What to Purchase in April: Spring Apparel, Outdoor Furniture, and More

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 2:18 AM

This April, retailers are waving their reduction wands over items across a no of categories including apparel, jewelry, furniture, fitness gear, and cleaning products.

What to Purchase in April: Spring Apparel, Outdoor Furniture, and More

Spring is in the air, and so are some huge sales.

This April, retailers are waving their reduction wands over items across a no of categories including apparel, jewelry, furniture, fitness gear, and cleaning products. Savvy consumers should be on the lookout for sales on tax software, tax services, as well as for "tax day freebies" — Ltd time offers that population up around April fifteen from all sorts of vendors looking to bring shopping joys to a stressful time of year. And with Mother'south Day on May eight, we're seeing some mom-friendly discounts, too.

Here'south a see at some of the best deals out there, and some we can expect to look as the new mo kicks off. Unless indicated, these deals have number listed finish date, and while many expire quite early in the month, experts declare we can expect them to be extended or to look similar deals ushered in.

Spring clothing

Many retailers have been pushing spring clothing since winter, and are presently slashing prices to create room for summer inventory. Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst of the NPD Group, points out that a grand piece of shoppers don't even start buying spring wardrobe essentials until now, which was the right move if they're looking to save.

"43 % of consumers tell us that they don't even start shopping for their spring wardrobes until April," Cohen said.

"Spring dresses, lightweight jackets and sweaters, and shining and vibrant colored handbags and other accessories have been [in many stores] more than four to eight weeks now, and retailers are looking to move them," said Cohen.

RetailMeNot is offering an extra twenty % off your purchase from Banana Republic through April three, and an extra twenty % off your order from Kohl's. ValPak has a few Kohl's-related coupons, including $fifteen off orders amounting $100 more, while other ValPak coupons can rescue WalMart shoppers up to eighty % on clearance items, and allow free delivery on orders $50 or more. Also via ValPak, consumers can save $twenty-five or more, plus free shipping on orders of $50 and up at Elderly Navy, and up to seventy-five % off clothing, handbags, and accessories at Dillards.

Fitness wear and shoes

"Because of rising temperatures and longer days, we're seeing large discounts on fitness items such as yoga pants and sneakers," said Sara Skirboll, savings expert at RetailMeNot.

Below Armour has a no of decent deals hosted on RetailMeNot, such as as free shipping on orders over $forty through April thirty. But more impressive is the offering of an extra twenty % off one sale item at DC Shoes, and at Macy's, savings of up to forty % off plus free shipping, as well as up to an extra thirty % off choose regular, sale, and clearance priced women'south shoes through April three.

Brent Shelton, online shopping expert at FatWallet. com, said to see for huge discounts on running and hiking shoes, along with activewear and gear for outdoor sports.

A Sears spokesperson added that shoppers can discover deep discounts on athletic footwear starting at $19.99 from April ten to sixteen. And don't forget to hold an eagle eye out for fitness gear at hugely reduced prices. At Sears, for instance, all fitness gear is on sale — from April three to nine, the NordicTrack C seven hundred Treadmill will be offered for the deeply discounted price of $699.99, down from $1199.99.

Mother'south Day jewelry and sunglasses

Rather than waiting until the latest min to shop for mom, consider hopping onto Kmart'south website between April three and April nine, when you can nab the Diamond-Accent Pendants in Sterling Silver for its online sale price of $19.99 (down from $99.99), a Kmart spokesperson confirmed.

Sunglasses are another marked down accessory that may please the mother in your life. One of the bigger sales in this category comes from Macy's, which is offering up to $75 off your regular price sunglass purchase via RetailMeNot. At Sears, get up to forty % off sunglasses April 10-16.

"Buying Mother'south Day gifts that coincide with spring sales can rescue you a lot of money, or authorize for buying mom something much more extravagant in lieu of savings you'll be getting," said FatWallet'south Shelton.

Patio furniture and garden gear

'Tis the season to spruce up your outdoor space, and shoppers will discover number shortage of significant savings on lawn furniture and garden maintenance items.

On Fatwallet Amazon is offering 25 % off lawn mowers through April four; Sears is offering its BCP Outdoor Patio Propane Firepit w/ Lava Rocks & Stone Base for $189.99 (down from$399.99) with free shipping through April nine, as well as its Black & Decker Deluxe Heavy Duty Adjustable Trigger Nozzle $2.99 (was $10.99) with free in-store pickup; Lowe'south has its Garden Treasures Driscol seven piece Patio Dining Set on sale for $199.00 (down from $250) with free truck delivery and number expiration date listed.

Target'south is touting up to twenty % off choose outdoor living items, and up to twenty % off grills and firepits, plus free shipping on all orders of $25 or more.

Vacuums and cleaning products

If you're looking to thrust back your spring cleaning for just a few more days, you're in luck. Courtney Jespersen, retail expert at NerdWallet. com, says that April is the perfect time to purchase a vacuum.

"Consumers have cleaning on the mind, which means retailers are offering an incentive to obtain them to buy," said Jespersen. "Shoppers can discover discounted cleaning products from dept stores love J. C. Penney or Kohl's, but it also can pay to purchase directly from the manufacturer."

At Kmart, from April 10-16, you can obtain the Navigator Light Upright Vacuum for $99.99, marked down from $129.99, and at Target you can save thirty-eight % on the Dyson DC50 Ball Compact Allergy Upright Vacuum, priced at 249.99, down from $399.99, plus free shipping.

Tax software, services, and Tax Day freebies

If you haven't filed your taxes yet, you've approximately two weeks left to do so, and providers are sharpening their competitive edge with slick deals.

"The majority of tax software retailers love H&R Obstruct and Turbotax are offering some of their best discounts of the year for April filers, including up to 40 % off on both desktop and online tax software deals for both personal and tiny business tax," said Shelton. RetailMeNot users can access $25 off in-store tax preparation for new clients at H&R Obstruct through April thirty.

And while April 15 is a day of dread for some, many retailers get advantage of the tax filing deadline to prolong a fun promotion.

"We're expecting lots of tax day freebies again this year," said Benjamin Glaser, features editor with DealNews, who adds that these deals have yet to be advertised but will be announced shortly.

"Many sit-down restaurants proposal a free dessert, appetizer, or drink with purchase of any entree, or they slice a flat rate off your bill, but some quick food restaurants proposal a free item even without purchase," said Glaser. "Other freebies we look most years comprise Staples' annual free paper shredding, a free massage at Hydro Massage, a free cookie from the Grand American Cookie Co., and a free burger from Tough Rock Cafe if you 'sing for your supper.'"

Lisa Scopa, SVP, Business Services at Staples, confirmed that indeed, Staples' annual tax day freebie will be happening this year.

"The five lbs. free shredding on April eighteen is in-store only and the customer doesn't necessity to bring anything besides their papers to shred," said Scopa, "The store associates have a coupon they'll utilize at the counter."

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