The Best Deals in April

The Best Deals in April

You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. But April brings a whole lot more to the table than just rainy days. We’re talking major deals! After all, April is the month that spring cleaning starts, the school year begins to wind down, and wedding season starts up. Note: Citi is a partner of Brad’s Deals.

We pulled together some April sale tips from our expert team of deal editors, so you’ll be ahead of the sales game this month.

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Table of Contents

  1. Spring Cleaning Supplies
  2. Car Maintenance Deals
  3. Snow Equipment Deals
  4. Skincare & Makeup Deals
  5. Athletic Gear & Athletic Equipment Sales
  6. Thrift Shop Deals
  7. Tax Day Deals & Freebies
    1. McDonald’s Tax Day Deals
    2. Boston Market Tax Day Deals
    3. IHOP Tax Day Deals
    4. Starbucks Tax Day Deals

Spring Cleaning Supplies

House cleaning product on wood table
April showers bring… spring cleaning. This time of year you’ll be able to find spring cleaning sales on a number of great cleaning supply deals but vacuums are what you should zero in on. Check out places like Dyson and Amazon for some of your best bets.

Shop our vacuum deals

Also, be sure to check out our article on spring cleaning. We tell you how to plan your spring cleaning, and save money in the process!

Car Maintenance Deals

vehicle inspection
With April being National Car Care Month, auto supply retailers like Advance Auto Parts will use that as a reason to discount their inventory and promote their automotive tools deals. And not to mention it’s the first month in many where snow and sleet are (almost) a thing of the past and car owners will be ready to switch their maintenance gears from winter to spring.

Shop our Automotive Deals

Snow Equipment Deals

man with snowblower
Even though there are some cities (ahem… Chicago) that can’t guarantee that you’ll have no snow in the forecast until June, retailers have declared winter over and want to clear out all things snow-related. Have you determined your 20-year old snowblower can’t take another nor’easter? Or have you finally given in to the idea of a more back-friendly shovel? Now’s the time to snatch them up at discounted prices.

Skincare and Makeup Deals

a pallet of eyeshadow
If you’re looking to refresh your makeup for spring and summer, you can look forward to the Sephora April sale that we see each year. The sale will begin for Rouge members receiving 20% off beginning 4/9. Then VIB members will get 15% off starting 3/14. And finally, Insiders will get 10% off on 4/15 through 4/19.

With the Sephora Spring sale, we expect to see other retailers like Ulta and Target offer some makeup deals to compete!

Athletic Gear & Athletic Equipment Sales

putting on running shoes
With the weather warming up, fitness retailers like Under Armour and Athleta know this is prime time to tempt their customers. Everything from shoes, to shorts, sports bras, and leggings will be given some deep discounts.

Shop our selection of shoes and activewear deals for men and women.

Thrift Shop Deals

stacks of used books
With spring cleaning comes a whole new batch of goods hitting your local thrift stores and consignment shops. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure – amiright? Been trying all year to find the perfect entryway table, desk lamp, or armoire? When you drop off your donations, be sure to peek inside because this is one of the best times all year to find what you’re looking for. And let’s not overlook thrifty online favorites like eBay, Poshmark, and ThredUP!

Tax Day Deals

Tax form 1040 with US dollars Tax form 1040 with US dollars
Retailers know that usually when mid-April hits, their customers have either just hit the jackpot with their tax return – or owe some dough to Uncle Sam. This year the tax deadline has been extended to May 2021 for most states and even into June for some states! So, these freebies may hit closer to mid-May. Tax day deals are a good way to get both kinds of customers in the door. While a number of places will be touting freebies, it’s the restaurant chains that will likely have the most to offer. In particular, if you know where to look, you can find some great tax day fast food deals such as these:

McDonald’s Tax Day Deals

Boston Market Tax Day Deals

IHOP Tax Day Deals

Starbucks Tax Day Deals

What do you wait until April to buy? Let us know in the comments below.