Best Deals in April 2020 (And What to Avoid!)

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Along with warmer weather and bountiful showers, April brings an abundance of deals. As you plan your shopping for the month, expect to see discounts on items to help improve your experience outdoors, toys to keep the kids occupied, and earth-friendly products to reduce our carbon footprint.  

Here are the best deals in April 2020:

Outdoor Deals

It’s finally warm enough to spend time outdoors, and retailers are offering timely sales. You’ll find plentiful deals on all your favorite outdoor activities, from lounging on the patio to hanging out at the campsite.

 

Geekey Mini Multi-Tool: On Amazon from April 1-20, save 20 percent off this handy multi-purpose tool, which can do everything from opening bottles to bending wires (originally $22.99). 

 

Gobi HeatThis outerwear company specializes in fashionable jackets, hoodies, and gloves that provide 3-levels of warmth using conductive heat elements. From April 1-30, save 20 percent off sitewide with code SPRINGSALE.

 

Helinox Chair OneThis chic, portable chair holds up to 320 pounds, but weighs in at only 2.2 pounds and packs down into its own carrying case. Save 25 percent off the Crimson color, while supplies last (originally $99.95).   

 

Hula Cula®: This stylish and functional cooler bag will keep snacks and drinks cool wherever your outdoor adventures take you. Save 20 percent off (originally $279) with code HULANEWS20. Valid through April 30. 

 

Icy Bev Kooler 2.0: This multi-functional bottle keeps canned and bottled beverages cold for hours. You can also pour beverages directly into the Icy Bev Kooler to keep them cool. From April 1-30, buy one, get one free ($34.99 value) with code ICYBEV2BOGO2020. 

 

JLAB: If you need a new pair of workout (or noise-canceling) headphones, JLAB is offering 20 percent off its entire online store. Valid through April 30.

 

LuminiserThis lightweight and waterproof lantern generates eight hours of light from one Oil Unit. From April 1-30 on Amazon, save 40 percent off the purchase of one Luminiser Lantern and one box of Luminiser Oil Units (originally $64.98). 

 

Rugs.com: If you need a new rug for your patio, Rugs.com has a vast selection of outdoor rugs, with styles ranging from modern to Moroccan. They are offering the following deals this month:

  • New Arrivals Sale: Save 65 percent off from April 1-8.
  • Spring Savings Sale: Save 60-70 percent off from April 8-15.
  • Spring Trends Sale: Save 50-60 percent off from April 15-22.
  • Semi-Annual Sale: Save up to 80 off from April 22-29.

 

Simplay3: This brand of fun and functional items is offering 10 percent off the Easy Haul Flat Bed Cart, which is a flatbed cart that can haul over 200 lbs, as well as the Easy Haul Wheelbarrow, which holds 4 cubic feet and has a tray for garden tools or a beverage. Just in time for spring gardening! Valid From April 1-31. 

 

Deals on Toys & Games

Toy and game deals are back again – perfect timing for parents looking for Easter treats that won’t cause cavities. This is also an opportunity to stock your gift closet for any upcoming kids’ birthday parties.

 

Adventerra Games: This brand of environmentally-friendly games is offering 20 percent off sitewide with code EARD20. Valid through April 30.

 

B4 Adventure: B4 Adventure’s products encourage kids to have fun and stay active outdoors. Through April 15, save 15 percent off sitewide.  

 

CinemoodSave $100 off this 3-inch indoor/outdoor content projector that comes pre-loaded with hours of cartoons, stories, songs and popular shows from Disney, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more. Valid through April 30.  

 

E-Blox: With one box of E-Blox, kids can build dozens of structures and creatures that make sounds and have flashing lights. Through April 15, save 10 percent off orders over $20 with code HunkerDown10. Free Shipping on all orders over $10 within the 48 contiguous states).

 

Learning Resources: This maker of educational games will be running an Easter promotion through April 11. Use code HOP4IT to save 30 percent off site wide.

 

My Audio Pet SPLASH: From April 1-31, save 20 percent off these tiny waterproof Bluetooth speakers with big sound.  

 

Osmo: This educational toy company is having two sales between March 22 – April 11.

  • Save 30 percent off the Coding Family Bundle  (originally $136), which includes Coding Jam, Coding Awbie, and Coding Duo.
  • Save 20 percent off select Osmo Kits and Games at all U.S. retailers, including Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Apple Store, and PlayOsmo.com.

 

Roybi Robot: Through April 30 with code NW15, save 15 percent off this robot that delivers fun and educational personalized content based on kids’ interests.

Zing Marshmallow Classic Double Barrel Blaster: This brand new two-barreled blaster launches marshmallows up to 40’, indoors or out. From April 1-15, save 50 percent off $30.95.

 

Earth Day Deals

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

 

Aktiv Style: For the month of April, save 20 percent off environmentally-friendly clothing and backpacks with code April20. These items are sustainably-produced with Earth-friendly practices.

 

Beast Brands: This personal care brand is committed to environmentally-friendly ingredients and practices. The multi-tasking products are made in the U.S.A and include ingredients like ginseng, green tea, and pomegranate. During the Earth Day Sale, get a free Beast Bottle ($15 value) when you spend $50 and get an additional 20 percent off your entire purchase with the code beast2020. Valid April 1-30. 

 

The Better Skin Co.: This skincare brand that focuses on clean, multi-tasking formulations with natural and organic ingredients is offering 25 percent off sitewide on Earth Day with code ED2020.

 

C by GE Soft White A19 Smart Bulbs (2 pack)These bulbs feature smart home technology, which makes it easy to save energy and cut costs. The bulbs integrate with Smart home assistants, like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so they can be scheduled or controlled via voice command or through the C by GE app. From April 19 – 25, save 40 percent off on Amazon (originally $24.99). 

 

C’est MoiWith code SPRINGCLEAN, save 20 percent off these gentle and effective skincare products made with natural & organic ingredients. Valid April 13-26.

 

LaFlore® Probiotic Skincare: The goal of this eco-friendly skincare line is to improve the health of our skin with live probiotics. For the month of April, save 20 percent off retail products with code LaFlore20NW. One-time purchase only.

 

Leafico: This brand offers eco-friendly and sustainable options to single-use plastic. On Amazon, save 10 percent off Leafico Eco-Friendly Multipurpose Cotton Bags and Bamboo Toothbrushes with code LEAFICOAPRIL. Valid April 1-30.

 

Lulu Dharma: This eco-friendly line of vegan accessories is offering 30 percent off of the Diamond Tote (originally $95) and Clutch (originally $59) from their spring collection. Valid April 16-30. 

 

Sabai: This woman-owned furniture company addresses environmental sustainability in all aspects of their designs, from fabrics to packaging. From April 22-26, save $100 off sitewide with code EARTHDAY100. 

 

Save the Ocean Apparel Company: This line features apparel and accessories made of fabrics from recycled plastic bottles. Through April 22, save 40 percent off your purchase and receive a free Save the Ocean Thermos Hot/Cold Bottle with every purchase. 

 

Teadora Beauty: From April 21- 23, this all-natural and sustainably harvested beauty brand is offering 15 percent off sitewide and donating fifteen percent of sales to the Rainforest Foundation. 

 

What Not to Buy

Jewelry

If you were thinking about proposing to your sweetheart or finding a deal on an early Mother’s Day gift, now is not the time. Wait until closer to Mother’s Day for deals on jewelry.

Large Appliances

 Hold off until the next 3-day weekend for sales on washers, refrigerators and other large gadgets for the home.  

 


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