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What to Buy and What to Skip in April

The holiday shopping calendar may be empty in April, but there are still deals to be had for the smart shopper! Here are tips on what to buy and what to avoid next month.

Buy: Car parts and accessories

If you need new wipers, tires, brakes or another car part or accessory, this is the month to pick them up! April is National Car Care Month, so auto parts stores and service centers will be running promotions. If your car needs servicing, or even just a tune-up, you can also get this done for less in April.  

Skip: Grills and patio furniture

Spring is just getting underway, and all things outdoors are still retailing at full price. If you can wait until Memorial Day for special sale events, you can upgrade your grill and patio with the finest gear for a lot less money. If you wait even longer, until July or August, you will potentially find even better discounts. 

Buy: Secondhand treasures

Spring-cleaning season means crowds of people are clearing out the clutter in their closets and around their homes. Many of these treasures may end up in secondhand stores or garage sales around the neighborhood. If you are looking for clothing to spruce up your wardrobe, or gently-used furniture to replace your outdated pieces, April can be a great time to pick up these priceless pre-owned treasures.

Skip: Vacuums 

April might be the time for deep-cleaning, but that doesn’t mean cleaning gear will be discounted. Unless you are desperate for a new machine, you are better off waiting until vacuums go on sale during Black Friday sale events. 

Buy: Mother’s Day gifts

It’s never too early to think about making mom happy! And if you buy your Mother’s Day gifts in April, including jewelry and chocolate, you can save a bundle, too. 

Skip: Baby gear

Like all products that are upgraded annually, baby gear sees its biggest discounts when new models are rolled out, in January and February. This includes cribs, strollers, car seats, highchairs and more. 

Buy: Cookware

April is the unofficial kickoff of wedding season, when cookware becomes a popular gift. In a bid to attract customers, retailers offer steep discounts on pots and other cookware throughout the month.

Make sure to take advantage of your Benefits Plus® membership to help you save even more! Once you upgrade your basic checking account to a Benefits Plus® checking with SeaComm, you will gain access to discounted gift and eGift cards, as well as a variety of savings at local retailers like Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and more. In April 2022, Benefits Plus® members will also receive double cash back (10%) on travel purchases, such as hotels, flights and rental cars! Click here to learn more or stop by your nearest SeaComm branch location to enroll, today.

For complete information, terms, conditions and exclusions please visit www.benefits-plus.org or call 866-329-7587.

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