Best Things to Buy in April

What are the best categories to shop this month?

April showers bring May flowers, but the month also brings an abundance of deals, and that’s no April Fool’s joke! We mined our deal archives at Slickdeals to give you insight on the best things to buy in April. Here are our slick picks on what to buy without breaking your budget.

  • Tech accessories accounted for 53% of our top 10 viewed deals last April, with $2 phone cases topping the list at over 20k conversions. We also anticipate discounts on tablets, based on a $249 Apple iPad Air last year purchased by more than 40k consumers, as well as current offers. Best Buy is offering a $175 credit towards a new iPad when you trade in your current working iPad.  We see tablet deals often on our Frontpage, and they go fast. Make sure you set a deal alert so you never miss out on a great deal!
  • Another big category for savings this month is in automobile deals. Need some motor oil? Amazon had some major auto deals - $11 for 5 quarts of motor oil and $20 for 2 wiper blades. Over 1,400 people cashed in on the $10 Pennzoil deal, with interest from 15k people. Walmart currently has a Pennzoil deal for $12.50 so it may have gone up in price a bit, but still worth a look. We also expect tire deals to start rolling onto our Frontpage in the upcoming weeks.
  • Just in time for spring and spring cleaning, you’ll find lots of home and garden deals. A 27-gallon storage tote for $7 at Home Depot led that category, and batteries for $18 for a 24-pack came in a close second. You can also stock up on weed killer, garden beds, and trash cans. And for a quick bathroom update, Pottery Barn has organic cotton shower curtains for $12.99.
  • You may not think of toys and games as a hot deal category in April, but last year more than 6k folks got in on $15 strategy board games, $4.50 Monopoly deal card game, and $3 touch and feel books. We also saw high sales on a $15 American Girl mini doll and book which is great because that brand hardly goes on sale. It may seem early to start thinking about holiday shopping, but this is a good time to stock up. If birthday parties are on the horizon, this is also a good opportunity to stock the gift closet so you’ll never have to pay full price for another last minute gift. If you’re in the market for a fun drone this April you can find a Tenergy Syma Quadcopter for $28.72 starting on March 31.

Check back next month for the best things to buy in May!

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Amy Chang Staff

Amy Chang is a Los Angeles based writer, currently dedicating her day job to spreading the word about Slickdeals. She has written for several companies including Yahoo!, The Scratch, Slickdeals, and Yelp as well as maintaining her own personal food blog. In her downtime, she loves spending time with her two rescue kitties, online shopping, and exploring new culinary experiences.


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