Your Guide to Saving in May

May Savings Guide

Here’s this month’s saving guide. This guide can help you to know what is in season, what you are likely to find on clearance and on sale this month. Along with Freebies and Holidays too. This list can help you save by purchasing produce in season, scooping up clearance deals and ideas for free activities for this month.

We are eagerly awaiting the local strawberries to ripe so I can make some strawberry jam and rhubarb strawberry jam.

May’s Savings Guide

 

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Items you’ll find on clearance in May:

  • Graduation party supplies (end of month)
  • Gifts for mothers after Mother’s Day (plants, flowers, fragrance gift sets)
  • Spring planting, flower bulbs
  • Winter clearance deep discounts now on linens, shoes, boots, jackets, coats, clothing etc

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A good time to buy in May:

  • Graduation supplies (signs, napkins, party goods etc) buy toward end of month into June and tuck away for next year (if applies)
  • Cookout-barbecue supplies Hot dogs, hamburger meat, rolls & buns, cheese, charcoal
  • Watermelon (Memorial Day)
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish etc)
  • Popsicles & ice cream toward month’s end
  • Gift for mom’s B-day
  • Mexican food(Cinco de Mayo)

 

Whats-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
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  • 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”

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  • 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
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Thanks, Frugal Family Fun

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2 thoughts on “Your Guide to Saving in May”

  1. This is great, Shelly! Thank you for much for this guide. For ‘May the 4th’ my husband took the kids to Toys R Us for an event they had going on there. It seems that whole May the 4th fits perfectly with Star Wars!

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