Nine Terrific Deals to Deal with April Showers (While Waiting for May Flowers)

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Slosh into spring with deals to keep the precipitation at bay -- or better yet, put it to good use.  From rain barrels to harness a downpour for another day to color-changing umbrellas and a pair of galoshes that will have passers-by do a double take, these discounts will prevent shoppers from getting soaked whether braving the elements or the checkout.

70% OFF COLUMBIA SEIZE THE WAY WATER-RESISTANT SOFTSHELL JACKET

Why we love this deal: Lightweight and water resistant, this jacket fits the season perfectly, and at just $34 from JCPenney, fits a budget even better. Choose in-store pick up to save the estimated $5 on shipping.

40% OFF MARMOT BOUNDRY WATER RAIN JACKET FROM REI OUTLET

Why we love this deal: This deal from REI Outlet knocks $36 off a fully waterproof rain jacket designed to keep the wearer dry no matter the weather or the terrain. As a bonus, it ships free.

50% OFF LAUREN BY RALPH LAUREN CLASSIC FIT RAINCOAT

Why we love this deal: Classic style combines with a 50 percent price break from Men's Wearhouse for an overcoat that suits almost any occasion at $87.50 and looks as good as the eyes as it feels on the budget.

80% OFF HAPPYRAIN UNBREAKABLE WINDPROOF COMPACT SPORT UMBRELLA FROM AMAZON

Why we love this deal: At $15, this Amazon deal is marked down to roughly one-fifth the list price, but equally impressive is the averaged 4.9-star rating from customers who own it and swear it lives up to its promises, such as withstanding up to 55 mph winds and opening and closing quickly and easily -- oh, and they keep the people below them dry.

43% OFF 50-GALLON FLAT BACK RAIN BARREL

Why we love this deal: This Hayneedle deal puts rainwater to work, not waste. Made of resin, it is impervious to rot, and the flat back allows owners to position it flush against the house for easier access to downspouts and a sleeker profile. The price goes as low as $94.
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$30 OFF MICHAEL KORS FULTON HARNESS RUBBER RAIN BOOT

Why we love this deal: These puddle stompers from Michael Kors present a stylish challenge to the notion that dry feet mean compromising fashion sensibility. In addition to a 30% discount, shipping is free on these $70 boots, which means no budget-breaking compromises either.

$10 MARSBOY SWEATPROOF (WEATHERPROOF) BLUETOOTH SPORTS HEADPHONES

Why we love this deal: Built to handle perspiration, the headphones in this Amazon deal offer peace of mind (at 74 percent off) when the weather turns to precipitation. Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in recharbable battery offer six hours of playtime and freedom from wires regardless of the weather.

$32 LIFEPROOF IPHONE 6 CASE -- FRE SERIES FROM JET.COM

Why we love this deal: Lifeproof cases are known for protecting our most prized possessions from impact and even full immersion, which means no worries when the skies open up. This deal from Jet.com is $12 cheaper than other online stores -- besides Amazon, which offers it for the same price -- but shipping is free.

$25 COLOR-CHANGING UMBRELLA FROM RAKUTEN.COM

Why we love this deal: Turn gray skies into a personal rainbow with this clever umbrella (with rain-activated color changes) from Rakuten.com. Just be careful to look where you're walking instead of at the umbrella -- don't let a pleasant distraction doesn't lead to an unanticipated collision.