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What To Stock Up On In April

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What To Stock Up On In April

For today’s post, it’s all about what to stock up on in April. I love saving money when purchasing an item on my needs list. If I can get those items I need at rock-bottom prices or drastically reduced, it’s my kind of purchase. This is my updated post today; it’s part of my series on what to save money on every month.

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, so there were no real savings if you bought the whole case.

Baking Goods Are On Sale!


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.

Campbell’s Soup Is My Favorite​


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 admit I’m a soup snob, and 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 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.

Case Lot Sales Soups

What To Stock Up On In April​

Produce in Season​

What To Stock Up On In April


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

What To Stock Up On In April


Nothing tastes better than produce that’s in season, right?

Avocados​


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.

Avocado



Vacuum & Cleaning Supplies​

What To Stock Up On In April


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.

What To Stock Up On In April


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.

What To Stock Up On In April


I love having cleaning supplies stocked up, so I hardly ever have to go to the store.

What To Stock Up On In April

Easter Stuff​

What To Stock Up On In April


This is a great month to stock up on those plastic Easter eggs that crack yearly. 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 Easter decorations you may want next year. You may also see some great buys on chocolates to stock your pantry.

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.

What To Stock Up On In April


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 white Easter shoes and purses. The stores want to clear out the shelves so they can stock things like summer sandals.

Easter Supplies

After Easter Sales​

What To Stock Up On In April


I love 50% off the leftover candy after every holiday. Mark and I tried to find some M&Ms, 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​

Ham 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. If you have any leftovers, you can make my Ham Salad Recipe after Easter and save the bone to make my Ham and Bean Soup!

Baking Supplies​

What To Stock Up On In April


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​

What To Stock Up On In April


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​

What To Stock Up On In April


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”.

What To Stock Up On In April

Thrift Store Sales​

Thrift Store


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​

What To Stock Up On In April


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.

What To Stock Up On In April

Spring Clothing​

What To Stock Up On In April


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​

What To Stock Up On In April


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!

Gardening Tools​

What To Stock Up On In April


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!

What To Stock Up On In April

Lawnmowers​

What To Stock Up On In April


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​

What To Stock Up On In April


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.

Final Word​


We must save money when we can, and only spend it 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

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