What's on sale in May?
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What’s on sale in May?

What's on sale in May?


May is a very busy month in my house every year.  It seems like I wake up and its the first, I blink and then we are into June.  May has lots of great items on sale and I try to stock up with enough to last me a year of the items I use a lot of.
Big ticket items that I’ve noticed have been on sale include: Mattresses, Patio furniture, and refrigerators.
  • Cinco de Mayo items: salsa, shredded cheese, tortillas, tortilla chips, canned and refried beans, shredded lettuce, pinatas, candy, frozen Mexican foods.
  • Mother’s Day: bouquets, gift sets, perfumes, chocolates, photo frames, crafts, candles, and jewelry.  Remember to shop after the holiday for the next year for lower costs. I won’t tell your mom I promise!!
  • Memorial Day: Condiments, chips, dips, paper plates, napkins, silverware any of the goodies for picnics and outings!!
  • Gardening items: plants, flowers, seeds, water cans (I make my own), soil, weed killers >>>I buy all of this stuff at the end of the summer when its on clearance and save it for the next year.
  • Seasonal Produce: artichokes, asparagus, avocado, beets, carrots, corn, green beans, onions, potatoes, strawberries
  • Graduation party supplies (end of month)
  • Spring planting, flower bulbs
  • Winter clearance deep discounts now on linens, shoes, boots, jackets, coats, clothing etc

What’s in Season?

  • cherries, okra, zucchini
  • rhubarb, artichokes
  • Asparagus, peas
  • Broccoli, lettuce, apricot
  • Pineapples, watermelon (toward months end) avocado, artichokes cauliflower, celery
  • radish, garlic,  onions
  • leeks, beets, turnips, carrots, onions potatoes, spinach
  • Lemon, red grapefruit
  • orange, apricots, kiwi
  • mango papaya, d’anjou pear, strawberries

Things to Do in May

  • Look for free events in your area; May 4th free comic book day
  • May 10th National public gardens day
  • Remember to schedule your little ones for free events like the Lowes Build and Grow or Home Depot
  • Harvest buttons and shoe laces off of shirts and shoes that are unusable and can’t be donated (save for another use, pair of shoes etc)
  • Hit yard sales for things you need and schedule a yard sale to get rid of unwanted stuff
  • Challenge your family to a weekend of “no spending”

National Holidays

  • 1 May Day
  • 4 Star Wars Day
  • 5 Cinco de Mayo
  • 6 National Teacher’s Day
  • 8 VE Day, WW II
  • 12 Mother’s Day – second Sunday
  • 18 Armed Forces Day -third Saturday
  • 24 Victoria Day (Canada)
  • 27 Memorial Day


Money saving Mom of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. We have a family of 3 including Mr. SMSL and of course Diesel our latest addition to the family. I'm glad you are here with me!

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