December may be known as the holiday season, but May could easily rival it. Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, high school and college graduations plus the beginning of grilling season all add up to make this a month full of fun events and a bunch of great deals, if you know where to look. Here is our roundup of stuff that is either in season or traditionally cheaper to buy this month. Make sure you consult this list before you go on any spontaneous spring shopping sprees.
If you’re running low on plastic silverware, or just want to stock up in time for all the graduation parties and summer barbecues, then this is the month to do it. AOL Shopping reports that party supply stores tend to offer better deals on these goods now that summer is near, but will gradually ratchet up prices as we get further into the season.
As long as you’re grabbing paper plates and party goods, you might also want to stock up on condiments. According to Forbes, retailers hope that consumers will want to buy enough of these goods to last the season, so there are usually “deep discounts” on condiments and salad dressings starting in mid-May and running through early June. But be careful, just because there are great deals on these goods doesn’t always mean you should buy them in bulk. As we’ve mentioned before, no human being should finish a huge tub of Mayo on their own, so make sure you can actually use all of this stuff before making that purchase.