Georgine’s money saving tips for April-
April seems to mean spring cleaning. If you have been thinking of some chores over the long winter and redecorating is on your list, look for sales on paint and wall paper especially at home stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot. It’s a great time to find home organizers too that will simplify and tidy your life. Vacuum cleaners will be discounted because new models come out in June.
Of course, gardening will soon be on everyone’s mind. You’ll be able to taking advantage of money-savers in the way of mulch, top soil, and lawn care products. The last Friday of every April is National Arbor Day, so around that time look for seedling giveaways and other specials.
Warm weather clothing should be a rock bottom prices because not only are the stores making room for spring frocks they are lining the shelves and racks with swimsuits and summer gear. Sneakers and athletic footwear will be on sale too. Check out rain gear. You know, “April showers” will bring special savings on umbrellas and raincoats.
You can get a break on the price of a digital camera too. Graduations, weddings, and prom season is around the corner and this is a huge picture-taking time.
National Car Care month means safety maintenance products will be discounted as well as some services. Go to www.carcare.org to find events in your area.
Gamers, heads up! Expect deep cuts and deals on the highly popular Christmas time gift, Xbox One.
Around April 15th look for lots of Tax Day special offers and freebies! (As they come in I will post them.) Lots of fast-food type locations will be giving away everything from free coffee, doughnuts, to sandwiches.
Participating spas will join the celebrating of Spring Spa Week (4-27 to 4-27) by enticing you with money-saving treatments and services.
In the grocery store you will be able to stock up on seasonal produce. Get creative with your recipes! Baking goods, due to Easter and Passover, such as cake mixes, pie crusts, frosting, and flour, will be on sale. Combine coupons to get the best deal.
Lately, the clip-less coupon site SavingStar has been featuring a produce item each Friday that you can add to your account and get for FREE. The details are, basically, once you join (this is free) you select items that will be credited to you account when you purchase using your store rewards card. April is also Soyfoods Month. If you are thinking of trying these products, now would be a great time. If you’re already hooked, take advantage of the sales.
After Easter, grab some highly reduced baskets, grass, plastic eggs, etc to stash away until next year.