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Spring is in the air this month, and so are the deals for savvy shoppers who know which items to buy — and which days in April to shop.
While there aren’t any major shopping holidays in April, there are a handful of dates when retailers might lower their prices for pop-up, one-day sales. Those include April Fool’s Day (April 1), Tax Day (April 18) and Earth Day (April 22), says Kimberly Palmer, a spokesperson with the personal finance website NerdWallet.com.
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Another important date to keep in mind: Easter, which this year falls on April 17. After that, shoppers will see deep discounts on seasonal decorations, baskets and candy.
Read on for a closer look at six other products that you might find marked down this time of year:
1. Gardening supplies
As homeowners spruce up their yards and put in new plants for the season, nurseries and home improvement stores are offering discounts on gardening tools, mulch, soil and planters. But don’t drag your feet. Last spring, some plants and seeds sold out quickly due to increased demand from gardeners who had taken up the hobby during the pandemic.
Where to find deals: Home Depot, Target, local nurseries
Potential savings: 20 to 25 percent off
2. Green appliances
Retailers and appliance manufacturers often offer discounts this month on eco-friendly appliances with a tie-in to Earth Day. Look for retailers to slash prices on select Energy Star-rated washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators. Be sure to check the Energy Star rebate finder to see whether you’re eligible to get additional money back for your purchase.