What to Buy in April
Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 7:00 am
Every month, there are annual sales that savvy shoppers can take advantage of. It helps if you know what to look for. Planning ahead, and waiting to buy something during its annual sale, is a great way to save money. Here’s a quick look at some of the things that you should buy in April.
What to Buy in April
Tax Day Freebies
April 15, is “Tax Day”. It is the day that all Americans must mail in their completed income tax forms. It is also the day that many cafes, restaurants, fast food places, and bars give away free stuff. Take a look at the website or Facebook page of your favorite place to eat or drink. If they are doing a freebie, there should be some details about it listed there.
The idea seems to be to make what can be a stressful time in people’s lives a little bit brighter. Of course, once a person comes in for a freebie, he or she might be tempted to make some purchases as well. Keep that in mind so you don’t end up spending more than you intended.
Depending on where you live, it might feel as though spring has just started. Even so, you will find discounts on the new spring line of clothing. You can expect to find sales that are somewhere between 15% and 30% off. (Bigger discounts will start to pop up in May). Get some spring clothing now, for a nice price, and still have time to wear it before summer comes around.
A whole lot of people rush to buy a gym membership in early January. This is directly related to the New Year’s resolutions that focus on weight loss. By April, some of those people have decided to drop their gym membership.
The weather has gotten warmer since January, and this causes many people to want to go outside and do things. People who are serious about exercise often decide to get out of the gym and do their exercising outdoors. Gyms are now in need of more members and may be offering a nice discount for new members to take advantage of.
Thrift Store Clothing
There is something unexpected that happens as a result of spring cleaning. People go through their closets and get rid of clothing that no longer fits, that is no longer in the latest style, and that they intended to wear (but then didn’t). All those clothes get donated to thrift stores.
That makes April a good month to frequent the local thrift stores. You could find some brand new items that still have their store tags on them. Everything you find at a thrift store is at a low price. This can help people who love to shop for clothing stay within their budget.
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