Use the April Mondy Saving Guide to find sales, clearance items, and in-season produce at rock bottom prices.
Finding great deals is less about knowing where to shop and more about knowing when to shop. To get the best grocery deals, you need to know what is in season so you can look for rock-bottom prices on those items. To get the best deals on clothing, household items, and groceries you need to make the most of the department and grocery store’s sale cycles. With that in mind, I am sharing a money-saving guide to help you find the best deals this month.
Money Saving Guide for April
Since Easter is on the 21rst this year, some of these items will not go on clearnace until the last week of the month.
Items you’ll find on clearance in April:
- Easter table linens
- cookie cutters
- seasonal clothing
- yard decorations
- Winter clearance deep discounts now on linens, shoes, boots, jackets, coats, clothing etc
- Passover goodies
Items you’ll find on sale in April:
- Ham (spiral cut ham, honey ham near 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)
Groceries you’ll find on sale in April:
Consider rotating some of these in-season fruits and veggies into your menu to save money on groceries. You can find a complete list of in-season produce here.
- green beans
- honeydew melon
Start Planning in April for the Summer:
- 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”
National Holidays in April:
- April 1st April Fools Day
- April 15th Tax Day
- April 21rst Easter
- April 20th – 28th National Park Week (free entrance into national parks on April 20)
- April 22nd Earth Day (many places offer freebies)
Do you have any other suggestions for saving money in April?