What to Buy in May

What to Buy in May

May is the month when most of us welcome in the hot temperatures and fun lazy days of summer. With family vacations coming up and swimming pools across the country opening at the end of the month there are several things on your wish list that you can get for great prices in May:

Retail Deals

  • Swimsuits
  • Water Toys
    Jet Skis and Boats, Floats, Skis and Lifejackets
  • Spring Clothing Clearance
  • Easter Clearance
  • Lawn and Garden Supplies
  • Citronella Candles
  • Insect Repellant

Because the summer season is not in full swing until Memorial Day weekend shopping for water toys is best done during the early part of the month. Prices will likely go up a great deal by the end of May.

Stock up on spring clothing for next year while it is on clearance and save a bundle. Lawn and garden supplies includes everything from tiki torches to garden rakes, take advantage and save yourself a trip to the lawn and garden center during the height of summer. The early bird gets the worm and saves money!

Grocery Deals

The kickoff of summer at the end of May means there are a lot of cookouts, camping and family reunions to look forward to. Stock up on cookout foods and also on foods and drinks that will keep you cool this summer. Summer is a busy time, not to mention hot, so you aren’t going to want to slave in the kitchen preparing meals, choose foods your family can grab on the go and that don’t require a lot of effort.

  • Ice Cream
  • Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
  • Buns (you can freeze them for later)
  • Jell-O
  • Popsicles
  • Sandwich Meat
  • Salad Ingredients
  • Yogurt

In Season Produce

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Blueberries
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach

Salad season is upon us. There’s nothing quite like a salad made with fresh produce that is in season. It’s not only healthy but also a fast and easy meal for everyone in the family. Help keep mom from slaving over a hot stove and ask for salads! May is the month to get fresh produce from the store or your own garden!

Miscellaneous Buys

  • Sunhats
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

Be ready for the sunshine with sun protection for the whole family. Prices on these items will go up as Memorial Day gets closer.

Additional Notes

While May is still technically springtime, summer preparation is in full swing. Now is the time to plan ahead for vacation, summer get togethers, and even 4th of July! There are many small non-essentials that make summertime more convenient that you can get now for less.

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on April 28, 2014

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