The best shopping deals & discounts for April


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April brings not just warm weather and bountiful showers, it brings an abundance of deals. As you think about shopping for the month, expect to save money on items to improve your experience outdoors, indoor and outdoor toys for the kids, and earth-friendly products to help reduce your carbon footprint.

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The best shopping deals & discounts for April

It’s getting warm enough to spend more time outdoors, and retailers are offering timely sales. You’ll find discounts on favorite outdoor activities, from camping to patio-lounging.

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The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Aktiv: This Scandinavian activewear brand provides high-performing outdoor hiking clothes and technical clothing. Save 20 percent off hiking gear with the code TakeAHike. Valid March 20 – May 15.

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The best shopping deals & discounts for April

This female-led company makes fish-attractant balls that work like bath bombs for easier fishing. From April 1-30, save 30 percent off all BaitCloud Fish Attractants with code Trae30 and 50 percent off BaitCloud InSerts (both originally $10.99) with code Trae50. The offer will be valid April 1-30.

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DISH Outdoors

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Take the TV you love outdoors with this portable satellite antenna. There is no subscription required to sign up for this pay-as-you-go programming.

  • April 5-11: Receive a $100 prepaid VISA card with any bundle purchase, starting at $348.00.
  • April 19-25: Get $50 off any bundle, starting at $348.00
  • April 1-15: Enter the DISH Outdoor giveaway to receive a free DISH Playmaker Portable Satellite TV Antenna, Wi-Fi adapter, DVR hard-drive, and Wally receiver. The value of this prize is over $500.

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The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Save 40 percent off select printed IBKÜL women’s tops & shorts through April 30. The tops and shorts have UPF50+ protection and their super-soft tops are made with IceFil Technology to naturally cool you when you are out and about. Prices vary.

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The best shopping deals & discounts for April

These timeless outdoor rugs from Outdoor Aztec rug collection come in 26 sizes and 8 color options and instantly brighten and define your garden area, patio, or front porch. Through April 31, save 50 percent off (originally $238 and up).

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Thermacell rechargeable mosquito repeller

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Thermacell E55 Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller: Rather than spraying bug repellant on your skin, keep mosquitos at bay with this rechargeable Mosquito Repeller. It creates a 20-foot, 12-hour mosquito protection area in the yard, around the pool, or on the patio. EPA reviewed for safety & effectiveness and available in Royal Blue or Graphite. From April 18-24 with code 20THERMACELL, save 20 percent off on Amazon (originally $39.99).

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Toys & Games

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Toy and game deals are plentiful this month! Perfect timing for parents looking for cavity-free Easter Basket treats, and for keeping kids occupied indoors.

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Educational Insights games

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Educational Insights: To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the award-winning Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game, save 30 percent off Preschool Games. Valid From April 5-18 with code SNEAKYIS10.

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#FakeFacts card game

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

#FakeFacts: From Rue Cler Games, this fast-paced card game of historical and pop culture trivia tests players’ knowledge as well as their ability to fool others. Good for players ages 12 and up. Can be played virtually, too! From April 1-30, save 10 percent off $14.99.

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Learning Resources educational toys

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Learning Resources: This educational toy brand known for its screen-free robots that introduce coding concepts to kids 5+ will be having STEM-themed sales all month. Sales include 20 percent off the award-winning Botley The Coding Robot (originally $54.99) and Botley 2.0 The Coding Robot (originally $64.99), . Valid April 12-18 with code BOTLEY.

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OSMO educational toys

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

OSMO: This educational toy company is offering 30 percent off select kits and games for iPad or Fire tablets through April 3. The sale items, including the Coding Starter Kit (originally $99), focus on creativity, coding/STEM, and life skills, like creative problem solving and focus.

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Earth Day

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

April 22nd is Earth Day, an annual event that helps to shine a light on our environmental impact. To help you live a greener life, many brands and retailers are offering discounts on items that promote eco-friendly living.

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Ahimsa dishes

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Ahimsa makes stainless steel dishes for kids (originally $64 for a set) that are an answer to the growing problem of plastics in plate ware. Developed by a board-certified pediatrician and mom of 3 after learning from the American Academy of Pediatrics that plastic can be harmful to children. From April 12-23, save 25 percent off all items except for bundles.

Ahimsa also gives back to The Patachou Foundation, which serves healthy meals to children struggling with poverty and hunger.

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Awoo pet products

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Awoo pet essentials are modern, stylish, and produced in an eco-conscious manner. The bright and playful products use the equivalent of five recycled water bottles, saving over 2.5 gallons of water, according to the company. From April 18-25, save 15 percent off the best-selling Infinity Leash (originally $40).

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Bamboozle composter

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Bamboozle is  eco-friendly housewares brand that is offering 20 percent off their Composter (originally $50) on Amazon. Made from biodegradable, dishwasher-safe, and durable bamboo fiber, the Bamboozle Composter helps you convert organic waste into compost to enrich the soil in your backyard. Valid April 1-30.

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Elouan wines

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Elouan means “good light,”referring to the longer days and abundance of sunshine in Oregon, where these wines are made. Their portfolio of vegan wines includes Chardonnay, Rosé, Klamath’s Kettle Reserve Pinot Noir, and more. Through May 31, save $5 when purchasing Elouan wines (originally $19-$45) through Drizly with the code GOODLIGHT, or save 20 percent on your purchase of Elouan Wines at

Through the “Enjoy a Bottle, Plant a Tree” initiative, Elouan and Trees for the Future will plant a tree for every bottle or glass of Elouan Wines sold through May 31. Additionally, each time the #PlantATreeWithElouan hashtag is used on Instagram, another tree will be planted through Trees for the Future’s program.

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The best shopping deals & discounts for April

For the month of April, save 20 percent off Ethique‘s Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner Concentrates (originally $9.95). One plastic-free box makes one 350g bottle of liquid shampoo or conditioner suitable for normal to dry hair. Just mix the concentrated bars with boiling water for a batch of foamy, color-safe liquid shampoo or conditioner.

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Raum Goods Earthing shoes

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

These ethically-sourced Earthing shoes from Raum Goods are made with porous water buffalo leather that allows your foot to feel the texture of the ground. They are shipped in natural linen bags and an outer shipping envelope that is biodegradable, made from corn. On Earth Day (April 22), save 20 off sitewide with code OURPLANET20. A portion of sales will be donated to The Conservation Fund.

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Makeup remover pads from Take My Face Off

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Take My Face Off is a maker of reusable makeup remover pads. They’ve created an Earth Day Set that includes 1 Makeup MItty and 3 Mitty Minis for $33, which is 25 percent off the normal price. According to the company, the set replaces at least 12000 cotton balls, preventing at least 15000 gallons of water from being used on pesticide-doused cotton crops. If you’re a makeup wipe user, the set replaces 8000 wipes.

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True Natural

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

True Natural:  This brand of chemical-free personal care products uses only all-natural ingredients that are safe for you, your family, and the environment. The products are free of parabens, PEG, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic colors or fragrances, or other harmful synthetics. The ingredients are Certified-Organic and Vegan wherever possible, and all products are cruelty-free. From April 1-30, save 20 percent off sitewide via

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What not to buy

The best shopping deals & discounts for April

Jewelry:  Thinking about proposing to your sweetheart soon or finding a deal on something sparkly for an early Mother’s Day gift? Now is not the time. Wait until closer to Mother’s Day for deals on jewelry.

Large Appliances: If you can, hold off until Memorial Day weekend for sales on washers, refrigerators, and other large home gadgets.

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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, parenting, and retail. Trae has been named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and Flexjobs. She is a contributor at Millie Magazine and CNN Underscored, and her writing and expert commentary have appeared in Newsweek, Woman's Day, Forbes,, Kiplinger, Marketwatch,, Yahoo Finance and numerous others. She has also appeared on TV hundreds of times; including Good Morning America's GMA3: What You Need to Know, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Inside Edition, CNBC and local network affiliates nationwide.

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