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6 Worst Things to Buy in May

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May 01, 2016 · 8.3k Views

It's nearing summer and we’re looking forward to more time spent outdoors, water activities, grilling and much more. In anticipation of upcoming holidays like Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, here’s a quick list of bad buys for May.

We also want to give a shout out to additional observances in May which includes:

  • National Bike Month

  • National Physical Fitness and Sports

  • National Mental Health Awareness

  • Lupus Awareness Month

There are best and worst buys every month and May is no exception. If you’re procrastinating on Mother’s Day gifts, check out our roundup of the best Mother’s Day sales and coupon deals for Mother’s Day.

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Delay your major lingerie, bras and panties shopping spree till June because guess what? That’s when major lingerie brands like Victoria’s Secret and Frederick’s of Hollywood semi-annual sale takes place and you’ll spot promotions from countless other brands too. We’re anticipating huge lingerie and swimwear sales from Victoria’s Secret after they recently announced their plans to discontinue their swim line.


Outdoor Appliances & Tools

You’ll still find some nice deals in May but the best sales will probably come at the beginning of June when retailers roll out huge Father’s Day sale events. Check out big department stores for Father’s Day gift sale on appliances, tools and hardware and much more from Macy’s, Sears or Sears Outlet, JCPenney and Kohl’s.


Vacuum Cleaners

You’ll no doubt see a lot of offers for spring cleaning and by all means go for the little things but save heavy duty cleaning tools till Fall. New vacuum models usually make their appearance in June so if you’re in need of a vacuum, wait till the summer sales starts rolling in. Better yet, wait till Black Friday. Black Friday boast some of the cheapest vacuum savings on big name brands like Dyson.


Apple Products & Laptops

Apple will be hosting their annual Worldwide Developers Conference from June 13 - 17 in San Francisco this year. During the conference, Apple typically announce what products will be getting a refresh (and previous generations will see a price drop) so definitely hold off till after June to make any new Apple purchase. It’ll save you a “doh!” moment.

Wait till summer time to make purchases on laptops. Beginning June through August, electronic retailers will be offering Back to School discounts and College Student deals. Apple once offered free headphones with your MacBook purchase (plus, their educational pricing is always available)!



This month along with the summer months are probably the worst times to buy a TV and if you missed your chance to purchase in January, you should probably just wait till Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Why January? That’s normally when new TV models are released (you can see a roundup of top releases from CNET’s review of CES 2016) so discontinued models get a huge price slash.



Now is probably not a good time to purchase jewelry since most popular fine jewelry stores (i.e. Pandora, Tiffany & Co. and etc) will have higher markups on their collection. All's not lost though as some big department stores like JCPenney offers up to 60% off their fine jewelry collection with an extra $10 or 25% off coupon. Macy’s is currently hosting their Friends and Family sale with rare designer savings and free shipping at only $25 so if you’ve been procrastinating… this is your best bet!

That concludes our worst buys for May! Are we missing something? Share it with us in the comments below. Browse DealsPlus homepage for top daily deals and sales including free food offers and more. If you’re tracking down deals for a specific items, set up a Deal Alert (you must be a DealsPlus member to access this feature)! 2016-04-28 09-26-50.png

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monster1991 profile picture
I wanna be the very best like no one ever was. Couponing is my real test, to cut them is my cause. I will travel across the land, searching far and wide. Each store to understand, the discounts that's inside.
benlongeyMay 09, 2016
I agree some
winterbottomdawnMay 08, 2016
Thanks for pointers I'm searching for Kohl's
yshwang23May 04, 2016
Thanks for the tip on "Lingerie" Will sign up for DP Alerts for it.
scorpion650May 04, 2016
Thanks for the pointers!

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