What to Buy in May.
As I’m sure many of you know, stores follow a yearly sales cycle, so with a few exceptions, you can usually anticipate finding the same products on sale at the same time every year.
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in May:
Japanese manufacturers fiscal year end is at the end of March, so you can expect discounts on older television models in April and May.
Now that the weather is quickly getting warmer, many people are packing away their winter clothing – including stores.
Watch for sales on coats, hats, scarves, gloves and boots.
Patio Furniture (Older Models)
New models will be out this year, which means all of the older models that didn’t sell last year will be marked down this month, in order to make room for the newer stuff.
Tis’ the season for weddings and graduations! Stores are trying to cash in on this season and since cookware is a popular gift, you can expect to find lots of great sales on it.
Along with graduations comes graduation celebrations, so watch for sales on party supplies in May.
Disposable Plates, Cups & Cutlery
Barbecue season is upon us. Burgers, corn on the cob, steaks – all of that good stuff! Many people will be cooking on the barbecue much more often now and won’t want to be in the kitchen washing dishes.
Look for sales on disposable plates, cups, bowls and cutlery.
New products come out in summer, so stores are starting to slash prices right now to make room for the new products.
Bedding & Towels
The “white sale” is happening again, where stores are cutting back their prices on bedding and towels. Now would be a great time to replace any worn items.
Spring cleaning is in full swing and right now there are many sales on cleaning products. It might be a good time to stock up on these products if you are running low.
Keeping with the spring cleaning theme here, vacuum cleaners will help you get your house clean – which means these items will be on sale, too.
You will start to see bottled water on sale quite a bit this month and throughout the summer. It often goes on sale for $1 for a case of 12.
It’s time for barbecued meats, pastas and of course – salads! Expect lots of sales on salad dressing this month. Croutons too (or you could just make your own).
This is just the beginning for ice cream sales. You can expect this dessert to be on sale for the next few months.
Produce to buy in May:
Bananas, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi, Lemons, Mangoes, Oranges, Pineapple, Rhubarb, Tangerines.
Waiting until just the right moment to buy something is one of the best things you can do to save money. Unless you need it right away, hold off on any purchase you need to make until it is the best time to buy.