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Best Deals in May 2019 (and What to Avoid!)

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May is a very exciting month, especially for those of us who experience a true winter.

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and we actually want to go outside.

Year after year, retailers offer deals on athletic apparel and footwear to entice us to get out and get fit. We also have Mother’s Day and Memorial Day this month; two reliable opportunities for snagging deals and steals.

And we see sales in the kitchen and appliance categories – ideal for graduation and wedding gifts! Here are the best deals for May 2019:

Deals on Athletic Apparel & Footwear 

As we celebrate the arrival of spring, many of us are kicking our fitness routines into high gear to prepare for summer. If you’re in need of something new to wear, you’re in luck!

May is a great time to treat yourself to some new duds and kicks, with sales in the 30% – 50% range at athletic retailers and big box stores. 

Nike: Clearance up to 40% off



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Deals on Star Wars Merch

If you or someone you know is a Star Wars fan, look for deals on Star Wars merch on and around May 4th, which is Star Wars Day. ”May the 4th be with you!”

Related Post: Find the Best Deals (and Steals!) Every Month

Mother’s Day Deals

Mother’s Day means sales on gift-y items. We can expect to see deals in the 20% and up range across multiple categories, including apparel, beauty and jewelry, and other accessories, especially at department stores, like Macy’s and JCPenney.

If you’re looking for deep discounts for Mom’s gift, spring apparel should be on clearance.

Note: be sure to comparison shop before pouncing on any flower deals. Around Mother’s Day, some flower deals are based on marked up pricing.

Sephora: Beauty Insiders! Get Access to Seasonal Savings with Sephora’s Spring Bonus Sale, starting with 10% Off (Offer Valid until May 6th)

JCPenney: Get Up to 70% off on Fine & Fashion Jewelry for Mother’s Day Jewelry Sale & Extra 15% Off with Code: BESTMOM. Offer ends May 12th.

ProFlowers: Save 20% on orders $39+ on All Flowers

Zales: Save Up to 50% off on Select Jewelry for Mother’s Day Specials

Estee Lauder at Macy’s


Primary Petals: With code Primarypetals30off, save 30% off this Los Angeles-based subscription service for weekly, monthly or bi-monthly flower delivery that also just launched one-time purchase bouquets.  25% off their selection of customizable rings and fine jewelry.   


Deals on Household Appliances & Kitchenware

If you’re shopping for a wedding or graduation gift, this is a great time to buy. This month, we’ll see significant discounts on many things for the home, especially kitchen items and appliances. 

Home Depot


Williams Sonoma: Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven, 2.5 Quart, $149.96, originally $249.95.

Maytag: During Maytag’s annual May is Maytag Month promotion, shoppers can receive a rebate of up to $700 back with the purchase of select Maytag kitchen and laundry appliances. From May 2 – June 5.

  • Consumers that purchase select kitchen appliances will be eligible to receive up to a $600 Prepaid Card by mail.
    • Purchase 3 select appliances receive $250
    • Purchase 4 select appliances receive $400
    • Purchase 5 select appliances receive $600
  • Consumers who purchase select laundry pairs during the program period will be eligible to receive a Prepaid Card by mail.
    • Get up to a $100 rebate on select Maytag washers and dryers.
  • Maximum rebate amount per household: $700

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Memorial Day Deals

Three-day weekends are usually good for sales, and Memorial Day is one of the best when it comes to discounts.

Many sites will offer sitewide deals, but we’ll also see specific sales on mattresses, large appliances and beauty.

Visit my Memorial Day deal roundup for dozens of amazing deals, and visit for even more! 


What Not to Buy

Summer Apparel

You could find some sales on summer clothing during Memorial Day, but best to wait until mid-late summer (if you can) for the best buys. The longer you wait the deeper the discounts will be.  

Computers and Electronics

The Back to School sale season begins in July. Also, Amazon Prime Day is in July and many retailers participate in Black Friday in July. After Back to School, the best time to buy electronics will be Black Friday/Cyber Monday. 

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