April’s Top Sales: Plus, Get Ready for 3 Days Packed with Freebies!

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It’s April, and there’s a shower of deals, so we’ve rounded up what to buy during these sales!

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Make the most of your April budget! I’ve rounded up the most popular April sales to help you save on your home, baby gear, clearance finds, and more.

Download our convenient and FREE calendar printable to know what to buy before the best April sales end!

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Here is a list of notable April sales you may want to shop:

turf builder sales sign outside at the home depot

The Home Depot will be having its second wave of spring sales.

This year, we’re anticipating the annual Home Depot Spring Savings Event to start towards the end of April or even early May. Last year, they even had a pre-sale for their Spring Savings Event to kick off April so we definitely recommend keeping an eye out for some hot deals all month long. This will be a great time to stock up on outdoor and garden essentials like mulch, flowers, pavers, grass seed, wheelbarrows, charcoal, ladders, and more!

Bookmark our Home Depot Spring Savings Event post to know when the deals begin and be sure to bookmark our Home Depot sales & coupons page for the best deals!

lowe's springfest sign hanging from store ceiling

Lowe’s annual SpringFest starts on April 4th, and you can score early sneak peek deals now!

Lowe’s SpringFest is a competitive sale that gives The Home Depot a run for its money – even more so since they’ve already sprung early deals! SpringFest officially starts on April 4th in stores and online, and you’ll be able to save BIG on all the supplies you need for spring and summer like discounts on mulch, veggies & herbs, lawn tools, soil, patio furniture, and so much more!

Ready to shop now? Head over to our Lowe’s SpringFest post to shop early sneak peek deals and find out more about this reader-favorite sale!

Hip Tip: Keep an eye out for a family-friendly Lowe’s SpringFest event. In 2023, Lowe’s held the Egg-Venture Event, a popular Easter-themed event that took place during Lowe’s SpringFest. With Easter falling in March, it’s unlikely this event will return for 2024, but we’re hoping for a new offering with freebies in its place.

group of kids wearing solar eclipse glasses by Medical King

You can watch the total solar eclipse for free on April 8th.

A total solar eclipse is a rare and beautiful thing to experience and best of all it’s FREE! The next event won’t happen again until August 2044, so if you’re able to catch this event of the decade it’s surely going to be worth your while.

As a previous total eclipse viewer said, “During the few minutes of 100% totality, you don’t have to wear glasses – the disc of the moon blots out the sun but makes all the more visible the peripheral rage of the sun – the true extent of its light and radiation, the phenomena of the sun that you don’t get to see because it is too bright. Your whole world goes dark in the middle of the day, the crickets chirp, animals become uneasy and howl, it gets noticeably colder, and shadows of the unseen elements of the Earth’s atmosphere dance across the ground like an astronomical disco. It is awe-inspiring.” Needless to say, this is a FREE event you don’t want to miss!

Hip Tip: Head over to our solar eclipse event post to find out where you can catch 100% totality, what time it will start, where to get glasses, and more.

Car Seat, Stroller and shopping cart at Target

Target’s Car Seat Trade-In Event is a great time to stack the 20% off coupon with sales for new baby gear. 

In April, Target will be hosting its super popular Car Seat Trade-In Event where you can recycle an old, expired, or damaged car seat and redeem it for a coupon valid for 20% off one car seat, stroller, or select baby gear item. The coupon can be used in-store or online for a limited time. Last year the event took place from April 16th to April 29th so we anticipate the sale to start towards the middle of April if history repeats itself.

Even better, the coupon can typically be used on car seats, strollers, or other baby gear even if they are already on sale! On top of that, you can use your Target RedCard holder discount too. This is seriously the best time to trade in your old car seat and save on the next seat that your baby or kiddo needs so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the official dates come April!

Bookmark our Target Car Seat Trade-In post to learn more and be alerted when the deals begin!

woman sitting on table holding walmart winter fashion outfits

Shop the last of winter clearance deals before they’re gone (+ stock up as spring items go on sale). 

Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, you’ll see many retailers wrapping up their winter clearance this month and listing plenty of Spring items for sale as they make room for summer. Don’t hold out for better winter deals because by now this is about as good as it’ll get until it’s gone for the year!

Check with your favorite retailers by heading to their site and searching under sale items for specific items you’re after. You can score deep discounts on stuff like winter jackets, ski gear, sweaters, and more!

Check out the latest men’s, women’s, teens, and kids deals now!

bouquet of flowers on table in vase

Shop April sales for early Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Mother’s Day is on May 12th this year, so in April, you can expect to start seeing early Mother’s Day deals online and in stores! This can include an array of sales on popular items like cards, jewelry, flowers, and plants so be sure to know what you’re shopping for this year and plan accordingly.

Stay in the know on the best Mother’s Day restaurant deals and the current jewelry deals for 2024!

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Hip Tip: Psst…we created this FREE printable coupon book for Mom and it would make a great gift idea too!

cutting board on countertop with veggies

Shop April’s seasonal produce to score the best prices.

When you shop seasonally, you’re likely to get the best prices on products – especially if you’re shopping at your local farmer’s market.

Here’s a list of some seasonal produce to shop for in April:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Garlic
  • Herbs
  • Kale
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce
  • Limes
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Pineapples
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips

Hip Tip: Learn how to get cheap produce and the best prices on pantry staples year-round!

These April National Holidays & events often include sales and freebies:

holding a burrito wrapped in foil

National Burrito Day is April 4th and you may be able to score a FREE burrito.

This year, National Burrito Day is celebrated on April 4th, 2024 and we expect to see some unburritable deals on burritos this year. 🤩 In past years, we’ve seen Chipotle give away tickets for free burritos and other chains offering deep discounts on burritos, burrito bowls, and more.

Stay turned to find out what the 2024 National Burrito Day deals are!

easter items in open walmart box

Easter was the last day in March, which means you can score Easter clearance deals in April.

This year, many stores are marking seasonal items on clearance before the actual holiday, but the day after Easter (TODAY) will be the hottest day to score the deepest discounts on Easter goodies. Head to your favorite stores starting today, April 1st, to score hot Easter decor deals—including some that can be used all spring and summer. Plus, you can expect to score clearance prices on Easter items like baskets, egg-dying kits, and decorations.

Shop the best and latest Easter deals now!

tax day paperwork with pencil on counter

Tax Day is April 15th, and you can score plenty of freebies. 

Filing your taxes isn’t generally all that much fun, but there is some good news! Many national restaurant chains have a fun tradition of offering Tax Day freebies and deals to give you something to look forward to after prepping your tax returns. WOOHOO! In previous years, you could score amazing deals like FREE Firehouse Subs, FREE meals at Hooters, and even FREE workouts and Hydro massages (without a membership) at Planet Fitness.

Check out the latest Tax Day freebies now!

Hip Tip: We shared the best FREE tax filing for 2024.

woman holding clear reusable silicone stasher bag with flowers inside

Earth Day is April 22nd and you can score plenty of deals on reusable and eco-friendly products.

This national holiday is a great day to stock up on reusable products you’ve been eyeing up. In previous years, we saw hot deals on some of our favorite products like 25% off sitewide at Stasher Bags and you can even expect to see deals on organic food and natural cleaning products! Sweet!

Bookmark our Earth Day post to find out about the deals for 2024, and check out our favorite reusable products to save hundreds!

Hip Tip: Earth Day is also when we’ll be announcing the winners of our EPIC Clean Series Giveaway so be sure to enter before it’s too late!

holding 3 Wetzel's Pretzels

National Pretzel Day is April 26th and you will knot be able to resist the freebies.

April 26th is National Pretzel Day! Whether you’re craving something a little salty, or you just can knot resist that heavenly smell wafting through the mall, these twisted treats are sure to put a smile on your face and make an excellent afternoon snack. In previous years, April sales for National Pretzel Day included freebies at popular chains like Auntie Anne’s, Philly Pretzel Factory, Wetzel’s Pretzels, and more!

Check out which National Pretzel Day free pretzels you can score in 2024 once the holiday nears!

Hip Tip: Did you know you can score a FREE pretzel at Auntie Anne’s on your birthday just for signing up for their FREE rewards program? 😍 Head over to our post all about free birthday stuff to learn more!

woman standing next to black car outside in rain

It’s National Car Care Month all month long so make sure you’re prepped for any summer road trips.

April is also National Car Care Month! It’s the perfect time of year to check with your local car servicing companies to see if they’re offering special deals and pricing. Whether you need routine maintenance or new tires, you’re likely to find April Sales for many car-related parts and services. It’s especially great to prepare your vehicle for any road trips ahead.

Hip Tip: We’ve put together a list of all the places you can score free air for tires!

Already know what to buy in April? Know the best time to buy EVERYTHING ELSE year-round!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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