Hurry! These Spring Sales Won't Last Long! Best Spring Deals from Major Stores
Spring is one of the best times to shop with discounts as many retailers are anxious to jump start their busy season and hit those sale highs that have been slacking since Christmas. Shoppers are happy to save money while getting what they need during spring sales. One thing is certain – if you know what to shop for and when, you will get good prices this spring.
The best sales are, as always, towards the end of the season, around the holidays, and at the beginning of the new season. Spring has all of those things, so read on to find out what is discounted this year and when:
Spring “Black Friday”
This sale is happening between the middle of March and middle of April.
This sale is here to offer huge deals and special discount events for various departments and retail merchandise. It seems that every season has a Black Friday of sorts these days, but they all focus on something different. The real Black Friday is devoted to electronics and gifts, summer Black Friday is led by Amazon and everything they are selling, fall is famous for sales on all summer items, but spring is a whole different story.
Spring is for home and garden: to open the patio and pool season, to decorate for warm weather and outdoors, and to welcome guests for BBQ. Lowe’s and Home Depot are very big on those kinds of sales as people flock back to those home improvement sores after winter absence. You will find great deals on grills, deck materials and furniture, fencing and plants – everything outdoor living. If you absolutely have to have patio furniture, go ahead, but if you can wait, get it at the end of summer and save even more.
Usually between April 15 and 22
You don’t have to celebrate Easter to enjoy those sales. The best deals to be found will be on Easter baskets and spring apparel for the entire family. Some kids clothing were up to 60% off last year in stores like Carter’s, Kohl’s, and Macy’s. You can expect similar deals this year.
Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, and World Market had great deals on Easter baskets and basket stuffers. These are also best places to get Easter table décor and all dinner supplies, complete with eggs and little chicks.
Mother’s Day sales
May 6 to May 12
This period is best for gift and jewelry buying as we celebrate a mother figure in our lives. Taking mothers out has also become a popular tradition, so expect discounts while going out too.
Retailers are ready for gift shopping with discounts on flowers and chocolate. Those items are often delivered, so get on it early to avoid last minute price hike up. Last year such gifts were discounted for up to 25%.
Photo gifts are very personal and among the most popular, with retailers like Walgreens, Things Remembered, and Personal Creations discounting many such products up to 50%. That includes prints, canvas, mugs, and many others. If you won’t score 50%, you are definitely going to get at least 20-25% off.
Memorial Day sales
May 22 to May 28
This is one of a few 3-day weekends that is known for such significant sales. The best items to buy are mattresses and appliances. Buy new bed supplies only during this weekend if you can wait because mattress sets can be up to 65% off at Sears and Macy’s or Mattress.com.
New brands like Casper, Purple, and Nectar are discounting their mattresses for up to 20%, but their prices are already low to compare with well-known brands. You can usually get them from wholesalers.
Most of those Memorial Day sales have short duration times, so don’t postpone your shopping trip for too long. Keep an eye on up to 40% off appliances at Home Depot, Sears, and Lowe’s.
Summer clothing and sporting goods are also heavily discounted during this three-day shoppathon.
While spring is usually no Thanksgiving when it comes to sales, there are still significant deals to be had. You should shop smart, plan ahead, check what was discounted last year, and know exactly what you will be buying and where. Don’t take a deal at face value and be ready to move quickly as deals don’t last long in spring. Finally, check competitor prices before buying to make sure you are not overpaying.