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The 7 Things on Deep Discount in May

Written by Jaymi Naciri Posted On Saturday, 03 May 2014 10:56

Savvy shoppers know there are certain times of the year that are better to buy cars, appliances, patio furniture, and mattresses (Looking for new bedding? Buy in January. Pots and pans? June. A gas grill? September.).

"Every year, we compile a list of the best times to buy stuff based on when stores are trying to push out old stock, when they're dropping prices for upcoming holidays, or even when they start having sales for no good reason," said lifehacker.

Sales from retailers at different times of the year will put a whole store on sale, but trends track what types of items may be best purchased for the best price at a certain time of the year.

Consumer Reports' calendar of deal gives month-by-month information "on the best prices on a variety of products. But keep your eye on your apps, e-mail, and Sunday circulars, too, because there will always be exceptions," they said.

"And bear in mind that the best time to save money isn't always when you'll find the best selection. Sales on some items occur when a season is coming to an end and inventories are thin."

Consumer Reports has put together the seven products on deep discount for May, and now we're sharing them with you:

  1. MP3 players
  2. New carpeting
  3. Lawn mowers
  4. Athletic apparel and athletic shoes
  5. Outdoor gear like camping equipment
  6. Small consumer electronics and cordless phones
  7. Mattresses

Now that you know what's on sale this month, you can use their guidance to know how to maximize your savings.

"To get the deepest discounts on athletic (and other) apparel, make sure you time it right," they said. "For athletic shoes, "Kohl's fans, for example, should check out the ‘Gold Star Clearance' racks, where prices are slashed up to 80 percent on weekend nights. Every Wednesday, shoppers who are 60 years old and older get an extra 15 percent off."

Check out Consumer Reports' May guide with product ratings and recommendations here and their month-by-month guide here.

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