. The best places in store would be your local grocery stores, Walgreens, and CVS. Online, try these options:

As for things to wait on, you’ll want to skip shopping for mattresses in April, since Memorial Day is coming up in May and that’s one of the biggest mattress shopping days all year. Honorable mentions for things to buy in April include clearance winter apparel and early Mother’s Day gifts, which are all also great buys during this month.