May isn’t just for Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, it’s also a good time to save on shopping for certain items.
Consumer Reports tracks prices year-round and they say this month is the time to buy things like furniture and household appliances, especially Memorial Day, when they could be marked down 50% or more. Check out these other bargains you can find during May.
- Star Wars Merch- Tomorrow is May the fourth, which is the day “Star Wars” fans celebrate as their official holiday, as in “may the fourth be with you.” And last year, there were discounts as much as 80% off “Star Wars” items at retailers.
- Bathing suits- Deal News predicts that retailers like Victoria’s Secret could cut swimsuit prices by as much as 50% this month.
- Small kitchen appliances- Memorial Day is a good time to buy small kitchen appliances. Nerd Wallet reports that items like coffee makers and blenders will be marked down.
- Furniture- Need new home decor or furniture? Head to big box stores like Target and Walmart on Memorial Day to find the discounts, according toNerdWallet.
- Home improvement materials- Decking and other things to spruce up your home with will be cheaper in May,says Consumer Reports.
- Gas grills- Warm weather is BBQ season, so you’ll find deals on grills during May, according to Consumer Reports. But if your grill can make it one more summer, Deal News advises waiting until Labor Day, when prices could drop as low as $84 per grill.
- Freezers- Consumer Reports also says that May is also the time to find deep discounts on freezers.
- Mattresses- If you’re shopping for a new mattress, you can save big on one this month, according to Consumer Reports.