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May 2, 2016

Best Things to Buy in May

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It’s May, which means summer is right around the corner, and Mother’s Day and Memorial Day are the two big holidays this month. These two holidays prompt sales from retailers, plus the change in season could mean a significant drop in prices. If you are looking for the following items, this is the month to buy.

With the weather turning it’s the beginning of camping and outdoor activities for many. Retailers take note and offer discounts that range between 25 percent and 40 percent on everything from tents and backpacks to camping cookware. Some of the retailers that offer discounts include Amazon and Walmart.

Major retailers offer deals this month, not just because of summer approaching but also with Memorial Day sales. Major retailers such as Gap and Macy’s will offer discount codes on already-reduced pieces. Based on last year, experts say to look for 40 percent off at Gap during Memorial Day weekend. Other major retailers will also have sales that weekend.

May is a great time to buy a new a mattress. Major retailers tap into the “spring cleaning” mentality and will offer competitive discounts. Double up on your discounts and look for coupons or price-matching offers.

Memorial Day tends to spur deals on appliances across the board, but refrigerators in particular. This in part has to do with the fact that manufacturers release new models during the month of May. Experts suggest that consumers can save up to 80 percent.

Experts suggest that May is the best month to purchase sunscreen, skin creams and perfume. Coupons and discount codes are a plenty this month so make sure you do a quick search before clicking that buy button. Check your favorite stores for Memorial Day savings as well.

In the market for jewelry? Wait until after Mother’s Day — in the past, retailers have slashed prices by 70 percent in order to get rid of excess Mother’s Day products. If you want a decent selection, make sure to shop within days of Mother’s Day.

Now and the end of summer is a great time to purchase patio furniture. Retailers attempt to boost sales by offering 25 percent off or more on most outdoor furniture. The only other time of year where consumers will find a better deal is the end of summer. However, if you want a large selection at a decent price now through Memorial Day is the time to buy.

May is a great time to travel to the Caribbean, because it’s considered their shoulder season. You will find discounts on everything from hotels to cruises, and even transportation. Hello 50 percent off!

 

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