Here are the seven best things to buy in April and the four things to avoid!

April's not fooling you! Here are the best things to buy and what to avoid in April!

DealNews put together an explanation! Click here for more information.

Here are the seven things to buy in April according to DealNews:

  • Spring Clothing- Many stores are preparing to showcase the summer collections. DealNews reported that last spring, sales were up to 80% off at the Gap, Wilsons Leather and Saks Off 5th. DealNews claims that this April, men's shorts will be about $3 at Walmart, and dresses and sandals will start around $6.
  • Tax Day Freebies- You Smart Shopper team is working on compiling a list
  • Early Mother's Day Discounts- DealNews said you can expect as high as 90% off at Nordstrom Rack and TechRabbit because both showcased those promotions in mid-April last year. DealNews also claims there will be big price drops on select designer brands at Amazon, and Mother's Day jewelry to be as low as $30 at Zales.
  • Earth Day Freebies and Deals- Your Smart Shopper team is also compiling a list for the holiday on the 22nd. You can go to any national park for FREE that day.
  • Clearance Easter Candy and Gifts
  • Thrift Store Furniture, Appliances and Clothing- DealNews explains that you may not find the best prices, but you'll find a better selection. Click here and scroll down for the explanation.
  • Select Produce- DealNews shares there will be lower prices on asparagus, avocados, beets, broccoli, mushrooms, and citrus fruits.

Here are the four things to wait on, according to DealNews:

  1. Mattresses, Tools and Appliances- Memorial Day falls on May 28th. Discounts skyrocketed up to 70% off around that time. There are typically more deals on tools in May. Last year, appliances like washers fell to as low as $300, and refrigerators dropped to $665, according to DealNews.
  2. Laptops- Back-to-school discounts happen over summer, so wait to save more.
  3. Gardening Tools- There are some price drops in April, but there should be more and bigger discounts in May.
  4. Running Shoes- DealNews revealed that Reebok and Puma's adult shoes could start in the $20 range in May.
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