Shopping seasonally also saves money on household and big ticket items too. If you have a current or future need, now is the time to shop the May holiday sales for the following fresh fruit and vegetables, food, and household goods.
Seasonal Food, Fresh Fruit, and Vegetables on Sale in May
May Seasonal Fresh Fruit: Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, pineapple
May Seasonal Vegetables: Carrots, avocado, artichokes, asparagus, onions, peas, green beans, beets, corn, potatoes
Cinco De Mayo:- Mexican/Hispanic/Latin food and vegetables
Seasonal Food Sales in May
Mother’s Day: chocolate
Memorial Day: salad dressing, ketchup and condiments, BBQ sauce, grilling spices/rubs, potato chips and snacks, sandwich ingredients, grilling and picnic foods
Household Goods: What to Buy in May
Cinco de Mayo: Piñatas and fillers (candy, small toys, etc.)
Mother’s Day: Flower arrangements and bouquets, gift sets, perfume, photo frames jewelry, candles, pajama, robes, etc.
Memorial Day: paper plates, plastic utensils,etc.
Graduation season: Party decorations, paper plates, cups, napkins
National Fitness and Sports Month: Fitness gadgets, small equipment, athletic clothes, socks, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, and nutrition bars
Thrift store, eBay, and consignment stores – Donations are up because people are still decluttering and Spring Cleaning.
Swimwear and summer clothing: The stuff that’s been in the stores since January will start being marked down in May.
Plants and flowers for the garden and gardening needs: Seeds, watering cans, plant food, soil, weed killers, mulch, , water hoses compost bins, etc.
Kitchen tools, cookware, and accessories
Everyday dishes, silverware, and drinking glasses
Silverware, fine china, crystal: For the start of wedding season
Vacuum Cleaners: It is the end of the model year and manufactures are clearing out old stock so it may or may not be a good deal. If you can wait, the best sales on vacuum cleaners are in November.
Digital Cameras: Although the sales may not be as good as they are in February
Televisions and Other Electronics: Japanese manufacturers are putting old models on sale because it is the end of the Japanese fiscal year is in March
Mattresses: Usually around Memorial Day
Refrigerators: Usually around Memorial Day
Houses – Spring prices are good but winter is the best time to buy for the lowest price since both buyers and the sellers want to take advantage of getting one of the last tax breaks of the calendar year.
Summer fun: Beach toys, sunscreen, insect repellent, etc.
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