Best Buys for May

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I love May, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, the days are staying lighter for longer and spring is in the air along with the savings. There are a ton of May sales and freebies to help keep your budget on track this spring.


“May the 4th be with you” 

If you are a Star Wars fan, you’ll be happy with all of the deals on May 4th. Look for deals from, Best Buy, Disney, GameStop, Hot Topic, and Lego. Save 20% off Star Wars toys, clothes, and more at Target in store and online on May 4th only.

Cinco de Mayo 

Most Grocery stores will still be having awesome deals. Look for sales on avocado’s, cheese, ground beef, salsa, tortillas, tortilla chips and refried beans. This is one sale I look forward to all year, lots of my favorites at stock up prices.

Gardening and Outdoor 

For many area’s May is the perfect month to start your garden.  Look for deals on flowers, hoses, mulch, plants, plant food, seeds, soil, watering cans and weed killers.


Mother’s Day

Don’t expect to see great sales on traditional gifts like jewelry and flowers. But you should see some great prices on home goods, candles, cookware and small kitchen appliances.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Sales should include some high ticket items. You should see deals on furniture, including indoor and outdoor furniture and office furniture. Air conditioners and large appliances will also be discounted at many store on Memorial Day. You will see sales on mattresses from 50-70% off at retailers such as Kmart, Macy’s, Target, Overstock, Walmart and your local independent Mattress stores on Memorial Day weekend.

Paper Products

There are usually great deals on paper products during the month of May. You should see specials on paper plates, picnic and party supplies towards the end of May.

Thrift Stores 

May is always a great month for Thrift Store shopping. Spring cleaning has been happening in many homes for the past month. Your local thrift stores should be well stocked with new inventory from Spring cleaner’s. Check out your local Salvation Army, Goodwill, or independent thrift store to find some excellent deals this month.

National Nurses Week

National Nurses week is May 6th through the 12th. Nurses can get free food, apparel, classes, and more. Here are some of my favorite deals:
Dunkin Donuts – Dunkin’ offers thanks to all healthcare workers with a free medium hot or iced coffee on National Nurses Day, May 6th.
Chipotle – Chipotle Mexican Grill announced it is giving away 250,000 burritos to healthcare heroes and inviting fans to thank medical professionals in their community through a virtual thank you wall that will go live on HTTPS://GIVING.CHIPOTLE.COM/HEALTHCAREHEROES
Cinnabon – The DAISY Foundation in partnership with Cinnabon. Every Nurses Week, all nurses are invited to enjoy a free cinnamon roll at participating bakeries to remind nurses how special they are.
McAlister’s Deli – All nurses who visit between May 3rd through 7th and show their badge/ID will get a free tea. Have a special nurse in your life? You can nominate them here for a chance to win free catering for them and their work family


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