Finding May’s Best Buys

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Finding May’s Best Buys

May’s Best Buys occur around several holidays that may come with sales, such as Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day. These, plus the appearance of warm weather, will give you buying opportunities.


Mattresses usually go on sale in May, especially around Memorial Day weekend. You may be able to get floor models at deep discounts. Other good times to buy mattresses are President’s Day and Labor Day. Don’t be afraid to haggle over the price.

‘Star Wars’ Day

‘Star Wars’ Day is on May 4th every year. Stores may be selling apparel, games, and other theme-related products.

National Fitness & Sports Month

Look for sales on heavier workout apparel and workout equipment. Wait until mid-summer before buying gym memberships.

Paper Products

Napkins, paper plates, disposal cups, and plastic silverware will go on sale before Memorial Day. Also, look for food-related picnic items such as ketchup, mustard, etc.

Mother’s Day

Look for Spa specials and products with personal photos applied, such as mugs, phone cases, etc. (found online). A couple of weeks before Mother’s Day, you may find sales of jewelry, flowers, chocolates, fragrances, and lotions.

Jewelry goes on sale after Mother’s Day.

May’s Best Buys-Deodorant & Sunscreen

Some of your best buys- until fall sales- on deodorant, insect repellent, and sunscreen occurs in May. Stock up for the whole summer. Shaving cream and razors also go on sale in May.

Outdoor grills

Grills may go on sale in the latter part of May. If not, September is the best month to buy grills.

Spring Apparel

Stores are clearing out the last of their spring and Easter clothing.


Stores are clearing out old refrigerator models, making refrigerators one of May’s Best Buys. Look for deep cuts in prices.

Small appliances and Cookware

Most kitchen essentials are sold this month, targeting College Graduates, Mother’s Day, and Wedding Registries.

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is May 4th. See if anyone in your area offers these comics using this store locator.

Picnic Supplies

Lawn furniture, blankets, and outdoor kid toys may go on sale this month.

Home Decor

Accent pillows, throws, curtains, and more go on sale for new college graduates decorating their first apartments. Decor items are also good gifts for Mother’s Day and Bridal showers.

You may also find sales on home furniture.

May’s Best Buys for Cinco de Mayo

Many restaurants run deals on May 5th, celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Check out the 2019 list here. Groceries associated with Mexican cuisine also go on sale.

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See also:

May’s Holiday Checklist

A Comprehensive May Checklist

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