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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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what to buy in april

No more root vegetables! It’s the start of Spring and that means a colorful bounty of produce in season this month. This large variety of produce will allow you a lot of creativity in your diet. What could be better than warm weather and color rich fruits and veggies!

If you are looking for a source that constantly updates, check out the National Fruit & Vegetable Retail Report issued by the government every couple of weeks. This report gives the top 10 fruits and vegetables and the national percentage of which fruits and vegetables are in store ads.

Sign up now If you plan to join a CSA this spring/summer.

Vegetables

Artichokes
Arugula
Asparagus
Beans
Beets
Chives
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Peas
Shallots
Sweet Onions
Turnips
Watercress

Fruits

Avocados
Blueberries
Grapefruit
Kiwi
Lemons
Limes
Persimmons
Pineapples
Strawberries

Tip:  Check out you pick places for strawberries and blueberries.  Aim for places charging around $1 per lb as that is the going farmers market price.

Grocery Items

Clearance Candy
Green & Natural Cleaners
Canning Items

Other Items

Boots & Winter Clothing Clearance Deals
Cookware

Outdoor Fitness Gear
Tires (National Car Care Month)

Used Cars

Vacations (to take now, it is much cheaper to travel before school gets out for the summer!)

Watch for Tax Day Freebies (4/17) and Earth Day Freebies (4/22) too!

What Not To Buy

Mattresses & Appliances
We always want to wait for a 3 day weekend for these items.  So try to hold out for Memorial Day if you can.

New Cars
New models will hit in September so aim to wait till August to get the best prices on this years new cars.

Gardening Tools
You may see the sales this month, but they will be cheaper in May… we are almost there.

See more frugal living tips.