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Best things to buy in May: Should you buy a swimsuit now or later?

Posted at 5:37 AM, May 02, 2018

We know to expect lots of sales for Memorial Day but that's not the only time to shop this month.

Surprisingly right now is a good time to shop spring apparel and swimsuits. You can find deals up to 90 percent off.

You will also save big on appliances and kitchen gadgets.

Home Depot has deals on appliances up to 25 percent off. At Lowe’s, they have appliances on sale 10-30 percent off, but hurry -- that sale ends May 2, 2018.

And it's a great time to buy a mattress. In fact, experts say don't settle for anything less than half off.

We can’t forget Mother’s Day! Go with gifts like jewelry and shoes since those items will be marked down. In fact,JCPenney has Mother’s Day Jewelry on sale for 40-60 percent off. Plus if you use your JCPenney credit card, you’ll get 20 percent off using code “29Jewels”.

More traditional gifts, like flowers, will actually be marked up.

Don’t forget, May 4th is Star Wars Day!  So expect to find discounts on everything Star Wars related.

Outdoor items like patio sets will also be on sale in May.

Of course, you won’t save on everything...including grills. If you can, try to hold out for Labor Day sales in September.