The 6 Best Things to Buy in May

The 6 Best Things to Buy in May

Spring is almost over, and you know what that means: it's time for end-of-season sales! Add Mother's Day and Memorial Day sales to the mix, and May is just a recipe for a month full of deals.

We pulled together tips from our expert team of deal editors, to help you save on the best things to buy in the month of May.

Spring clothing

spring clothes

Spring apparel will be at its lowest prices in May, so keep an eye out for site-wide coupons that are allowed on sale items. Last year Macy's offered spring dresses for as low as $25 during the month of May and Nike offered an extra 20 percent off clearance items.

Patio furniture & deck boxes


Last year we saw stacking discounts on patio furniture at department stores like JCPenney and Kohl's during the first half of the month. Later in the month, Home Depot, Sears, and other retailers joined in the savings during Memorial Day sales. We also saw up to 70 percent off deck boxes from Hayneedle.



Memorial day sales will bring the best prices of the year on mattresses from Sears, JCPenney, Overstock, 1-800-Mattress, and US-Mattress just to name a few.



Appliances are also expected to be at their best prices of the year during Memorial day weekend as well, as throughout the month. Keep an eye on home improvement stores including Home Depot and Lowe's as well as Sears for the best deals on ranges, washer dryer sets, and refrigerators.

Star Wars merchandise

star wars toys

"May the Fourth be with you!" May 4th has recently been "Star Wars Day," and last year this popup holiday inspired flash sales with up to 50 percent off Star Wars themed merchandise. We saw sales last year with this theme from Crocs, ThinkGeek, Tervis Tumbler, and Walmart, so if you're looking to stock up before The Last Jedi hits theaters this fall, May 4th is looking like a good day to do it.

Another month of consignment store steals!


As we mentioned last month, expect to see donations continue to flood into your local thrift stores as people finish clearing out their closets, attics, and basements for spring cleaning season. This will pave the way for some fresh inventory at your closest Goodwill, Salvation Army store, or locally-owned neighborhood consignment shops.

What are your favorite things to buy in May? Let us know in the comments!