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This week in deals: Save 30% at H&R Block and more

The day has finally come! Today is officially the first day of Spring and my daughter's birthday (Happy Birthday princess!). After all the wonderful recent articles about Spring cleaning, it's about time to get your home spruced up, organized and ready to go for the rest of the year.

Whether you're going through your spice rack or your shoe closet, have a pad of paper next to you at all times. You'll be able to jot down things you need and also write down the items you will either donate or sell at a yard sale. Just think of it as taking inventory.

Once you figure out what you need, go online and check prices. You have the ability to do comparison shopping and also visit your favorite deal blog to see if any in-store match-ups were already done for you. With that said, here are this week's top 5 deals: 

Deal #1:
 Now that it's officially Spring, it also means tax season is in full swing and it's less than one month before you need to file your tax return (of course, unless you file an extension). If you haven't started, right now you can use this coupon from H&R Block to save 30% off the At Home Online. Expires 4/16/2013.

Deal #2: With the beautiful weather underway comes time for weddings. If you are man in need of a nice suit for all the weddings you'll have to attend or maybe even your own wedding, right now, take advantage of this buy one, get one free offer from Men's WarehouseExpires 3/31/2013.

Deal #3: Is it time to refresh you kid's wardrobe? Right now get 50% off your entire purchase from OshKosh B'gosh. This offer applies to both online and in store purchases (excludes clearance, doorbusters and OKBG Exclusives). Expires 3/25/2013.

Deal #4: Easter is right around the corner and there's nothing like biting into a chocolate bunny. Use thiscoupon from Fannie May to save 25% on all orders. Happy Easter shopping! Expires Today.

Deal #5: Need to fit into a dress without all the extra layers creating a crease. A magic undergarment can give your body a slimming look within seconds without undergoing liposuction or other cosmetic procedures. Save 25% on your entire purchase, including free shipping, when you use this coupon from SpanxExpires Today.

Take a deep breath in and a deep breath out. From cleaning to filing your tax return, you've got this! See you next week when I bring you 5 more fantastic deals. Happy Spring!

(Source: Savings.com)

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