Cash in On Cool Deals This April -- Savings Experiment

Savings Experiment: April Deals
Savings Experiment: April Deals

April is not usually associated with sales, but you can actually score a few great deals on appliances, clothing and more this month.

When it comes to big ticket items, April is considered to be "out of season," which means it's a great time to pick up appliances, like a new refrigerator. The latest models debut in the spring, so April is a perfect time to cash in on previous models.

If you're looking to revamp your wardrobe, now is the time. Stores release new spring merchandise in late January and early February, so April is when you can get up to 40 percent off of retail prices. You can find lower markdowns if you can wait until May, but you run the risk of a smaller selection.

Sneakers are another item you can save on this month. Stores like Finish Line and Foot Locker launch sales in April to cater to runners, who are hitting the pavement in the spring. This is also the time when corporate-sponsored charity races are happening, so footwear retailers tend to offer great promotions on sneakers.

So, whether you're in the market for a new fridge, new wardrobe additions or a pair of fresh running shoes, now is when you can spend and save -- just in time for spring.