Best Time to Buy Flights and Other Spring Deals


Spring is home to longer days and better weather, the excitement of the school year coming to a close and the prospect of vacation on the horizon. It’s also home to a lot of exceptional deals. So here’s a look at our list of the top 10 best spring buys for in-season savings, from the best time to buy flights to athletic apparel and more!

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  • Summer Airfare: Around mid-April, you’re likely to find some great prices on airfare for peak summer travel in July and August. The majority of airfare sales last Tuesday through Thursday, so try to make your purchase midweek.

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  • Children’s Formal Fashion: Frilly dresses and tiny suits go on sale around Easter making spring the perfect time to stock up on children’s formal-wear. Think ahead to the year’s events and buy a size up if necessary, so they’ll be all ready for their aunt’s wedding or cousin’s graduation party.
  • Soy Products: April is Soyfoods Month, which means it’s a great time to try out soy-based products. Look for sales on soy products at your local grocery store. Think beyond soy milk and tofu, and try a veggie burger, edamame, or a soy fruit bar.

Soy Products

  • Vinegar: Vinegar is a great all-purpose cleaner. It can work wonders on tile, linoleum, windows, and more. Around Easter, it goes on sale since it is commonly used to dye eggs. Stock up on this inexpensive cleaner while it’s on sale because there is virtually no expiration date.
  • Allergy Medications: Spring is also home to one very unfortunate thing, allergy season. However, it’s also home to deals on all things allergy. Look for sale prices on HEPA filters, dust mite covers, and allergy medications. You may even find some great deals on Claritin products too!

Allergy Medications

  • Second-Hand Items: Between warmer weekends and spring cleaning, expect to see an increase in garage sales, flea markets, and perhaps better stocked thrift and consignment shops. Visit flea markets on opening weekend for a big selection of items accumulated throughout winter.
  • Vacuums: Last year’s vacuum models go on sale in honor of spring cleaning and to make room for new models that are usually released around June.
  • Athletic Apparel: When the clocks sprung forward last month, it meant longer days and more time for outdoor exercise. It also means more people are shopping for athletic shoes and stores are competing for your workout dollars by offering great sales.

Athletic Apparel

  • Kitchen Appliances: Anything likely to make a good graduation or wedding present will probably go on sale this month. Think cookware and small kitchen appliances like blenders and coffee makers.
  • In-Season Vegetables: Shopping for in-season produce typically means you get the best price, quality and flavor. Spring brings a new batch of in-season vegetables, like asparagus, artichokes and peas. Wait until summer to enjoy most stone fruits and berries at the peak of perfection.