Monday, April 1, 2013

April's Best Buys Guide!!

Are you ready for your guide to April savings?  This is my guide to what to buy, what’s on clearance, and what’s in season in the month of April. Its helps you to understand the monthly grocery sale cycle as well as other promotional cycles  Planning ahead is the best way to save.
Items you’ll find on clearance:
  • Easter table linens
  • plates
  • baskets
  • icing
  • crafts
  • sprinkles
  • cookie cutters
  • seasonal clothing
  • yard decorations
  • ribbons
  • Winter clearance deep discounts now on linens, shoes, boots, jackets, coats, clothing etc
  •  Passover goodies
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  • Ham (spiral cut, honey end of Easter,)
  • Candy for birthday parties or events (Easter clearance)
  • Colored sprinkles, icings,Easter crafts, cookie cutters, clothing, decorations (tuck away for next year)
  • Passover crackers etc
  • Baking supplies (flour, sugar, pie fillings, yeast, chocolate chips, baker’s chocolate, cooking oil, pie crusts, ready-made dough, spices, nuts, dried fruits, disposable pans, aluminum foil, plastic wrap)
Whats in season How to Save in March, Best time to buy, Whats on Sale etc.
  • apricots
  • bananas
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • green beans
  • honeydew melon
  • lettuce
  • mangos
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • leeks
  • peas
  • pineapple
  • rhubard
  • spinach
  • strawberries
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  • Follow up on your requests to the  National Park Service (for campers) or Chamber of Commerce or Visitors centers for brochures & free events and book specific travel dates, make a list of things you’ll need for your trip & continue planning
  • Plan a date this month to start planting your garden (if if its just a window garden of herbs)
  • Buy Easter clearance items and tuck away (like candy for a birthday piniata later in the year, or buy Easter clothes 1 size up & tuck away for next year)
  • Remember to schedule your little ones for free events like the Lowes Build and Grow or Home Depot
  • Harvest buttons and shoe laces off of shirts and shoes that are unusable and can’t be donated (save for another use, pair of shoes etc)
  • Plan a date next month for a yard sale to get rid of toys that are no longer used, clothes that don’t fit etc
  • Challenge your family to a weekend of “no spending”
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  • April 1st April Fools Day
  • April 15th Tax Day
  • April 22nd National Park Week (free entrance into national parks the 22nd to 26th)
  • April 22nd Earth Day (many places offer freebies)
  • April 9th Ben & Jerry’s FREE cone day (check hours and locations at your local store)
  • April 13th Lowes Build & Grow FREE Kids Workshops: The Croods: Planter
  • April 22nd to 26th National Park Week – Get in ALL National parks for FREE
  • Home Depot adult DIY workshops April 13th Cabinet Update, 14th Glass Back-splash, 20th How to choose a counter top, Improve your DIY skills 27th & 28th
  • April 6th Home Depot kids workshops build a FREE bird feeder

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