It’s all about what to stock up on in April for today’s post. I love saving money when I need to purchase an item on my needs list. If I can get those items I need at rock bottom
Just so you know, I live in Utah and we have 3 to 4 case lot sales each year. I’ve been buying canned goods at this store or other stores for over 50 years. The canned goods typically come in 24-48 cans per case depending on the product. Well, this year, it’s different. I found the prices to be the same as the ones on the shelf, no real savings if you bought the whole case.
A few were a bit cheaper but in most cases, as I looked to compare prices, the only advantage was to have them packaged up for you by the case so you could store them that way. I walked out empty-handed. Here is a picture from previous sales. These were bargains last year, today I didn’t find any worth purchasing.
Keep in mind, Campbell’s soups are 48 cans to the case. If you take the cost at $33.12 divided by 48 cans in the case it comes out to $.69 each, yep, less than a dollar. These are Campbell’s (not store brands). I have to admit I’m a soup snob, I only like Campbell’s brand.
It’s interesting, I picked up some Campbell’s Bean with Bacon soup for my daughter one day. We compared a can of store-brand to Campbell’s. Well, there is definitely a difference between the two based on the flavor and texture. We will only buy Campbell’s brand going forward.
The store brand was way too watery even though we only added 1/2 can of water to each. The store brand had very few beans, let alone bacon. I’m glad we compared the two side by side.
What To Stock Up On In April
Produce in Season
Fruits and vegetables taste so much better when they are in season, that’s for sure. This month, watch for some really good asparagus, avocados, broccoli, beets, mushrooms, and citrus fruits. In case you missed this post, Step By Step Dehydrating Mushrooms
Nothing tastes better than produce that’s in season, right?
Did you know you can freeze avocados? Yes, you can! I quote Healthline.com “Ripe avocado can be frozen mashed or puréed, as well as in halves or chunks, and kept for 4–6 months. Add lemon juice and seal the avocado tightly in plastic or with a vacuum sealer to minimize browning.” (Nov 29, 2019)
I freeze avocados whenever they go on sale. If they are ripe, I peel them, remove the seed, and freeze the halves. They are perfect after you thaw them in the refrigerator the day before. I use my FoodSaver to keep them green.
Vacuum & Cleaning Supplies
Spring is the month people want to spring clean, so stores will be having sales on vacuums to help you clean your home. If your vacuum is toast, this may be the perfect month to find one drastically reduced in price.
April will have many cleaning supplies priced lower to help us do that spring cleaning that kicks in during the month. Watch for your favorite cleaning products to help you clean your house the way you want at a discount.
I love having cleaning supplies stocked up so I hardly ever have to go to the store.
This is a great month to stock up on those plastic Easter eggs that crack every year. If you buy them this year you will be ready for next year’s Easter egg hunt.
Watch for the shopping baskets at the front of the store for clearance items on those Easter decorations you may want next year. You may see some great buys on chocolates to stock in your pantry as well.
If you need some new Easter baskets or stuffed animals for next year, this is a great time to purchase them for pennies on the dollar.
If you typically have an Easter party every year, this is the time to buy plates and napkins for that party, or for next year, at a fraction of the regular cost. Look for discounts on those cute Easter dresses after Easter.
Easter hats and gloves will be discounted as well! Watch for Easter shoes and purses that are white. The stores want to clear out the shelves so they can stock things like summer sandals.
After Easter Sales
I love 50% off the leftover candy after every holiday. Mark and I tried to find some M & M’s, but those were gone by the time we got to the store. But, oh my goodness, they still had a lot of choices. Chocolate is chocolate to me!
Hams Ready For Easter Sunday
I have a ham in the freezer I’ll take out of the freezer a day or so before Easter Sunday. I love the spiral ones and I serve the pre-cooked ham cold. When I try to serve it warm it becomes dry. It may just be me, but that’s how I roll. You can make my Ham Salad Recipe after Easter if you have any leftovers. and save the bone to make my Ham and Bean Soup!
I make dinner rolls every Sunday, or every other Sunday. I love baking, so April is a great month to stock up on those items we use all the time. I love having my pantry stocked, but you know that by now.
Mother’s Day Deals
April is a month between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, so you may see some leftover candy or jewelry you might want to give Mom, or your spouse, for that special day. I love flowers that I can plant, what about you?
It’s a perfect month to save money on that necklace or bracelet for your mom, or another special person in your life. I have seen prices reduced as much as 60% in April.
Cookware and Small Appliances
You’ll see great prices on cookware either for mom for Mother’s Day or for the bride and groom getting married soon.
June is one of the most popular months for weddings, so this is a great time to stock up on wedding gifts and some cookware for your mom. Watch for some really good buys on some of the best cookware. These pans go great with my book, “Prepare Your Family For Survival”.
Thrift Store Sales
This is the time of year people are spring cleaning and donating tons of stuff to the local thrift stores. It’s a great month to watch for thrift stores’ furniture sales.
Inventory will be reduced to clear out last year’s stuff to make room for the new gently used items coming in daily. If you need some “new to you” furniture, watch for the thrift store clearance aisles.
Earth Day Sales
Earth Day is always in the month of April, so look for some great prices on LED light bulbs. It’s all about saving the earth and money, right?
I replaced all of my lightbulbs with LED bulbs a few years ago and I save about 25% on my light bill now, year, after year, after year. Please think about purchasing some good reusable cups instead of bottled water. It’s all about less trash at the beaches, parks, and hiking trails.
Most stores stock their spring clothing in January or February after the holidays, so in April they need to move out what is left. Therefore, during April the stores’ clearance racks will be filled with drastically reduced prices on spring clothing.
If you need gifts for babies coming soon, this is a perfect time to pick up really nice gifts for pennies on the dollar. If you have some baby showers coming up, buy some baby outfits you can take as gifts.
It’s also a great time to stock up on clothes for that toddler that grows out of clothes so quickly.
Shampoo and Conditioner
Shampoo and conditioner is typically on sale because summer is coming, and after hiking, swimming, and biking we may use more shampoo and conditioner. Nothing feels better than having a shower and a clean head of hair! Life is so good!
Watch for garden tools that you may need to add to the ones you have now. You may need to replace those in your storage shed or garage that are no longer working like they used to
April will have ads to save you money on mulch, seeds, fertilizer, soil, and just about everything to entice you into the stores so you can get started on your garden.
This is the perfect month to add the amendments your garden needs to produce the best harvest ever. Be sure and watch for those garden gloves you need too!
Watch for rebates on lawnmowers and other yard equipment. Sometimes the prices are reduced as a motive for you to get a start on your yard care this spring. The stores will be running ads throughout the month with discounts on almost every item you need to keep your yard manicured for the season. It’s a great month to replace that 20-year old lawnmower.
Car Parts & Accessories
April is National Car Care Month, so watch for deals for car parts, accessories, and service discounts for your car. If your floor mats are shot, look for deep discounts when you purchase those.
If your car needs to be serviced, you may save 20% on those maintenance items you need to have done on your car or truck this month.
Unique Holidays in April
- April 1: April Fool’s Day
- April 2: National Burrito Day
- April 3: National Find a Rainbow Day
- April 4: Qingming Festival
- April 5: National Deep Dish Pizza Day
- April 6: National Student Athlete Day
- April 7: World Health Day
- April 8: National Empanada Day
- April 9: National Unicorn Day
- April 10: Good Friday
- April 11: National Pet Day
- April 12: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
- April 13: National Scrabble Day
- April 14: National Gardening Day
- April 15: Tax Day
- April 16: Selena Day
- April 17: National Cheeseball Day
- April 19: National Garlic Day
- April 20: National Look Alike Day
- April 21: National Kindergarten Day
- April 22: Earth Day
- April 23: National Picnic Day
- April 24: National Arbor Day
- April 25: National Hug a Plumber Day
- April 26: National Pretzel Day
- April 27: National Prime Rib Day
- April 28: National Superhero Day
- April 29: National Shrimp Scampi Day
- April 30: National Raisin Day
In the Month of April, we also celebrate Move More Month and National Pecan Month.
It’s important we save money when we can, and only spend money when we need something. It’s all about what to stock up on in April to save those precious dollars, right? Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda
What to Stock Up On By Month:
- What to Stock Up On In January
- What to Stock Up On In February
- What to Stock Up On In March
- What to Stock Up On In April
- What to Stock Up On In May
- What to Stock Up On In June
- What to Stock Up On In July
- What to Stock Up On In August
- What to Stock Up On In September
- What to Stock Up On In October
- What to Stock Up On In November
- What to Stock Up On In December