At the same time, it’s National Blood Pressure Month and National Salad Month. Then again, maybe the first two events beget the second two. By the way, it’s also National Salsa Month – the food, not the dance, although some salsa dancing would be good for burning off the calories.
In any case, Mother’s Day has come and gone, summer is nearly here, and it’s a perfect time to pick some ripe spring bargains. Here are seven sizzling finds:
1. Check out bargains on outdoor furniture and picnic supplies.
Arteries be damned: if you’re gung-ho to celebrate National Barbecue Month, check out some sizzling bargains on outdoor furniture and picnic supplies.
2. Check your local supermarket flyers.
What with all the barbecues and hamburgers, check your local supermarket flyers for low prices on ground beef, hot dogs, buns, ketchup, chips, ice cream and more. You can stock up and freeze for later, too. By the way, if you have an iPhone or iPad, there’s a nice free app called Weekly Ads & Sales; you can use it to view the weekly flyers for Walmart, Target and various grocery and drugstores. And remember to print our Mr. Cheap Stuff grocery coupons.
3. Great deals on cookware.
Sticking to indoor eating? May is a great time to snap up post-Mother’s Day deals on nice cookware.
4. Cheap prices on party supplies.
Get ready to celebrate graduations, Father’s Day and summer in general, with cheap prices on party supplies. Don’t know any dads or grads? Invent an occasion. I’m thinking of creating National Umbrella Drink Day. Are you with me?
Okay, now that you’re stuffing your face, you might want to think about grabbing some new sneakers and workout wear, before next season’s styles hit the stores.
6. Sale on vacuum cleaners.
Need to do more spring cleaning? It’s another good month to grab a vacuum cleaner on sale.
7. Markdowns on spring accessories.
If you’ve been eyeing that nice straw purse or hat, or spring dress or shoes, go for it…they’re marked down now. One of my favorite places, NY and Company has some great stuff at the lower price end, while Talbots isn’t as cheap, but they have some beautiful quality accessories now on sale.