6 On Your Side Answers: Springtime shopping deals

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Wednesday is April Fools Day. It’s also when we start to think of spring, putting away those winter clothes and shopping for spring bargains.

What a wonderful month April is. After last weekend’s winter grip, the springtime sun inspires countless couples to say “I do.” College students eagerly prepare for the chance to walk down their own aisle come graduation day, and savvy shoppers get a chance to score some serious savings, especially on cookware.

With graduation season around the corner, and with a seasonal swell in wedding ceremonies, family and friends are eager to honor newlyweds and recent graduates. Retailers know this and will offer discounts ranging from 55 to 65 percent.

Did you know that April is national car care month? With harsh winter weather in the rear view mirror and summer vacations on the horizon, auto stores and service centers will likely start offering discounts from 30 to 50 percent off on tires and car care products.

If you have been inside hibernating all winter and are eager to get outside and run, retailers will be dropping prices on running shoes by 70 percent.

April is an ideal time to book last-minute spring time cruises as well as trips later on in the summer. Those of you looking to set sail in April will find deals to Bermuda, Europe and parts of the Mediterranean. You can expect to save as much as 80 percent.

Unless your fridge is on the fritz, you should wait a month before buying a newer model refrigerator. May is the month that refrigerators will be at some of their lowest prices, especially around Memorial Day.

If you’re sleeping on an old bed, you’ll want to wait until May to buy a new mattress. Mattresses will see some of their lowest prices of the year during Memorial Day sales.

Happy shopping.

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